Electrosonic recently held a launch of the Martin VDO Sceptron 10 in Johannesburg,
where they also took the opportunity to showcase the MAC Axiom Hybrid and the
RUSH MH 7 Hybrid. The launch was a low key event that offered guests the chance
to explore what these products can do, as well as networking with industry

Bruce Schwartz, Electrosonic Director & Lighting Manager, introduced special guest
Wouter Verlinden, Product Manager – LED Video from Martin Professional, who
offered some in-depth product information about the Sceptron, while guests got a
sneak peak of what the Sceptron can do.

According to Verlinden, the Sceptron’s integrated power and data cabling allows for
long daisy-chains with many fixtures per cable-run, while the power supply can be
located backstage for a clean setup avoiding messy cabling and several driver

Another feature of the Sceptron is that it is driven by the Martin P3 System
Controller family, which allows for easy configuration, mapping and setup, and it is
also backwards compatible with DMX for smaller setups.

The MAC Axiom Hybrid has a high-precision optical system which offers exceptional
contrast, both in mid-air and projection as well as a surprisingly flat field, usually
not seen with this short-arc lamp technology, while the RUSH MH 7 Hybrid is an all-
in-one beam, spot and wash moving head with class-leading optics and zoom
system that allows designers maximum flexibility from the high-energy dance floor
to performing arts spaces, all within an affordable price bracket.

After the presentation, guests could explore the VDO Sceptron 10, MAC Axiom
Hybrid and RUSH MH 7 Hybrid demonstrations at leisure.

The VDO Sceptron family: