ChromaShare announces CS Audit - a major advance in colour measurement quality assurance.
ChromaShare announces strategic partnership with VeriVide Ltd.
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A Major Step Forwards in Colour Measurement Quality Assurance
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Manchester based colour software specialist ChromaShare Ltd recently announced the launch of CS Audit, a spectrophotometer verification system which complements their SmartClient colour management technology.
CS Audit addresses one of the key issues holding back some from embracing instrumental control of colour: a concern about the accuracy of the data provided by third parties. CS Audit is a system for monitoring the quality of the data produced by the spectrophotometer used to measure colour by a dyehouse or vendor. It does not alter the data in any way, but records the quality status of the instrument at the moment the measurement was taken and makes this information available to the person receiving the measurement. Because the status is stored on the ChromaShare secure server, it cannot be tampered with, giving the recipient of the measurements full confidence in the data they receive.
CS Audit appears as an icon on the computer controlling the spectrophotometer. At regular intervals the user is prompted to measure a set of high quality calibrated ceramic tiles. These readings are then compared with the accredited tile data to determine spectrophotometer accuracy. The colour of the CS Audit icon changes to indicate the current instrument status; 'Excellent', 'Good', 'Acceptable' or 'Out-of-tolerance'. Full details of the test results, together with historical data, may be viewed as a series of reports, accessible from any location via a web browser. All this is achieved without interfering with the normal systems used by the dyehouse to read and manage colours, so the company's existing software investment is protected.
Dr Andrew Bennett, Managing Director of ChromaShare, said:
CS Audit is a real breakthrough for the industry as it provides unprecedented ease of use for the important, but previously difficult, challenge of maintaining confidence in spectrophotometer performance across organisations. With CS Audit suppliers can avoid instrumental errors while giving vendors added confidence in the readings they provide."
Retailers and vendors using CS SmartClient have the added benefit of instantly seeing the instrument status for any reading supplied to them by a CS Audit user. In addition, the reporting facilities within SmartClient enable them to view the status of all instruments within their supply base in real-time, as well as providing a fully auditable record of historical performance. In this way device accreditation becomes a seamlessly integrated part of the colour workflow.
VeriVide and ChromaShare announce Strategic Partnership
VeriVide, the world leader in specialist lighting and digital colour assessment products, and colour software specialist, ChromaShare today announced a collaboration whereby VeriVide will be responsible for the world-wide sales, marketing and support of ChromaShare's revolutionary colour management solution which utilises the very latest internet based technology.
This development will be of particular interest to the Fashion Retail Sector and their extended supply chains, ChromaShare's SmartClient software provides a fully integrated and flexible platform that integrates the whole range of colour functionality into one application.
Glenn Littlewood, Sales and Marketing Director at VeriVide, said:
We see ChromaShare very much as the missing piece in the Retail Colour Management jigsaw. For some considerable time, retailers have been looking for a fully integrated web-based solution that combines a simple and intuitive user interface with flexible 'on the fly' configuration, a 'vendor-neutral' approach to both hardware and colour file format, immediate visibility of status tracking and vendor conformance, together with a cost effective and sensible approach to supplier on-boarding. We are absolutely convinced that ChromaShare completely satisfies this requirement."
"When combined with our capability to 'measure the un-measurable' via our DigiEye technology, and our ongoing focus on innovation in the lighting sector, we believe we have a truly unique offering and value proposition for today's time-pressured and cost-conscious Retail Sector."
Dr Andrew Bennett, Managing Director of ChromaShare, said "The synergies between ChromaShare and VeriVide were apparent at a very early stage, we immediately saw major potential customer value in a combination of cutting edge technology, and a 'go to market' partner with unparalleled industry knowledge and experience honed over many years working with the World's Leading Retailers and Brands."