Nix Spectro 2


  • Match any color with a simple scan
  • Create custom color databases with our free Nix Toolkit app
  • 96%+ hit rate on common paint decks
  • Compare two color scans
  • Compatible with Pantone, RAL and NCS
  • True 31 channel spectral data
  • Industrial, powder coated, aluminum enclosure
  • Includes individual calibration certification and white ceramic calibration tile

Expert engineered, award-winning technology

The perfect fit for any workflow

Nix for paints + coatings

The world of paint formulation and matching is the bread and butter of Nix color sensor devices. Nix has successfully engineered color matching tech that is faster, simpler, more durable, more portable and more accurate. Modernize your paint color matching and formulation process with Nix color sensors.

Nix for print + packaging

Color accuracy in the print and packaging industry is everything. Take control of the quality control process by integrating a portable and accurate color measurement solution developed by the engineers at Nix Sensor. Confidently know your color standards are up to code on a scientific level every day.

Nix for any industry

From agriculture to cosmetics, healthcare to textiles, Nix color sensors are made to fit into any workflow. Check out how Nix can be integrated into any industry to make your workflow smoother.


Why a spectrophotometer...

A spectrophotometer first shines a known, stable, broad spectrum white light source on the surface to be measured. It then collects the light reflected from the measured object and breaks it apart into its constituent wavelengths through a prism or something called a diffraction grating.

This “rainbow” of light is then measured and digitized using a precise sensor array at specific wavelength intervals, typically every 10nm across the visible spectrum, 400nm-700nm.

Re-imagining spectrophotometers.

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With 1 recorded scan per second, the Nix Spectro 2 has 31 channels across UV, IR and the visible spectrum giving you unparalleled accuracy and consistent data measurements time and time again.

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No matter the condition, Nix was built for it. Get creative with how and where you perform your scans and have the confidence to know that your Nix device will withstand any condition you use it in.

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Without sacrificing on performance, we’ve made the Nix Spectro 2 a cost-effective option for any industry. No longer do you have to spend thousands of dollars to retrieve accurate data measurements.

Easy to use.

Nix Spectro 2 Color Spectrophotometer

Watch your Nix come alive. 

Easier to use than ever. With haptic feedback and light indicators, the Spectro 2 alerts you to active charging, paired Bluetooth connection and successfully completed scans.

The power of Nix at your fingertips. 

Extend the capabilities of the Spectro with a hassle free app that allows you to access the entire Nix toolset. Scan for spectral data, compare to imported libraries, and unlock everything Nix has to offer.

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Versatility is key. 

Powders, liquids, textures, you name it – Nix was built for it. No matter the surface, Nix is ready to capture its data. We’ve developed a system of adapters to scan just about any surface type you can think of.

What's inside the box

Nix Spectro 2

Hard-shell protective carrying case

USB-C charging cable

Microfiber carrying pouch


Microfiber cloth

Reference tile

Inspection certificate

How the Nix beats the accuracy of the human eye

Our devices block out all ambient light. You can take a measurement in bright sun or the pitch dark.

The Nix device provides its own, highly calibrated LED light source, making sure you get a consistent, accurate scan under any conditions.

The reflected light from the object being measured is then collected by the Nix’s proprietary high-resolution sensor for processing and automatic error detection.

The results of the scan are instantly transmitted to your smart device via Bluetooth, where the colorimetric data is converted to physical paint brands, digital values like RGB, or your own tailored database set up for your specific workflow.

Performance + SDK.

Optical resolution

True 31 channel measurement (diffraction grating with 288 pixel diode array)

Spectral visible range

400 – 700 nm, 10 nm resolution reporting


0.05 ΔE00* on white (D65, 10°, to mean of 10 measurements every 3 s on white, at a temperature of 23ºC)

Inter-instrument agreement

0.35 ΔE00* average, 0.7 ΔE00* max. (deviation from Nix Sensor Ltd. standard unit at a temperature of 23ºC on 12 CERAM CCS-II tiles (D65, 10º))

Compatible Software

Learn more about our compatible software.

Operating Systems

iOS, Android, Windows (BLE)

Bluetooth requirements

Bluetooth 4.0


Android SDK level 21 (Android 5.0 Lollipop) and above. SDK written in Java


iOS 11.0 and above. SDK written in Objective C

SDK contents

Bluetooth connectivity routines, commands to request scan in 10 nm reporting, XYZ, or Lab. Learn more about our custom SDK.

Don't just take our word for it

Nix Spectro 2 Recertification

Nix offers a full-service recertification and inspection that includes:


Recalibration using proprietary 24 color array (comprehensive, extended gamut).


Full inspection of the device and reference tile.


Cleaning of lenses and LED light pipes.