|[January 14, 2014]
Datacolor Pioneers Digital Color Communication with Introduction of 45/0 Handhelds
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions,
today announced the availability of the Datacolor 45 family of
hand-held, high-accuracy, spectrophotometers with best-in-class
repeatability and industry leading inter-instrument agreement. Developed
to address the specific needs of color supply chains, the Datacolor 45
handhelds enable color appearance control with confidence, ease-of-use
and value while improving the overall accuracy and efficiency of the
quality control process.
Datacolor 45 instruments ensure high confidence in measurements by
providing uniform circumferential illumination that guarantees
best-in-class repeatability, even on textured surfaces. Designed with
several ease-of-use features such as a low-profile measuring head, dual
measurement buttons and a live-navigation based color user interface,
the Datacolor 45 instruments maximize overall usability and provide an
intuitive user experience. Recognizing a system approach to complete
quality control, all instruments are offered with Datacolor TOOLS®
- the industry's most powerful color QC software. In addition, the
instruments feature a Bluetooth interface for software communication,
USB support for peripherals such as keyboards and barcode scanners and
come with the industry's most complete accessory package including a
high precision calibration stand.
Following the successful introduction of the 45G to the market,
Datacolor quickly recognized the specific benefits the instrument
offered and therefore developed two additional models - the 45G CT and
45S to address unique workflow needs.
"By looking closely at the needs of our partners in a number of
manufacturing industries, we made the necessary enhancements to deliver
instruments specifically tailored to their various workflows," said
Diane Geisler, Director, Global Market andProduct Management for
Datacolor. "We are committed to providing our customers with high
quality products built using the most innovative color technology and
believe the Datacolor 45 handhelds will become a benchmark in digital
color communication across multiple markets."
Keeping their digital color evaluation and unique workflow needs in
mind, users can now choose from the following 45/0 handhelds.
Datacolor 45G CT provides complete appearance control for the
most demanding color supply chains. With best-in-class repeatability and
inter-instrument agreement, the Datacolor 45G CT is the only portable
45/0 spectrophotometer that offers close tolerance ("CT") control for
both color and gloss. As a result, manufacturers can now achieve very
close agreement among all 45G CT instruments in their fleet or the
supply chain, enabling consistent digital communication of standards and
a shorter time-to-market process. The built-in 60� glossmeter allows for
simultaneous control of color and gloss, which enables quick detection
of appearance mismatch in production. It is the ideal tool for
automotive interior parts and hard goods, and as a reference grade 45/0
instrument for laboratory applications.
Datacolor 45G provides simultaneous control of color appearance
and gloss with best-in-class repeatability, even on textured surfaces.
Besides featuring a built-in 60� glossmeter, it also enables gloss
correlation with standalone glossmeters for flexible communication with
the supply chain. The 45G is ideal for inspection and control of total
color appearance of hard goods, consumer electronics, large appliances,
and other applications involving plastic parts, painted surfaces and
Datacolor 45S provides highly accurate color appearance control
to achieve a close correlation with visual assessment. It is best suited
for applications where color appearance needs to be controlled but the
workflow requires other than 60o gloss or no gloss control.
The instrument does not include a glossmeter. The 45S provides an
excellent combination of performance and value and is ideal for
inspection and control of color appearance of hard goods, building
materials and other applications involving plastic parts, painted
surfaces and coil coatings.
For more information about the Datacolor 45 family of handheld
spectrophotometers, visit http://www.datacolor.com/45.
Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, provides
software, instruments and services to assure accurate color of
materials, products and images. The world's leading brands,
manufacturers and creative professionals have used Datacolor's
innovative solutions to consistently achieve the right color for more
than 40 years.
The company provides sales, service and support in over 65 countries
throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Industries served include
textile and apparel, paint and coatings, automotive, plastics,
photography and videography. For more information, visit www.datacolor.com.
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