Foss offers the XDS analyzer, an NIR instrument ideal for research and development on a variety of liquid and solid samples in the laboratory, according to the company. Element analysis or material identification testing is performed on samples contained within their original vials, bags or bottles or with a wide choice of sample presentation modules. Manual laboratory work can be drastically reduced with the auto sampler, which allows for unattended analysis of up to 50 samples at a time. The XDS has an advanced full spectrum (400-2500 nm) research-grade spectrometer, with exceptional signal to noise, wavelength accuracy and bandwidth performance. It can generate accurate and transferable calibrations in the visible range making it suitable for color-based measurements including chlorophyll, pigment and whiteness in rice and other such applications.