Martin @ Prolight + Sound 2012: A new breed of light!
This year’s Prolight + Sound exhibition will be a busy affair for Martin Professional with no less than 12 new product introductions including the world premiere launch of a new breed of moving head – the MAC Viper family! 

Held March 21-24 at spacious Messe Frankfurt, Martin will be highlighting the first members of the new MAC Viper family at Stand A93 in Hall 9. Also on display will be new moving heads in Martin’s popular MAC III family, an all-new VC series of creative LED video solutions, new portable lighting controllers in the M-Series, and a new compact hazer in Martin’s Jem family. 

A number of social gatherings top the agenda as well. In celebration of our 25th Anniversary year, an informal "Meet and Greet" will be held each day at 16:00 at the Martin stand, while on March 22nd at 18:30, we will hold a special “Martin Welcome Party” at the Agora Stage, an evening of live music and lively conversation. Also on March 22nd, join Martin Product Manager Matthias Hinrichs at the Media Systems Congress where he will hold a talk on the "Integration of Video and Lighting Elements.” 
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MAC Viper™: The new Viper family of MAC moving heads is a whole new breed of high-performance luminaire from Martin Professional. It features an aggressive combination of intense light output from advanced lamp technology and an innovative feature set on the leading edge of the evolutionary scale. All in a slender, agile body that moves deceptively fast! Light, compact, fast and bright, see the first members of the MAC Viper family at Prolight + Sound. 

MAC III AirFX™: The MAC III AirFX is a highly versatile, mid-air effects luminaire in Martin’s popular 1500-watt MAC III family. Capable of projecting a dense, hard-edge beam with stunning mid-air aerial effects, the fixture’s unique optical system allows it to adjust from a tight beam to a radiant wash instantly for greater design flexibility. Super bright, the MAC III AirFX is powerful enough to cut through light from even the most powerful LED screens. 

MAC III Wash™: The MAC III Wash is a high-performance wash luminaire with a unique internal barndoor system (shutters) and follows the MAC III AirFX as the latest 1500-watt moving head in Martin’s popular MAC III family. Designed as a full-feature, full-range wash light with outstanding light quality and output, the MAC III Wash houses a new internal barndoor system, enabling designers to shape and control the light with great precision. Light output is constant throughout the entire zoom range with a fully linear zoom that gives no visible beam jump from tight to wide. 

Creative LED Video Series: Martin launches the world’s first series of ‘true video’ products to combine an all-new level of simplicity with a high level of quality. Instead of relying on DMX, new creative LED video elements like Dots and Grids are driven by Martin’s award-winning P3 System Controller family to give true video control with superb ergonomics. No more complicated setups involving DMX pixelmapping, loose power supplies, tons of cabling and time-consuming addressing procedures. Add video-quality calibration, video frame rates, and true video processing (gamma curves, color control, synchronization and more) and Martin’s Creative LED Video Series is a real winner. 

Part of the Series is formed by a variety of video dots called VC-Dot 1™, VC-Dot 4™ and VC-Dot 9™ (each offering a different size and brightness). VC-Dots are the perfect solution for integrating LED video technology into a façade, stage design, ceiling or any other structure (indoors or out). 

Also available is the VC-Grid 25™, a small, 200 x 200 mm LED video module with 25 mm pixel pitch. Its compact size makes it extremely suitable for integration into stage designs, set elements, lobbies, creative ceilings and more. Used with or without a front diffuser, multiple VC-Grids can be combined in a countless variety of ways for ultimate design freedom. 

All creative LED video products are supported by the P3 PowerPort 1500™, an integrated power and data processor with flexible installation options. Forget about setups involving different types of power supplies, custom cables and loose converter boxes. A single P3 PowerPort 1500 supports all products in a simple daisy-chain of hybrid cable. 

M2GO™: Equipped with a fast, dual-core processor, the M2GO answers the demand for a more powerful lighting console in a smaller form. It offers a professional level of features in a portable package and has been developed with cost, ergonomics, feature set, size and weight in mind. The Martin M2GO again sets a new standard as the most powerful and affordable full-featured lighting console on the market. 

M2PC™: M2PC is the complementary control surface to Martin’s M-PC controller software. Featuring the same layout and portable size as the M2GO, the M2PC delivers a professional level of features directly from any PC. Following the philosophy and simplicity of our current controller platform, such as the Martin M1, the Martin M2PC is one of the most powerful and affordable PC-based lighting controllers on the market. 

Jem Compact Hazer Pro™: The Jem Compact Hazer Pro is a versatile new haze machine from Martin Professional designed for the highly demanding professional market. Its ability to produce exceptional atmospheric haze effects in a short period of time makes it ideal for nearly any application. Low noise operation at slow fan speeds means it is suitable for noise-sensitive environments while a host of other innovative features make the Jem Compact Hazer Pro the perfect choice for rental houses, shows, theatres, TV studios, clubs, bars, cruise ships, theme parks and much more