Award-winning monitor calibration solution huey runs natively on Intel Core Duo Processor-based systems
Pantone, Inc., the global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries, today announced an upgrade to its award-winning, easy-to-use monitor calibration solution, PANTONE huey, to run natively on the new Intel Core Duo processor-based Macintosh computers. This allows huey to run at peak performance on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Macs. The huey software update is available, free-of-charge.
"Mac OS X is the platform of choice for just about any kind of creative pro who deals with visual materials," said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "We’re thrilled that Pantone is delivering a universal version of huey so users can take full advantage of the colour fidelity of Mac OS X on the Intel-based Mac system."
"We have always been strong supporters of Apple and the Macintosh community," said Helmut Eifert, vice president of European Operations for Pantone, Inc. "With this upgrade we are demonstrating our continuing commitment to our Macintosh customers, ensuring that they are able to take advantage of the high performance and optimum productivity of the latest Intel-based Apple hardware."
Developed in partnership with GretagMacbeth (recently acquired by X-Rite Incorporated) and brought to market by Pantone, huey is based on GretagMacbeth’s technology for professional-level products and delivered in an easy-to-use, affordable device – a true breakthrough in terms of form, function and usability. About the size of a small pen, huey delivers excellent results on LCD, laptop and CRT displays without requiring users to have any knowledge of colour management. In addition, huey is the first monitor calibration device to continually adjust the monitor as room lighting changes.
In less than five minutes, huey can calibrate a user’s monitor and adjust it based on his or her primary viewing activity – viewing photos, playing games, creating graphics or browsing the Web. With an affordable £59 (excl VAT) price tag, huey delivers accurate on-screen colour, a crucial component for anyone who cares about colour fidelity.
The Eye-One Match software version 3.6.1 for the Eye-One Display LT and Eye-One Display 2, Pantone’s professional-level monitor calibration solutions, is also now available to extend support to the Intel Core Duo Macs.
PANTONE huey comes with a one-year hardware warranty as well as free, unlimited technical support through the life of the product.
Pricing and Availability
The huey software update for Intel Core Duo processor-based Macintosh computers and the Eye-One Match software version 3.6.1 for the Eye-One Display LT and Eye-One Display 2 are available immediately for download by registered users, free-of-charge.
PANTONE huey is priced at £59 (excl VAT), Eye-One Display LT is priced at £112 (excl VAT) and Eye-One Display 2 is priced at £165 (excl VAT). All three products are available directly from www.pantone.co.uk. All of these devices work with LCD, CRT and laptop monitors and are compatible with Mac OS X 10.3 and Windows 2000 and XP.