And Color Variant Descriptor provides detailed information to the user in a multitude of languages – or with a set of easy to understand icons – on how a range of variants will differ in comparison to the reference color in terms of lightness, intensity/saturation, color direction and texture.
While digital color chips on computer screens have been available in the past, these were not derived from the high level analysis used by A&AC with its six angle AM6i spectrophotometer, which includes an on-board digital camera to measure texture. With CoD, the user can use the “spotlight” button to see how a more intense light source alters the appearance, and to represent subtle effects like sparkle and texture. CoD also shows the surface as a curve, so the viewer sees how color and effect change with different viewing angles. By adding essential information from A&AC’s extensive database, the ColorManager software is able with CVD to precisely describe color variants. That means far less work with spray-outs, saving time, money, and materials, and delivering greater color accuracy.
“We are the first to deliver such a powerful, integrated tool,” says Ben Zweers, Director Color Marketing. “Our goal is to achieve a robust, reliable and simple color process when repairing vehicles. Total digitization of the entire color management process is the way forward to achieve this, and these two new tools take us one step closer to that goal. These additions to our offer save bodyshops time and money and ensure greater color accuracy. We’re committed to color leadership in the field, because we understand that car owners will only be satisfied with a perfect match, and the professionals who use our products rely on us to deliver that perfection.”
“When we say ‘getting color right, the first time, every time’, we really do mean it,” Ben Zweers adds. “We are using the most advanced technology in the industry to give our customers great performance, great reliability, and success in the marketplace.”