ccDotmeter – a UK based technology company – is delighted to confirm that the company’s web site has now been made “mobile friendly” with both iPhone and Android versions of the site now working effectively on smartphone hardware.
The new version of the site is switches into action automatically when the ccdotmeter.com address is entered on a small screen device. Commenting on the enhancement to the company’s web presence, Bob Leslie, Managing Director of ccDotmeter, said: “Users don’t want to know the differences between a traditional web site and a mobile-optimised site, but they can get seriously frustrated at trying to load and read a standard site on a 3.5-inch screen! Too many companies forget that there is a significant difference in looking at a site on a 24-inch monitor and the small screen of your phone. We hope that both dealers and end-users find this enhanced web view of ccDotmeter a great help.
“Our own unofficial survey showed that less than 10% of UK printers and equipment supply companies create mobile friendly sites,” added Mr Leslie.
The company’s leading quality control device for the print industry is the microDot instrument. This hand-held unit is a product that is in use at print businesses throughout the world to provide quality control assurance to printers focused on creating the best of images. The device utilises robust, standard digital microscope hardware combined with unique, patented Centurfax software to create a product for reading the image on a litho printing plate and the printed output, providing the mechanics for calibrating both pre-press and printing equipment. Dotmeters, such as microDot, are essential tools for any printer seeking to conform to industry quality standards, including ISO12647-2.
Commenting further on the web site enhancements, Paul Foster, Sales Director for ccDotmeter, added: “We anticipate that this mobile-friendly version of the web site will be especially valuable to our international dealer network, where the smartphone is playing an increasingly important role in the transfer of product information.”
microDot is a combination of software developed by Centurfax – the originators of the dotmeter with the CCDot product – and a powerful, standard, digital microscope. Two versions of the product are available: The microDot.is@27 and the higher resolution microdDot.is@42.
The microDot device connects to a PC via a USB connection for instant analysis of the percentage dot and image. The easy to install PC software can calculate screen ruling, percentage dot values and screen angles. The device and software are suitable for measuring dots on film, plate or printed paper.
The measuring unit is highly portable and lightweight. Users simply link to their PC when they want to download the images that they have gathered. Image dots of less than 10 micron are perfectly readable by microDot meaning that the unit is ideal for all types of screening, including FM, hybrid and AM. The device can be set up to read multiple colour plates.
Once an image has been downloaded to a PC it can be measured for percentage dot size, screen ruling and screen angle. Images can, of course, be stored on the PC for future reference, or for e-mailing to support personnel and suppliers.