The Datacolor 800 (Image: Datacolor)
Manufacturer of equipment for colour management solutions and colour communication technology, Datacolor, has launched a new series of spectrophotometers.
The new Datacolor 850, Datacolor 800, Datacolor 550, and Datacolor 500 family of fully backward-compatible benchtops has a new embedded processor and data storage facility, which the company says provides a platform for increased efficiency and confidence in measurement of colour.
Datacolor describes the 800 Family as “the next generation of the market’s only true close-tolerance spectrophotometer that ensures colour can be communicated digitally.” The series is fully backward compatible with the existing fleet of Datacolor 600 spectrophotometers. The ‘800’ model is available immediately and the ‘850’, which includes transmission measurement capability in addition to reflectance, will be available in January 2016.
The Datacolor 500 family is said to offer an “economical option” for a high performance spectrophotometer with enhanced speed and advanced technology, while ensuring compatibility with the existing fleet of Datacolor 400 instruments. The Datacolor 500 is available immediately, while the Datacolor 550, a new addition to Datacolor’s line-up and a cost-effective transmission and reflectance instrument, will be available in January 2016.
Both the 800 and 500 families are said to feature a new colour LCD screen that displays calibration status and instrument settings, which Datacolor says allows for greater confidence in measurement results. With an embedded processor, the health of the instruments can now easily be validated through remote diagnostics, allowing for faster issue resolution. Instrument accessibility has also been expanded with the introduction of an Ethernet port, allowing for simultaneous connection of multiple computers. Performance enhancements have been implemented as well to enable real-time sample measurement within a global Citrix or Terminal Server environment.
“The introduction of the 800 and 500 families carries on Datacolor’s tradition of providing our customers with technology enhancements that are most important to them,” said Diane Geisler, Global Director of Product Management, Datacolor. “With a clear understanding that accuracy and backward compatibility are required, we focused on improving the usability of our benchtop instrument creating quantifiable improvements in throughput and increased confidence in measurement accuracy.”