Model #: tac-tac

TAC7

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TAC7 is the physical material scanner for X-Rite’s Total Appearance Capture (TAC) Ecosystem, scanning physical material samples to produce highly accurate digital material definitions. 

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Create Virtual Materials with Unmatched Realism

Capturing exact appearance characteristics is critical to improving quality and speeding time to market for products, factories, transport and infrastructure. The TAC7 Scanner is a Total Appearance Capture Scanner that produces highly accurate digital material definitions from physical material samples.

Use the TAC7 scanner to capture complete color and appearance data from physical materials, bringing measurement-driven virtual materials to an unmatched level of realism for state-of-the-art design, production, supply chain and CAD infrastructures for enhanced product lifecycle management. Color, texture, gloss and other surface appearance characteristics are stored in a highly realistic, accurate and precise digital material specification in an Appearance eXchange Format (AxF™) file.

Benefits:

  • Quickly capture Total Appearance data for physical samples, enabling highly accurate creation of manufacturable customized materials.
  • Improve communication with stakeholders through more accurate renderings.
  • Simplify maintenance of material libraries.
  • Cost savings and accelerated design process through reduction of physical prototypes.

The TAC™ Ecosystem, with the TAC7 Scanner at its core, can replace existing virtual material systems and definitions to fully characterize and render everything from special-effects automotive paints to hand-made fabrics, from vinyl flooring to shingles. The TAC7 Scanner accurately captures and presents the full details and sophistication of almost any material sample.


Create Virtual Materials with Unmatched Realism

Capturing exact appearance characteristics is critical to improving quality and speeding time to market for products, factories, transport and infrastructure. The TAC7 Scanner is a Total Appearance Capture Scanner that produces highly accurate digital material definitions from physical material samples.

Use the TAC7 scanner to capture complete color and appearance data from physical materials, bringing measurement-driven virtual materials to an unmatched level of realism for state-of-the-art design, production, supply chain and CAD infrastructures for enhanced product lifecycle management. Color, texture, gloss and other surface appearance characteristics are stored in a highly realistic, accurate and precise digital material specification in an Appearance eXchange Format (AxF™) file.

  • Quickly capture Total Appearance data for physical samples, enabling highly accurate creation of manufacturable customized materials.
  • Improve communication with stakeholders through more accurate renderings.
  • Simplify maintenance of material libraries.
  • Cost savings and accelerated design process through reduction of physical prototypes.

The TAC™ Ecosystem, with the TAC7 Scanner at its core, can replace existing virtual material systems and definitions to fully characterize and render everything from special-effects automotive paints to hand-made fabrics, from vinyl flooring to shingles. The TAC7 Scanner accurately captures and presents the full details and sophistication of almost any material sample.

Create Virtual Materials with Unmatched Realism

Capturing exact appearance characteristics is critical to improving quality and speeding time to market for products, factories, transport and infrastructure. The TAC7 Scanner is a Total Appearance Capture Scanner that produces highly accurate digital material definitions from physical material samples.

Use the TAC7 scanner to capture complete color and appearance data from physical materials, bringing measurement-driven virtual materials to an unmatched level of realism for state-of-the-art design, production, supply chain and CAD infrastructures for enhanced product lifecycle management. Color, texture, gloss and other surface appearance characteristics are stored in a highly realistic, accurate and precise digital material specification in an Appearance eXchange Format (AxF™) file.

  • Quickly capture Total Appearance data for physical samples, enabling highly accurate creation of manufacturable customized materials.
  • Improve communication with stakeholders through more accurate renderings.
  • Simplify maintenance of material libraries.
  • Cost savings and accelerated design process through reduction of physical prototypes.

The TAC™ Ecosystem, with the TAC7 Scanner at its core, can replace existing virtual material systems and definitions to fully characterize and render everything from special-effects automotive paints to hand-made fabrics, from vinyl flooring to shingles. The TAC7 Scanner accurately captures and presents the full details and sophistication of almost any material sample.

Specifications

Measurement Geometry

4 monocromatic cameras at 0º, 22.5 º, 45º and 67.5º
illumination with 20+ white LEDs
3 spectral filter wheels and a motorized Linear Light Scanner

Inter-Instrument Agreement

Not published

Illumination Colors

Not published

Illumination Spot Size 130 mm
Image Contact During Measurements

No

Lamp Life

10.000 hrs

Light Level Adjustment

Automatic

Light Level Sensor

Yes

Light Source

LED

Linearity

Not published

Measurement Spot

130 mm

Measurement Time

15 to 60 min

Media Thickness

210 mm x 297 mm (flat surfaces),
5.45 kg max.

Patch Size

130 mm

Humidity

Operating Humidity: 20% to 80% relative, non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5% to 90% relative, non-condensing

Operating Temperature Range

10º C to 40º C / 50º F to 111º F

Storage Temperature Range

-20º C to 55º C / -4º F to 131º F

Material

Steel, PUR

Minimum Order Quantity

1

Unit Color

Black

Weight

126 kg / 278 lb

Package Dimensions (length, width, height)

112 cm x 112 cm x 180 cm / 44 in x 44 in x 71 in

Shipped Weight

270 kg / 595 lb

3rd Party Software Supported

Through PANTORA

Communication Interface

1000BaseT

Configuration Options

Backlight option for Alphamaps (end of 2016)

Experience Level

Advanced

Import/Export Format

AxF via PANTORA SW

Instrument Display

No

Languages Supported

EN

Software Development Kit

TAC7 SDK

Status Panel

Yes

Battery

No

Voltage

100-240 VAC/50-60 Hz

Wattage

250 W

Calibration

Radiometric calibration (user)
Geometric calibration (service)

Measurement Background

Black

Mobile Device Compatibility

No

Optical Brigtener Compensation (OBC)

No

NetProfiler Support

No

PantoneLIVE Support

No

Sample Preview

Yes

Warranty

12 month, sold with maintenance contract

What's Included?

TAC7 Scanner, calibration targets, cassette, power and ethernet cords

Android

No

Apple iOS

No

Macintosh

No

Windows

Windows 7 64 bit or
Windows 10 64 bit

Available Disk Space

Min. 1 TB free space

Connectivity

Min. 1 Gigabit Ethernet adapter
(recommended: 2 adapters, one dedicated for TAC7 communication)

Display Resolution

1080p or higher

Internet Connection

Not required

Memory

Min. 16 GB

Number of Displays Supported per Workstation

2

Optical Drive

Internet or usb dongle

Processor

Intel Xeon or Core i7 recommended (AMD CPUs not tested by X-Rite)
min. 8 virtual cores (for example 4 physical and 2x hyperthreading)
min.10,000 CPU Marks recommended

Security

User must have Administrator rights to install and uninstall the application

Video Card

NVIDIA Quadro or GeForce (AMD GPUs not tested by X-Rite)
min. 2 GB RAM, min. 5,000 G3D Marks recommended

Compatible Android Devices

No

Compatible iOS Devices

No

Data Format AxF

SUPPORT

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TRAINING

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