SpectraMagic™ NX2 Color Data Software

Spectramagic NX2 Screen

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Spectramagic NX2 Screen
Spectramagic NX2 Screen
Spectramagic NX2 Screen

Effortlessly manage and control colors with ease, whether it is measuring incoming raw materials, monitoring in-process production, or ensuring the quality of color-critical finished goods and materials. With SpectraMagic™ NX2, used in conjunction with a Konica Minolta Sensing spectrophotometer or colorimeter, inspection and analysis of color is simplified.

This versatile program makes it easy to store and retrieve measurement data and color values. The updated user interface ensures ease of use, enabling operators to accurately identify color inconsistencies through user-friendly assessment reports and detailed graphs. Unlock advanced functionalities for optimal fleet management of your measurement devices, streamline data classification, and use straightforward data export tools that integrate seamlessly into your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

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  • Updated interface for easy-to-understand quality evaluation results
  • Configurable for beginners to advanced users
  • Two levels of software: Pro (with all features and advanced functionality) and Lite (streamlined with standard functionality)
  • Color difference calculations and pass/fail assessments can be performed using standard or customized evaluation formulas to identify color inconsistencies and determine if the sample meets the defined color standard
  • New (pro only) User defined illuminant. Through our Konica Minolta CL-500A, users can create an illuminant(s) based on an actual surround/environment and apply it to measurement conditions
  • New (pro only) Selectable automatic export of data to a *.csv file after each measurement for implementation into ERP systems
  • New (pro only) Creation of QC Template allows for fleet management with peace of mind in that all readings are taken under the same measurement conditions, with no manual changes to the instruments’ settings needed
  • Inclusive notification system when program updates are available.

Compatible Instruments



CM-3700A*1, CM-36d/CM-36dG/CM-36dGV, CM-3600A*1/CM-3610A*1, CM-5*1/CR-5*1, CM-M6, CM-26d/CM-25d/CM-26dG, CM-25cG,
CM-700d*1/CM-600d*1, CM-2500c*1, CM-512m3A*1, CM-2600d*1/CM-2500d*1, CR-400*1/CR-410*1/DP-400*1



Observer 2°, 10°
Color system color space Pro, Lite L*a*b*, L*C*h, Lab99, LCh99, Lab99o, LCh99o, Hunter Lab, and their color differences; Munsell (C, D65)
Pro only XYZ, Yxy, u’v’, u*v*, and their color differences
Index Pro, Lite MI; GU and difference (CM-25cG, CM-26dG, CM-36dG/CM-36dGV); Opacity (ISO 2471, TAPPI T425 89% white plate)*2
CM-5/CR-5 only: Gardner, Iodine Color Number, Hazen/APHA, European Pharmacopoeia, US Pharmacopeia
Pro only WI (CIE1982, ASTM E313-73, Hunter, ASTM E313-98, BERGER, TAUBE, STENSBY, Ganz); YI (ASTM D1925-70, ASTM E313-73, ASTM E313-98, DIN 6167); B (ASTM E313-73); Tint (CIE 1982, ASTM E313-98, Ganz); Standard Depth (ISO 105.A06); Brightness  (TAPPI T452, ISO 2470); Density (Status A, Status T); Dominant Wavelength; Excitation Purity; 555; RxRyRz; Grey Scale/Grey Scale Rating (ISO 105.A05); K/S Strength (Apparent, (ΔE*ab, ΔL*, ΔC*, ΔH*, Δa*, Δb*, Maximum absorption, Total wavelength, User wavelength); Strength; Pseudo strength; Staining degree/degree grade (ISO 105.A04E); NC#; NC#Grade; Ns; Ns Grade; Signal color index; 8° gloss/8° gloss difference (for simultaneous SCI/SCE measurements only);
FF/FF difference (CM-M6); User equation; Haze (ASTM D1003-97)*2

difference formula

Pro, Lite ΔE*ab (CIE1976); ΔE00 (CIE DE2000) and each component of lightness; saturation and hue; ΔE99(DIN99), ΔE(Hunter); ΔE*94 (CIE 1994) and each component of lightness; saturation and hue; CMC and each component of lightness; saturation and hue; ΔE99o and each component of lightness; saturation and hue
Pro only ΔE*94 (Special) and each component of lightness; saturation and hue; ΔEc(degree)(DIN 6175-2); ΔEp(degree)(DIN 6175-2);
FMC-2; NBS 100; NBS 200; Audi2000
Illuminant Pro, Lite A, C, D50, D65, F2, F11
Pro only D55, D75, F6, F7, F8, F10, F12, U50, ID50, ID65, LED-B1, LED-B2, LED-B3, LED-B4, LED-B5, LED-BH1, LED-RGB1, LED-V1, LED-V2, User illuminant (100 maximum)
and canvas objects
Pro, Lite Spectral reflectance (transmittance) and its difference; L*a*b* absolute color distribution; Hunter Lab absolute color distribution;  ΔL*a*b* color difference distribution;  Hunter ΔLab; xy chromaticity diagram; Trend graph; Histogram; Multichannel graph; 2D user-specified axis graph

Text labels, Numerical labels, Images, Data lists, Statistics, Pseudo-color patches

Pro only K/S and its difference; Absorbance and its difference
Features Pro, Lite <Measurement>
Viewfinder (CM-36d series); Manual averaging measurement; Trigger measurement (excluding CM-3700A, CM-3600A and CM-3610A)<Data>
Categorize by tags; Attaching images/comments; Evaluation results·pass/fail judgment; Import/export; Stored data reading/target data writing (excluding CM-3700A, CM-3600A, CM-3610A and CM-36d series)<Other>
Shortcut key settings; Display template creation / output / appication; Report printing; Printing to serial printer; Sound (on measurement, pass judgment, fail judgment)
Pro only <Calibration>      User calibration, UV adjustment

<Measurement>               Interval measurement

<Security>           User management/operation restrictions
Data search under specified conditions; User illuminant source registration (manual input, from file, from  CL-500); Automatic selection of standards; Auto tolerance; Classification by user defined information

QC template creation/editing/output; Macro function; External software startup; Job settings (CM-26d/
CM-25d/CM-26dG, CM-25cG)

Number of files and data Number of files that can be opened simultaneously: 10
Number of data that can be stored in a file: 10,000 (total of target data and measurement data)
Supported file formates NX2 (.mesx2, .mtpx2), NX (.mtp, .mes, .mea; reading only); Other (.csv (output only), .cxf);
SpectraMagic DX files (.mesx) need to be converted to .mes with a conversion toolNX2 QC template (.qctp; Lite: application only)
Display languages Japanese, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Turkish, Russian, Polish, Korean

Minimum Computing Requirements*3

Windows® 10 Pro 64 bit Version 1803 or higher/
Windows® 11 ProCPU: Intel® Core i5 2.7 GHz or higher processor (recommended)Memory: 2 GB or more (4 GB or more recommended)Storage: 10 GB or moreUSB port: Required for dongle versionConnection to external network: Required for activation


*1: Instruments with new firmware versions only. Instruments with old firmware versions may not be supported.

*2: For opacity (ISO 2471, TAPPI T425 89% white plate) and haze (ASTM D1003-97) measurements, software measurement procedure and calculations follow
the corresponding standard. Whether the geometric requirements of the
corresponding standard are met depends on the instrument used.

*3: The hardware of the computer system must meet or exceed the greater of the recommended system requirements for the compatible OS being used or the above specifications.

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