SpectraView II system uses a color sensor to take color measurements of the display screen during calibration. The software analyzes these measurements and sends color adjustment commands directly to the display monitor. This means that color adjustments are made in the monitor rather than in the video graphics adapter, resulting in full use of the number of colors available on the graphics adapter and a much brighter image with the maximum possible color gamut. With SpectraView II, the video graphics adapter is not used at all to make any gamma or Tone Response Curve corrections to the display, so the full color resolution and fidelity of the system is maintained.
SpectraView II is available on Apple Mac OS, Microsoft Windows, and some Linux distributions.
Features and benefits: High bit depth internal Look Up Tables (LUTs) - each LCD display monitor supported by SpectraView II features three internal 14, 12 or 10 bit LUTs (depending on model). These tables allow very precise adjustments to be made to the display's Tone Response Curve without reducing the number of displayable colors. Fully automated calibration - By making adjustments directly in the display hardware, optimal settings are configured without any user interaction. SpectraView II communicates with the display monitors using Display Data Channel - Command Interface (DDC/CI) which is a two-way communications link between the video graphics adapter and display monitor using the normal video signal cable. No extra cables are necessary. Multiple Calibration Sets - Different display monitor calibrations can be instantly loaded allowing quick and easy switching between different calibration settings without the need to re-calibrate the display. Each time a calibration set is loaded, the necessary monitor settings and ICC/ColorSync profiles are automatically updated. Informative - At the end of each display monitor calibration, an information window is displayed which shows the results of the calibration and includes a wealth of information about the display such as the measured color gamut, grayscale color tracking, Delta-E, and luminance values. Additional information about the display monitor such as the model name, serial number and the total number of hours that it has been in use are also displayed. Network support (Windows only) - SpectraView II integrates with the NEC NaViSet Administrator network software (available separately from your NEC representative.) to provide remote network access and monitoring of display monitors. NaViSet Administrator is able to read, display, and log the current calibration settings and status of displays on a LAN. This feature is particularly useful for large installations where central monitoring and asset management is needed.