Standox has further improved its web-based colour search software. Standowin iQ now has a more user-friendly interface. Thanks to a new, customisable display, professional refinishers are now able to obtain precise results much more quickly when searching for colours.
The user interface of the web-based Standowin iQ colour search software can now be adapted to the needs of both professional refinishers and bodyshop managers. This has the advantage of only showing users the functions that are relevant to their work. In this way, the software helps high-quality bodyshops improve their processes and helps to make them even more efficient.
For better operation, Standox has also integrated the option of switching effortlessly between desktop and touch modes. The touch screen mode ensures that the elements and input fields are displayed in a larger format so that they can be easily operated on touch-screen PCs. Formula searches can not only be carried out on desktop computers, but also from mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones. In addition, users are able to send the mixing formulas wirelessly to mixing scales or fully automated mixing systems.
Another new feature is a WiFi icon that indicates whether or not the user is working with the online version. The colour retrieval software can be used both as a web-based or as a local version. The use of the online Standowin iQ software has the advantage that users will automatically be working with the latest colour information. Data can also be stored online, behind a password, so that it doesn’t get lost in the event of computer damage. The data is also stored on the local computer and is available even when there is no Internet connection. If users opt for the local version of the software, updates are carried as soon as it is connected to the Internet. That way refinishers can rest assured that they will automatically have access to formulas as well as information about the latest refinish products, no matter what their preferred way of working may be.
Armin Sauer, Trainer and Colour Management Specialist at Standox Germany, is aware of the importance of fast, precise and reliable colour retrieval for car repairs and advises professional bodyshops to get to grips with digital and web-based tools.
"With its comprehensive database and a wealth of colour information, Standowin iQ makes it much easier to find the right colour. Together with the Genius iQ digital spectrophotometer, this is currently a state-of-the-art system for the industry," says Sauer. "We are constantly working to further improve our digital colour tools so that Standox bodyshops will continue to be among the leaders in their industry. Our aim is to offer professionalism and premium quality not only in our products but also in our customer support."
For more information on the Standox web-based colour search, please visit www.standox.com/standowiniq.
Standox, one of the global refinish coating brands from Axalta Coating Systems, supports its customers with premium product quality and in-depth consultancy to help obtain the best results. As a leading European automotive refinish brand based in Wuppertal, Germany, it delivers innovative product systems, and superior colour-match accuracy and paint technology. Approvals from major car manufacturers reflect the brand’s position as a leading partner to the automotive industry. Standox helps professional refinishers achieve right-first-time results.