Martin Professional introduces MAC Viper XIP

HARMAN Professional Solutions announced its Martin MAC Viper XIP, the next-generation Viper-class fixture that integrates iconic Viper performance, Martin’s patent-pending XIP weatherproofing technology, and a robust feature set. 

Integrating powerful lumen output, XIP water and dust ingress protection, and whisper-silent noise levels, MAC Viper XIP is not only perfect for temporary, year-round outdoor needs but equally ideal for theatre, broadcast, and other noise-sensitive applications. Featuring Martin’s light engine, the fixture delivers 28,000 lumens consistent output.  

Unleashing a 5° narrow, high-definition, and high-contrast beam, MAC Viper XIP ensures unprecedented lumen maintenance over the zoom range. Its 5,800K colour temperature naturally enhances illuminated objects and ensures a white point precisely on the black body curve.  

Precision motor control results in great pan & tilt speeds and nimble response times – key for followspot systems and optimal performance. MAC Viper XIP’s colour mixing, zoom speeds, and the ratio between high-quality output, low-noise operation, and low weight and size make it a versatile workhorse.

It also features high-resolution, low-level dimming and gobo light recycling, enabling 25% additional output when inserting gobos for increased performance and efficiency.   

Adding to its offering, MAC Viper XIP leverages onboard NFC technology to empower quick setup via the forthcoming Martin app. It also offers simplified connectivity among the most popular control protocols, including DMX, Wireless DMX via plug-in module, Art-Net, sACN, and Martin P3 Control (with fail-safe bypass).   

“We are proud to unveil this true leap forward for not just moving headlights but the pro lighting industry,” said Henrik Kristensen, Product Manager of Stage Lighting, Martin Professional. “We’ve taken the very best features of our long-running Viper HID lineup and elevated them to next-level LED performance and efficiency levels. In previewing the new MAC Viper XIP, interest has been staggering and we believe this fixture has the potential to become one of the most versatile moving heads ever built.”