Si-Ware Systems, La Canada, Calif., introduced what is said to be the first handheld material analysis scanner with plug-and-play capability for rapid deployment in the field or on the factory floor.

The NeoSpectra-Scanner is built around Si-Ware's NeoSpectra spectral sensor technology.

The NeoSpectra-Scanner enables users to add on-site intelligence, instantly identifying and quantifying composition of materials used in farming and food processing.

Advantages include smaller and lighterweight, hardware- and software-ready and features large spot size (up to 10 mm) for measuring non-homogenous materials such as grains and soils. It is also ruggedized for in-field use, conforming to IP65 protection standards, and works with any Bluetooth-enabled device to transfer information.

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