Not sure where to start when choosing a modular spectrometer? This chart compares Ocean Insight's standard spectrometer models and their key features. For further guidance, please contact our sales team.

Spectrometer Comparison Guide

Explore Ocean Insight Spectrometers

  STS Flame Ocean FX
Key Features:

Smallest of our spectrometers 

Attractive for integration and scalability

Low unit-to-unit variation

Thermal stability

Fast acquisition speed

Onboard spectral averaging and buffering

Options Available within this Wavelength Range: 190-1100 nm 200-1100 nm 200-1100 nm

Optical Resolution (FWHM): 

1.0-6.0 nm 1.34 nm (typical) 1.33 nm (typical)
Preconfigured Models:

UV, Vis, NIR, Irradiance

UV-Vis, Vis-NIR, Extended Range

UV-Vis, Vis-NIR

Custom Configurations: No - except slit width options Yes Yes
Applications:

Low concentration absorbance

High intensity laser characterization

OEM integration

All-purpose lab use

Irradiance measurements

Life sciences measurements

High-speed process monitoring

Flicker in lighting

Reaction monitoring

Compatibility with Accessories: Yes Yes Yes
Dimensions (mm): 40 x 42 x 24 89.1 x 63.3 x 34.4 88.9 x 63.5 x 52.4
Price:  $ $$ $$

 

  HR4Pro Ocean HDX Maya2000 Pro  QE Pro
Key Features:

High resolution

Thermal stability

Low stray light 

Excellent peak symmetry

High throughput and low stray light

Thermal stability

High sensitivity

Excellent UV response

High sensitivity

Great thermal stability w/TEC

Onboard spectral buffering

 
Options Available within this Wavelength Range: 190-1100 nm 200-1100 nm ~165-1100 nm  200-1100 nm  

Optical Resolution (FWHM): 

~0.47-0.90 nm 0.70-1.10 nm (typical) ~1.5-15.3 nm  0.14-7.7 nm  
Preconfigured Models:

UV-Vis, Vis-NIR, Extended Range

UV-Vis, Vis-NIR, Extended Range, Raman

Deep UV  UV-Vis, Vis-NIR, Extended Range, Absorbance, Fluorescence, Raman

 

Custom Configurations: No – except slit width options No Yes  Yes  
Applications:

Industrial and integration applications

Laser characterization

Plasma monitoring

Low light level fluorescence and phosphorescence

High optical density absorbance

Plasma monitoring

Unified color measurements

Low light level analysis of biological samples

UV analysis of semiconductor gases

 

Fluorescence of biological samples

DNA sequencing

Raman analysis

 

 
Compatibility with Accessories: Yes Yes Yes  Yes  
Dimensions (mm): 148.6 x 104.8 x 45.1 88.9 x 63.5 x 52.4 148.6 x 109.2 x 49.3  182 x 110 x 47      
Price:  $$ $$ $$$  $$$$  

 

 

  NIRQuest+ NanoQuest  Flame-NIR+
Key Features:

Enhanced optical bench and aperture design

High SNR over a short integration period, ideal for samples moving quickly on a process line

FT-IR device w/ultra-compact footprint

Wider spectral range than most shortwave IR instrumentation

Low power consumption

Replaceable slits

Minimal unit-to-unit variability

 
Options Available within this Wavelength Range: 950-2500 nm 1350-2500 nm  970-1700 nm  

Optical Resolution (FWHM): 

~3.1-7.6 nm  8.0 or 16.0 nm  10.0 nm (typical)  
Preconfigured Models:

900-1700 nm

900-2200 nm

900-2500 nm

Standard version  Standard version

 

Custom Configurations: Yes No  No  
Applications:

Moisture content for fruit sorting

Plastics recycling

Chemical concentration measurements

Product authentication

Food characterization

Chemical composition of biological samples

 

Identification of pharma ingredients

Monitoring of hydrocarbon extraction

Fat content in edible oils

 
Compatibility with Accessories: Yes Yes  Yes  
Dimensions (mm): 182 x 110 x 47 70 x 50 x 25  89.1 x 63.3 x 31.9  
Price:  $$$$ $$  $$$