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FPS and SpectraCal Announce CalMAN Support
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2012


FPS and SpectraCal Announce CalMAN Support
for Image AnyPlace and Introduce New Calibration Kit
Amsterdam, Netherlands—(January 31st, 2012) — Flexible Picture Systems (FPS) and SpectraCal are pleased to announce full support for FPS’ Image AnyPlace and OmniScale product lines using SpectraCal’s CalMAN calibration software. 
Starting at CalMAN version 4.5, available today, Image AnyPlace and Omniscale products will be supported as calibration devices as a standard part of the CalMAN software.    Using Image AnyPlace as a calibration device, Pro AV Installers can precisely compensate for color, luminance and gamma factor inaccuracies in projection systems, by running CalMAN’s automated workflows, which precisely measure actual projector performance.  Image AnyPlace’s 10 bit output LUTs are then programmed under CalMAN’s control to provide complete and accurate compensation across the projectors’ entire Luminance range.    
Projection calibration becomes especially important in Edge Blending systems, where slight differences between projectors in a system become highly visible in image blend regions.  Full calibration of a multi-projector Edge Blending system can be performed in a matter of minutes.
“There is no time when it’s more obvious how crucial accurate projector calibration is than when you’re trying to make blend zones disappear,” says Steve Wood, President of Flexible Picture Systems. “CalMAN makes the process fast and easy enough that everyone can do it.”
“Integrating CalMAN with Image AnyPlace brings calibration to the world of PRO AV projected displays,” says Joshua Quain, SpectraCal’s VP of Sales and Marketing. 
The companies are further pleased to announce the introduction of the Image AnyPlace Calibration Kit as a standard item in FPS’ product catalog.  The kit consists of a SpectraCal’s fast and accurate C6 colorimeter, the innovative and extensible AVFoundry digital video test pattern generator, and CalMAN 4.5 packaged conveniently in a carrying case.  The Image AnyPlace Calibration Kit is intended as a toolkit item for Pro AV Installers.  Installers purchase one kit and use it for multiple new installations and precision re-calibration of existing installations as projector bulbs age or are replaced.   Dealer pricing for the Image AnyPlace Calibration Kit is $5,995, for sale immediately.
Flexible Picture Systems will be demonstrating a calibrated system at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam, January 31 - February 2, booth 7H172.
About SpectraCal:SpectraCal provides everything needed for ensuring image fidelity in video:  the award-winning software CalMAN, a wide range of colorimeters and spectrophotometers for accurate color measurement, the best available test pattern sources, and a comprehensive education program. CalMAN Professional is the color calibration software used by nearly all professional video calibrators.
Joshua Quain
About Flexible Picture Systems: Flexible Picture Systems (FPS) is a manufacturing company in the business of providing high-end video and audio products for the professional AV and high-end Home Theater markets. Headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, FPS is the exclusive manufacturer and source of the Image AnyPlace brand of geometry correcting/edge blending switcher/scalers. Applications include simulation, Special Events, Houses of Worship, Digital Signage, Domed and Large Venue Theaters. Visitwww.flexiblepicturesystems.comfor more information.
Melinda DeNicola