March 23 2018 - Ref No: PR180320

Westborough, Mass. — Malvern Panalytical, a global leader in high-performance analytical instrumentation and materials analysis solutions, today announced Microsoft® Windows 10 support for the software packages of all ASD instruments as well as other technical updates.

Under the ASD brand, Malvern Panalytical offers a full range of products that provide important data, leading to solutions in a variety of applications such as remote sensing, geology/mining and material identification (including food and pharma). By offering Microsoft® Windows 10 support for the software releases for ASD’s core instrument spectrometers, including RS3™ Spectral Acquisition (for remote sensing data acquisition and analysis) and Indico™ Pro Spectral Acquisition (for data acquisition and chemometric analysis) applications, ASD’s customers will benefit from the Windows 10 experience and support from Microsoft. Additionally, Malvern Panalytical will be shipping ASD field and instrument controllers with Windows 10. 

“These enhancements allow ASD’s portable spectroradiometers and spectrometers to continue to deliver the high-quality spectral measurements as expected from ASD on a modern operating system,” said Kevin Tanguay, director of product management and business development for ASD products.

Malvern Panalytical is also announcing the release of ASD Halo v2.4, which includes updates to both the instrument software (version 2.40.00) and ASD Halo Manager (version 2.21.00.510). Version 2.4 has the following enhancements over the previously released version v2.3: 


· Enhanced Al-OH scaler for better mineral identification

· Improved real-time clock battery life

The update is available on the ASD Support Central website (http://support.asdi.com/) via an update utility for customers using v2.0.0.381 or later. Updates to earlier versions are only available in the complete distribution.

This new release of TerraSpec® Halo builds on ASD’s established leadership in handheld NIR for mining exploration. ASD’s instruments have also recently been utilized in a variety of applications, such as atmospheric research, forestry, ecology and plant physiology studies, light energy measurements, spectroradiometric calibrations, ingredient testing for dietary supplements and natural products, lipid, protein and fatty acid analysis of grains and food products and analyzing mineral content in soils.