Datacolor, the global leader in digital color management technology, has introduced Guardian, the next generation instrument monitoring technology and unique predictive maintenance program for Datacolor’s high-end spectrophotometers.
Datacolor’s Guardian conducts periodic diagnostic instrument testing through a process of measuring reference-grade High Chroma Tiles. Taking only minutes to perform, the data is collected and automatically transmitted to a Datacolor server. The data is then reviewed by a staff of specially trained Datacolor instrument experts who can detect subtle trends that may adversely affect instrument performance. If warranted, the expert will advise if service is required to avoid a future instrument failure, thereby avoiding downtime, or worse, production of material that is out of spec.
“Exclusively offered by Datacolor, Guardian is unique to the color spectrophotometer space and a quantum leap in quality management,” said Brian Levey, Vice President, Industrial Business Unit, Datacolor. “Users can now operate with the ultimate assurance that their instruments are functioning at peak performance. Guardian provides the utmost peace of mind.”
Guardian’s unique predictive maintenance approach anticipates possible failures and allows Datacolor users to implement proactive service before an instrument color drift adversely affects production. As part of the Datacolor assured family of service products, Guardian provides users with a full complement of service tools to maintain color integrity throughout the supply chain.
Guardian SoftwareGuardian Software is a diagnostics tool that is set to automatically send test results to the Datacolor Guardian Sentinel server, where it is reviewed by the assigned Datacolor technician to assess each instrument for possible troublesome trends. Guardian software also allows the user to correlate an instrument to the Datacolor master instrument to improve the inter-instrument agreement with other instruments in the supply chain.
Guardian Fleet ManagerGuardian Fleet Manager is a stand-alone fleet management tool for supply chain managers that tracks overall fleet compliance at a glance, and offers status details of each instrument with a click of a mouse. Guardian Fleet Manager is the ideal tool for tracking the integrity of a large fleet of instruments in integrated manufacturing operations or multi-tiered supply chains.
As the leader in digital color management technology with global operations that develop solutions chosen by leading brands, manufacturers, professional photographers and studios, Datacolor works with partners and distributors to deliver its intuitive tools to desktops worldwide.
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