FITCHBURG, Mass., Sept. 14, 2012 — The easy-to-use Hyperspec UV starter kit unveiled by Headwall Photonics Inc. provides everything needed to evaluate and categorize the spectral composition of materials and samples within the UV spectral region. The hyperspectral imaging system is designed for laboratory researchers in forensics, document and currency verification, and biotechnology analysis. It is supplied with a Hyperspec UV imaging spectrometer optimized for the 250- to 600-nm UV-VIS spectral range. A gantry assembly, calibrated power-stabilized lighting, a linear stage and controller, and a processor engine loaded with the company’s Hyperspec software complete the system. A proprietary Hyperspec data processing unit manages the incoming data, while an optional enclosure eliminates the effect of stray light. Both are available as accessories. Chemical analysis and food and pharmaceutical inspection are other applications that benefit from hyperspectral UV imaging.