The LabSpec 5000/5100 series portable, compact VIS/NIR spectrometers have been launched by Analytical Spectral Devices Inc. The instruments have a spectral range of 350 to 2500 nm and Ethernet or optional wireless functionality. The rugged packaging has nonslip urethane end caps, and the operating temperature parameters have been expanded for reliability in extreme environments. ASD Indico Pro software is included, and compatibility with LabView software allows autonomous control. The devices provide enhanced remote diagnostics, an embedded remote trigger port and proprietary NIR Cooled InGaAs TurboScanner technology. Standard SMA 905 fiber optic connectors and sampling accessories make them suitable for applications involving solids, powders, slurries and liquids at all production stages.