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Company Overview

Nix Sensor Ltd. is a Hamilton, Ontario-based technology company founded by Matthew Sheridan in 2013. Inspired by some interior design friends burdened by heavy tote bags filled with fan decks, Sheridan began developing a tool that would revolutionize the way professionals measure color.

Here at Nix Sensor Ltd., we’ve developed a color tool that measures color more accurately and conveniently than ever before. The Nix Pro Color Sensor is a real-life Photoshop eyedropper tool that can scan any surface and provide color measurement in RGB, CMYK, HEX, CLAB, and more.

This unique and remarkable device offers industry-grade color accuracy without the frustration of using a fan deck or the difficulty of using a spectrophotometer. Fan decks and swatch books are subjective and inaccurate, where dust, sunlight, humidity, and time can alter the color appearance. This means that the color delivery protocol is no longer effective or accurate.

All Nix Pro sensors are wireless, factory-calibrated and require no user calibration, minimizing downtime and increasing accuracy. Supporting professionals working with Fabrics & Textiles, Printing & Imaging, Food & Agriculture, Health & Beauty, Industrial manufacturing, and more, the Nix Pro will eliminate the guess work and provide precise color data – sent right to your smartphone or tablet.

Click here to read more about the Nix Pro Color Sensor.


About our CEO and Founder, Matthew Sheridan

Matthew Sheridan is an avid inventor and has worked tirelessly since graduating from McMaster University with a B.Eng.Mgmt. – Mechatronics, on bringing innovative products to market. One such product is the Nix Pro Color Sensor, which revolutionized the way professionals measure colour. Since the company’s early beginnings in 2013, Sheridan has grown the company to 13 employees, shipped product to over 37 countries and sold to various industries such as Paints and Coatings, Food and Agriculture, Health and Beauty, and Interior Design. Some of the accolades awarded to him include the Ernest C. Manning award winner and Entrepreneur of the Year recipient from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

Awards and Recognition

Red Dot Design Award Winner 2017 – Nix Pro Color Sensor
Lion’s Lair 2016 business competition (Finalist, First Place Winner)
People’s Choice Award, Lion’s Lair 2016
Engineering Project of the Year, Innovative Project Category 2016 – The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and Hamilton/Halton Engineering Week Committee
Entrepreneur of the Year – Ontario Chamber of Commerce (Finalist, Winners TBA)
Entrepreneur of the Year – Hamilton Chamber of Commerce (Finalist)
Ernest C. Manning Innovation Award (Finalist, Winners)
Invited Exhibitor, The Next Web Europe 2013
Invited Exhibitor, Consumer Electronics Show 2013
Member, The Forge Technology Accelerator – Innovation Factory (Hamilton, ON)
Member, REV Sales Accelerator – Communitech (Waterloo, ON)
Winner, UP Global (CES 2013)

Photo and Media Gallery

2015 Manning Innovation Awards – Nix Color Sensor


Additional Video Features and Reviews


This Gadget Pulls Color From Anything! (Unbox Therapy)

Nix Pro Color Sensor – Unboxing & Giveaway (Freshers Magazine)

Real Life Photoshop EyeDropper! (YouTube | Soldier Knows Best)

What Color Is That? – NIX Pro Color Sensor Review (YouTube | swashin)

Media Inquiries

For all media inquires, please contact our marketing team at marketing@nixsensor.com or call (905)-581-6363.