The NeoSpectra-Scanner is built around Si-Ware’s award-winning NeoSpectra spectral sensor technology, with a wide spectral range for many applications. A market-ready tool for resellers, it is expected to help drive on-site material analysis into a broad range of industries.
The NeoSpectra-Scanner enables users to add on-site intelligence in their operations, instantly identifying and quantifying composition of materials used in farming, food processing, and industry. With the device’s streamlined 5-step application development, resellers and direct users can quickly deploy the tool to the field for their market of choice.
“We have seen a high degree of interest in handheld material analysis from several key industries,” said Dr. Bassam Sadaany, Business Unit Manager, Si-Ware Systems. “They wanted to avoid the lag time of sending samples to a lab and also wanted their teams to have an out-of-the-box and cost-effective solution that didn’t require hours of development or calibration time. We developed the NeoSpectra-Scanner to enable both resellers and in-house teams to easily and quickly develop critical applications for almost any field or industrial environment.”
The NeoSpectra-Scanner offers a number of advantages over other portable scanners on the market. In addition to being smaller, lighter, and hardware- and software-ready, the scanner has a large spot size (up to 10 mm) for measuring non-homogenous materials such as grains and soils. It is also ruggedized for in-field use, conforming to IP65 protection standards. The tool is designed not only for point-and shoot-capability but also to rest on flat surfaces for above-scanner sampling, or for below-scanner sampling from a suspended position. It works with any Bluetooth-enabled device to transfer information.
“Comparable solutions on the market have been much bulkier and costlier (tens of thousands of dollars), inhibiting mass adoption,” said Scott Smyser, Executive Vice President, Si-Ware Systems. “Our small and low-cost spectral sensor at the core of the scanner allows us to offer the first cost-effective material analysis tool for broad use anywhere, any time.”