Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The 3 C’s of Projector Installs in Education & Military Settings

Commercial Integrator has a great article on why integrators must consider more than resolution, brightness and bulb life when installing projectors in education and military environments. Referencing the three “C’s” of choosing a diamond - cut, clarity and color, CI proposes integrators consider the three “C’s” of installing projectors in educational and military environments.

Control: How a projector is controlled can play a major role in a successful installation. 
Cooling: Considering that heat is the most destructive factor in projector bulb and power supply life, cooling methods should also be considered in installations.
Color: Color accuracy may be the last thing military and education clients are concerned about.

This article reiterates how educating our clients will add value to your business as integrators.

Read the full article here.

Friday, November 11, 2011

CalMAN AutoCal™ Add-on License Now Available!

You asked, we listened! SpectraCal is excited to now offer all CalMAN users the most in calibration efficiency and speed with the release of the new CalMAN AutoCal™ add-on license. CalMAN users (DIY, Enthusiast, Expert) can now do a full grayscale auto-calibration of supported devices and displays including the new Panasonic and Sharp Elite displays. Adjustments that previously required hours can now be accomplished in minutes, with CalMAN control over the display’s ISF Day and Night, grayscale settings, and/or additional settings. You can create stunningly beautiful and accurate images with CalMAN AutoCal – and you don't need a Ph.D. in physics and 12 hours to make it happen.

For the month of November, bring the power of auto-calibration and PC calibration to your CalMAN software. Buy the CalMAN AutoCal™ at the promotional price of $99 and get the CalPC add-on license for free! Let your friends know for every new CalMAN software purchase in November will come also with both the AutoCal and CalPC add-on licenses included!*

To take advantage of the AutoCal Add-on license and the new display support coming, you will need the latest version of CalMAN. We’re happy to make it easier to get current with your license support with these November-only promotional prices:

One Year of CalMAN Maintenance & Support
Not sure if your license support is expired or for how long? Contact +1-206-420-7514 or email customerservice@spectracal.com.

*CalMAN support maintenance renewal does not qualify for the November AutoCal promotion.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

SpectraCal Announces Direct Calibration Connection for Sharp Elite

Add Sharp Elite to the number of displays that can be directly controlled from leading video calibration software CalMAN. This fall, Sharp brought back an iconic name in television by introducing Elite LED LCD TVs designed for discerning consumers who want the best home entertainment experience. SpectraCal, makers of the award-winning CalMAN, today announced a version of CalMAN that allows direct access to the Sharp Elite’s calibration controls. Before CalMAN, video calibration had been a complicated process of using on-screen menus with a remote control.  And every display has different controls, called by different names, with different sets of effects and side-effects.  With CalMAN, adjusting the display becomes as easy as adjusting the relative height of bars on a chart. CalMAN directly communicates with the display, measures the result of the change, and zeroes in on the desired result. In fact, some calibrations can be accomplished by pushing a single button.  

CalMAN offers three levels of support for the Sharp Elite, starting with direct access to individual display controls, such as brightness and contrast adjustments, on the computer interface – no remote control required.  Second, interactive charts allow the calibrator to set the display output to any desired standards. Finally the “one-button” CalMAN-AC™ automated calibration solution automatically adjusts all settings across multiple measurement points as a single operation. 

Read the full press release here

Monday, November 7, 2011

SpectraCal On Home Theater Geeks 82

CTO Derek Smith talks on Home Theater Geeks #82 about video calibration and the future of home video. Click and listen!