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Datacolor Announces ColorVision Spyder2™ PRO V2.0

January 2, 2006

LAS VEGAS, NV – Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – January 2, 2006 – Datacolor, an internationally known name in color technology, introduces the latest color calibration tool in its awardwinning ColorVision line for the digital projector market at CES 2006. ColorVision Spyder2™ PRO V2.0, which targets digital imagers working in this growing medium, will be on display in Datacolor Booth No. 25754, South Hall No. 2 (Ground Level), at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“The new Spyder2PRO is in keeping with our R &D philosophy. We evolve color technology as market demands emerge, ensuring that color remains true as it migrates across media. In this case, LCD and DLP projectors continue to come down in price, replacing slide projectors as the fundamental tools for creative professionals. With Spyder2 PRO V2.0, pros know their work will be dynamically displayed in this new medium,” Datacolor Vice President Brian Levey explains.

Targeted to the demanding designer, photographer and digital professional, ColorVision Spyder2PRO™ V2.0 calibrates the color in digital projectors as well as for CRT, LCD and laptop displays. The package is based on the international award-winning Spyder2 colorimeter and features monitor calibration software including digital projection and computer-based home theater capabilities.

CES 2006 attendees can get a first-hand look at Spyder2PRO Version 2.0 which features:

  • Superior projector software. Built-in ambient light correction automatically creates independent profiles for medium and high room light, improved white-point correction routines, automated black and white luminance adjustments, and improved methodology for loading calibration data at start-up. A ‘Profile Chooser' makes it easy to select and change profiles.
  • Exceptional monitor support. V2.0 Software, reduces read times on LCD and laptop monitors by half. True multiple monitor calibration support is now available for both Mac and Windows systems.
  • Industry-honored colorimeter. Since the release of ColorVision Spyder2 technology in at Photokina in K๖ln-Germany in 2004, the colorimeter, which represents the heart of the Spyder2 PRO V.20 package, has received accolades from prestigious digital technology editors and magazines worldwide. These include: 4.5 out of 5 Mice for Apple operating systems in SVM Mac (France), MacWorld (USA and UK);.
The Best of Monitor Calibration Systems in Chasseur d' images (France) and InfoWeek Testsiger (Switzerland); Worldwide Editors Choice Awards in PC Tipp (Switzerland), PC Photo and American Photo (USA); and Reader's Choice (professional) Awards in Photo Processing and Imaging (USA). PC Go (Germany) cited the Spyder2 as the Best Performance winner in 2005 and FHM (UK) gave Best of Hardware. “Pros whose crucial color-correcting choices begin with the monitor will find everything they need for exceptional color outcome in this latest version of Spyder2PRO,” Levey concludes. Great news for a growing market.

Top market research firms for projection and display technologies are forecasting that the $12 billion worldwide projections market will grow significantly with the arrival of new high performing, brighter, more colorful, smaller and lighter projection systems. These analysts predict that presentation front projection sales alone will rise from the 3.1 million units sold in 2004 to as many as 12.9 million units in 2009.

System Requirements

Include OSX 10.2 or better, or Windowsฎ 2000 or XP, Adobe Photoshop 5.5 or better on Windows, Photoshop 7 or better on Mac or Photoshop elements. 1024 x 768 or higher resolution display at thousands of colors or higher Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Traditional and Simplified Chinese. V2.0 software can be used at multiple workstations with no additional licensing required. A FREE tripod mount also is included.

About Datacolor

Because color matters, leading businesses, creative professionals and consumers worldwide choose Datacolor’s innovative technology solutions to consistently achieve the right color. A Swiss-held company, Datacolor’s strong worldwide presence encompasses global manufacturing, operational facilities, and sales and support offices. ColorVision, the digital imaging unit of Datacolor, provides affordable, easy-to-use digital color control products to creative professionals, photographers, corporate customers and consumers around the world.

For more information, visit http://www.datacolor.com.

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