ASD Releases the FieldSpec HandHeld 2 for Scientific and Field Spectroscopy

ASD Releases the FieldSpec HandHeld 2 for Scientific and Field Spectroscopy
September 13, 2010

09.14.2010 – ASD Inc. today announced the official launch of the FieldSpec HandHeld 2 portable spectroradiometer for remote sensing research, agriculture, environmental science and oceanography.

The HandHeld 2 is the latest in compact remote sensing technology from ASD using cutting-edge, near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy to instantly and non-destructively make material measurements. Self-contained data collection with significant spectrum storage capacity and an on-board color display facilitate more efficient field work by eliminating the need to be continuously connected to a computer.

Other enhancements include ergonomically designed controls, laser targeting, standard AA battery power and a rugged enclosure to ensure durability and easy transport.

“Building on the company’s excellence in portable NIR, the HandHeld 2 brings fast, laboratory-grade spectroscopy to field research,” said ASD CEO David Rzasa. “Well-thought out enhancements, like laser targeting and onboard data collection, make this instrument a top choice for field researchers and scientists across the world.”

The HandHeld 2 provides the performance required for a broad range of applications with a wavelength range of 325-1075 nm, accuracy of +/- 1.0 nm, 3 nm resolution, standard 25° field-of-view, proprietary DriftLock™ compensation for dark current and fast scan times. The unit weighs less than three pounds, measures 215x140x90 mm, and uses four rechargeable or standard AA batteries. The HandHeld 2 comes standard with a Pelican case that meets FAA requirements for carry-on baggage.

The HandHeld 2 continues ASD’s state-of-the-art legacy in portable NIR measurement capabilities, saving scientific and industrial users data collection time while producing rapid, laboratory-quality results in a wide variety of applications.

To learn more about the new HandHeld 2, please visit

About ASD

Established in 1990 in Boulder, ASD Inc. is the global leader in high-performance analytical instrumentation solutions, solving some of the most challenging real-world materials measurement problems. ASD spectrometers — unparalleled in providing laboratory-grade results in the field or on-site — are the instruments of choice for remote sensing, environmental sciences, agricultural, mining, pharmaceutical and pulp and paper industry applications, where results drive paradigm-changing insights, efficiency and profit. ASD’s collaborative culture and world-class customer service put the best, fastest and most accurate spectroscopic instruments to work for industry and science in more than 70 countries around the world. For more information, please visit


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