VIAVI Unveils Industry’s Smallest IP67-Rated Handheld Wireless Spectrometer for Real-Time, Near-Infrared Material Analysis

The lightweight and robust MicroNIR OnSite-W brings rapid, lab-quality material analysis to the field or factory floor

San Jose, Calif., March 18, 2019 – Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAVI) (NASDAQ: VIAV)today announced the launch of the MicroNIR™ OnSite-W, a near-infrared (NIR) spectrometer for rapid, handheld material analysis. The OnSite-W is the industry’s smallest IP67-rated, fully-integrated spectrometer, designed for varied applications in agricultural, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries. Its wireless Bluetooth connectivity to a PC or tablet makes it ideally suited to factory and field uses. The OnSite-W will be on display at PITTCON 2019, March 19-21, 2019, at booth #3400.

VIAVI MicroNIR™ OnSite-W

Advancements in miniaturized NIR spectroscopy are opening new applications for material analysis across a wide range of industries. Measurements and material qualifications that once took days when conducted by technical personnel in a laboratory can now be done instantly in the field by nontechnical workers. Migrating capabilities from the lab to the field leads to better, more efficient process monitoring and better, faster decision-making. Material characterization applications include food, feed, agriculture, pharmaceutical, chemical, and security markets. The OnSite-W is especially suited to pharmaceutical raw material identification (RMID), characterization of agricultural products in the field, and qualification of processed food and feed products.

The OnSite-W spectrometer features the proprietary VIAVI Linear Variable Filter™ (LVF) technology, which eliminates all moving parts and enables a robust instrument that delivers repeatable measurements. The OnSite-W holds an IP65 and IP67 rating for use in wet and dusty environments and the MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2 shock and vibration rating. 

The OnSite-W system includes MicroNIR Pro 3.0 software, a major upgrade to the popular VIAVI chemometrics modeling software suite. The new PLS quantitative model-building tool means that no third-party software is required to build complete chemometric applications. A dedicated tablet application provides OnSite-W users with a simplified interface for rapid predictions in the field. Enhancements to the system now streamline workflow and simplify user, method and data management.

"The MicroNIR OnSite-W and Pro 3.0 Software Suite embody the features and functions most requested by our users and the market: a small, wireless, rugged, reliable, and simple to use system for the field and unpredictable environments,” says Steve Saxe, Product Line Manager, MicroNIR, VIAVI. “The MicroNIR OnSite-W spectrometer and new software are powerful additions to the MicroNIR suite of products, providing an untethered option for material analysis and putting rapid NIR-spectroscopy in the hands of non-technical users, a process once exclusive to laboratory technicians."  

VIAVI (NASDAQ: VIAV) is a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises, network equipment manufacturers, civil, government, military and avionics customers, supported by a worldwide channel community including VIAVI Velocity Partners. We deliver end-to-end visibility across physical, virtual and hybrid networks, enabling customers to optimize connectivity, quality of experience and profitability. VIAVI is also a leader in high performance thin film optical coatings, providing light management solutions to anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, automotive, defense and instrumentation markets. Learn more about VIAVI at Follow us on VIAVI Perspectives, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

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