NIR Technology and the Plastic Pollution Crisis

Plastic pollution in one form or another can be found virtually everywhere on our planet. From cigarette butts, plastic bags and water bottles to microplastics, plastic is polluting our habitats, rivers, forests, beaches and oceans. Our tremendous attraction to plastic, coupled with its properties such as durability and resistance to corrosion and...

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Spectral Engines at Sense'19 Seminar

 

Spectral Engines will participate in Sense'19 Seminar. Sense gathers sensing industry leaders for a two-day seminar in Espoo, Finland to discuss innovations and future visions on sensing technologies, analysis, measurement and on digitalization. In addition to gaining new knowledge and insights, the seminar is a great place for networking. The...

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Telaketju – the new era of recycling

Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto Oy (LSJH) and Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) co-ordinate Telaketju, a group of projects and network aiming to build an unforeseen recycling ecosystem for the collection, sorting and further processing of textiles in Finland. This network is made up of projects implemented by a wide range of Finnish companies,...

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Develop your unique material sensing solution with our NIRONE Sensor X

In January 2019, Spectral Engines launched a new material sensor called NIRONETM Sensor X that has been designed to be easily integrated into consumer and handheld material analyzing devices. The application areas of consumer material analyzers will in the future cover textiles, pharmaceuticals, plastics and food. In real-world use cases this...

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Adept Turnkey from down under to join Spectral Engines’ team

Adept Turnkey joins Spectral Engines’ team of distributors. Adept Turnkey Managing Director, Marc Fimeri, and Lead Technical Engineer, Brian Ooi, visited the Spectral Engines office in Oulu, Finland for their two-day training course this week. We are very excited about the opportunity to work together with Marc Fimeri and his team and to serve our...

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Introducing our new team members

A constant flow of new business opportunities has incited the need for recruitments. We are happy to announce that two members have joined the team. With these two recruitments, Spectral Engines is strengthening its’s sales and product development teams.

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Efficient textile recycling with NIR Spectroscopy

I’m sure that most of us don’t know that the textile industry is the world’s second-largest industrial polluter after the oil and petrochemical industry. Textiles account for 10% of global carbon emissions, use vast amounts of water and energy and get produced with highly toxic chemicals. Petrochemical textile materials such as acrylic,...

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Spectral Engines at CIOE 2019

Our Sales Manager Jaakko Lehtinen will participate in CIOE 2019 exhibition on 5 - 6 September at Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. Jaakko is available for meetings so if you are participating in the event and would like to hear more about our NIRONE products, reach out to Jaakko via email or mobile to book a meeting or use the form below....
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Spectral Engines at Herbstkolloquium 2019 with tec5

The 15. Herbstkolloquium Prozessanalytik will take place on 26 -27 November in Feierabendhaus Marl, Germany. This year the theme for the annual conference is "PAT in industrial application - Innovative process analytics as a central element in the product life cycle".Nynomic is one of the sponsors of the event with Spectral Engines and tec5.

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Spectral Engines at Photonex 2019 with Pro-Lite Technology

Spectral Engines products will be presented at Photonex 2019 event by our UK Distributor Pro-Lite Technology . Event will take place at Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 9 - 10 October.
 
You will also have an opportunity to have a chat with our Sales Manager Matti Tossavainen. Let us know in advance if you'd like to book an appointment with us.
 
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Spectral Engines at NIR Australia 2019 with Adept Turnkey

Spectral Engines will participate in NIR 2019 – the 19th biennial meeting of the International Council for NIR Spectroscopy (ICNIRS). The exhibition will be held on 15 - 20 September 2019 in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

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Spectral Engines at LASER World of PHOTONICS

Spectral Engines's Country Manager of the DACH region Dominik Rabus will attend LASER World of PHOTONICS exhibition in Munich on Tuesday 25th of June. LASER World of PHOTONICS, the world’s leading Trade Fair with Congress for Photonics Components, Systems and Applications. If you will attend the event, let us know in advance if you'd like to book...

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How to solve global challenges with NIR spectroscopy

There world of spectroscopy is vast and includes technologies such as fluorescence, VIS, NIR, Raman and LIBS. All of them have unique benefits, and to make them meaningful, we should understand their power. In other words, if we can’t know where technology can be used to solve practical issues, it becomes useless. At the end of the day the only...

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Spectral Engines signs a distribution agreement with two new distributor companies

Spectral Engines has signed distribution agreements with two distributor companies. We are proud to announce new partnerships with Pro-Lite Technology Ltd in UK and Ireland and TA Test Instruments Ltd in Turkey.

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Project TERAVA - added value for process automation companies with optical sensor technologies

New solutions and next generation process control systems are required to improve the sustainability and efficiency of manufacturing industries. Smart automation systems need better and more reliable measurement data. Consequently, there has been a clear need to develop more compact, affordable and high-performance analysis technologies for...

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Kari Pirkkalainen strengthens the application expert team

Kari Pirkkalainen (PhD, Physics) joined Spectral Engines’ team in January as an Application Engineering Manager. He is responsible for managing and coordinating Spectral Engines’ internal and external measurement laboratory activities and related infrastructure and performing feasibility studies in close collaboration with Spectral Engines’...

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Spectral Engines in Smart Sensing 2019

Spectral Engines demos and products will be presented at Smart Sensing 2019 in Tokyo by our Japan Distributor KLV Co.Ltd. Our Sales Manager Jaakko Lehtinen will join the event. If you are at the event and would like to hear more about our latest developments, reach out to Jaakko via email or mobile to book a meeting.

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Smart Homes move to a new era

Smart Homes are all about the ease of living at home. People yearn for more automated household chores (or, frankly, not having to do anything at all), healthier food, safer products, and overall savings while having easy and cool solutions for doing all this.

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How to scale up optical sensors for high volumes

Last month I visited the AWE Appliance & Electronics World Expo, an international exhibition of household appliances in Shanghai. The definite highlight of my trip was attending the launch event of BSH’s new product, X-Spect. As the first real consumer material scanner, it is a good example of how spectroscopy will find new emerging markets...

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Spectral Engines and BSH have developed a textile scanner for making laundry easier

PRESS RELEASEFor immediate release3/15/19

BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, one of the globally leading companies in the home appliance sector, has developed an innovative laundry scanner based on sensor technology from Spectral Engines, a Finnish innovator of material sensing technologies. The two companies collaborated to create a device called X-Spect, an...

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Introducing the new NIRONE Sensors S1.4 and S2.5

Spectral Engines introduced its advanced compact and affordable NIRONETM Sensor family in June 2017. The wavelength range has so far covered the wavelengths between 1350 - 2150 nm. Spectral Engines is publishing two new sensors, NIRONE Sensors S1.4 and S2.5, in Photonics West 2019, which are now expanding the NIRONE Sensor wavelength range to...

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CES 2019 – Meaningful intelligence?

A smart kitchen, smart scales, smart helmets, smart watches, smart robots, smart locks, smart TVs, smart cars… this is what I saw at CES 2019. CES is an event that brings 180’000 people together annually to showcase new smart innovations and products in Las Vegas, USA. I went there with a lot of excitement to see what the new trends of consumer...

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Spectral Engines makes material analyzing possible for consumers

PRESS RELEASEFor immediate release1/31/2019

Spectral Engines, a Finnish innovator of smart material sensing technologies, is launching a new material sensor called NIRONETM Sensor X that has been designed to be easily integrated into consumer and handheld material analyzing devices.

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SLUSH - Big Dreams

SLUSH, the biggest tech startup event in the Nordic countries, took place some weeks ago here in Helsinki. Over 3,100 startups and 1,800 investors met at SLUSH this year. Throughout its history, the event has played an important role for many start-ups in Finland - and for us, too.

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Spectral Engines at Photonics West 2019

Spectral Engines will participate in Photonics West 2019, the world’s largest annual event for the photonics, laser, and biomedical optics industries. The exhibition will be held on 05 - 07 February 2019 in San Francisco, CA, USA. At the exhibition we will introduce our latest developments.

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Our Recipe for Successful Application Development

The background of NIR spectroscopy is heavily rooted in laboratory analysis. The recent trend, however, has been to use this powerful technology also in industrial processes, portable analyzers and even in consumer applications. Spectroscopy-based application development might sometimes sound mysterious, which has been slowing down the utilization...

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Spectral Engines at Analytica China with Hanon

Spectral Engines will participate in Analytica China 2018. Analytica China is the International trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology in China. Its unique exhibition profile unites all topics that pertain to modern analysis in research and industry. Spectral Engines NIRONE spectral sensors are practical options when a...

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TOP 5 benefits of the NIRONE Scanner

NIRONETM Scanner brings powerful spectroscopic technology within everyone’s reach

 

Spectral Engines’ NIRONETM Scanner was launched earlier this year. In a nutshell, the NIRONE Scanner is a unique material sensing solution which enables the development of innovative material sensing applications. NIRONE Scanner speeds up the market-entry of new...

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FinEduAI project introduces artificial intelligence as a part of upper secondary school studies

Artificial intelligence is said to change the world like electricity did in the past. AI is already present in daily activities and devices such as voice and facial recognition and customer service chatbots, we are just beginning to see the possibilities of AI in education as well. Many countries, including Finland, has set a goal to be a...

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Opening New Possibilities in Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is an optical sensing technique that has been used for decades to measure and test liquids, powders, solids, and gases with great success and accuracy. Because earlier NIR equipment was large and required a lot of power, it was expensive and not utilized in many industries.

Around one and half years ago, Flash...

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Spectral Engines at SciX 2018

Are you attending SciX 2018? Spectral Engines demos and products will be presented at SciX 2018 by our partner Flash Photonics. Leading researchers will convene to present their cutting edge developments in analytical sciences, instrumentation and unique applications. The meeting hosts a world class exhibition, presentations from leading...

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Spectral Engines at Herbstkolloquium 2018

The 14th colloquium will focus on the following topics: stability of the sensors, methods and processes. The conference will provide lecture series and discussion panels about these topics. Spectral Engines is one of the sponsors of the event with tec5. Welcome to meet us!

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A new embedded sensor platform for process automation applications developed by tec5 and Spectral Engines

Spectral Engines and tec5 have developed a new embedded sensor platform, in which the core product of Spectral Engines, the NIRONETM Sensor, has been combined with a tec5 embedded platform tecSaaS® (Spectrometer as a Sensor). tec5 is a German high-tech company founded in 1993 and focused on embedded spectrometer systems for industrial...

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Smart farming in the cloud - Spectral Engines participates in the AFarCloud EU project

Farming is facing many economic challenges in terms of productivity and cost-effectiveness, as well as an increasing labor shortage partly due to depopulation of rural areas. AFarCloud EU project will provide a distributed platform for autonomous farming that will allow the integration and cooperation of agriculture Cyber Physical Systems in...

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Spectral Engines at the Electronica & Productronica India 2018

Spectral Engines will participate in Electronica & Productronica India 2018. It is India's and South-Asia's leading international trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications. 2018 edition of Electronica India and Productronica India will be held at BIEC Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru starting on 26th...

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The future of photonics markets in China

We started roughly two years ago to investigate Chinese photonics markets to understand the market potential for Spectral Engines OEM sensors. I joined in Spectral Engines at that time. I have to say I was very impressed by the technology from this innovative start-up company already in our first meetings. It was immediately clear for me that...

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When innovation and experience combine

m-u-t AG is positioned as a one stop shop for non-destructive optical measurement, mostly based on spectroscopy. m-u-t AG is on its way to be the leading-edge photonics consortium in Europe and consists of six companies that are fully or partly owned by the m-u-t group; m-u-t GmbH, APOS, Avantes, tec5, LayTec and now, last but not least, Spectral...

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Smart Sensing conference in Japan was a big success

Smart Sensing conference is one of the leading-edge sensing and IoT technology trade shows in Japan. This year a total of 50’827 visitors visited the three-day event in Tokyo Big Sight. The conference brings together many industry players from sensor device, network and application markets. This year, Smart Sensing 2018 gave an excellent view of...

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TOP 5 reasons to select the NIRONE Sensor

 

Microspectrometer and spectral sensor markets are the fastest growing market areas of spectroscopy. The trend is clear towards smaller and less expensive sensors, which will open completely new markets in NIR spectroscopy-based material sensing. The sensor market is 50-100 times bigger than the analyzer market, so there is a clear business...

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SmartFarm - concepts and collaboration for better future farms

As smart farming and digitalization are making their way to livestock farms, spectral sensors are becoming an important factor in increasing the productivity of farms and the welfare of animals.

In late 2017 Spectral Engines partnered with Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) and Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), two of Finland’s...

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How counterfeit medication is infesting the drug market

We are surrounded by all things fake these days. The top 5 of counterfeit goods include medicine, electronics, clothing, multimedia products and food. A while ago I witnessed with my own eyes a forged Gibson-guitar and a bunch of fake Ray-Ban sunglasses. Even though the fact that these products are fake is extremely annoying and they cost large...

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m-u-t AG and Spectral Engines join forces

Behind the scenes of the m-u-t AG deal, promising an even brighter photonics future

On 3rd of May 2018, German technology company m-u-t AG acquired 75% of Spectral Engines’ shares, thus becoming the main shareholder of Spectral Engines. m-u-t was originally founded in 1995 and has over 20 years expertise on technological innovations in the market...

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MEMS and the future of material scanners

In the future, material scanners need expertise from silicon to cloud.

Not so long ago, in late 2006 to be exact, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) came into many people’s lives without them actually noticing it. The MEMS-based device that made its way into our homes was called Nintendo Wii, and even though it was a huge success, most...

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Spectral Engines at the Asian NIR Symposium with Hanon

Spectral Engines will participate in Asian NIR Symposium together with our partner Hanon. The event will be held during June 21 - June 24, 2018 at the Yunnan Expo Garden Hotel in Kunming, China.

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Spectral Engines at Smart Sensing 2018

Spectral Engines demos and products will be presented at Smart Sensing 2018 in Tokyo by our Japan Distributor KLV Co.Ltd. You will also have an opportunity to have a chat with our CCO, Janne Suhonen who will also have a presentation at the event.

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Flash Photonics CLEO Happy Hour

You're invited to Flash Photonics CLEO Happy Hour. Our partner Flash Photonics will be at CLEO 2018 to talk about the latest line of spectroscopy instruments including Spectral Engines' NIRONE solutions. Join the event for FREE appetizers, drinks, and a demos on Tuesday May 15th. RSVP & more info here:

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Germany based photonics company m-u-t AG has acquired 75% of Spectral Engines’ shares

PRESS RELEASE 4.5.2018For immediate release

Finnish sensor technology company Spectral Engines has signed a contract with a Germany based photonics company m-u-t AG on 3rd of May 2018. m-u-t AG acquires 75% of Spectral Engines’ shares becoming the main shareholder of Spectral Engines. This mutually-beneficial acquisition will expand Spectral...

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Material scanners selected to a TOP5 list of future radical technologies

The Future Committee of Finland has published a report on radical technologies that will change the world and mold the future of society. The report was published at an official Future Committee hearing event held at the Finnish Parliament on April 18th 2018, and it is an update to a previous report published in 2013.

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Presentation at the Analytica conference 2018

Spectral Engines's Country Manager of the DACH region Dominik Rabus will host a presentation at the Analytica 2018 in Germany, Munich on 10th of April.

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NIRONE Scanner now ready for new piloting cases

In January 2018, Spectral Engines launched a next-generation platform for creating advanced material sensing solutions. We are now ready for new piloting cases all over the world.

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Transforming the future of medication

The field of medication is changing. New ways of manufacturing techniques in the pharmaceutical industry, such as printing, are constantly researched and developed, and eventually these techniques will allow hospitals, pharmacies and doctors to print drugs on demand and mix different medications into one easy-to-administer dose. Mass production...

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Spectral Engines at OPIE 2018

OPIE2018, optics and photonics international exhibition will be held during 25 - 27 April, 2018 at Pacifico Yokohama, Japan.

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How to Build Artificial Intelligence Applications Cost Effectively

It has been difficult to avoid hearing stories how artificial intelligence will change many industries in the next coming 5-10 years. There has been a lot of buzz around artificial intelligence, but when will we get something more than just chat bots and computers playing games? Could I do something with it, even if my company is not one of the...

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Industry 4.0 and how smart sensors make the difference

Most people working in the process industry have heard the term Industry 4.0. But what does it actually mean? Why should anyone be interested about it? Industry 4.0 has been claimed to be the fourth revolution of the manufacturing industry. The humankind has already seen three major revolutions in manufacturing industries:

 

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A drug screening device revolutionizing the future of police work launched at GPEC conference in Frankfurt

PRESS RELEASE 20.2.2018For immediate release

Detecting illicit drugs outside of laboratory environments can be extremely dangerous, expensive and time consuming. A new revolutionary scanner device TactiScan is an affordable, portable drug-screening scanner designed to detect illicit narcotics without unnecessary officer exposure, helping police...

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Introducing the NIRONE Scanner Platform - the smartest, fastest and easiest way to create your unique material sensing solution

Spectral Engines, a pioneer company in material sensing, introduces a new complete material sensing solution for portable and process measurements. In the past, the development of material scanners has required special skills and thorough knowledge on spectroscopy. Spectral Engines’ new product, the NIRONE Scanner, is specifically designed to...

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A new international talent joins the software development team

Spectral Engines’ new strategy is to offer more complete solutions for material sensing and speed up the customers’ end product’s market entry. The role of software development is becoming more and more vital in Spectral Engines’ new product offering, where the world’s smartest material scanner NIRONE Device is combined with advanced machine...

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My passionate vision of miniaturized spectral sensors for the next industrial revolution

Semiconductor devices have been at the center of my attention ever since I became aware of them at school in the late 1980’s. This passion has stayed with me since then. After my studies, I had the privilege of working in leading-edge sensor and automation companies like Festo and Burkert. This is where I started to see the future revolution of...

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Spectral Engines makes the cut in “Analog, MEMS and sensor startups to follow in 2018 TOP 20” list

A highly valued industry publication, eeNews Analog, has announced its annual list of the most noteworthy analog, MEMS and sensor startups to follow this year, and Spectral Engines is making an appearance on the list for the first time in its history. The eeNews Analog is a part of eeNews Europe, a combined print and online publication developed...

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How sensors save Christmas (and year 2018)

It’s our favorite time of the year, the Christmas holiday season! All the good things are already well on their way: the smell of cooking Christmas foods, the warmth of a fireplace, the joyful ornaments on the Christmas tree… This year has been a triumphant one for us as a company, and with a little help from our sensors, I think that this...

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Sensor technology will revolutionize the way we see the world around us

A brief history of Spectral Engines

Spectral Engines makes the technology of the future, right here and now

In the everyday life of the future, we can find out in just a matter of seconds what the food we consume consists of, what materials our clothes are actually made of and whether our pharmaceuticals will live up to their promises. This,...

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A majorly successful Grand Opening and launch of the NIRONE Device

On November 28th, we kicked off a new era of spectral sensing technologies with the launch of our renewed NIRONE Device and the grand opening event of our new headquarters in Helsinki. We were extremely happy to witness such a big crowd of our partners, journalists and people interested in the future of spectroscopy at the event. See the video...

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Spectral Engines brings a complete next-generation portable material sensing solution NIRONE Device to market in November 2017

Spectroscopy has developed rapidly from expensive and large laboratory analyzing equipment to pocket-sized sensors in just a few decades. Earlier this year, Spectral Engines launched the NIRONE sensor, and later this fall the NIRONE product family will expand with an improved wireless NIRONE Device, a complete material sensing solution platform...

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From Farm to Fork – sensor technology will change the future of nutrition

“How do we ensure there’s enough food for everyone in the future?”

This is a highly relevant question that deserves serious consideration from all of humankind. According to a prediction by the UN, the global population will reach approximately 8.6 billion by 2030 and a staggering 9.8 billion by 2050. The annual rate of population growth is about...

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Spectral Sensors enable future farm digitalization

Precision agriculture and smart farming are making their way to the everyday lives of modern livestock farms. Industrial size as wells as smaller farms are integrating more and more digital technology into their processes to optimize their performance, increase productivity and reduce their workload. The development of sensors, information...

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Spectral Engines moves to new locations in Helsinki and Oulu due to rapid expansion of business

Year 2017 has been a year of big changes and fast growth for Spectral Engines. Extensive investing in research and product development and the accelerating growth of business are sternly making Spectral Engines well known worldwide, and the company’s turnover is projected to treble in 2018.

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Spectral Engines’ partnership with Reutlingen University – a match made in spectral sensor heaven

Spectral Engines has been partnering with companies, innovators and scientists with great success during our short but already world changing history. We have been strengthening our existence and collaboration in Germany with both industrial and research partners already for several years.

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Full speed ahead towards the future – how photonics is changing our world

This fall, we have been writing the history of our young company. You might wonder why we wanted to write the story of a company founded in 2014, when the major steps in its development are yet to come. But that’s exactly why we wanted to do it. We aim to play a significant role in building the future, which is why we wanted to approach the task...

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Spectral Engines receives 2.4M€ EU funding for developing a revolutionary portable drug screening device

The Horizon 2020 SME Instrument is a EU framework program for research and innovation, and its purpose is to fund innovation projects and help businesses grow and expand their activities into other countries in Europe and beyond. The funding is extremely hard to get and available for only the cream of the crop, and it was granted to Spectral...

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Spectral Engines joins European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC)

Spectral Engines is a new European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) member. EPIC is a non-profit association with its headquarters located in Paris, France. It has a mission of building solidarity and sustainable growth for photonics companies and increasing recognition of photonics as a strategic technology, building business revenues, and...

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Dr. Chad Lieber to lead Spectral Engines’ business development of Scanner products in USA

Spectral Engines is strengthening its activities in USA, and to boost the market entry of scanner products, Spectral Engines has enforced its team with a new team member, Chad Lieber. Dr. Lieber is an experienced product development and scientific leader, with an expertise in optics and optical spectroscopy, lasers, chemometrics, and process...

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Spectral Engines at 13. Colloquium Process Analysis: Process Management in Modern Production

The 13th Colloquium "Process Analysis" bridges the gap between two technological areas that are more relevant than ever for the chemical and pharmaceutical process industry. What can the process industry learn from manufacturing technology regarding "industry 4.0"? The 13th colloquium will illuminate these topics, thus providing a lecture series...

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Spectral Engines and PehuTec to strategic R&D co-operation in complete E2E material sensing IoT solutions development

Spectral Engines has launched a new NIRONE material sensing platform which includes complete building blocks for smart material sensing solutions and speed up the customers’ market entry to industrial and portable IoT market.

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Webinars for you - because sharing is caring

Last Wednesday we kicked-off our series of webinars that we are planning to hold 2 more by the end of this year. The first webinar and the number of attendees proved to us that sensor technology is a hot topic as material sensing is entering our everyday lives.

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How to make Smart Homes even smarter?

The business concerning smart homes is growing fast despite the fact that sometimes the definition of what really is smart home business can be vague. E.g. Statista has estimated the year-to-year growth of smart home business in the US being +50% in 2017 at $3.3b. One part of the business is the sensors and devices that are being built with...

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Fast application development plays critical role at Spectral Engines

Spectral Engines provides training places and opportunities also for students. We are constantly looking for new talents for example in the fields of engineering, marketing and software development. Anette Pakarinen is one of those who ended up to Spectral Engines as a trainee almost an year ago. She is a 24-year-old Laboratory Analyst student...

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Spectral Engines at SciX 2017

Spectral Engines demos and products will be presented at SciX 2017 in Reno, Nevada, USA by our partner Flash Photonics. Leading researchers will convene to present their cutting edge developments in analytical sciences, instrumentation and unique applications. The meeting hosts a world class exhibition, presentations from leading scientists,...

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From suitcase to pocket-size

When I started my professional career more than 20 years ago as a young engineer full of enthusiasm in Rautaruukki New Technology (later a part of Thermo Radiometrie), I was lucky enough to take part in and follow closely development work of various innovative optical measurement devices. One of these devices was oil film thickness measurement...

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Spectral Engines at InterOpto 2017 in Japan

Spectral Engines demos and products will be presented at InterOpto 2017 in Tokyo by our Japan Distributor KLV Co.Ltd. You have also an opportunity to have a chat with our Business Development Manager, Tomi Väänänen who will also have a presentation at the event.

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Spectral Engines signs a strategic partnership agreement with Hanon to enter China market

On July 13, Spectral Engines and Jinan Hanon Instruments signed a strategic partnership agreement covering distribution and joint product development in China. The contract enforces Spectral Engines’ position in China and gives Hanon tools for fast business development.

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Spectral Engines and Acal Bfi attended GFSV conference in France

Spectral Engines CCO, Janne Suhonen, visited in France last week. The program included several customer meetings and also very interesting GFSV (Groupe Français de Spectroscopies Vibrationnelles) conference (https://www.gfsv.net). 23rd GPSV conference took place in Le Mans which is famous about 24 hours of Le Mans car race. This year the...

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Meaningful intelligence makes sense!

It has been said that the 21st century is the century of photonics, just like 20th century is known for the evolution of electronics. We are going to see more and more photonics innovations where the power of light will be used in different ways in our everyday lives. Spectroscopy is based on photonics and we have already seen it being used very...

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Greetings from the ICNIRS 2017, Copenhagen!

18th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy,the world’s largest scientific forum on NIR Spectroscopy, took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition and the conference gathered approximately 30 exhibitors and over 500 visitors under the same roof. Spectral Engines was present as a Gold Sponsor and Exhibitor in the show. It was...

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Cloud computing is a critical building block in the future sensor solutions

Spectral Engines has launched a new NIRONE sensor platform which includes compact sensors, ready-made portable devices, and advanced scanners. Spectral Engines’ new strategy is to offer more complete building blocks for material sensing solutions and speed up the customers' market entry through the renewed offering. The role of advanced algorithm...

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New MEMS expert speeds up the development of future MEMS sensors

Spectral Engines has decided to strengthen its in-house MEMS expertise. Mari Laamanen joined Spectral Engines Oy 12th of June, in the position of Senior MEMS Specialist. Mari has extensive expertise of MEMS sensor technology including the development of various microsensors and MEMS devices, MEMS process integration, silicon and thin film...

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Food Scanner – award-winning technology platform combines compact, cost-efficient portable analyzer and cloud computing to create meaningful intelligence

Spectral Engines has developed a novel spectral sensing platform that offers unique benefits in many applications, such as food sensing and analysis. The Food Scanner solution concept utilizes the world’s smallest true NIR spectral sensing module, advanced algorithms, cloud-connectivity and a vast material library to reveal the fat, protein,...

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Spectral Engines at ICNIRS 2017

Spectral Engines join the 18th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy, the world’s largest scientific forum on NIR Spectroscopy. Close to 500 delegates will meet in Copenhagen, Denmark on June 12th – 15th 2017 for a feature-packed four-day conference with the theme “NIR Spectroscopy at work in industry”. Spectral Engines is one of...

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KLV Co. believes in process and portable sensing applications market in Japan

Spectral Engines’ Japanese distributor, KLV co., visited Finland in May. During their visit they were familiarized with Spectral Engines’ new product portfolio and strategy. In April KLV had two trade shows in Japan where they demonstrated Spectral Engines’ OEM sensor platform and also the award-winning FoodScanner –solution.

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NIRONE by Spectral Engines will be the future of spectral sensors – and number one in the market

Spectral Engines’ headquarters in Helsinki, Finland,  has been a busy place this spring. Company took big steps during the year 2016 and it was evident that as company is growing strongly, there is also a need to revise the strategy and brand. For this process Spectral Engines selected marketing agency Avalon as its partner and they have had a...

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Spectral Engines strengthens its sales with new team member Tomi Väänänen

Spectral Engines is turning its gaze towards APAC countries as great business potential is seen there. The new team member, Tomi Väänänen, will be focusing on sales and business development particularly in Asian main markets, such as China, Japan and Korea. Spectral Engines has already got very strong foothold in the fast growing Asian market...

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Meet us at Laser World of PHOTONICS

Spectral Engines will participate in LASER World of PHOTONICS, the only trade fair that covers all photonics sectors: combines research and industry. The exhibition will be held June 26 - 29.2017 in Munich, Germany. Meet us at hall B2 booth 157.

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Spectral Engines at Smart Sensing 2017

Spectral Engines demos and products will be presented at Smart Sensing 2017 in Tokyo by our Japan Distributor KLV Co.Ltd.

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Spectral Engines at The Finnish Food Congress 2017 in Helsinki

Spectral Engines will be participating in The Finnish Food Congress "Elintarvikepäivä" on 16th May 2017. The event will be held at Messukeskus in Helsinki, Finland.

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On foodscanners and tricorders (and why 2017 is significant)

Why not disrupt - this was the question that suddenly appeared in my head when we completed the first material scanner prototypes a few years ago. We were measuring multiple key parameters concerning fuel quality very successfully but I immediately saw much further: the device I had in my hands could be used to measure the composition of all...

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Spectral Engines at OPIC2017 in Japan

OPIC2017 will be held during 18-21 April, 2017 at Pacifico Yokohama, Japan. Spectral Engines products will be presented at the event by our Japan Distributor KLV Co.Ltd.

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Spectral Engines at Photonix 2017 Japan

Spectral Engines demos and products will be presented at Photonix 2017 by our Japan Distributor KLV Co.Ltd.

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Spectral Engines at SPIE Defence + Commercial Sensing Expo

Spectral Engines will be participating in SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Expo on9-13 April 2017. The event will be held at Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, United States. SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Expo is initiating a 3-city rotation among Anaheim, Orlando, and Baltimore.

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Our portable food-scanning solution takes home the 1st prize from EU Horizon

To stimulate innovation and help solve problems that concern European citizens, the European Commission sets challenges known as Horizon Prizes. The aim for the Horizon Prize for a Food Scanner was to create a mobile solution that analyses food composition quickly and efficiently.

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Spectral Engines at CeBIT 2017

CeBIT 2017 will be held during 20 - 24 March, 2017 at Hannover Exhibition Grounds, Germany. You can find Spectral Engines during 20 - 21 March from the Digital Single Market, Hall 8 01. Come to meet us and see our awarded Food Scanner solution concept demos!

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Spectral Engines attending PITTCON 2017 in Chicago

Pittcon, a vital resource for knowledge, happens yearly to help keep you informed of, connected to and up-to-date on these significant ongoing findings and new instrumentation. It will be held March 5 – 9 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Welcome to visit our booth #4401 to see demos and our products!

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Introducing the new NM2.5 sensor module

Our NM Sensor Modules are designed for system integrators who create leading-edge solutions for industrial or consumer applications. The new NM2.5 introduces higher wavelength region (from 1950 – 2450nm) which results in better sensitivity and specificity. This region is especially good for substances such as protein and sugar. The new NM2.5...

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Spectral Engines introduces the renewed NM Sensor Module product family and a cloud-based Spectral Scanner platform for intelligent material sensing

High-performance material sensing applications have never been as easy, fast and affordable than with Spectral Engines’ renewed NM-series Spectral Modules, the world’s smallest complete NIR Spectral sensing solution.

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New portable food scanning solution

Food-related health problems such as food allergies, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease have grown to epidemic proportions and are taking a heavy toll on our society and our health systems. Globally about 35 % of adults are overweight, with half a billion of them obese. Obesity is affecting people at ever younger ages: today 43 million...

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Spectral Engines invests in OEM business development of US market

Spectral Engines is growing business development and sales force in the US. Steve Buckley joined our sales team in June and now we are proud to announce the addition of Kevin Kaye. Kevin has substantial experience in the spectrometer and analyzer business, joining us after over a decade at Ocean Optics, where he worked as a senior business...

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Spectral Engines Boosts IoT Offering for Smart Devices

Spectral Engines is currently building an IoT solution concept for applications in Industry 4.0/Smart Factory, Smart Farming, Smart Security & Safety and Smart Living. Spectral Engines IoT solution will consist of modular building blocks supporting the development of new complete sensor networks and IoT services.

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Heptagon teams up with Spectral Engines and GreenTropism to Deliver Complete Spectrometer Solution for Consumer and Industrial Applications

Heptagon (www.hptg.com) today announced the company’s new Smart Handheld Spectrometer solution, the first in Heptagon’s family of Smart Spectral Solutions targeting both demanding industrial uses as well as consumer applications. The solution reliably detects and analyzes common organic materials such as foods, fabrics and materials, agriculture,...

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Meet us IFPAC 2017 at Washington USA

Spectral Engines will be exhibiting at IFPAC 2017 on February 27- March 2. Come and meet us at booth 208!

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Spectral Engines at Photonics West 2017

Photonics West—The world's largest multidisciplinary event for photonics will take place on 31 January - 2 February 2017 at The Moscone Center, San Francisco, United States. We will introduce new IoT-based Food Scanner concept solution at our stand.

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University of Leeds examines Smart Sensors in pharmaceutical production processes

Spectral Engines develops new Smart Sensor platforms and combine those with novel IoT platforms in order to improve production efficiency and the quality of products in several manufacturing processes in the ProPAT project. The industrial partners of this project include many multi-national and national companies from the sectors of consumer...

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Spectral Engines at Science Photonics Fair 2016 with KLV Co.

Spectral Engines attended Science Photonics Fair 2016 which took place at Science Museum in Tokyo. Science Photonics Fair is an exhibition dedicated to Japanese and international photonics companies and it gathers attendees all over Japan. The show consists of IR technologies, optical thin film, optics, laser lighting, UV technologies and...

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Measuring flour moisture content using NM2.2 spectral module

The content of the flour can vary considerably in its protein quality, protein quantity, ash, moisture, enzymatic activity, color, and physical properties when obtained from different sources. The purpose of the flour measurements is to detect specific properties or characteristics of a flour such as moisture. The results of these measurements...

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Welcome aboard Pekka – our new algorithm expert

Pekka Röyttä joined Spectral Engines Oy as of 17th October, in the position of Algorithm/Software Developer. Pekka will be responsible for developing smart algorithms for analysis of spectral data, calibration algorithms and calculation optimization. He will also work on developing user software and GUIs. Pekka’s education is Ph.D. Technology...

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The winner of the Day of Photonics Draw is..

The winner of the draw is: Axel Kramer (ABB Switzerland)

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Spectral Engines’ milk quality measurement solution selected as a finalist in the Elisa Innovation Challenge contest

Elisa Innovation Challenge competition, in search of new success products for the Internet of Things and Smart Home solutions, has now reached the final stage. The jury selected the best products in the IoT and Smart Home series for the finals. Spectral Engines was selected as one of the top three finalists in the IoT series.

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Spectral Engines exhibits at Science Photonics Fair 2016, Tokyo

Spectral Engines will attend Science Photonics Fair 2016 at the Science Museum in Tokyo, Japan together with our Japan distributor KLV Co.Ltd. Come and meet us at KLV Co's booth B-9 between 15-17 November and see our cost-effective material sensor solutions.

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Spectral Engines at SLUSH 2016

Spectral Engines will participate in SLUSH in Helsinki November 30, 2016. Come to meet us and see our demos at our booth A25!

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RECENDT applies Spectral Engines’ novel sensor technology in smart processes

Austria based research company RECENDT (Research Center for Non Destructive Testing GmbH) is one of the top research organizations for the development of new optical and acoustic sensor technologies. RECENDT is involved in various domestic and international research and development projects where new optical spectroscopic techniques are needed....

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Spectral Engines strengthening its marketing team

We are happy to announce that we are strengthening our team with marketing expertise. Heidi Berglund joined Spectral Engines Oy as of 8th August, in the position of Marketing Specialist. She is taking responsibility for coordinating and managing Spectral Engines’ marketing activities. Her education is M. Sc. Economics, Marketing (University of...

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A Day of Photonics Draw is now open!

Spectral Engines has launched a Day of Photonics Draw to support the worldwide promotion of photonics. The main prize is the NIR sensor module (complete evaluation kit). These spectral Modules are designed for system integrators for creating leading-edge products and solutions for process, portable or consumer products.

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Spectral Engines selected as a semifinalist of Elisa Innovation Challenge

Elisa Oyj, a Finnish telecommunications company, organizes an innovation challenge competition looking for new products for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Home solutions. Elisa Innovation Challenge received nearly 100 ideas from 16 countries. Spectral Engines was accepted as semifinalist in the Internet of Things series with a solution...

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Spectral Engines at Photonex 2016

Spectral Engines products will be presented at Photonex 2016 event by our UK Distributor Acal BFi. Event will take place at Ricoh Arena in Coventry, October 12 - 13, 2016.

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Spectral Engines at Sensor Expo Japan 2016

Spectral Engines products and solutions will be presented at Sensor Expo Japan 2016 on September 28 - 30 in Tokyo.  Event will take place at Tokyo Big Sight East Hall. Products will be presented by our Japan Distributor Cornes Technologies.

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World's smallest NIR sensor now shipping!

Now shipping! Spectral Engines introduces world's smallest NIR sensor module. These  modules weigh less than 15 grams and have an envelope of 25x25x17 mm3. This not only includes the optical part, but also two light sources, control electronics and rugged aluminum mechanics, everything factory-calibrated.

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ACAL BFi and Spectral Engines sign distribution agreement

Acal BFi and Spectral Engines have entered into an agreement to distribute ultra-compact low cost IR spectrometers and modules.

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Spectral Engines closes 1.6 M€ funding from investors

PRESS RELEASE July 18, 2016 (for immediate release)

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Spectral Engines and LUPYLED start partnership on strategic business development

Spectral Engines and LUPYLED are proud to announce a strategic partnership with particular focus on Spectral Engines’s business development, customer relationship and application development in German speaking (DACH) countries. This partnership strengthens the presence of Spectral Engines in these countries and enables LUPYLED to gain access to a...

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Steve Buckley leads Spectral Engines’ sales in North America

Spectral Engines is pleased to announce that Dr. Steve Buckley has joined the team for North American sales, effective immediately.

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February Draw Prize goes to Slovakia!

We'd like to thank all of you for your participation into our February Draw. The winner of the draw is:

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Spectral Engines Wins Prism Award 2016!

PRESS RELEASE February 25, 2016 (for immediate release)

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Finnish consortium makes a 7 M€ investment – so far the largest in Finland – for next generation optical sensor technologies

Spectral Engines participates into Finnish industry driven consortium to develop next generation sensor platforms for future process measurements. The goal of the project, called Terävä, is to create long-term competitiveness for Finnish process measurement industry and support next generation instrument platform and application development.

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Talouselämä selected Spectral Engines to a list of 10 Finnish start-ups to follow

Talouselämä, the biggest Business Weekly magazine in Nordic countries, ranked Finland’s TOP20 most promising start-up companies of the year 2016. The yearly list was now published for the fifth time. The companies are ranked based on the business plan, opportunities for growth and the chance of success in global business.

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Spectral Engines' new portable Wireless NIR Device is compact but efficient tool for material inspection

Spectral Engines presents a new portable Wireless NIR Reflection Device platform that brings spectroscopy to pocket size. The NIR analyser is battery-powered, wireless sensor that can be operated with a computer or mobile devices. It is an easy way to start your application development, and test the performance of the smallest NIR reflection...

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Spectral Engines announces a smaller-than-cubic-inch NIR spectrometer

Spectral Engines Oy presents a new family of products of highly miniaturized NIR Spectral Modules for OEMs: Spectral Modules, Evaluation Kits and the Reference Design. The products are available for pre-orders and the deliveries will start in March-April, 2016. Smaller than a one-inch cube (25x25x15mm) and with pricing below 1’000 €, The Spectral...

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Spectral Engines nominated as a finalist of Wärtsilä Marine Mastermind contest

Spectral Engines Oy is nominated as a finalist of Wärtsilä Marine Mastermind contest. Spectral Engines Oy has developed a novel, compact, robust, and inexpensive measurement sensor technology that could serve as a basis for measurement systems capable of measuring the quality and quantity of chemical components in solids, liquids and gases. In...

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Spectral Engines at 28th International Colloquium Plastics Technology

Spectral Engines attends the 28th International Colloquium Plastics Technology in Aachen (February 24-25, 2016). The subjects in this colloguium involve Industry 4.0, additive manufacturing, lightweight construction or production efficiency and all where plastics play a key role. With more than 800 delegates expected to attend, the Colloquium...

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Spectral Engines at Photonics West 2016

Spectral Engines will attend Photonics West 2016 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Come meet us at booth 5269 between 16-18 February and see our wireless IR analyzer (2016 Prism Award finalist) and other products and have a chat with CEO and CTO!

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Spectral Engines qualified for 2016 Prism Awards finals!

Spectral Engines is proud to announce that its new wireless IR analyzer platform has been qualified as the finalist in the 2016 Prism Awards. The Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation is a leading international competition that honors the best new photonic products on the market. The Prism Awards, named the "Photonics Oscar" by OptecNet...

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Meet us Process Analytical Technology - Conference at Vienna

Spectral Engines attend "11. Kolloquium Prozessanalytik"-conference in Vienna together with our German Distributor Laser 2000. Conference will take place at Vienna, December 1-2, 2015. Main themes of Prozessanalytik-conference are going to be "Industry 4.0", "Distributed Automation " and "Factory of the future"-concepts.

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Spectral Engines at SLUSH 2015

Spectral Engines will participate SLUSH in Helsinki. Come to see our new wireless material sensor platform at our booth A38 on Wednesday, November 11!

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Meet us at Achema 2015, Frankfurt

Spectral Engines will exhibit at Achema 2015, June 15-19, in Frankfurt. We are proud to present our new NIR Spectral Sensor product family and novel MIR Spectral Sensors for gas measurements. If you are interested in OEM modules, please stop by at our booth and let’s discuss more about how to become familiar with our new OEM modules and their...

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Spectral Engines exhibits at Laser Photonics, Munich

Spectral Engines will be exhibiting at Laser Photonics 2015, June 22-25, in Munich. We are proud to present our new NIR Spectral Sensor product family and novel MIR Spectral Sensors for gas measurements. If you are interested in OEM modules, please stop by at our booth and let’s discuss more about how to become familiar with our new OEM modules...

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Spectral Engines to participate OSA-AIO

Spectral Engines will participate OSA's Applied Industrial Optics (AIO) conference (07 - 11 June 2015, Renaissance Arlington Capital View, Arlington, Virginia, USA). Our CEO Jarkko Antila will give an invited talk "New Miniaturized Infrared Sensor Platform for Industrial Applications" on Tuesday afternoon. You are warmly welcome to the talk and...

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Spectral Engines’ OEM modules offer new opportunities for systems integrators

Spectral Engines Oy introduces new module series of sensors for OEM customers and applications. OEM modules are designed for system integrators who are looking for compact, robust and easy-to-integrate modules for spectroscopic measurements. Our OEM sensor modules help system integrators to bring measurements out from laboratory in the form of...

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PRO-PAT Project Combines Smart Sensors With Novel IoT Platforms

A Kick-Off meeting of ProPAT project, was hold 27th of January in Brussels. The project involves totally 16 partners including European leading-edge research organisations, big end-users, sensors companies and system integrators. The project has secured funding totally 6M€ from EU-SPIRE-1 program.

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Sense15 - Sensors and sensing from silicon to cloud

Spectral Engines has a booth in Sense15 seminar organized by VTT, Technical Research Finland. Now in its 3rd time, the Sense seminar draws leading players from the sensing industry to the heart of Scandinavia to present and discuss world-class innovations in sensing, analysis and measurement. Spectral Engines is proud to present our latest...

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Spectral Engines attending Tekes' Green Growth day at Tavastia (Helsinki, Finland)

In accordance with its participation in Tekes' Green Growth programme 2015, Spectral Engines will be showing its sensor technology at Tavastia on Jan 28 at Tekes' Green Growth Day. Come and see our sensors in action!

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Meet us at IFPAC15, Jan 26-28! (Arlington, US)

Spectral Engines will exhibit at IFPAC conference, Arlignton US. Visit at our booth (booth number 513) and see our latest Process solutions for solid, liquid and gas measurements.

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Meet us at Photonics West 2015 (Feb 10-12, San Francisco, US)

We will be exhibiting at Photonics West 2015 in San Francisco and launching our new NIR Spectral Sensor product family. We will also be giving a talk "Advanced MEMS spectral sensor for the NIR" (paper 9375-13 ) at the conference session "MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XIV" on Thursday Feb 12 at 8:40 am.

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Spectral Engines nominated as a finalist in MEMS&Sensor Technology Showcase

Six companies were selected from a pool of applicants to compete in MEMS Industry Group's (MIG)'s MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase at MEMS Executive Congress at Scottsdale, US. Spectral Engines’ spectral sensors are going to be one of the finalists in competition which will be hold 6th of November.

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Laser 2000 and Spectral Engines sign Distribution Agreement

Laser 2000 GmbH and Spectral Engines Oy have signed an exclusive distribution agreement for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Also the Nordic countries are being covered in this agreement.

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Meet us at Scanautomatic&Process Technology 2014, October 7-9, Gothenburg, Sweden

You are welcome to meet us at Scanautomatic & Process Technology in Sweden, October 7-9. We will demonstrate our new robust NIR and MIR sensor platforms for industrial process measurements. Let us know if you like to prebook the appointment with us.

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Matti Tammi strengthens application expertise of Spectral Engines

Mr. Matti Tammi joined Spectral Engines Oy as of 1st September, in the position of Application Engineer. Matti has excellent background of IR spectroscopy thanks to his education (M.Sc. Chem., University of Helsinki) and previous working history (VTT and Gasmet Technologies Group). Matti moved to Spectral Engines from Gasmet where his main...

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Spectral Engines a top 25 finalist at Nordic Cleantech Open!

This third edition of the Nordic Cleantech Open competition saw a record breaking 107 cleantech companies applying. An international jury of more than 50 influential representatives from multinational companies and venture capital have been involved in selecting this year’s top 25. Among the jury members are representatives from International...

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Spectral Engines attends at SciX 2014, Sep28-Oct 3, Reno, US

Spectral Engines presents new Spectral NIR sensors at SciX 2014 - The SCIentific eXchange, FACSS Annual Meeting which will be held in Reno, NV, United States on Sep 28 - Oct 3, 2014. Please come to meet us at Reno.

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Spectral Engines exhibits in ICORS confrerence 2014, Jena

Spectral Engines exhibits in XXIV International Raman conference, 10-15 August, in Jena. We show our latest fiber-optic based Spectral sensors for harsh industrial process measurements. You are warmly welcome to meet us. See you in Jena.

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Spectral Engines revolutionises industrial sensing

Inventure, a leading early-stage venture capital company in the Nordics, has competed a new investment in Spectral Engines, the company revolutionising spectral sensing with disruptive MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) -based sensor technology.

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