Discontinued Products

Important Information on the Provision of Replacement Parts for older Spectrophotometers and Light Cabinets.

Changes in technology have created some difficult challenges for Datacolor. The most significant challenge has proven to be our ability to provide instrument hardware support at a “reasonable cost” to our customers. Many of the major components used to produce several of our older spectrophotometers are no longer available. Some components that are available are in limited supply and at a much higher cost.

In light of this, Datacolor will not be able to fully support certain instruments as listed below. However, in our ongoing efforts to provide you with the best customer service, we will make every attempt to support your older instruments if possible. If you have an instrument included on this list, please contact us to find out how we can help you.

What the discontinuation of support Policy means:

  • No Telephone or email support beyond basic coverage
  • Datacolor support will not provide help on reinstallation of these legacy products on newer computers
  • Current Applications agreements will be honored but will not be renewed

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Discontinued Hardware Products

InstrumentSupport Discontinued Effective Date
Chroma SensorJune 2000
38XX series Units Built BEFORE 1988June 2000
CS-5 and CS-3April 2002
38XX series Units Built AFTER 1988September 2002
39XX SeriesSeptember 2002
SF500 SeriesSeptember 2002
Elrepho 3100 & 3300February 2010
Dataflash 100 January 2013
Elrepho 450 January 2013
Microflash 45IRJanuary 2016
Microflash 100d & 200dOctober 2016
MercuryOctober 2016
CheckOctober 2016
Spectraflash 300October 2016
Spectraflash 450October 2016
Spectraflash 600October 2016
Spectraflash 600 PlusOctober 2016
Spectraflash 350 XOctober 2016
Spectraflash 450 XOctober 2016
Spectraflash 600 XOctober 2016
Check IIFebruar 2020
Select QCNovember 2020
Datacolor ViewportMarch 2021
Datacolor 110December 2021

Light CabinestSupport Discontinued Effective Date
Multilight 2 (ML 2)June 2002
Multilight 5 (ML 5)June 2002
Tru-Vue 1June 2002
Verivide CA SeriesApril 2015

Lab DispensingSupport Discontinued Effective Date
DS3 & DM3January 1996
DS5 & DM5July 2001
AUTOLAB Models: 32, 40 Combo,
64, 72, 72 Combo, 96, 96T, 104,
104T, 108, 108T, 108 Combo, 128,
128T, 186, 186T, 100 Plus,
20V, Modulo GT series
December 2012
AUTOLAB SM, SMS, SM ChemDecember 2012

Lab DyeingSupport Discontinued Effective Date
ColormatSeptember 2004
PolymatDecember 2004
TexomatDecember 2004
Winder KSWDecember 2004
Turbolor 1000December 2009
TurbomatDecember 2009
Nuance Top SpeedDecember 2011
Nuance ECO (serial #<03170)December 2011
Nuance PlusDecember 2011
EasydyeDecember 2016
SpectradyeDecember 2016
Ahiba Nuance Top Speed IIJanuary 2019
MultipreciseJanuary 2019

Discontinued Software Products

Datacolor will no longer replace defective hardware keys. The table below shows discountinued software products and the name of the replacement product Datacolor TOOLS v.2.4 or above. We cannot guarantee that discontinued software can be installed on recent operating systems.

Technical SupportReplacement Software
Quality Control Software
Chroma QCDatacolor TOOLSv.2.4.x
DatamasterDatacolor TOOLSv.2.4.x
Colortools 1.X, 2.XDatacolor TOOLSv.2.4.x
Datacolor Tools 1.x
Until October 2019
Datacolor TOOLSv.2.4.x
Datacolor Tools 2.x *
X
Datacolor TOOLSv.2.4.x
Color Matching Software
Chroma Calc I, II, and IIIDatacolor MATCH PIGMENT v.4.2.x
Match AFXDatacolor MATCH PIGMENT v.4.2.x
Datamatch Paint, Plastic and InkDatacolor MATCH PIGMENT v.4.2.x
Datacolor Match Pigment 1.x, 2.x, 3.xDatacolor MATCH PIGMENT v.4.2.x
Datacolor Match Pigment 3.3 *
Until Jan 15, 2020
Datacolor MATCH PIGMENT v.4.2.x
Datacolor Match Pigment 4.x *
X
Datacolor MATCH PIGMENT v.4.2.x
Datamatch TextileDatacolor MATCH TEXTILE v.2.6
DCIMatch 1.0 – 1.2.XDatacolor MATCH TEXTILE v.2.6
Datacolor Match Textile 1.xDatacolor MATCH TEXTILE v.2.6
Datacolor Match Textile 1.6
Until September 2016
Datacolor MATCH TEXTILE v.2.6
Datacolor Match Textile 2.x *
X
Datacolor MATCH TEXTILE v.2.6
Retail Software
DOS PaintmakerDatacolor PAINT v.2.10
PaintmakerDatacolor PAINT v.2.10
Lab Paintmaker 1.x -3.15Datacolor PAINT v.2.10
Datacolor Paint 1.x
Until 2016
Datacolor PAINT v.2.10
Datacolor Paint 2.x *
X
Datacolor PAINT v.2.10
Visualization Software
ImageSync 3.xDatacolor ENVISION v.2.0.x
ImageMatch 3.xDatacolor ENVISION v.2.0.x
ImageMaster 3.xDatacolor ENVISION v.2.0.x
Production
ITMProcessDatacolor PROCESS v.2.7
Smart WeighDatacolor WEIGH v.1.3
Performance Monitor High End Instruments
Datacolor MaestroDatacolor Guardian v.3.2.x
Datacolor Guardian 1.x, 2.xDatacolor Guardian v.3.2.x
Datacolor Guardian 3.x *Datacolor Guardian v.3.2.x
Datacolor FleetViewer 1.x, 2.xDatacolor FleetViewer 3.x

* not discontinued, see latest replacement version