Martin LC Plus™ a New Generation of LED Video Panels

martin-lc-plus_pls.jpg Available now is the LC Plus Seriesâ„¢ from Martin Professional, a modular system of LED video panels with new generation technology that closely integrates light, video and set design for new possibilities in indoor and outdoor staging. Designed for the demanding rental and staging market, yet equally suitable for fixed installations such as retail environments and outdoor architecture, the LC Plus is an easy-to-use, all-in-one video solution.

Martin's LC Plus offers several key advantages over other types of LED panels:

• High brightness, 3000 Nit

• Extremely low weight - only 11 kg per square meter

• Fast and easy set up

• Superb color and brightness uniformity

• True IP65 protection and wide temperature range for extended outdoor use

P3 Architecture

The LC Plus is built around Martin's new and innovative P3 technology platform (Pixel Push Protocol) for video signal processing and distribution. Based on Gigabit Ethernet and Cat5e wiring, the P3 technology removes the inherent limitations of video-type protocols for easy connectivity and speed of set-up.

The Ethernet based system is true plug and play, eliminating the limitations of DVI, fiber optic and coax (SDI) cable connections. Fast and easy to assemble, any cable can be up to 100 m in length and up to 50 panels can be daisy chained (no splitters or buffers needed) for virtually unlimited design possibilities.

The LC Plus uses robust RJ45 connectors and the Gigabit Ethernet technology enables 500,000 pixels with 48 bit data to be updated 60 times per second for broadcast quality, smooth, step free images. Latency (delay) is virtually undetectable meaning the image on the LC Plus screen is in perfect sync with the live performer.

For easy set up, the LC Plus uses a display and button system familiar to any user of MAC luminaires. With no external power supplies, each LC Plus unit comes with everything built in - substantially reducing logistical costs and set-up time.

P3-100 System Processor

P3 technology is directed via a P3-100 System Processor, an ultra robust processing unit that contains several key features.

• Built in scaling and de-interlacing

• Supports multiple video protocols and resolutions including DVI and most analog formats

• Allows key parameters including brightness and image mapping to be manipulated in real time

• Built-in graphical user interface

• Images can be previewed on a local display (in real time)

• Allows mapping of functions to DMX512 channels

• Settings can be conveniently stored on a USB stick

• LC Plus panels communicate with the P3-100 Processor to report any problems

Consistency in color and brightness

With 14 bits per color the LC Plus image is extraordinary, even at greatly reduced screen brightness settings. Each LC Plus panel is pixel-level calibrated at Martin's state-of-the-art calibration facility to ensure perfect color consistency from panel to panel.

Indoors or out

The LC Plus's high level of brightness - 3000 nits (cd/m²) - is more than sufficient for any indoor use and bright enough for most outdoor applications. A true IP65 protection rating and wide operating temperature range of -20o to +40o C means the LC Plus is suitable for most types of outdoor entertainment including permanent installations such as theme parks, cruise ships or other outdoor areas.

Semi-transparent

The LC Plus panels are 60% transparent and allow light and effects to pass through (audio, smoke and air too), creating increased possibilities for multi-layered looks. Dim the panels and they seem to disappear, revealing objects or performers placed upstage. In architectural applications the LC Plus panels can be placed behind windows to allow sunlight into interior spaces.

40 mm pixel pitch

The LC Plus's 40 mm pixel pitch is small enough for clear images at a distance and vivid graphics up close, and allows for a high level of transparency and a low weight. Image quality is significantly better than typical low resolution LED screens and the LC Plus panels are considerably less costly than higher resolution screens.

Wide viewing angle

The LC Plus features a very wide 100° horizontal viewing angle to cover not only the front but also the sides where viewers tend to miss out.

Hassle–free Essentially maintenance free, the LC Plus panels are completely convection cooled and use no fans which means no noise, fewer parts to fail, less cleaning, and greater reliability. A robust cast aluminum housing for the electronics not only provides complete protection but gives the panels a contemporary, streamlined look.

Upgrade existing LC Series panels

Owners of existing Martin LC Series panels can upgrade their inventory with LC Plus electronics, which adds many of the LC Plus features.

Martin Professional

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin Professional is a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors. Martin lighting solutions are industry standard on top tours and events, grace prestigious theatres, energize nightclubs, and decorate major television studios around the globe. Other important areas of application are indoor and outdoor architecture and commercial applications where Martin products are increasingly being used to transform spaces through dynamic light. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. The company operates the industry's most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. For more information please visit www.martin.com

For more information contact your local Martin distributor or PR Coordinator Larry Beck at Martin Professional at:

Telephone: +1 719 686 0793

Fax: +45 87 40 00 10 (DK) / +1 954 858 1811 (US)

E-mail: larry.beck@martin.dk

Internet: www.martin.com

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