NEC-Mitsubishi intros SpectraView color calibration
By Peter Cohen
NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display today announced SpectraView, a new color calibration solution for its line of CRT monitors. The company explained that the calibration technology makes adjustments to the monitor’s electronics using the DDC/CI communications channel. In this way, SpectraView can control the RGB gains directly, providing better luminance, black colors and more accurate calibration compared with systems that depend only on the video card.
SpectraView utilizes a tri-stimulus colorimeter and custom software. It incorporates three 24-bit analog-to-digital converters that measure color at five measurements per second. The calibrator’s use of three color sensors provides for more accurate calibration because it’s measuring individual red, green and blue phosphor readings, according to the manufacturer.
Features in the SpectraView technology include:
Tri-stimulus colorimeter featuring three color sensors provides highly accurate color measurement and fast measuring times even at low light levels
Digital color adjustments made within the monitor electronics rather than in the video card look-up tables (LUT) maximize measurement accuracy, speed, frequency and ease
Rapid color measurement provides five measurements per second
ICC monitor color profiles ensure easy compatibility with other color management systems such as Apple ColorSync and Microsoft ICM
Superior flat screen performance cuts glare and reflection and reduces eyestrain
Reattachable hood further reduces unwanted ambient glare and reflection
Integrated USB hub allows easy connections to the SpectraView calibrator as well as other USB peripheral devices
NEC-Mitsubishi expects to begin shipping SpectraView-equipped monitors in early December through its authorized reseller channel. Prices will range from US$1,149 to $1,749 depending on size and capabilities.