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News17.9.2018 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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Events7.9.2018 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 September. Come join us

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Blog4.9.2018 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.

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Blog10.7.2018 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,

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News6.7.2018 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

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Articles5.7.2018 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

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Articles26.6.2018 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

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Blog18.6.2018 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, electronics 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

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News15.5.2018 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

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Blog14.5.2018 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

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Events11.5.2018 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. Jian Ni, Spectral Engines’ Business Development Manager of Asia will have a presentation about NIRONE spectral

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Events11.5.2018 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. DATE 6th -8th June, 2018 LOCATION

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Events11.5.2018 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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News4.5.2018 Germany based photonics company m-u-t AG has acquired 75% of Spectral Engines’ shares

PRESS RELEASE 4.5.2018 For 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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News20.4.2018 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

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Events4.4.2018 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. Welcome to hear more about the next generation of material scanning solutions! Please find the details below. Title of the lecture: Cloud Computing – The

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News14.3.2018 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. NIRONETM Scanner is a solution which includes the world’s smartest material scanner, equipped with next generation NIR-technology, an easy-to-use mobile app, cloud connectivity

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Articles9.3.2018 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 lines and

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Events8.3.2018 Spectral Engines at OPIE 2018

OPIE2018, optics and photonics international exhibition will be held during 25 – 27 April, 2018 at Pacifico Yokohama, Japan. Spectral Engines’ products will be presented at the event by our Japanese Distributor KLV Co.Ltd. Exhibition information: Date: 25 – 27 April, 2018 Location: Pacifico Yokohama, Japan KLV booth: J-20 You can

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Blog5.3.2018 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

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Articles26.2.2018 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

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News20.2.2018 A drug screening device revolutionizing the future of police work launched at GPEC conference in Frankfurt

PRESS RELEASE 20.2.2018 For 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 officers screen narcotics safely in just

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News25.1.2018 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 enable the

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News25.1.2018 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

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Blog25.1.2018 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.

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News23.1.2018 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

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Blog18.12.2017 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

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Articles17.12.2017 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

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News17.12.2017 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

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Events7.12.2017 Spectral Engines at Photonics West 2018

Spectral Engines will participate in Photonics West 2018, the world’s largest annual event for the photonics, laser, and biomedical optics industries. The exhibition will be held January 30 – February 1, 2018 in San Francisco, CA, USA. We will Introduce the NIRONE Scanner Platform – the smartest, fastest and easiest

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News14.11.2017 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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Blog14.11.2017 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.

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News14.11.2017 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 networks and

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News14.11.2017 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. After launching the NIRONE

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Articles14.11.2017 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. Germany is well-known for companies and leading-edge research organizations

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Blog17.10.2017 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

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News17.10.2017 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

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News17.10.2017 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 creating

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News16.10.2017 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,

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Events11.10.2017 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 and

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News19.9.2017 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. Faster expansion to new material sensing IoT solutions Spectral Engines and PehuTec signed a strategic partnership agreement

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News18.9.2017 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. Our CEO

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Blog18.9.2017 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

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News18.9.2017 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

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Events1.9.2017 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, educational courses,

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Blog10.8.2017 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

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Events9.8.2017 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. Exhibition information: Date: October 4-6, 10:00

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News26.7.2017 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. Agreement enables fast expansion through strategic fit Spectral Engines and Jinan Hanon

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News7.7.2017 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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Blog6.7.2017 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

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News5.7.2017 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

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News4.7.2017 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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News3.7.2017 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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News5.6.2017 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, sugar

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Events5.6.2017 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

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News5.6.2017 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. KLV’s Sales Manager,

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News5.6.2017 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

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News5.6.2017 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

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Events4.6.2017 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. Let us know if you like to book an appointment

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Events3.6.2017 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. Date: 7th -9th June Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, Japan About the event: Smart Sensing 2017 exhibition serves as a platform for Sensing Technology in the IoT world. As we move

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Events16.5.2017 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. You are welcome to listen our CEO Jarkko Antila’s speech about “New technologies and digitalization – the consumer’s chance of better health?” (in Finnish). He will

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Blog15.5.2017 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

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Events2.4.2017 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. The objective of OPIC2017 is to discuss the future of our society which will be realized by optics and photonics, based on the

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Events2.4.2017 Spectral Engines at Photonix 2017 Japan

Spectral Engines demos and products will be presented at Photonix 2017 by our Japan Distributor KLV Co.Ltd. Date: 5 – 7 April 2017 Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, Japan Photonix is Japan’s Largest Show for Laser & Optics. The event consists of 3 different exhibitions specialising in laser processing, optics and

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Events27.3.2017 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. You are welcome to listen our

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News20.3.2017 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. Given the width and gravity of food-related

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Events6.3.2017 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! More about CeBIT:

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Events2.2.2017 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

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News27.1.2017 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

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News27.1.2017 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. Spectral Engines, developer and provider of high-performance spectral sensors and solutions, introduces the renewed NM Sensor Module family and a cloud-based Spectral

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News19.1.2017 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

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News13.1.2017 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

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News11.1.2017 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. Digitalization and connectivity is becoming

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News5.1.2017 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, environment, medicine and pharmaceuticals,

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Events2.1.2017 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! The event will be held in North Bethesda, Maryland (Washington D.C.) at the Bethesda North Marriott. Process Analytical Technology is one of the most exciting and important advanced technology areas

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Events2.1.2017 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. Welcome to see our demos at stand 5467 and meet the team!

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News23.11.2016 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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News21.11.2016 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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News18.11.2016 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

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News3.11.2016 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 (Lappeenranta

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News21.10.2016 The winner of the Day of Photonics Draw is..

The winner of the draw is: Axel Kramer (ABB Switzerland) He will receive our new NIR sensor module (complete evaluation kit), the world’s smallest NIR spectral sensor. Congratulations for Axel! We would like to thank all of you for your participation into our Day of Photonics Draw! The Day of

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News17.10.2016 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

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Events5.10.2016 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. You have also an opportunity to have a chat

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Events2.10.2016 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! Elisa IoT Challenge competition will culminate on December 1 at the Slush, where the winners from each track are announced. Our finalist product is a networked smart

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News22.9.2016 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. RECENDT is

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News20.9.2016 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

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News12.9.2016 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. Spectral Engines’ Member

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News30.8.2016 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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Events2.8.2016 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. Photonex is the UK’s largest showcase event dedicated to photonics and light technologies. It brings together all aspects of industry

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Events2.8.2016 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. Sensor Expo 2016 is Japan’s only exhibition covering all fields

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News19.7.2016 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. Despite the small size, the modules

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News19.7.2016 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. Acal BFi, a market leader in photonics and spectroscopy solutions, is proud to announce the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement with Spectral Engines in France, UK, Ireland, Netherlands and Italy.

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News18.7.2016 Spectral Engines closes 1.6 M€ funding from investors

PRESS RELEASE July 18, 2016 (for immediate release) Spectral Engines, a Helsinki-based smart material sensor company, has secured a 1.6 M€ funding. In addition to previous investors – Inventure, Finnvera and VTT Ventures – a private investor Timo Syrjälä also participated in the financing round. “Spectral Engines’ team has done

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News15.7.2016 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 disruptive spectroscopy

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News15.7.2016 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. Dr. Buckley brings a wealth of spectroscopic experience to the Spectral Engines team. A former staff member at Sandia National Laboratories and subsequently engineering faculty at both the University of

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News3.3.2016 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: Zoltán Lelkes (ME-Inspection SK, Slovakia). He will get our latest NIR wireless reflection device that was chosen as a Prism Award Winner in detector and sensors category at Photonics West.

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News25.2.2016 Spectral Engines Wins Prism Award 2016!

PRESS RELEASE February 25, 2016 (for immediate release) Spectral Engines wins 2016 Photonics Prism Award Spectral Engines is the first Finnish company to have received the Photonics Prism Award, awarded by SPIE (Int. Society for Optics and Photonics) and Photonics Media. The award was presented on Feb 17, 2016 in

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News11.2.2016 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. Tekes grants so far the biggest

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News11.2.2016 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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News11.2.2016 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

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