Meet the first modular,
OS-independent spectroscopy software platform, exclusively from the
inventors of the world's first miniature spectrometer.
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Spectroscopy on Any Operating System
SpectraSuite is a modular, Java-based
spectroscopy software platform that operates on Windows, Mac OS and
Linux operating systems. The software can control virtually any Ocean Optics USB
spectrometer and device with ease. The SpectraSuite
interface looks and feels the same on all operating systems yet retains
the familiar appearance of an application native to each OS. Ocean Optics
is the first to offer such a flexible, feature-packed application with
this level of cross-platform capability.
NOTE: SpectraSuite for Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
and Windows 64-bit operating
systems is currently in beta. To get more information, please contact an
Ocean Optics technical support representative.
Ultimate USB Spectrometer & Device Control
SpectraSuite easily manages multiple USB spectrometers –
each with different acquisition parameters – in multiple windows, and
provides graphical and numeric representation of spectra from each
spectrometer. Using SpectraSuite, you can combine data from multiple
sources for applications that include upwelling/downwelling measurements,
dual-beam referencing and process monitoring.
The SpectraSuite framework is modular.
Among the modules that have been released to date are the core files,
Absolute Irradiance, and Strip Charts. You or your Ocean Optics application developer can
customize SpectraSuite through Java code.
Advanced Data Capture Control
SpectraSuite provides the user with advanced control of
episodic data capture attributes. For instance, a user can acquire data
for a fixed number of scans or for a specific interval. Initiation of each
scan can be externally triggered or event-driven. Captured data is quickly
stored into system memory at speeds as fast as 1 scan per millisecond,
with speeds limited by hardware performance.
Color Capabilities in
- Reflective and emissive color
- CIE 1931 and CIE 1965 observers
- CIE illuminants A, B, C, D50, D55, D65, D75, E
- CIE x,y chromacitity diagram with optional
- Color spaces
- CIE XYZ
- Color Rendering Index (CRI)
- General CRI Ra
- Special CRI R1-R15
- Correlated Color Temperature (CCT)
- Dominant wavelength and purity
- u'v'w', u,v hue angle, u,v saturation
- CIE whiteness and tint
- CIELAB (L*a*b*, hue-angle, chroma)
- Hunter Lab
Peak Metrics in SpectraSuite
- Center wavelength
- Pixel Full-Width at Half-Max (FWHM)
- Wavelength FWHM
- 90% Bandwidth
- Pixel FWQM
- Peak wavelength
- Peak pixel
Cross-platform Spectroscopy Operating Software
upgrade subscription fee
Site license for SpectraSuite allows up to 20 copies
Site license for SpectraSuite allows up to 40 copies
for educational institutions only
license; authorizes unlimited copies of the software
SpectraSuite annual upgrade subscription fee (20 copies)
SpectraSuite annual upgrade subscription fee (40 copies)
SpectraSuite annual upgrade subscription fee (unlimited copies)
As with the beta release, it's important
to note that, after running the installer and installing SpectraSuite
for the first time, driver installation will be slightly different.
If you've already installed a previous 64-bit beta
release, you'll need to first uninstall SpectraSuite, plug in your
spectrometer and uninstall the spectrometer driver from the Windows
When you plug your spectrometer back in, the Found
New Hardware Wizard will appear. Choose to specify the location of
the drivers and, when prompted for a file location, browse to the
SystemFiles directory of the SpectraSuite installation (default is
Files\Ocean Optics\SpectraSuite\SystemFiles). Now, you can continue
through the wizard to complete installation. If prompted for a
location of a DLL, check in C:\ProgramFiles\OceanOptics\SpectraSuite\SystemFiles\amd64.
SpectraSuite in the Future
SpectraSuite is constantly evolving. Be sure to check
for updates via SpectraSuite's Update Center. With the purchase of
SpectraSuite, you are entitled to one year of free, web-based automatic
For our current SpectraSuite customers, the latest
software version and new modules of our software are available from the
SpectraSuite menu (Tools | Update Center).
Need Additional Assistance?
If you need support or answers, please be sure
to contact an Ocean Optics
Applications Scientist or telephone us at +1 727-733-2447 during
regular business hours (GMT-5)