Vista-ER Transmission


Vista-ER Transmission Spectrophotometer.

Vista with Essentials-ER embedded software provides a standalone transmittance color measurement solution designed to help users achieve FDA CFR 21 Part 11 compliance. This standalone solution eliminates the need for users to purchase external ER compliant software and computer solutions.



What is CFR 21 Part 11

How HL helps customers achieve compliance.

Predicate Rules

Setting up Windows Operating System



System overview

Qualification protocols overview

Installation Qualification Protocols for hardware and software

Operational Qualification Protocols

Performance Qualification Protocols

HunterLab onsite instrument qualification is also available.

Product Specifications


  • Measurement Principle: Dual-beam spectrophotometer

    Geometry: Tt/0º or Td/0º per ASTM 1164, CIE 15:2018

    Spectrophotometer: 256 element diode array and high resolution, concave holographic grating

    Port Size/Measured Area: 18.5 (0.73 in) illuminated/9.8 mm (0.39 in) measured

    Measurement Time: 2.5 seconds

    Measurement Time with Haze: 5 seconds

    Measurement Interval: min 3 seconds

    Measurement Pathlength: Up to 100 mm

    Transmission Modes: Total (TTRAN) and Regular (RTRAN) and Haze

    Standards Conformance

    • Colorimetric: CIE 15:2018, ASTM E1164, DIN 5033 Teil 7 and JIS Z 8722 Condition E, G
    • Haze: ASTM D1003
  • Sphere Diameter: 76 mm (3 in)

    Sphere Coating: Spectralon™

    Spectral Range: 400 nm – 700 nm

    Wavelength Resolution: < 3 nm

    Effective Bandwidth: 10 nm equivalent triangular

    Reporting Interval: 10 nm

    Photometric Range: 0 to 150 %

    Photometric Resolution: 0.003 % (0.01 % reported)

    Light Source: Full spectrum LED array

    Flashes per Measurement: 4 flashes

    LED Life: 5 years typical

  • Colorimetric Repeatability (30 readings max): < 0.02 ∆E* on air

    Spectral Repeatability: Standard deviation within 0.1 %

    Inter-instrument Agreement:

    • ∆E* (D65/10) < 0.15 (Avg) (Transmission Filter Set)
    • ∆E* (D65/10) < 0.25 (Max) (Transmission Filter Set)
    • ± 0.30% at 10% TH (HAZE)
User Interface
  • Data Views: EZ View, Color Data Table, Color Plot, Spectral Data, Spectral Plot, Trend Plot

    Other Features: Pass/Fail color indication, time and date stamp, auto-naming, auto-saving, data backup and recovery

    Indices and Metrics: APHA/PtCo/Hazen, ADMI, Saybolt, Gardner, ASTM D1500, Iodine, ICUMSA, EBC, ASBC, ASBC Turbidity, Chinese Acid Wash, Lovibond® RYBN, AOCS RY, FAC, YI E313 Yellowness, YI D1925, WI E313, CIE Y Transmission, US Pharmacopeia, Japanese Pharmacopeia, Chinese Pharmacopeia, EU Pharmacopeia, EP Opalescence, Haze, NTU

    Color Scales: CIE L*a*b*, Hunter Lab, CIE L*C*h, CIE Yxy, CIE XYZ

    Color Difference Scales: ΔL*a*b*, ΔLab, ΔL*C*h, ΔYxy, ΔXYZ

    Color Difference Indices: ΔE*, ΔE, ΔE CMC, and ΔE 2000

    Data Storage: 8 GB (> 1 million data records)

    Illuminants: D65, C, A, D50, D55, D75, F02, F07, F11, TL84, ULT30, ULT35

    Observers: 2° and 10°

    Languages: English, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese

    Display: Touch screen, High resolution 1280×800

    External Software: Compatible with HunterLab EasyMatch QC and EasyMatch QC-Electronic Records Quality Control Software

  • Touch screen, high resolution 1280×800

Communications I/O
  • USB OTG: Connectivity to printer, keyboard, mouse

    Front Panel USB: 2.0 bidirectional, data export/import via thumb drive

    Ethernet RJ45: Print directly to standalone or network printers, Email directly from the instrument, Stream data to LIMS and SPC systems

    WiFi: Available

    Remote Access Support: Enabled via internet-based support tool

  • Dimensions:

    • Height: 177.8 mm (7.0 in.)
    • Width: 485.8 mm (19.125 in.)
    • Depth: 228.6 mm (9.0 in.)
    • Weight: 6.35 kg (14.0 lbs)

    Transmission Compartment:

    • Height: 108.0 mm (4.25 in.)*
    • Width: 101.6 mm (4.0 in.)
    • Depth: 187.3 mm (7.375 in.) with cover on*

    *Removable cover opens compartment on three sides (top, front, back) to accomodate large samples

    Base to Measurement Port Distance: 63.5 mm (2.5 in.) Power

    Requirements: 100 to 240 VAC, 47 to 63 Hz, 60 W

    Operating Environment: 10 to 40° C (50 to 104º F), 10 % to 90 % RH, noncondensing

    Storage Environment: -21 to 66° C (-5 to 150º F), 10 % to 90 % RH, noncondensing

    Standard Accessories:

    • Didymium diagnostic filter
    • Certificate of compliance
    • Power supply
    • VISTA Quick Start Guide
    • Stylus
    • USB Flash Drive
    • Cleaning Cloth

Simultaneous color and haze measurements

One-touch standardization

Touchscreen display with customizable workspaces

USB, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi Connectivity

Lightning fast measurement speeds

Sleek, compact, elegant tabletop design








Multi-Function Sample Holder


This holder is designed to measure color, transmittance haze compliant with ASTM D1003 Procedure B. The reversible design allows both total and regular transmittance measurements by either placing and holding the sample directly against the sphere or the receptor port, ensuring precision, accuracy and consistency of sample placement for films, plastics and liquids. This sample holder is also the base unit for other optional cell holders and accessories. 


Round Vial & Preform Holder


This preform holder requires the Multi-Function Sample Holder (D02-1017-192), securely positioning the preform either vertically or horizontally for accurate transmittance color measurement. It is not intended for Haze measurements of preforms. 


Self Centering Sample Holder


The self-centering sample holder takes the guess work out of cell placement for total or regular transmittance, ensuring precision and accuracy every time. The simple design ensures proper distance and alignment of the cell or sample, eliminating inconsistencies from cell to cell and user to user.


Universal Adapter Base Plate


This universal adapter base plate with (2) accessory mounting bolts is designed to accommodate third-party sample holders. Measuring 5” x 3.75” (127 mm x 95.25 mm) this base plate has 20 individual 0.25” (6.35 mm) threaded holes that are spaced in a 1” x 1” (25.4 mm x 25.4 mm) grid pattern.


Macro Cell Holder for Haze Measurement


This cell holder is precisely designed to hold macro analytical cells for repeatable total transmittance and haze measurements. Also accommodates plastic cells and requires D02-1017-192 Multi-Function Sample Holder. A starter kit of three PMMA plastic cells is included with this cell holder.


Semi-Micro Cell Holder for Haze Measurement


This cell holder positions semi-micro analytical plastic cells for repeatable total transmittance and haze measurements. Also accommodates semi-micro 10mm plastic cells with outside path length dimension not exceeding 12.42 (path length) x 12.50mm (0.489 x 0.492 inches) and requires D02-1017-192 Multi-Function Sample Holder. A starter kit of three PMMA plastic cells is included with this cell holder.


Didymium Diagnostic Filter for Vista

Replacement diagnostic filter used for wavelength verification of the instrument. Didymium filter comes in a holder that magnetically mounts to the sphere side of the sample compartment. (Included with instrument).


Haze Check Standard for Vista


This diagnostic standard is used for verification of haze measurement. The haze standard comes in a holder that magnetically mounts to the sphere side of the sample compartment.


Booking Demo