Martin VC-Dot LED Lighting On Tour With Benjamin Biolay

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Traveling through France for a two-month tour, singer, songwriter, musician and producer Benjamin Biolay entertains thousands of fans every night, lit up with the help of nearly 2,000 HARMAN Martin VC-Dot LED’s for a stunning backdrop.

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For this fast-moving tour, Barcelona-based Dushow and Alabama lighting companies developed a video and lighting system, designed to be quickly installed for efficient execution. Using strings of Martin VC-Dot 9’s for backdrop lighting, the product’s versatility allows for the use of various lighting arrangements for each number. More than 1,700 VC-Dot 9’s shine behind the stage to accentuate Biolay’s performance.

VC-Dot 9 is a lightweight string made up of individually controllable LED pixels, designed to create LED video solutions with maximum artistic flexibility and minimum effort. The lighting system was designed with proficiency in mind, to make assembling and dismantling the stages quick and efficient. The VC-Dots are stored in five different flight cases and when the covers are removed, the products are unrolled and directly mounted onto the set.

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Mapping video on the VC-Dots is handled intuitively with Martin’s P3 LED video protocol via a P3-100 System Controller.  No configuration or complex addressing is needed as the P3 protocol avoids using DMX-based solutions with multiple universes.

Martin VC-Dot 9 and P3 System Controller

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In addition to the backdrop, various Martin MAC Aura LED luminaires are deployed to add to the high-performance lighting kit.

As a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, Martin lighting and video systems are renowned the world over. 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. Martin operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1987 and based in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin is the lighting division of global infotainment and audio company HARMAN International Industries.

HARMAN designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of audio, lighting and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson®, and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with Harman audio and infotainment systems. Harman has a workforce of about 14,300 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

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