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Matrox, QUBYX and Datacolor Support 13-bit Calibration and Luminance Uniformity Correction for Medical Displays

Full-Featured Software Bundle is Perfect Tool for Medical Display and Imaging Professionals


Montreal, Canada / Luzern, Switzerland / Nice, France – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading manufacturer of specialized graphics solutions, announced that QUBYX has integrated DATACOLOR's Spyder3 colorimeter into its PerfectLUM medical display calibration software. In addition, the calibration software will also support the Matrox Xenia™Series onboard 13-bit Gamma and Digital Luminance Correction (DLC™) technology. By combining each company's extensive and high quality solutions, Matrox has created a comprehensive package for the medical display and imaging marketplace that will ultimately save time, money, and improve efficiencies in patient care.

The new software bundle is ideal for use in radiology and mammography where international standards exist to secure consistent image display quality. PerfectLUM can now calibrate to standards including AAPMTG18, DIN6868, IEC, JESRA, and DICOM with greater ease and accuracy to ensure precise readings and minimize the need for re-testing.

As a global leader in color management solutions and color communication technology, Datacolor brings a level of color rendition accuracy that is essential to the medical imaging industry. In addition to providing medical technicians with precise monitor calibration, Datacolor's Spyder system improves efficiencies by providing fast and accurate color and black-and-white tonal matching on screen and in print, which is critical to today's digital imaging technology in medical labs around the world.

QUBYX is a technology contributor to the medical imaging and color management industries with various professional calibration and visualization solutions since 1996. QUBYX develops software solutions like PerfectLUM. QUBYX PerfectLUM software is used to calibrate and verify medical displays used for diagnostics for viewing of medical images ranging from biological-medical-imaging, radiology, radiological sciences, endoscopy, tomography, ultrasound, medical photography, and microscopy.

For some fields like radiology and mammography, some national and international standards exist to secure image display quality. QUBYX PerfectLUM is used to calibrate to standards like AAPMTG18, DIN6868, IEC, JESRA, and DICOM.

Matrox Xenia is the first native PCI Express single-slot board with all-digital, triple-monitor output and the flexibility to drive practically any known display configuration. Xenia PRO supports resolutions from under 1MP up to 8MP, with up to 1GB of on-board memory, and features new technology to ensure optimum display calibration (via Matrox DLC™and 8/10/13-bit gamma LUTs).

"Datacolor is very excited to be working directly with Matrox and QUBYX to produce a comprehensive calibration product for medical imaging and diagnostics professionals," explains Albert Busch, CEO of Datacolor. "With the continual rise in healthcare costs, PerfectLUM will help ensure that medical imaging technicians can provide physicians with accurate pictures, scans, and X-Rays of their patients the first time," Mr. Busch added.

"The high-quality measurement device from DATACOLOR, combined with quality software solutions from QUBYX and professional display controller boards from Matrox, provide critical tools to the medical imaging industry," says Marc Leppla, Director of QUBYX.

"Matrox is pleased that the Datacolor Spyder3 colorimeter has been integrated into PerfectLUM for superior measurement, calibration, and correction solutions for the medical imaging market," says George Rigas, Business Development Manager for Medical Imaging, Matrox Graphics Inc. "In medical imaging, you want the best out of your images, whether for review or diagnostic reading. The high end Spyder3 colorimeter from Datacolor in combination with Matrox Xenia Series' DLC and its onboard 13-bit GAMMA LUTs—powered by QUBYX PerfectLUM—will provide medical imaging professionals with pristine image quality and high precise calibration."

With additional development potential for increasing hardware-accelerated performance via hardware LUTs, multiple window IDs, and additional hardware features, Xenia Series is a flexible and expandable solution for medical imaging developers and integrators looking for leading edge technology.

About Datacolor

Datacolor is a global leader in color management solutions and color communication technology. The world's leading brands, manufacturers, creative professionals and consumers, have been choosing Datacolor's innovative technology and solutions to consistently achieve the right color for nearly 40 years. A Swiss held company, Datacolor's global presence encompasses a sales, service and support network serving customers in more than 65 countries throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia, along with 13 worldwide operation and production facilities. Industries served include apparel and textile, paint and coatings, automotive, plastics, photography, home theater and others. For more information about Datacolor and its products or services, visit Datacolor.

About QUBYX

QUBYX is a technology contributor to the Medical Imaging and Color Management Industries with various professional Calibration and Visualization solutions since 1996. QUBYX develops software solutions. Our solutions include OSD replacement software, Display Management systems, Color Calibrations and Verification software for the Medical imaging use. QUBYX has an extended knowledge in digital color technologies. Our knowledge extends to handling, calculating, mapping from different color spaces and creating ICC profiles. For more information, visit QUBYX.

About Matrox Graphics
Matrox Graphics is a leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professional markets. In-house design expertise, top-to-bottom manufacturing, and dedicated customer support make our solutions the premier choice in industries that require stable, high-reliability products. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with representation and offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit Matrox Xenia Series display controller boards product pages or contact Matrox Graphics directly.




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