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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!

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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.


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SLI Has Been Awarded Commercialization Contract for Handheld Anomaly Resolution Tool (HART)

09.24.2014

This Spectral Labs Incorporated program is for the commercialization of the MultiFunction Wand (MFW) technology developed in a FY10.2 SBIR Phase II program, which will be known as HART going forward.. The MFW full body screening tool will be repackaged into HART, which will be suitable for resolving detections from other systems in a screening environment. The outcome of this program will be six Test Units capable of undergoing government testing in operational environments. The technology is intended to fill a defined TSA need and will have applications in other security screening environments.


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SLI Has Been Awarded a Phase II SBIR Contract for RadMATE!

SLI is excited to announce the successful award of a Phase II contract to continue efforts to create the RadMATE Mobile Reachback App. This app will be available for both Android and iOS devices, and will support direct connections with popular RIIDs. Below is a description of the project:

The risk of an adversary mounting a Radiological or Nuclear (RAD/NUC) attack on the United States remains one of the greatest threats to our Nation. The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) has identified an opportunity for exploiting rapidly emerging Smart Phone technology as one of many tools to counter this threat by giving Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) and Emergency Responders (ERs) support on their local Smart Phones or Tablets to significantly enhance their ability to properly adjudicate encounters with radiation sources. The classification of RAD/NUC threats is challenging because the terrestrial environment includes significant radiation background. This includes Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) and many legal medical and industrial sources. Providing officers and responders with up to date support through an in hand Smart Phone or Tablet will optimize their defensive response throughout the Nation. The Smart Phone support will automate and standardize communications with centralized authorities. The benefits will include minimized burden on operators and eliminating the need for a specialized laptop computer with instrumentspecific Reachback software. SLI’s proposed development of radMATE will combine all of these elements in a powerful software package to provide a user friendly Smart Phone App that is easily adaptive to individual agency requirements.


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SLI has been awarded a Phase I SBIR Contract for RadMATE!

SLI has been awarded a Phase I SBIR contract from DHS DNSO to develop a mobile app that will interface with Radioisotope Identifiers (RIIDs) and allow for the efficient creation of incident reports that can be sent to Reachback experts (e.g. spectroscopists) for additional adjudication assistance.

The risk of an adversary mounting a Radiological or Nuclear (RAD/NUC) attack on the United States remains one of the greatest threats to our Nation. The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) has identified an opportunity for exploiting rapidly emerging Smart Phone technology as one of many tools to counter this threat by giving Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) and Emergency Responders (ERs) support on their local Smart Phones or Tablets to significantly enhance their ability to properly adjudicate encounters with radiation sources. The classification of RAD/NUC threats is challenging because the terrestrial environment includes significant radiation background. This includes Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) and many legal medical and industrial sources. Providing officers and responders with up to date support through an in hand Smart Phone or Tablet will optimize their defensive response throughout the Nation. The Smart Phone support will automate and standardize communications with centralized authorities. The benefits will include minimized burden on operators and eliminating the need for a specialized laptop computer with instrumentspecific Reachback software. SLI’s proposed development of radMATE will combine all of these elements in a powerful software package to provide a user friendly Smart Phone App that is easily adaptive to individual agency requirements.