The CS-2000 can measure contrasts of 100,000:1 and features the world's top level capability to detect extremely low luminance levels of 0.003 cd/m2. The optical design and signal processing technologies of this instrument also provide accurate measurements of low to extremely low luminance and chromaticity measurements. Measurements are calculated in as little as 5 seconds, which eliminates mechanical and electrical noise factors. The CS-2000 has a low polarization error of 2% which ensures more stable measurements of displays that use polarization, including LCDs. The selectable measuring angle feature enables the user to select the optimum angle of 1, .2, or .1 based on the application. With a temperature range from 5 to 35C, this instrument is reliable in any work environment. Measurements can be taken after a warm-up time of only 30 seconds. The CS-2000 has three measurement settings, internal and external synchronization, and multi-integration mode. Synchronization can be done either internally with user inputs or externally via line input. Multi-integration mode reduces variations due to unsynchronized measurement or synchronized measurements of sources that have irregular light emission cycles.
The CS-2000 features a color LCD screen and simple operation panel, easy for first time users.