Digitization in the field of NIR spectroscopy (smart sensors)

Digitalization is advancing, also in NIR spectroscopy, which enables trainable miniature smart sensors e.g. for analyses in the food&feed, chemical and pharmaceutical sectors.

The calibration is the core of a NIR spectroscopy sensor, it enables the numerous applications and should therefore not be the weakest link in the measurement chain.

The development of calibrations that turn NIR spectrometers into smart sensors is done manually by experts (NIR specialist, chemometrician, data scientist) with so-called chemometrics software.

This is very time-consuming (time to market) and the result is person-dependent and thus suboptimal, because each expert has his own preferred way of proceeding. In addition, the calibrations have to be maintained, as new data has been collected in the meantime, which can be used to extend and improve the calibrations.

This is where our automated service comes in, combining the knowledge and good practices of NIR spectroscopy and chemometrics collected in one software and using machine learning to generate optimal calibrations.

Based on this, we have developed a complete technology platform (Time to Market) that covers the entire process from sending NIR + Lab data, to NIR Calibration as a Service, from online purchase of calibrations, to NIR Predictor software that directly evaluates newly measured NIR data locally and generates result reports.

Besides the free desktop version with user interface, the NIR Predictor can also be integrated (OEM). This can be integrated in parallel as a complement to your current Predictor, allowing the user to choose how they want to calibrate. And give them the advantage in NIR feasibility studies and NIR spectrometer evaluations to quickly provide the customer with a solid and accurate calibration that will make their NIR system deliver better results.

Advantages for your NIR users (internal or external)
  • no initial costs (no chemometrics software license required),
  • calculable operating costs (fixed amount instead of time and hourly rate) (calibration development, calibration maintenance)
  • easy to use (no chemometrics and software training),
  • quicker to use (no calibration development work) and
  • better calibrations (precision, accuracy, robustness, …)


Our chargeable service is based on the calibration development and the annual calibration use. Calibration development and calibration use can also be carried out separately (manufacturer / user).

For you as a spectrometer manufacturer, this means that you can deliver your system pre-calibrated for certain applications without incurring software license costs. And without your application specialists having to provide additional calibration services.

The unique advantages of our calibration service together with the free NIR Predictor are:
  • no software license costs (chemometrics software, predictor software, OEM integration)
  • no chemometrics know-how necessary
  • no time needed to develop optimal NIR calibrations.


If interested in using/evaluating the service :

About CalibrationModel.com : Time and knowledge intensive creation and optimization of chemometric evaluation methods for spectrometers as a service to enable more accurate analysis and measurement results.



see also

Paradigm Change in NIR

Five Mistakes to avoid on Digitalization in NIR

NIR – Total cost of ownership (TCO)

OEM / White Label Software

White Paper



Get access to how the NIR Calibration and Prediction Model is Optimized, validated and what are the settings, pre-processing, variable-selection, outliers

Access the information of the complete calibration settings

Get access to the information of the complete settings of the optimized calibration, including selected wavelengths, data pre-processings, selected calibration spectra, validation spectra, test spectra, outlier spectra and complete prediction performance statistics, and detailed prediction information of all spectra. It includes complete Intellectual Property (IP) and allows to re-create the model in any chemometric software. The information is delivered within a .zip file that contains a HTML page with text, tables and images that can be printed to PDF with your browser.

The Calibration Report contains all the selected data and parameter settings details to re-create the model in any chemometric software and it’s comparable by statistics and visually.

Here is an example Calibration Report

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NIR-Predicor

Access the information of the selected wavelengths

Get access to the information of the selected wavelengths that are used in the optimized calibration. This will look like “4467-5378, 6458-7569, 8247-9852 [1/cm]” for wavenumbers or similar in nanometers [nm] depending on your data. This is very useful for sensor manufacturers to reduce detector/sensor hardware cost or reducing scanning time by leaving out or over skipping the gaps in the wavelength range for dedicated applications.

Wavelength Selection

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Basic Software and Services

NIR-Predictor Software
Unlimited predictions.
No internet access needed.
FREE
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Calibration Development and Usage


We develop optimal Calibrations for you.
The service includes Calibration* development with the NIR and laboratory data you provide and the usage period of the Calibration on your defined systems*.
Calibration performance statistic and graph are available in the Web-Shop before purchase, where you can select your suitable calibrations.

You can choose your calibration to work on how many of your systems and the usage period.
You can get calibrations with short usage period for starting model building with small data and collecting more during the use of the model.
When you have collected more data, create a new extended model by the same process.

One-time fee per Calibration file download. Depending on the usage period and the number of systems using the calibration.

1 Month 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year Perpetual
1 System €133 €143 €157 €178 €248
2 Systems €135 €149 €168 €199 €298
3 Systems €137 €154 €177 €215 €336
Unlimited €143 €173 €214 €278 €488


Definitions:
*) Calibration : one calibration per property (chemical-, biochemical-, physicochemical- or physical-property, constituent, analyte, ingredient, parameter or attribute value).
Calibration is delivered as a file (.cm) for local use with the free NIR-Predictor Software (no internet connection needed for predictions).
*) System : one sensor with NIR-Predictor software.
*) Unlimited: the calibration can be used with unlimited number of systems.
*) Perpetual: endless usage period of the calibration.
*) Service explained


Extend Calibration Usage later on


The data owner can submit a calibration file to extend the usage period for any systems.

One-time fee per Calibration file download. Depending on the usage period and the number of systems using the calibration.

1 Year Perpetual
1 System €60 €120
2 Systems €85 €170
3 Systems €104 €208
Unlimited €180 €360

Optional Software and Services

JCAMP-Anonymizer Software
Single place license.
One-time fee per download.
€249
Optimal Calibration Wavelength Selection
One-time fee per download.
€163
Complete Calibration Settings as Calibration Report
Includes complete Intellectual Property (IP).
Allows to re-create the model in any chemometric software.
One-time fee per download.
€598

Conditions

Payment is a One-time fee per download (no setup fee, no registration needed, without a subscription).
One-time charge for a set amount of time. Unused time is non-refundable.

Payment by Credit Card are serviced by PayPal (you don’t need a PayPal account, use “PayPal Guest Checkout”).

Calibration delivery time is maximal 3 business days (via email, download).

Prices can change dynamically every day. To get notified you can use: Google Alerts ‘website change notification’ or visualping.io ‘monitor webpages’

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Price considerations

You get a free NIR-Predictor software and can locally do unlimited predictions (no internet access needed).

You don’t need to buy an expensive chemometric software license with updates and training days.

You don’t need to waste your time on trial-and-error process to find optimal model parameter settings and waiting for calculations.

Cost comparison of Chemometrics / Machine Learning / Data Science for NIR-Spectroscopy



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