Every RedWave product is designed to provide the highest levels of performance and portability for detecting chemical threats rapidly and accurately.

Our portable FTIR products are engineered and built specifically for emergency and military responders, enhancing their ability to protect us all.

  • Industry-leading FTIR technology with proven diamond ATR sampling technology
  • Identify thousands of chemical threats in seconds, anywhere
  • Multiple products to meet the varying needs of emergency and military personnel
  • Engineered and manufactured in the U.S.A.
  • Rugged and durable for use in harsh environments
  • 24 x 7 x 365 ReachBack Support

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How Does FTIR Work?

FTIR (Fourier transform infrared) is a common technique for measuring the infrared spectrum of a material. When infrared (IR) light passes through a sample, some of the radiation is absorbed.

The pattern, or spectrum, of infrared light absorbed is unique to that chemical; it’s a molecular “fingerprint” that enables rapid and accurate identification. The vast majority of chemicals absorb infrared light, making it a near universal tool for identifying unknown substances. Key to the performance of RedWave FTIR products is our extensive, on-board database of chemical information used to identify specific molecules.