For the last 25 years, Specim has been pioneering and leading hyperspectral imaging system development. More than a thousand scientific research articles have been published using Specim technology. Much research has been done with Specim products, especially on food science and environmental research.
Specim has the broadest spectral imaging product portfolio and covers wavelengths from visible and near-infrared to the thermal range. Specim spectral cameras are based on our proprietary line scan (push-broom) technology. This design selection ensures their flexible adaptability to different operating environments with no compromise on performance.
Another cornerstone in our spectral camera design is optimized performance to cost ratio. In addition to the spectral cameras, Specim offers standard scanner setups that enable fast sample data collection, application development, and validation in a laboratory or field.
Application transfer to an airborne environment is also straightforward and cost-efficient. As a result, Specim products are widely operated globally in laboratories, field experiments, and airborne missions.
Specim has excellence in designing and manufacturing ground-breaking products. The latest ones include SpecimIQ, launched in 2017, the first truly mobile hyperspectral camera with built-in data processing and analysis capability.
Several innovative Specim products have emerged from the needs addressed by the scientific community. The remote sensing system AisaIBIS is a good example. It was designed and validated together with Juelich Research Centre from Germany, as the Hyplant sensor, an airborne precursor for the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Earth Explorer program called FLEX. The project aims at providing global maps of vegetation fluorescence.
In 2019 Specim delivered a highly advanced multisensor system equipped with our standard AisaFENIX 1K, AisaOWL, and AisaKESTREL sensors to Diamond Aircraft as part of their airborne platform to the Government of Malaysia for forestry management. Most recently, in 2020, SPECIM launched the AFX series, a highly advanced hyperspectral system for airborne and UAV use. Being based on our market-leading industrial FX series cameras makes the AFX sensors very cost-competitive for drone applications.