BYK Additives & Instruments

smart-lab Color Software

Online color & effect control in the lab with BYK-mac i

Color and effect control in the laboratory require on one hand open and flexible data analysis and on the other hand efficient data handling of large data sets. BYK-Gardner’s modern and intuitive software smart-lab Color analyzes all data measured with the BYK-mac i: 6-angle color, sparkle and graininess. The measurements are taken in an online mode and are instantly displayed after measurement.

With smart-lab Color, you can start faster and finish sooner without getting lost in details.

Extensive flexibility of tolerance methods

Online meaasurement and instant data display

Variety of measurement reports

Powerful Standard Management to define tolerances and limits
Measure and analyze – all within a second
Highly flexible data analysis
  • Set-up of Color Families defining common settings: dE equation, measurement geometries, statistics and tolerances
  • Export and import of digital standards among the entire supply chain for seamless communication
  • Customer specific color scales are predefined




  • Connect the BYK-mac i with the PC to directly measure standard vs. samples
  • Or recall standard and samples from the database and quickly add new readings
  • Save measurements in project files to easily share with other smart-lab Color users

  • Simultaneous display of results in a data table and graphs: scatter plot, line/travel diagram and spectral curves
  • Easily toggle between measurement conditions: illuminant / observer – color equations
  • Pass/Fail tolerances based on commonly available color difference methods or customer specific color scales
  • Swap standard with sample and vice versa for ultimate flexibility
  • Calculation of mean value based on a population of samples to be used as a new standard

  • Prices and Products
  • 4862
    BYKWARE smart-lab
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  • Comes complete with
  • Software on CD-ROM with license key

    Note: smart-lab Color license fee for more than two installations is quantity dependent. Please contact your local BYK-Gardner representative.

    System Requirements:
    Operating system: Windows 7 SP1 or 8.1
    Microsoft® .NET Framework 4
    Hardware: Core 2 Duo, 2.2 GHz; i7, 2.5 GHz recommended, or equivalent
    Memory: 4 GB RAM, 8 GB recommended
    Hard-disk space: min. 300 MB
    Monitor resolution: 1280 x 1024 Pixel or higher Disk drive: CD-ROM or DVD drive
    Interface: free USB port

  • Specifications (PDF)