The Datacolor SpectraVision solution enables manufactures to objectively measure and digitally communicate color measurements for the multi-colored, textured, small-sized and irregular-shaped materials.


This solution combines an advanced hyperspectral spectrophotometer with formulation and quality control software to measure, formulate, analyze, report, communicate, and visualize accurate color results.


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Applicable in a wide range of industries and research applications:

Applicable in a wide range of industries and research applications:


  • Textile industry: measuring the colors of the unmeasurables
    • Textiles: Prints, Yarns, Laces, etc
    • Trims: Buttons, Toggles, zippers, zip pulls, etc
    • Accessories: Jewelry, Watches
    • Footwear
  • Aerospace: modernizing color management for airplane interiors material such as thermal plastic panels
  • Building material: measuring textured material such as vinyl flooring, stucco, roof shingles, textured siding, counter tops, engineered stones and more
  • Paint and coatings: specialty pigments, coatings and weathering applications
  • Specialty material: Hair, dental ceramics, crystals, small plastic pellets

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Enables consistent, repeatable color measurement for the “unmeasurable” material

Enables consistent, repeatable color measurement for the “unmeasurable” material


  • Improves product quality by removing subjectivity from the color measurement process
  • Ensures uniform assessment throughout the production process with high inter instrument agreement
  • Allows the use of existing measurement data with backward compatibility to Datacolor benchtop instruments

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Increase efficiency by reducing the steps to match and approve color

Increase efficiency by reducing the steps to match and approve color


  • Decreases color approval steps and the number of physical samples required
  • Lowers the cost associated with shipment of physical samples and maintenance of color standards with digital data
  • Reduces cost and waste with fewer test trials
  • Fast and accurate color formulation based on digitally measured data

Onscreen* color evaluation and communication of colorimetric data and high-resolution sample image improves efficiency and reduces the need to ship physical samples. *we recommend using a calibrated monitor for onscreen evaluation.

Eliminates weeks in the development and production processes enabling an agile response to trends and customer needs

Eliminates weeks in the development and production processes enabling an agile response to trends and customer needs

  • Efficient color management of components in a garment or in coordinating sets
  • Expedites decision making with digital communication of colorimetric and image data
  • Shortens approval cycle by enabling color evaluation at the point of production


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Datacolor Tools SVDatacolor Tools SV
Ethernet CableEthernet Cable
Power CablePower Cable
Calibration Kit includedCalibration Kit Included
Sample HolderOne-year Hardware Warranty
One-year Hardware WarrantyUser Guides
User GuidesBlack Sample Tray
Calibration stand
Sample cup
4 Grey foam pads


* Support Languages for Datacolor Tools: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Polish, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese

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Spectral AnalyzerHyperspectral imaging assembly with 31 narrow bands covering 400 to 700 nm. The imaging is with a scientific 90 db camera with a sCMOS sensor.
Measuring GeometryDiffuse illumination, 8º viewing in conformance with CIE publication No. 15.2 Colorimetry.
Illumination SourcePulsed xenon, filtered to provide D65 illumination including UV component.
Sphere Diameter 152 mm / 6.0 inches,  Barium coated
Specular PortAutomated specular included or specular excluded
Wavelength Range400 – 700 nm
Photometric Range0 to 200%
Reporting Interval10 nm
20 Read Repeatability on White Tile Using Two Flashes (CIELAB)0.03 dE (max)
Inter-instrument Agreement—Reflectance Measurements* (CIEL*a*b*)0.25 (max)*
0.15 (avg)*
Automated, adjustable UV Calibration Yes
UV Cutoff Filters400 nm; 420 nm; 460 nm
Aperture ConfigurationSquare.  25 mm illuminated/ 22.7 mm viewed
Image resolution821 x 821
Effective pixel size27.6 micrometers
Sample Viewing CameraYes
Vertical MountNoYes
OutputQTX2, Reflectance Hypercube, QTX
Operating SoftwareTools SV


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Operating EnvironmentTemperature:  10°C to 35°C
Recommended Temperature:  23°C +/- 2°C
Maximum  Relative Humidity: 20%-85% non-condensing
Recommended Relative Humidity: 50% +/-15% non-condensing
Altitude: Up to 2,000 meters
Do not store above 140°F (60°C)
Indoor Use
Do not crush, short circuit, mutilate, reverse polarity, disassemble, or dispose. In fire, might cause burns or release toxic materials.
Input Power Requirements Input Voltage: 100-240VAC
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
150 VA Peak
Instrument DimensionsL 19.9” (50.6 cm) front to back
L 21.71” (55.14 cm) sample arm to back
H 15.17” x W 12.3” (38.54 cm x 31.3 cm)
Instrument body (top section):
Depth (front to back) 13.5” (34.29 cm)
Width 15” (38.1 cm)
Instrument base (stand):
Depth (front to back) 19” (48.26 cm)
Width 19.5” (49.53 cm)
Instrument standing height:
Base feet to top of instrument 31.75” (80.64 cm)
Weight70 lbs (31.75kg)146 lbs. (66.22 kgs)
Unique design allowing imaging both the reference and sample channels at the same time.
Instrument TypeBarium coated sphere with xenon flash lamp
Lens50 mm, fixed focus

Datacolor Tools SV

ComponentMinimum Requirements
ProcessorIntel i7 or Intel Xeon
2 Cores
4.5 GHz
8 MB Cache
Memory RAM64 GB
Hard DriveSSD 1 TB Min, 4 TB (4TB only needed if not using external storage.)
Video Resolution1920×1080 – size of text only 100% supported
DVD DriveDVD Writer
Ports2 Ethernet ports with 1 GBPS (Gigabit Network)
USB Port (2.0 Min)
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro or Enterprise
Authenticated Sybase Database, supplied with the systemSybase 12.0.1 EBF3994 Rev 4.
Optional Textile Database upon requestMicrosoft SQL Server 2008, 2012 R2
Server OSMicrosoft SQL Server 2016