Client-server setup

All measurements and other data are stored on a MeasureColor server*. Depending on the configuration, this server might be running on your local system or is located somewhere on your LAN (Local Area Network). Because all data is stored on a server, there is no need to save data during production manually. When the MeasureColor server is connected to the internet, MeasureColor workstations anywhere can access the data over the internet, using their credentials.

  • To make sure your data stays safe, have your administrator add the MeasureColor server to the backup routine.

Client login and server connection

While installing MeasureColor the installation wizard will ask you to choose a login name and password. When you launch MeasureColor for the first time, the earlier chosen login name and password will be used to enter the software. The MeasureColor client is configured to connect to the local host (server).

If the main server is situated somewhere else in your company, you can unfold the window by clicking on the little black arrow beneath the login button and provide the host with the proper IP address and port (:3000) of the MeasureColor server (e.g. Next to server settings the advanced settings also hold the options for the login, window size, and keyboard.


After you click ‘login’ the system tries to connect to all installed devices. This might take a few seconds. If the login procedure is successful you are taken to the main (Home) view of MeasureColor. Depending on your license level and installed features different modules can become visible.

Login Options

  1. Select advanced options from the Login dialog (if your MeasureColor client is set to automatic login simply log out again)
  2. Select from the right pane the measuring devices you want to show up on the shortlist
  3. If you have many devices installed you can use the filter option to limit the list
Selecting devices to show up in the device list (versions 15.3 and later)
select advanced options select the devices


  • MeasureColor is an independent software system. This makes it possible to use a wide variety of measurement devices. Most devices are compatible with our software. Which devices are shown depends on which were selected during installation.
  • Before you can begin measuring, just make sure that your measurement device is connected. After connecting the device needs to be calibrated. To calibrate a device, click the icon for ‘Devices’ and select your device. Check if your device is recognized by the software. It should display a checkmark.
  • In the ‘Devices overview’ is a button for options. You can use this feature to select the way you want your device to work: ‘Spot’ or -mostly used- ‘Strip’.
  • If the device is connected, click on ‘Calibrate’. Depending on the device, the calibration wizard will first calibrate on the tile, followed by a paper white calibration. Once both are calibrated successfully, you can continue measuring.

When measurements are being made on a single client setup, the measurements are saved on the database of the local client. If measurements are made in a LAN setup, the measurements are saved on the LAN database. Multiple clients are connected to the same database and can therefore view all of the connected client’s setup and measurement data.