Back in 2008 we brought news about the new Elos colorimeter which was set to shake up the water parameter testing world for our marine aquariums. Fast forward a year and we just received word from Elos USA that the colorimeter project has been killed. The reason? Elos USA gives the explanation:
The project was stopped because we were basing our system on a CCD to get the accuracy we wanted, unfortunately the price was considerably outside of what we thought the market would support.
Oh man. That is sad. We were all set to fire up our new Elos colorimeter when it arrived into RB HQ. Like most of you I am sick of comparing the color tubes to the color chart on paper. It gives me a headache doing it. But alas the $500 entry point to the new colorimeter system was too expensive. Elos has left us in the cold, trying to come up with another system to analyze the testing results without going cross-eyed.