The DM170 and DM240 now support Direct Connection Volumetric AutoCal with the extremely affordable i1D3OEM colorimeter. Compatible i1D3 units can be purchased starting today at www.ShopFSI.com. Simply plug your compatible i1D3 directly into the monitor, select GaiaColor AutoCal from the monitor’s menu, then calibration for all selectable color space selections will be completed in approximately 15 minutes.
AutoCal for DM series monitors was introduced this past December and initially included support for many of the industry’s leading high-end colorimeters. These supported colorimeters all share an important capability in that they allow custom display specific matrices to be written to their flash memory. This hardware-based read/write capability allows a matrix to be created using a reference spectroradiometer for the specific display type in question and then saved directly to the probe’s memory. The monitor then accesses this custom matrix by name (e.g. DM240) to ensure highly accurate, display specific, readings during AutoCal.
Since the introduction of AutoCal one of the questions FSI has been asked most is if AutoCal will be expanded to more affordable colorimeters like the xRite i1D3OEM? The key thing preventing integration of the i1D3 was not sharing the hardware-based ability to read/write matrix data directly to the probe to help ensure accurate readings for the display type in question during AutoCal. Today we are pleased to announce that in collaboration with xRite a new firmware build for the i1D3 OEM is available allowing up to 18 separate custom display matrices to be saved directly to the probe’s memory. This will now enable AutoCal compatibility with this affordable and capable measuring device.