Takes measures into your own hands.

AURA® handheld NIR

innovation made by Zeiss


Accuracy is important when it comes to getting spectroscopic measures. But so is flexibility.

Your needs can vary as much as the natural raw materials your work with, which is why we’ve developed a range of accurate, reliable and flexible spectroscopy solutions for the widest variety of applications.

AURA® handheld NIR is the newest addition to a range of accurate and robust ZEISS spectrometers and brings near infrared technology into the palm of your hand.

The power is
in your hands.

AURA® handheld NIR
AURA® handheld NIR
AURA® handheld NIR

Benefits & Equipment

The flexibility and portability of this new device allows you to take spectroscopic measurements up close and in direct contact with samples in just about any weather conditions. And its battery powered operation and large touch-screen display means it’s very simple to operate. Add to that the intuitive InProcess software and you have a flexible spectroscopy solution that can be used even by novices.

Everything you need is in the convenient carrying case and there is a range of optional accessories available, such as

  • a car charger,
  • wireless mouse and
  • wireless keyboard.

With AURA® handheld NIR you can take measurement into your own hands and get reliable results quickly and accurately while on the go.

AURA® handheld NIR

Technical Specifications

Mechanical parameters

Dimensions (W x H x D)  

235 x 310 x 80 mm  


2.1 kg (incl. battery pack)  

Environmental parameters

Operating temperature

+  5 °C ... + 40 °C  

Storage / transport temperature  

– 20 °C ... + 60 °C  

Ingress protection (IP)  

IP 54, front side



Ethernet 1,000 MBit/s, 2x USB  

Optical specification


Free beam optics with internal black / white reference  

Spectral range  

950 ... 1650 nm  

Mean spectral pixel pitch

3 nm  

Spectral resolution (half width at 1/10 max.)  

≤ 10 nm  

Wavelength accuracy  

≤ 1.0 nm  

Wavelength drift  

≤ 10 pm/K  

Min. integration time  

0.1 ms  

Max. measuring frequency  

≥ 1 Hz  

Light source  

Halogen lamp, 20,000 h,
(Exchange by ZEISS service only!)  

Measuring spot  

4 x 6 mm