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Getting Started

At Variable, Inc. we make sensory platforms that connect apps and smart devices to the real world, in new ways. NODE+ is a handheld, wireless, sensor platform that is transforming how we gather, process and use sensory data from the world around us. Combining advanced motion-sensing technology with interchangeable sensor modules to stream real-time information to smart devices. Please see our website at for information, news and updates.

Power Lights flash blue when NODE is turned on.

Portability Color management made truly mobile.

Color Matching Simple and accurate color communication.

Smart A color is only as good as it is useful.

Explore Download the App The NODE device with Motion sensor will be shipped along with additional modules you purchased already pre-installed. If you purchased more than two additional modules, two modules will be attached and the third will be packaged separately. Launch the Chroma Match App Scan this QR code with your smart device to be directed to the Chroma Match App page in iTunes.

Ensure that you have Bluetooth enabled on your smart device. Download the App To download the App: Search the iTunes App Store for: NODE Variable, Inc. or visit

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Power Lights flash blue when NODE is turned on. To get started, locate and press the power button on your NODE device. The device should beep and flash blue to let you know that it has been turned on.

You should now have the Chroma Match app available on your device home screen. Tap the Chroma Match icon on your home screen to initialize the Chroma Match app. Tap the show pairing list to pair node with the Chroma Match app.


Pair Device Tap the show pairing list button to pair your NODE with the Chroma Match app.

You will be presented with a menu that recognizes all NODEs within range of your smart device. Your Node will be labeled NODE-12 digit serial number (located on outside of box). Tap your NODE+ ID to pair to smart device.


Pair Tap your NODE’s label to pair the NODE+chroma app with your smart device.

Scanning Color Congratulations! You are now ready to scan color. Select the trial Sample Set 1, to begin color comparision. You will be presented with the Chroma Match color comparision screen.


Sample Set Tap Sample Set 1 in the Color Sample set menu to begin scanning colors.

Scanning Color Next, place the NODE+chroma sensor on the colored surface that you would like to scan and press the scan color button. Chroma Match will present you with the ďŹ ve closest colors within the color library and their color comparison ranking.


Scan Color Place the NODE+chroma sensor on the surface you would like to scan and press the scan color button.

Scanning Color Press the Back Button at the top le of your screen to return to the Chroma Match home screen. Now, replace the NODE+chroma white-point calibration end cap and press the calibrate chroma button. NODE+chroma should alert you when calibration has completed.


Calibrate Replace your NODE+chroma white-point end cap and press the calibrate button to calibrate NODE.

Need more help? Contact Us: Variable,Inc. 100 Cherokee Blvd. Chattanooga, TN 37405 Customer Service 1.888.568.8588 ext 8876

Š 2013 Variable, Inc. All rights reserved. Variable, the Variable logo, NODE+, the NODE+ logo, Chroma, Therma, Oxa, Clima, Luma, are trademarks of Variable, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. The BluetoothŽ word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Apple iOS and iTunes Store are service marks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Any use of such marks by Variable, Inc. is under license.Other company and product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

Any mention of third-party products or mobile applications is for informational purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation. Variable assumes no responsibility with regard to the performance or use of these products. All understandings, agreements, or warranties, if any, take place directly between the vendors and the prospective users. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this manual is accurate. Variable is not responsible for printing or clerical errors. 200-0000/2013-08

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