DUNEDIN, Fla., March 6, 2015 — Delivering high-resolution measurements over the visible wavelength range of 380 to 700 nm, the Spark-VIS spectral sensor from Ocean Optics uses optical technology advances to shrink instrument size, becoming the smallest device of its kind on the market. The device replaces traditional diffraction gratings with a solid-state optical encoder. Its aperture design optimizes light throughput, and robust optoelectronics ensure thermal stability over a -10 °C to 60 °C operating range for accurate analysis in harsh environments. It also delivers an optical resolution of 4.5 to 9 nm. Available in both OEM and stand-alone configurations, the compact, low-cast Spark-VIS is suited for simple absorbance, fluorescence and emissive color measurements. It can be embedded to power next-generation portable- and Internet-connected sensing devices for environmental, food, agriculture, biomedical and quality control applications. Direct integration on processing lines and benchtop use are both possible.