The Datacolor®800 and 500 series of spectrophotometers is a family of fully backward-compatible benchtops. Complete with new embedded processor and data storage, they provide a platform for increased efficiency and color measurement confidence.

The Datacolor 800 family is the next generation of the market’s only true close-tolerance spectrophotometer that ensures color can be communicated digitally. Featuring a digital camera, the spectrophotometer allows for perfect sample placement. The series is fully backward compatible with the existing fleet of Datacolor 600 spectrophotometers.

The Datacolor 500 family offers an economical option for a high-performance spectrophotometer with enhanced speed and advanced technology, while assuring compatibility with the existing fleet of Datacolor 400 instruments.

Both the 800 and 500 families feature a new color LCD screen that displays calibration status and instrument settings to allow for greater confidence in measurement results. With an embedded processor, the health of the instruments can now easily be validated through remote diagnostics, allowing for faster issue resolution. Instrument accessibility has also been expanded with the introduction of an Ethernet port, allowing for simultaneous connection of multiple computers. Performance enhancements have been implemented as well to enable real-time sample measurement within a global Citrix or Terminal Server environment. Visit