[argyllcms] Re: Compatibility with i1 (Eye One) Display Pro 3 retail and OEM?

  • From: Kristian Jörg <krjg@xxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 09:24:24 +0100

Graeme Gill skrev 2012-01-31 02:21:
Kristian Jörg wrote:

Calman and Chromapure use the *same* OEM meter, so if Argyll support the calman 
one it should also
support the Chromapure one. According to Chromapure no special password etc is 
used to lock its
meter in any way. I would very much like some confirmation that this is indeed 
true since I am
leaning towards the Chromapure bundle right now... According to Chromapures own 
site the above
statements are true.
Hmm. I'll believe all that when I see it, or have someone confirm it. So far all
the OEM's meters have different enable codes.
Well, I haven't seen proof of this. But a fair amount of forum posts and FAQ's seems to indicate the PEM meters are the same. The branded ones are locked differently though. Noone has claimed the opposite, not before you do now. This troubles me a bit. I will try to get confirmation from CP. If I end up with a unit that is locked. Can we then unlock it somehow, i.e find the enable code?
Chromapure can only use the OEM version, not the retail due to licensing 
problems. From what i
gathered there is two different SDKs, one for the OEM, and one for the retail. 
The OEM SDK is
freely available. The retail one is hidden. Wether this is true I do not know. 
Do you use the SDK
or do you access the meter in another way?
Possible, but sounds a bit strange/unlikely to me.
It is highly strange, and a debate that has been running for at least 9-10 pages on avforums.com. It boils down to some business decisions on the part of X-rite.

Calman can use both the OEM version (which is available in bundle only) and the 
retail version
also. Somehow they have solved the licensing problems...?
I've no idea what X-Rites SDK licensing involves, but as far as I can gather, 
only differences between these meters is the enable code, which the application
provides. ie. the same SDK could be used on any of the i1d3 meters, but you 
get anywhere without the enable code for your model meter.

How come that Argyll can use all these versions of the meter when other 
software cannot?
I'm not using the X-Rite SDK since I want to support Linux.
That means you bypass the enable code by going to the USB device directly?


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