Martin Offers RADAR™ Lighting Information Feedback System

martin-radar-logo.jpg RDM based system reduces expensive repair time, increases productivity and ROI

Martin Professional has teamed up with Wybron, Inc. to offer an innovative lighting feedback system based on the industry-standard feedback protocol Remote Device Management (RDM).

Called Martin RADARâ„¢, an acronym for Remote Access Diagnostics And Reporting, the information feedback and monitoring system enables users to communicate with lighting fixtures by gathering lighting fixture data remotely and sending it to operators for immediate attention. It allows troubleshooting and fixture repair to be completed in minutes instead of hours, cutting down on expensive repair time and increasing productivity and ROI.

Saves time, hassle and money

Martin RADAR uses RDM to collect fixture data from an installed system - or from a rig before and during a show - and then modifies it if needed (DMX, lamp, fixture status, etc.). Imagine checking lighting equipment and diagnosing any problems from the convenience of a computer and without the hassle of having to access the lighting system, a great benefit for installations such as theatres, retail, outdoor architecture, cruise ships, theme parks and more. It also simplifies fixture patching by scanning the system, applying DMX addresses and uploading to fixtures.

RADAR real-time monitoring can directly increase return on investment by decreasing expensive down time. It lets users be proactive, foreseeing problems by providing precise information even before a break down occurs, and is a great benefit in connection with service planning.

Rental companies can benefit from the system as well to quickly diagnose, service and repair returned gear before sending it out on its next assignment, increasing uptime and therefore earnings. Martin RADAR also lets users prep fixtures before arriving on site, and resets them once the event is over.

Part of Martin's Complete Care package

The RADAR system is a key component of Martin's comprehensive Complete Care service package. Customer benefits include:

• Fixed service budget

• Enhanced operating efficiency

• Reduced downtime

• Increased equipment life

• Better resale value

• Increased ROI and peace of mind

What makes up a RADAR system?

The Martin RADAR system consists of the Wybron Infogate, splitters, a PC and an Internet connection to a centralized server. In order for the RADAR system to work, lighting fixtures must be RDM compatible. Martin is able to offer an RDM software upgrade as a “stand alone” product which gives some of the same benefits as the Complete Care package.

RDM is being incorporated into Martin professional class fixtures beginning with the MAC III Profileâ„¢. A number of earlier Martin fixtures will be RDM compatible via a software upgrade.

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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