Category Archives: News

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Spectral Labs Puts on the After Burners at Dyess AFB

Spectral Labs is proud of our RAVEN lead software engineer, Matt Hayden, who has joined the very small club of individuals who have performed a Jet Engine Test Run! Last week, Spectral Labs visited Dyess AFB where we put our RAVEN-ETS VR training to the test. Having trained using RAVEN-ETS, Matt performed real hands-on engine runs and took the tests required for Airmen seeking to be engine run certified.

Read more about RAVEN-ETS VR Training here.

Read more about our Dyess visit here. Or, watch a video!

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Spectral Labs’ COVID-19 Response

Spectral Labs is committed to protecting the health of our customers, employees, and community during this pandemic. To keep a safe environment, we have taken many steps to minimize work related physical contact and are continuously keeping up to date with proper precautions. Some of these measures include:

  • Practicing strict social distancing and using personal protective equipment while working on site.
  • Washing hands frequently and wiping down work surfaces, tools, and other points of contact with disinfecting wipes while working on site.
  • Limiting employees working on site. Working remotely from home whenever possible.
  • Utilizing phone, email, and meeting tools such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams not only to communicate with our customers, but to coordinate with each other.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting our facility more frequently

We are closely monitoring the situation and following guidelines recommended by the US Government, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and San Diego County Health to continue at the best of our ability to perform work.

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Spectral Labs’ New Building

Spectral Labs is excited to announce the opening of our new space at 15930 Bernardo Center Drive! Our new facility is located across the lot from our other building, and is a needed expansion as our company has grown. The new space features a new production space downstairs with a space for our Technology Training Division upstairs.

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Spectral Labs featured in Keesler Article

RAVEN-ETS Update: After a successful beta test at Keesler AFB, Spectral Labs was featured in a Keesler news article. Read more here.

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Spectral Labs Becomes a Small Business Source for Military Battery Charger

Thanks to successful execution of a Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) SBIR program led by Spectral Labs COO Eric Ackermann, Spectral Labs is now a small business source for military battery chargers.  See the full article on DLA’s website here!


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NIEHS Spotlights RAILS-Based Training

Spectral Labs, Inc. and Southwestern College developed a video game that uses realistic environments to train HAZMAT workers on procedures. (Photo courtesy of Kenda Freeman, MDB, Inc.)

For the last year, Spectral Labs has been working on a program based on the RAILS platform for National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The program developed specific training designed to meet the mandates of 29 CFR 1910.120 for HAZWOPER training required for workers accessing Superfund sites and other employees who are exposed to hazardous substances through the clean-up, treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste, directly tackling the goals of the NIEHS Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program.

You can learn more about the program from NIEHS by clicking here (under “Hands-on workshops and product sharing”)

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Spectral Labs Talks RAILS on The Haz Mat Guys Podcast!

Check out the Haz Mat Guys Podcast for concise, easy-to-understand information on all aspects of Hazardous Materials response, including free resources like RAILS!

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Spectral Labs Has Moved!


Spectral Labs has started the New Year by moving to a new location, owing to growth in our number of employees, as well as new programs requiring additional manufacturing and lab space. At the World Trade Drive location, Spectral Labs grew from a 7 person company in 2010, to 18 employees in 2015.  Neighboring the HP facility along Bernardo Center Drive, the new facility is just 2.5 miles away from the previous facility, and nearly double the size at 6500 sq. ft. This has already allowed us to bring on 2 new employees.

Things are busy around here at Spectral Labs, and we look forward to a great 2016, doing much more work for the Federal Government, in addition to continuing our ongoing mission to provide State and Local agencies with the tools they need to be effective in radiation detection and adjudication.

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Spectral Labs – ISO 9001:2008 Registered Company!

On October 15 and 16, 2015, Perry Johnson Registrars completed the accessment audit of Spectral Labs Quality Management System and presented SLI with a Certificate of Registration.

Spectral Labs is very proud to have successfully completed the ISO 9001:2008 assessment audit.  The certificate of registration expires September 2018.

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RadMATE Official Release for Android / iOS

Spectral Labs is proud to announce that the RadMATE Smartphone Reachback service is now available for both Android and iOS devices. This service is primarily intended for use by Law Enforcement agencies, Hazmat teams, and First Responders that utilize Radioisotope Identifiers as part of their mission. For more information, please check out the RadMATE product page, accessible from our Home Page.