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NEWSCSIS System Announced
SMI is pleased to announce our Concierge Spectral Imaging System, a new tool and service for museums and other large repositories of high value art. The CSIS allows for the scientific analysis and visual capture of artwork in order to identify, authenticate, document, analyze, reproduce, protect, conserve and restore pieces in a collection. The CSIS hardware is an integrated, automated instrument that accomplishes analysis and capture tasks faster, at less cost and with far greater range, precision and accuracy than current methods and devices. The physical instrument is containerized and delivered to a client’s venue, where it is setup and operated by SMI as an in-situ service that clients subscribe to, rather than as a device that must be purchased, operated and maintained.

The CSIS instrument automatically captures high resolution art object spectra from the X-Ray through the IR bands, as specified and ordered by the client. The CSIS uses its on-board computer system to gather, store, organize, transform, transfer, archive and present the client’s digitally captured data via a unique graphical user interface accessible on the client’s in-house Windows or MAC computers. Besides the onsite operators, clients have access to SMI’s staff scientists, PhD level specialists in materials and imaging, and a support staff trained to work with and augment museum staffers so clients may better understand and optimize the use of the treasure trove of scientific and visual information generated by the CSIS hardware. Please click on the CSIS tab above to see and download the CSIS hardware spec and CSIS White Paper.
Spectral Masters, Inc. presents its digital imaging technology and scientific-grade hyperspectral tools and techniques to the graphic arts, defense and medical industries.

Hyperspectral Technology
Hyperspectral Technology (HT) is associated with Spectroscopy, or the physics of the Electromagnetic Radiation Spectrum. More specifically, HT is based upon the physics of Spectrophotometry, the study of EMR found between 360 and 830 nanometers, often called Visible Light.

Spectrophotometric physics concerns itself with, among other things, making reproducible measurements by applying four natural phenomena associated with visible light: Reflection; the bending or folding of light rays, Refraction; deflecting light rays by passing them through dissimilar media at an angle, Diffraction; modification of light rays passing through or reflecting off ruled surfaces, and Dispersion; separating light rays into visible bands perceived by humans as hues.

HT also utilizes two engineering disciplines associated with spectrophotometric physics: Photometry; the measurement of light intensity and Colorimetry; specifying numerically the color of a visual stimulus by defining the spectral radiant power distribution of the stimulus.

Spectral Masters, Inc. applies spectral science and related engineering disciplines in innovative ways to create tools, methods and techniques for image capture and reproduction.
3.5 MB Download of CIELAB TIFF File
TOP- Eagle by Dean Rhoads, scanned on the XYZ Observer Model 5B and saved as a CIELAB-encoded (D50/2) TIFF file. Displayed here in JPEG format.
BOTTOM - World Trade Center, also scanned by the Model 5B and converted to JPEG for display on the web. LEFT CLICK on either image to download CIELAB TIFF file (D50/2). NO RGB.
5 MB Download of CIELAB TIFF file
13.2 MB Download of CIELAB TIFF file
RIGHT - Kodak Q-60 Ektachrome Chart, scanned from original 4" x 5" transparency by the XYZ Observer Model 5B. Downloadable as a D50/2 CIELAB-encoded TIFF. Confirm your software can recognize a TIFF file encoded as CIELAB. The downloadable file is not in RGB format. LEFT CLICK TO DOWNLOAD CIELAB FILE