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Nix Sensor Ltd selected as a two-time winner in prestigious German Design Awards

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Hamilton, ON, October 20, 2017. Nix Sensor Ltd, Ontario-based technology company, has been named a two-time winner of the internationally recognized 2018 German Design Awards. Their hand-held colorimeters the Nix Pro Color Sensor and Nix Mini Color Sensor were awarded Winners of Excellent Product Design by the German Design Council, Germany’s leading brand and design authority.

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Nix App Update for iOS & Android: What’s new in Version 2.5.9?

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20.04.17

In our previous app update, we expanded our color library and improved the user interface with helpful features. So, what’s new in the recent app update? Our Nix app update for iOS and Android includes new languages, additional color libraries and a new color system! Here’s a list of some of the new additions you can find in the new update:

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Using the Nix Pro for Soil Color Sensor Data

Posted by Marissa Hay in Color Inspiration, Color Science, Company Updates | 0 comments

12.04.17

A group of students and staff members at Clemson University have created a study using accurate, and low-cost sensor technology to collect soil color data. The objective of this study was to develop a mobile application that would enable users to create their own soils database consisting of GPS location and soil color data gathered using the application with the Nix Pro. The content below will discuss background knowledge on this study, and show how the Nix Pro Color Sensor has been used to benefit the research and development of this mobile application. All original data and further details from this study can be read, and found at: Geoderma.

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Nix Sensor Ltd. wins Red Dot Award for high quality product design

Posted by Elaina Principato in Company Updates | 1 comments

Hamilton, ON, April 3, 2017. The jury has reached its decision: After several days of assessing thousands of products from all over the world, Hamilton’s very own Nix Pro Color Sensor received the “Red Dot” distinction. Nix Sensor Ltd. created an outstanding design that the expert committee for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 has recognized with the internationally sought-after seal of quality.

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Nix Sensor Ltd. Wins first place in 2016 Lion’s Lair competition

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Lion's Lair 2016 finalists

On September 29, 2016, Nix Sensor Ltd. was named the grand prize winner in Lion’s Lair Competition, taking home $65,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. After months of preparation, Lion’s Lair finalist Dan Doherty, impressed the Lions with his colourful knowledge of the Nix Pro Color Sensor. 

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Nix App Update for iOS and Android : 10,000 Colors and Counting

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12.05.16

In our most recent Nix app update for iOS and Android, we’ve not only expanded our color library but we’ve also improved the user interface by including some helpful features. Here are some of the new additions you can find in the update:

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Nix Sensor Ltd. Awarded with Engineering Project of the Year

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On February 27, Nix Sensor Ltd. was recognized by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and the Hamilton/Halton Engineering Week Committee with the 2016 Award for Engineering Project of the Year in the Innovative Project Category.

NIX Sensor Ltd team photo

Frank Lasowski, Chair Hamilton/Halton Engineering Awards; Dixon Paez, Research & Development, Nix Sensor Ltd.; Ron Scheckenberger, Engineering Week Chair; Mike Bot, Research & Development, Nix Sensor Ltd.; James Strack, Research & Development, Nix Sensor Ltd.; Elaina Principato, Marketing Coordinator, Nix Sensor Ltd.; Dan Doherty, Sr. Product Specialist, Nix Sensor Ltd.

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Nix Pro App Update: Expanded paint libraries, vinyl signage color libraries, new color systems for computer graphics!

Posted by Elaina Principato in Color Industry, Company Updates | 0 comments

With the Nix Pro in use by designers and experts in over 30 countries so far, we’ve been getting a lot of fantastic feedback about what you’d like to see us come out with next.

Here’s what you’ll find in Version 2.4 just in time for the holidays:

A way to find the perfect paint to match any surface.

One of the biggest requests we’ve been getting from users is to expand our interior paint library to include more leading paint manufacturers. We’ve done just that, with many more paint collections to follow in future updates.

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Matthew Sheridan named Ontario’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year

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Matthew Sheridan, awarded Ontario Young Entrepreneur of the Year
HAMILTON, ON – November 26, 2015 –Matthew Sheridan, inventor of the Nix Pro Color Sensor and President and CEO of Nix Sensor Ltd., was named Ontario’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2015 Ontario Business Achievement Awards on the evening of November 25. The Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, presented by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, is awarded to a young Ontario entrepreneur who has successfully built a unique and game-changing venture.

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Matthew Sheridan Named Finalist in Ontario Business Achievement Awards

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08.10.15

HAMILTON, ON – October 8, 2015 – Matthew Sheridan, inventor of the Nix Color Sensor and President and CEO of Nix Sensor Ltd., has been named as a finalist for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, to be presented on the evening of November 25 at the 2015 Ontario Business Achievement Awards. The Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, presented by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, is awarded to a young Ontario entrepreneur who has successfully built a unique and game-changing venture.

“It’s very exciting to be named as a finalist for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award,” said Mr. Sheridan. “I’m proud to be able to represent Hamilton at this year’s awards gala, as our success could not be possible without the most passionate employees, the best mentors, and most of all, Hamilton, the most startup friendly city in Canada.”

Nix Sensor Ltd. designs and manufactures high-precision color-sensing technology. Their flagship device, the Nix Color Sensor, is a handheld device that can measure the color of any surface and provide that information to the user’s smartphone. Unlike current solutions, like color fan decks and smartphone apps, the Nix Color Sensor’s patented design blocks out all ambient light and provides a calibrated light source to provide an industry-leading level of accuracy.


The Nix Color Sensor was launched as one of the first official Canadian Kickstarter projects, where it raised $70,000 – double its original goal. Since then, Nix has quickly found traction as a low-cost, high-quality color measurement solution provider in the Paint, Food & Agriculture, Printing, and Textiles sectors.


On October 2, 2015, Mr. Sheridan was presented with the Ernest C. Manning Award of Distinction and a $25,000 prize for his work in developing and commercializing his proprietary color-sensing technology, which recognized him as one of Canada’s top innovators.

“Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Ontario’s economic future and because of Nix Sensor’s game changing technology, jobs have been created in Hamilton and design professionals now have access to a cutting edge tool that allows them to succeed in their respective workplaces,” said Allan O’Dette, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. “For all of these reasons and more, we’re proud to have Nix Sensor as a 2015 OBAA finalist.”

Nix Sensor Ltd. is based in Hamilton’s McMaster Innovation Park, and is a member of several Regional Innovation Centres and industry networks, including Innovation Factory (Hamilton) and the Ontario Centres of Excellence. All of Nix’s sensors are assembled and calibrated at their facilities in Hamilton.

“Nix has built a global reputation among color experts as an industry leader and problem solver. The early successes Matt and his team have achieved are helping to inspire the many young, ambitious professionals that symbolize the “New” Hamilton,” said Keanin Loomis, President and CEO of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. “One of the main drivers of our economy remains advanced manufacturing and we’re extremely proud to be able to say that every Nix Color Sensor is made here in Hamilton!”



In February 2015, Nix released the second version of their hardware, the Nix Pro, which features completely redesigned hardware and software. In addition to their success in developing custom solutions for professionals such as interior designers, paint contractors, and paint retailers, Nix has made consumer versions of the Nix Pro available for order at www.nixsensor.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Zachary Strong
Director of Business Development, Nix Sensor Ltd.
E: zachary@nixsensor.com
P: 905-581-6363
www.nixsensor.com