The Maxwell Client makes it easy to update the Maxwell color repository with measurements and profiles. It "bridges the gap" between the web browser and your computer and uploads measurements automatically into Maxwell Tracks for immediate use anywhere in the world.
The Client directly drives / runs most of the spectrophotometers in the industry, including:
- the X-Rite iSis (original and version 2),
- i1Pro and i1IO hardware (original and version 2),
- Barbieri LFP,
- Barbieri Spectropad,
- KonicaMinolta FD9,
- More coming soon!
It can also make use of hot folders to upload measurements from other instruments. We are continually expanding Maxwell's compatibility with industry hardware and software.
The Client is a separate app that resides on the user's computer, and can:
- Drive measurement instruments for measuring profile targets, color charts and other color data,
- Monitor the computer's connections to printers, displays, measurement instruments, etc.
- Gather environmental data from humidity and temperature sensors, or measuring instruments.
- Easily upload multiple measurements,
- Client system requirements
Mac OS X
- Mac OS X 10.5 or later
- 1.6GHz G5 or better suggested. PowerPC and Intel supported
- 1GB RAM
- Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
- Intel or compatible CPU 2.0GHz recommended
- 1GB RAM
- For online data analysis (Maxwell)
- Safari 5 or later (Mac or Windows)
- FireFox 4 or later (Mac or Windows)
- Chrome (Mac or Windows)
Overview of Features
The Maxwell Client setup pane is for entering Maxwell account login information. There is also:
- A quick link for finding the Client User Manual (which you are reading right now),
- A quick link for finding the Maxwell User Manual.
Click on the Submit Feature Request / Bug Report link to send us feedback on:
- New features you would like to see in the software,
- Bugs in the system that you think we should know about.
To use custom-made targets, click the Open Target Folder link. This opens the proper folder on your operating system into which you can place the reference files for any targets you wish to use. The Client will accept target references made by the following programs:
- ColorPort (.xml)
- MeasureTool (.txt)
- i1Profiler .txf files or .pwxf workflow files (not including iSis)
- Barbieri Chart Generator .zip files
For more information about using Client to read custom-made targets, go to Measuring your target with the Client.
Tracks can be printers, presses, or measurement instruments which you might want to have tracked in Maxwell.
To add a new track
- Click on the plus sign in the bottom left corner of the Client.
- Browse to the device and track in Maxwell that you wish to connect to, and select it to be added to the list of Tracks in the Client.
See How to setup Maxwell to track a printer for more information on creating a track in Maxwell.
Clicking on a specific device will bring up details about:
- The name, model and serial number
- The connection status
- Recent history of files that have been uploaded for this device.
The Client automatically detects spectrophotometers and colorimeters* that are connected to your computer.
When an instrument is plugged in and connected to the Maxwell Client, an instrument record will be automatically created in Maxwell. Also, all measurements with the instrument will be tied to it in Maxwell. So if you're wondering if a failed print might be caused by the instrument you can link right to the instrument. List all the measurements it has taken, to see if the instrument might be at fault.
For those who have the MeasureWatch Verify service for an instrument, Maxwell Client will automatically configure itself for verification measurements. The instrument will also appear with the MeasureWatch Verify target symbol in the left menu. MeasureWatch Verify measurements are performed right in the instrument pane. Click on the instrument in the left menu and click “MeasureWatch Verify."
From this pane you can:
- See the name, model and serial number of the instrument.
- See the connection status.
- Perform a MeasureWatch Verify measurement (for those who have the service enabled.)
- See a recent history of files that have been uploaded for the instrument.
*: coming soon.