EDISON, N.J., April 29, 2012 — Horiba Scientific’s new VS-7000+ mini CCD spectrometer outperforms front-illuminated and back-illuminated CCDs, making it suitable for industrial low-light applications such as fluorescence, emission, absorbance and reflectance. It offers coverage for three spectral ranges: ultraviolet-visible (UV-VIS), visible (VIS) and ultraviolet-near-infrared (UV-NIR). It also provides the highest signal-to-noise ratio of any uncooled CCD mini-spectrometer, the company says. The UV-VIS, VIS and VIS-NIR ultracompact spectrograph features a back-thinned CCD with a very deep full well, two height options (300 and 1000 mic) and a USB 2.0 interface. Its sturdy single-optic design with concave grating offers light purity, and with no moving parts or shutter, it is reliable for OEM integration.