Ocean Optics Inc. has released the LIBS2500, a laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy system. It permits instant qualitative measurements of elements in solids, solutions and gases for use in materials analysis, biomedical and forensic analysis, and environmental monitoring. It is smaller and lighter than its predecessor and features an improved sensitivity of 10 to 50 ppm, a series of 2048-element linear CCD detectors, and a seven-fiber optical sampling probe with a 74-UV collimating lens and a sampling lens. The system incorporates up to seven high-resolution spectrometers for spectral coverage as broad as 200 to 980 nm. It can operate with any 32-bit, USB-compatible Windows PC.