NEC Launches High End Colour Management Software for Professional Displays

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SpectraView II delivers cost effective, professional colour management

NEC Australia, a leading provider of commercial LCD displays and projectors, today announced the launch of SpectraView II , a sophisticated colour calibration software package, that combines with NEC’s award winning professional displays to deliver highly accurate, reliable, repeatable and feature-rich display calibration and profiling solution. 

NEC SpectraView II is designed for users in the graphic design, digital animation, photography, print production, image analysis and CAD/CAM industries, as well as soft-copy clinical viewing in the medical field. 

Michelle Hancox, Product Specialist for NEC’s Display Solutions Division said: “The SpectraView II software solution delivers the most advanced technologies for enhanced desktop colour performance. The SpectraView II Colour Calibration software alongside NEC’s LCD displays are revolutionizing the way flat-panel monitors can be used, delivering advanced functionality in the most intelligent visual display solution on the market.”

The SpectraView II system, available for Mac OS and Windows, uses a colorimeter to take colour measurements of the display screen during calibration. The software analyses these measurements and sends colour adjustment commands directly to the display monitor, allowing the full colour resolution and fidelity of the system to be maintained.

The benefits of using SpectraView II with an NEC LCD display include:

  • Three internal 12-bit look-up tables (LUTs), which allow precise adjustments to be made to the display's tone response curve with minimal reduction to the number of displayable colours
  • Fully automated calibration, which makes adjustments directly in the display hardware, allowing optimal settings to be configured without any user interaction
  • Multiple calibration sets, which enable quick and easy switching between different calibration settings without the need to re-calibrate the display
  • Calibrated display information, which shows the results of the calibration, including the measured colour gamut, grayscale colour tracking, Delta-E and luminance values
  • Calibration status validation, whereby SpectraViewII queries the system to see if any controls have changed since the last calibration and restores to the previous calibrated state
  • Monitor locking, which allows the On Screen Display (OSD®) controls to lock the monitor once calibrated to prevent accidental or unauthorized adjustments
  • Monitor profiling, which allows the monitor to be automatically profiled after calibration, generating a highly accurate ICC/ColorSync colour profiles
  • Colorimeter function, which allows direct measurements to be taken by the colour sensor and the results displayed in a variety of formats

The compatible MultiSync displays are wide-gamut LCDs featuring ColorCompTM technology, which reduces LCD uniformity errors by compensating for differences in colour/grayscale and luminance across the screen area.  Their advanced backlight technology enables the displays to produce up to 98 percent coverage and 107 percent the gamut size of the AdobeRGB colour space for unsurpassed colour reproduction. Select models incorporate in-plane switching (IPS) module technology - widely accepted by industry professionals as being the highest-performing LCD technology available on the market. IPS technology delivers unparalleled colour reproduction and brightness uniformity by minimizing off-angle colour shift, and clearer black tones in dark-coloured images.

NEC SpectraView II software brings several new features and enhancements, including improved colour accuracy and support for the X-Rite ColorMunki spectrophotometer on Mac OS and Windows. Developed for large-volume users, a Linux version of SpectraView II will be made available in the near future, providing a truly cross-platform colour calibration solution.

Supported display monitors include: LCD1990SX, LCD1990SXi, LCD2090UXi, LCD2190UXi, LCD2190UXp, LCD2490WUXi, LCD2690WUXi, LCD3090WQXi, LCD4020, LCD4620, LCD5220, LCD6520, M40, M46, X461UN, X461HB, P401, P461, P221W

Pricing and Availability

SpectraView II will be available from early April 2010, either as a bundle with select NEC professional displays and combined with a professional, light shielding hood or, to existing customers with a supported NEC display and colour sensor device, as a stand alone product and carries an RRP of $159.00 (inc GST).

NEC’s professional series displays are backed by a 3-year parts and labour warranty.

For more information see www.spectraview.nec.com.au

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For media enquiries, interviews and photography please contact:

Michelle Hancox
Product Specialist
Display Solutions Division
NEC Australia Pty Ltd
d: +612 9930 2333
m: +61 409 362 029
e. michelle.hancox@nec.com.au 

Visit www.spectraview.nec.com.au for more information.

 

About NEC Commercial Display Solutions 

NEC Australia Pty Ltd is a market leader in the distribution of MultiSync LCD displays, MultiSync DLP and LCD projectors and innovative Digital Signage Solutions. NEC Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation Japan and has a network of sales and service offices across Australia.

 

About NEC Australia – www.nec.com.au

NEC Australia is a fully owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation. NEC Corporation operates in 44 countries around the world, employing over 153,000 people with annual revenues in excess of $US45 billion. In Australia NEC researches, develops and deploys advanced IT/Network communication solutions and services tailored to business and government. Its product range includes PBX, Broadband Access Systems, Digital Signage, Systems Integration and Hosted Application and Network Services amongst many others.

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