[argyllcms] Re: Equipment

  • From: Ben Goren <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 16:09:19 -0700

On 2012-09-03, at 6:35 AM, Graeme Gill wrote:

> Andrzej Andrez wrote:
>> I thought that you own i1 Pro 2 and noticed that there is (or not) a
>> sticker with certification due date like is on i1 Pro. 
> What came with it was a "Certificate of performance", which was
> "ISO 9001 Certified". This appears to be a re-statement of
> the instrument specifications. The certificate states
> "X-Rite recommended calibration interval: 12 months".

Just to clarify a bit more on what certification means....

The instrument will continue to operate until it experiences some sort of 
mechanical failure, which is likely to be a very long time.

However, various components, especially the bulb, can drift with time.

When X-Rite recertifies an instrument, they do whatever they need to do to 
ensure that it complies with ISO 9001 specifications.

If your process requires ISO 9001 specification, then you need to recertify the 
equipment at least every twelve months.

If your process doesn't require ISO 9001 specification, then you might not ever 
need / want to recertify the equipment. It's still probably going to perform 
quite well; you just won't have any way of knowing if it's not performing up to 
par, or how far off it is.

Me? I've had mine several years, now, and I've only sent it in for 
recertification once. I probably should send it in again at some point...but 
I'm more inclined to upgrade to the new version instead. That's especially true 
since mine needs to go to Switzerland for recertification.



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