Datacolor Tools is an easy-to-use color quality control application for industries where color accuracy is a critical component of overall product quality. It enables objective analysis, reporting, communication and visualization of accurate color results. By setting pass/fail tolerances you can ensure consistent color quality and remove subjectivity in your color evaluation process.

 

This solution is designed for color development and quality control specialists in the textile, automotive, paint, plastic, ink, paper, cosmetics and other industries.

 

Datacolor TOOLS – Evaluate color quality using a range of color difference formulas, graphics, and indices from CIE, TAPPI, ISO, and more.

 

Datacolor SORT – Advanced shade sorting, clustering, and tapering to manage roll-to-roll color variation in the entire manufacturing process.

 

Datacolor MONITOR – Measure and report on side-center-side color variation to assure end-to-end color quality.

 

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Increase your productivity

Increase your productivity

 

  • Streamlined lite mode allows for faster data processing
  • High level of flexibility in defining, selecting and working with industry color standards
  • Ability to view colors on texture on a calibrated monitor enables full digital workflow
  • Seamless integration with Datacolor Match Textile and Match Pigment formulation software

Increase your productivity

Ensure product quality

Increase your productivity

Ensure product quality

 

  • Objective color assessment with accurate colorimetric data and visual quality representation
  • Open standard QTX protocol enables full color approval tracking and communication
  • Confident evaluation with a comprehensive list of illuminants, including latest CIE LED standards
  • Support more customers with the ability to add encrypted color
Simplify your workflow

Simplify your workflow

 

  • Intuitive user interface that is easy to learn and master
  • Customizable layout to meet your individual needs
  • Easy data navigation with the desktop explorer

Simplify your workflow

Painless transition

Painless transition

Painless transition

 

  • Full backward compatibility – QTX data exchange format is fully backward-compatible with Datacolor Tools 1.x and 2.x.
  • Streamlined functionalities in Datacolor Tools lite mode greatly improves the speed and performance
  • Suitable for installation in standalone, client-server LAN, or Terminal Server/Citrix environments.

Datacolor TOOLS 2.4® Software License

Component
Recommended
Notes
Processor Dual Core processor 1
Memory RAM 8 GB 1
Free Hard Drive Capacity 500 GB 1
Video Resolution True Color 2
CD/DVD Drive DVD Writer 3
Available Ports (1) RS-232 Serial (for older spectrophotometers), (3) USB 4
Operating System Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 or 64 bit), Windows 10 (32 or 64 bit) 5
Email (for supported level) Outlook 2007 or above, POP3
Authenticated Sybase Database, supplied with the system Sybase 12.0.1. EBF 3994
Optional Textile Database for SQL upon request Microsoft SQL Server 2008 6
Server OS Microsoft Server 2008R2, Microsoft Server 2012, Microsoft Server 2016

 

  1. Minimum system configurations may limit performance, data capacity and operation of some features. Faster processor, more memory and faster hard drives will significantly enhance performance.
  2. Accurate on-screen color display requires monitor calibration and true-color video mode.
  3. Datacolor TOOLS is supplied on one DVD and Sybase 12 is supplied on a DVD. Recommend a DVD writer for data backup and file transfer from stand-alone systems.
  4. Datacolor spectrophotometers use either an RS-232 Serial or USB connectors.
  5. Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems are supported. 64 bit hardware running Windows 32 bit operating system is supported. Datacolor Tools is a 32 bit application.
  6. Microsoft SQL Server database is only available for the textile database format.