LAWRENCE, Mass., Oct. 15, 2012 — For field research in mining exploration and a range of environmental analysis applications, Spectral Evolution delivers portable and laboratory-ready spectrometers that allow researchers to collect spectroscopic data for mining exploration, and mineral processing and production. The data can be either qualified or quantified using SPECMIN software from Spectral International Inc. or GRAMS software from Thermo Scientific. SPECMIN is a mineral identification system for spectroscopy that includes an extensive and dynamic library of reference spectra for minerals, wavelength search/match tables, physical properties of each species in the database, and literature references for the infrared active mineral phases. The spectral library includes a minimum of two different samples per mineral that show compositional differences within mineral species. SPECMIN can also be used in remote sensing. GRAMS is a software suite for visualizing, processing and managing spectroscopic data. It offers tools to capture, store and report data. A graphical multivariate analysis tool builds quantitative calibrations as well as qualitative models for discriminant analysis. This capacity allows for characterization of hundreds of samples per day without sending them to the laboratory. The spectrometers provide fast, full-spectrum UV-VIS-NIR measurements from 350 to 2500 nm with a single scan; 100% diode array optics with no moving parts; integral dark shutter and auto optimization; a Bluetooth interface for wireless connection; and high-capacity Li-ion batteries. All are equipped with the DARWin SP data analysis software.