Konica Minolta Sensing Americas and SpectraCal Announce Strategic Home Theater Partnership

February 11, 2010

RAMSEY, N.J., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ — Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), the worldwide leader in the industrial measurement of color, light and shape announces its strategic partnership with SpectraCal, LLC, developer of CalMAN, the leading video calibration software for home theater applications.

In the agreement SpectraCal will become an authorized reseller for Konica Minolta Sensing’s radiometric instruments for the entire US. Focus will be specifically on the home theater calibration market which has seen steady and strong sales due to the popularity and decrease pricing in flat panel TV sets. SpectraCal plans to market is CalMAN software with Konica’s instruments as a complete solution to its professional video calibration customer base.

“This is a very exciting announcement for us. Konica Minolta instruments are the absolute reference standard in the industry. We have always recommended Konica Minolta instruments to users who want the very best. We absolutely depend on them in our own calibration lab. We’re very pleased to be able to now offer these instruments directly to our users,” said Derek Smith, CEO of SpectraCal.

CalMAN supports 6 of Konica’s instruments as well as a number of others. SpectraCal will be primarily offering Konica’s CS-200 spectral chroma meter to its pro calibration customers. The CS-200 is a spectral chroma meter that can be tripod mounted or because of its small portable size can also be used as a handheld instrument making it very versatile to carry on calibration tours. “The software fully supports the functionality of each instrument and all its features. When customers have demanding or custom software requirements I recommend they contact SpectraCal,” added Heath Wakelee Western Regional Sales Manager for Konica.

“SpectraCal’s decision to bundle our CS-200 and their CalMAN software as a complete solution is a testament to the quality and accuracy of our instrument. Our partnership further paves the way to improve calibration practices throughout the industry,” say Yoko Komatsu, Radiometric Business Unit Manager for Konica Minolta Sensing.

SpectraCal will be demonstrating the CS-200 and the first public appearance of its newly updated CalMAN v.4 software at the Electronic House Expo (EHX) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL March 25-27, 2010. Version 4 features an innovative user interface and a powerful multi-threaded IO engine designed to derive the highest performance from the CS-200. “It’s like a chance to test-drive a Ferrari,” says Joshua Quain of SpectraCal.

To set up an appointment for a hands-on demonstration of CalMAN with the CS-200 please contact Joshua Quain (425) 471-3003.

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Holdings USA, Inc., is recognized as the international leader of industrial color, light and shape measurement. The company is responsible for product lines that continuously revolutionize how visual perception is measured by the world. An industry pioneer, as well as innovator, Konica Minolta Sensing developed and introduced the first portable color measurement units to the world. Presently, their catalog contains instruments such as portable colorimeters as well as portable and benchtop spectrophotometers for color measurement, spectroradiometers and lux meters for light/display measurement and 3D non-contact digitizers for shape measurement.

Thousands of companies across the globe choose to depend on Konica Minolta Sensing equipment when color, light or 3D measurement is vital to the manufacturing process. Konica Minolta Sensing’s products can be found in a wide array of industries including food, plastics, paints, coatings, automotive, aerospace and cosmetics. Konica Minolta Sensing’s Ramsey, New Jersey corporate headquarters is fully equipped with a state of the art service center, 3D scanning laboratory, tech support center, and a focused sales force dedicated to both the North American and South American regions.

When it comes to color, light and shape measurement – the world looks to Konica Minolta.

SpectraCal, LLC, a privately held company headquartered in Seattle, Washington, develops and markets a variety of software and hardware solution for video calibration. Its flagship product CalMAN is used by nearly all professional video calibrators, and a home version has made accurate video calibration easy enough that many home theater enthusiasts are now taking control of their own systems.

    Lou Carulli
    Advertising & Public Relations
    Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.

    Joshua Quain
    (425) 471-3003

SOURCE Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.

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