GRAND RAPIDS, MI--X-Rite Inc. is helping customers streamline their workflows with the next generation of its popular NetProfiler software that can verify, optimize, and certify hand-held and bench-top spectrophotometers.
With the new NetProfiler 3.0, companies can calibrate spectrophotometers in design departments, on factory floors and in test labs to a single virtual standard, ensuring that color measurements taken at distant locations are accurate and reliable throughout the supply chain.
Over the past few years, X-Rite's earlier version of NetProfiler has become the standard in textiles, plastics, packaging and coatings industries to optimize the performance of bench-top spectrophotometers that all experience some data drift over time due to age and use. NetProfiler 3.0 now extends the power of profiling to hand-held devices with embedded profiling capabilities.
"We are particularly excited about our new NetProfiler solutions for hand-held spectrophotometers, extending the benefits of profiling to new category of devices and customer workflows." said Richard Knapp, product manager for the software. NetProfiler 3.0 can help customers by providing confidential reports that detail instrument performance, compliance status by location and instrument, relationships between color partners, and local auditing and certification; as well as ways to exchange comparative color data easily--anywhere in the world--with business partners that may have various types of color-measurement instruments. With two formats optimized for bench-top or hand-held spectrophotometers, the new calibration media offers significantly improved spatial uniformity, consistent targeting, and improved performance--particularly for smaller aperture devices.The improved calibration media allows the number of color standards to be reduced, streamlining the profiling process.