Why Wasatch for NIR

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The greatest challenge in compact NIR spectroscopy is collecting enough signal to achieve adequate SNR (signal to noise ratio). With many spectrometers on the market, it’s hard to know which has the performance needed. Here, we benchmark the superior sensitivity, data quality, and reliability of our NIR spectrometers. InGaAs diode array spectrometers are often light-starved, and require cooling of the detector to reduce thermal noise to an acceptable level. Increasing the acquisition time boosts signal, but results in more noise and compromises the practical speed at which measurements can be made. Using a better spectrometer is a simpler solution that improves spectral quality, LOD, and facilitates more accurate chemometric analysis.