Colour and effect control in the laboratory requires open and flexible data analysis as well as efficient data handling of large data sets. Smart-lab software analyzes all data measured with the BYK-mac: 6-angle colour, sparkle and graininess. The measurements are taken in an online mode and are instantly displayed after measurement or can be retrieved from the linked database (sdf-format for efficient data analysis of large data sets).
All measurement data are stored in a database (sdf-format). Clearly structured filters can be used for data selection. Standards and samples can also be saved in “projects” as xml-files. Thus, for example colour batch QC data over a defined time period can easily be transferred by email to other smart-lab users. Projects can also combine data saved in different measurement databases. BYK-Gardner