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  • Page 1 VDO Atomic Dot User Guide...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Setting options by RDM .................23 Scanning for RDM devices on the data link...........23 Getting status and setting options by RDM ...........23 RDM.......................24 Using the VDO Atomic Dot .................25 Thermal regulation.................25 Video display using P3 ................25 DMX control ...................25 Status LED.....................26 Pushbutton functions ................26...
  • Page 3: Dimensions

    Dimensions Fixture dimensions 175.2 All dimensions are given in millimeters.
  • Page 4 Junction Box dimensions 129.1 All dimensions are given in millimeters.
  • Page 5 Coupler (for interlocking two fixtures) Half Coupler (for attaching to truss) 50.8 All dimensions are given in millimeters.
  • Page 6 Martin is a registered trademark of HARMAN PROFESSIONAL DENMARK ApS registered in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Page 7: Safety Information

    VDO Atomic Dot CLD only: Warning! Risk Group 2 product according to EN 62471 and IEC/TR 62778. Possibly hazardous radiation emitted from this product. May be harmful to the eyes. Do not stare at operating lamp and do not view the light output with optical instruments or any device that may concentrate the beam.
  • Page 8 Use only accessories approved by Martin® to modify the light beam. Protection from eye injury VDO Atomic Dot CLD only: Warning! Risk Group 2 product according to EN 62471 and IEC/TR 62778. Do not look directly into the product’s light output.
  • Page 9 Do not operate the fixture with missing or damaged covers, shields or any optical component. If an operating problem occurs, stop using the fixture immediately and disconnect it from power. Do not attempt to use a fixture that is obviously damaged. Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 10: Introduction

    Introduction Thank you for selecting the Martin VDO Atomic Dot product. This versatile product can be used for a wide variety of effects: Compact strobe fixture Compact blinder fixture Compact beam fixture Compact video pixel with 16 LEDs of individual control...
  • Page 11: Fixture Overview

    9 – M8 holes for hanging bracket attachment, maximum bolt length 15 mm (4 holes, one on each side of fixture). May also be used for mounting fixture if standard interlock accessories are not suitable. Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 12: Junction Box Overview

    2 – Hybrid PDE output connector 3 – Neutrik etherCON input 4 – Neutrik XLR5 DMX input 5 – Holes for mounting to wall / surface 6 – M10 hole for adding clamp (on underside of box) Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 13: Physical Installation

    Contact your Martin supplier for assistance if you have any questions about how to install this product safely. Fixture location The VDO Atomic Dot fixture and Junction Box is fully IP65 rated and may be used indoors or in a temporary outdoor location. Observe the following limitations in selecting a location: Respect the limitations listed under Safety information’...
  • Page 14: Mounting The Fixture On A Truss Using The Hanging Bracket

    4. Working from a stable platform, mount the fixture on the truss and fasten the rigging clamp onto the truss. 5. Attach a safety bond to the fixture and loop around a fixed point. Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 15: Mounting The Fixture On A Truss Using Direct Clamp

    Mounting the fixture on a truss using direct clamp The VDO Atomic Dot Half Coupler may be directly mounted to the fixture or array of fixtures using one of the interlock slots on any side. To rig using a directly attached clamp: 1.
  • Page 16 When interlocking fixtures horizontally, a rigging clamp must be used every 3 fixture to support the array (so a maximum of 2 unsupported fixtures between each supported one) When fixtures are interlocked, the spacing is 150mm. Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 17 To remove the coupler, twist the release key to retract the clips. The coupler can then be slid out towards the rear of the fixtures. The Pivot Coupler, Half Coupler and Interlock Adapter use the same locking mechanism. Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 18: Safety Bonds

    The junction box may be mounted directly to a surface using the holes provided on the side flanges, or a rigging clamp (such as the Super Lightweight Half Coupler Rigging Clamp black: P/N 91602018, listed in the accessories) may be attached to the rear side using an M10 bolt. Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 19: Ac Power And Data Connection

    (earth-fault) protection. AC power and control data are connected to the Junction Box. Up to 32 VDO Atomic Dot fixtures may then be connected in a daisy chain to each junction box using a hybrid PDE cable which carries both power and data.
  • Page 20 DMX node or DMX splitter and last fixture on the chain). If you would like assistance with creating a DMX link, your Martin® supplier will be glad to advise. The number of VDO Atomic Dots that you can control on one DMX link is limited by the number of DMX channels the dots will use and the 512 DMX channels available in one DMX universe at the DMX controller.
  • Page 21 Please ensure that network switch can operate at 100Mbit Ethernet link speed towards the junction boxes, as the VDO Atomic Dot can only operate at that link speed. The combined length of Ethernet cable (between network switch and junction box) and hybrid PDE cables must not exceed 90 m.
  • Page 22: Pde Connections Between Fixtures

    System Controller. PDE connections between fixtures The VDO Atomic Dot fixtures are linked to each other and the Junction Box using a PDE connection which carries both power and data. To make the connection, align the pins of the connectors and push together. The connector will lock automatically.
  • Page 23: System Setup

    The VDO Atomic Dot fixture is remotely configured over the DMX line using RDM. A full list of the RDM functions that the VDO Atomic Dot fixture supports is given at the end of this chapter. These functions are generally referred to using the more specific term ‘PIDs’ or ‘Parameter IDs’.
  • Page 24: Rdm

    As a minimum, the VDO Atomic Dot fixtures support the following RDM functions: Device discovery DISC_UNIQUE_BRANCH DISC_MUTE DISC_UN_MUTE Device management QUEUED_MESSAGE STATUS_MESSAGES STATUS_ID_DESCRIPTION SUPPORTED_PARAMETERS DEVICE_INFO DEVICE_MODEL_DESCRIPTION MANUFACTURER_LABEL DEVICE_LABEL SOFTWARE_VERSION_LABEL BOOT_SOFTWARE_VERSION_ID BOOT_SOFTWARE_VERSION_LABEL DMX_PERSONALITY DMX_START_ADDRESS DEVICE_HOURS IDENTIFY_DEVICE LAST_STATE DIMMER_CURVE Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 25: Using The Vdo Atomic Dot

    See the P3 controller documentation for details. DMX control The VDO Atomic Dot can display effects controlled by DMX (either using the 5-pin XLR or via Art- Net / sACN). Five DMX modes are available: 1 channel mode: uses a single DMX channel and operates the fixture as a white “blinder”...
  • Page 26: Status Led

    Status LED The only user controls on the VDO Atomic Dot are a status LED and a pushbutton. The function of these is described below. LED indication Meaning Blue Constant Busy (e.g. booting up or writing to flash memory) Red Constant Error.
  • Page 27: Maintenance

    To install an optical accessory: 1. Slide and lift up the hinged retaining clip (1) on the top of the VDO Atomic Dot and hold it back. 2. Slide the optical accessory into the PAR30-sized holders (2) on the front of the fixture, ensuring that the accessory is correctly located on all sides.
  • Page 28: Cleaning

    Installing new software It may be necessary to upload new software (i.e. device firmware) to the VDO Atomic Dot if it appears to have a software-related fault or if you want to update to a newer software version.
  • Page 29: Dmx Protocol

    DMX protocol The VDO Atomic Dot has five possible DMX modes DMX Mode DMX channels Functions 1 channel Single channel “blinder” with automatic tungsten effect 3 channel As Atomic 3000 DMX/LED (no backlight) 4 channel As Atomic 3000 DMX/LED (no backlight)
  • Page 30: Dmx Mode 4 Channel

    Beam Flash Rate 0.289 → 16.67 Hz 0 - 255 Beam Special Effects Snap 0 - 5 No Effect 6 - 42 Ramp Up 43 - 85 Ramp Down 86 - 128 Ramp Up, Down Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 31 FX Selection (see table) FX Speed / Modifier (depending on effect) Fade Rev Fast → Slow 0 – 126 127 – 128 Stop Slow → Fast 129 – 255 FX Synchronization Snap No Sync Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 32 66 - 70 Color 12 - Double CT Blue 71 - 75 Color 13 - Slate Blue 76 - 80 Color 14 - Full CT Blue 81 - 85 Color 15 - Half CT Blue Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 33 (range 27 to 228 performs cross-fade between the two) 229 - 255 Video-Mode Color and brightness of Aura LEDs is driven by P3 pixels, but Aura Red/Green/Blue channels 17-19 keep ability to "color" the Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 34: Dmx Mode Extended

    172 - 214 Lightning 215 - 255 Spikes (flash over low light) Beam P3 Mode Snap 0 - 26 DMX-Mode Output of beam LED is fully controlled by channel 1-5 (P3 pixels are ignored) Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 35 FX Synchronization Snap No Sync Fixture Offset 10 Degree Fixture Offset 20 Degree 3-34 Fixture Offset… Fixture Offset 350 Degree Synchronized 37-100 No Function 101 – 120 Random Start 121 - 140 Random Duration Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 36 Color 19 - Medium Blue Green 106 - 110 Color 20 - Dark Green 111 - 115 Color 21 - Primary Green 116 - 120 Color 22 - Moss Green 121 - 125 Color 23 - Fern Green Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 37 Fade 0 → 100% 0 - 255 Fade Aura Green Pixel 1 0 → 100% 0 - 255 Fade Aura Blue Pixel 1 0 → 100% 0 - 255 Aura Red Pixel 2 Fade Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 38 Aura Green Pixel 7 0 → 100% 0 - 255 Fade Aura Blue Pixel 7 0 → 100% 0 - 255 Fade Aura Red Pixel 8 0 → 100% 0 - 255 Aura Green Pixel 8 Fade Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 39 Aura Blue Pixel 13 0 → 100% 0 - 255 Fade Aura Red Pixel 14 0 → 100% 0 - 255 Fade Aura Green Pixel 14 0 → 100% 0 - 255 Aura Blue Pixel 14 Fade Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 40 0 - 255 Note: Fixture will automatically reduce intensity to control temperature when running at high power for too long The Aura pixels are mapped as shown in the diagram below, looking into the fixture lens. Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 41: Fx Table

    Aura Noise Overlay Aura PixelKiller Aura Build Up/Down Aura In-Out Wave Aura In-Out Step Aura In-Out Pulse Aura Waterdrop Aura Sonar (1 pixel) Aura Sonar (2 pixel) Aura Sonar (3 pixel) Aura Sonar (6 pixel) Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 42 Aura Normal to Inverted Color In/Out Wave Aura Normal to Inverted Color In/Out Step Aura Normal to Inverted Color In/Out Pulse 76-79 No function Aura Red white blue fade Aura Red white blue snaps Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 43 3 Step strobe Tick Tock Aura ramp beam flash Beam ramp aura flash Police Car 4 Police Car 5 Police Car 6 Police Car 7 Police Car 8 Police Car 9 126-255 No function Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 44: Troubleshooting

    Attempt to control the fixture with another DMX control device. potential interference Move the fixture if it is being operated very from proximity to a high close to an unshielded high-voltage voltage installation. installation. Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 45: Specifications

    RDM compliance................. ANSI/ESTA E1.20 RDM Art-Net compliance ........Art-Net 1, 2, 3 and 4, including RDM over Art-Net sACN compliance ..................ANSI E1.31 – 2016 Martin P3 Compliance........P3 System Controller Software 5.1.0 or newer DMX/RDM Transceiver ....................RS-485 Ethernet Transceiver....................10/100Mbit Firmware update ..............via DMX using Martin Companion ..............
  • Page 46 Beam/Strobe LED VDO Atomic Dot WRM Max. total lumen output..................3000 lumens Beam angle ..................11 degrees (half peak) Field angle..................22 degrees (one-tenth peak) Color temperature ......................2700K Resolution ........................16-bit Minimum LED lifetime ..........50 000 hours (to >70% luminous output )* Aura backlight LEDs Color temperature ......................
  • Page 47 Junction Box Junction Box Power-DMX-Ethernet to PDE............P/N 91610001 Optical Accessories VDO Atomic Dot Diffuser 60 Degrees ............... P/N 91610002 VDO Atomic Dot Diffuser 30 Degrees ............... P/N 91610005 Mechanical Accessories Super Lightweight Half Coupler Rigging Clamp, black ........P/N 91602018 G-clamp (vertical hanging installation only) ............
  • Page 48 Martin P3-PC™ System Controller ..............P/N 90721030 Ordering Information VDO Atomic Dot CLD in cardboard ..............P/N 90357701 VDO Atomic Dot WRM in cardboard..............P/N 90357702 Specifications are subject to change without notice. For the latest product specifications, see www.martin.com Martin VDO Atomic Dot user guide...
  • Page 49 Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity Harman Professional, Inc. have issued an FCC Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity for this product. The Declaration of Conformity is available for download from the VDO Atomic Dot area of the Martin website at www.martin.com Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations - Règlement sur le Matériel Brouilleur du Canada This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3(B) and CAN ICES-005 (B) / NMB-005 (B).
  • Page 50 · Olof Palmes Allé 44 · 8200 Aarhus N · Denmark Tel. +45 8740 0000 · Fax +45 8740 0010 Harman Professional Solutions · 8500 Balboa Blvd· Northridge CA 91329 · United States...