Bossa Nova Technologies has announced Samba, a color imaging meter for evaluating planar and nonplanar surface characteristics such as gloss and color. It is a turnkey system that acquires images to analyze the appearance of complex 3-D surfaces. The system comprises an electronic control box, a camera, an illumination system, software and a computer for video acquisition. Applications include live skin imaging. The company offers color and gloss measurement and surface defect detection services in its laboratory or at the customer's facility.