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GretagMacbeth Enhances NetProfiler Solution for Color Measurement Instrument Certification

Press release from the issuing company

ATME-I, Greenville, SC, April 23, 2001 - Comprehensive management and maintenance of color measurement instruments is even better with the new version of NetProfiler 1.3, which was introduced today at ATME-I by GretagMacbeth, worldwide internet technology leader in color measurement and management solutions. Using patented Web-enabled technology, NetProfiler tests, measures and profiles color measurement instruments, enabling the user to attain the desired quality control certifications. New driver upgrades include GretagMacbeth's ColorEye 2180 and ColorEye 2180UV, in addition to the already existing ColorEye 7000A driver. Even more significant is the addition of drivers for DataColor's SF-600 series of spectrophotometers. This enhancement truly embraces GretagMacbeth's commitment to its open architecture philosophy. In addition to a multitude of new drivers, NetProfiler now provides an enhanced reporting capability with multi-level administration accounts. The enhanced reporting system allows users to create global instrument groups to organize and monitor their NetProfiler maintenance programs. Advanced administrative rights allow selected users to monitor the profiling frequency of individual instruments. Periodic preventive maintenance with NetProfiler involves comparing instrument test results to stored virtual color standards via the Internet. An instrument-specific profile is created, which provides the ability to adjust all measurements to produce the best possible performance and inter-instrument agreement. NetProfiler can run all instruments, at all locations worldwide, against the certified standards as often as desired to ensure instruments perform accurately. "NetProfiler is improving the color management process for many of our customers and their supply chain partners. The addition of these drivers reflects the continuation of our open architecture philosophy and enables customers to benefit from NetProfiler, even if they presently have color measurement solutions that are based on old proprietary systems," said Jim Davis, Vice President and General Manager of GretagMacbeth. "In addition, the contribution of NetProfiler to improved time-to-market and reduced finger pointing within the supply chain has a direct impact on the bottom line," added Davis.

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