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X Rite's MonacoOPTIX Monitor Calibration System

To produce highly accurate ICC profiles for CRT and flat panel color displays

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Last July, color-instrumentation specialist X-Rite acquired Monaco Systems, developers of color-management software. The first fruit of this acquisition is MonacoOPTIXXR, a monitor calibration system combining X-Rite's new colorimeter with Monaco's profiling software so that users can quickly and accurately calibrate their monitors.

The MonacoOPTIXXR system allows users to profile all displays/monitors, set the white point, adjust the brightness and contrast, and establish a profiling schedule for workgroups. It can be used with either a Mac OS x or Windows 98/2000/ME/XP systems.

The system comes in two editions: MonacoOPTIXXR is designed for photographers, graphic artists, and creative professionals. It includes Monaco's software and the MonacoOPTIXXR colorimeter and is priced at $299. MonacoOPTIXXR Pro is a professional package for workgroups. It contains the MonacoOPTIXXR colorimeter as well as the Monaco's advanced profiling software with workgroup support and expert controls for the highest quality profiles. The pricing for this package starts at $429. (X-Rite: www.xrite.com)

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