Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


NIR Instrument Standardization Breakthrough

Media Release: Khipu Systems

iCalibra Module Delivers NIR Instrument Standardization Breakthrough

Hamilton, New Zealand, December 12, 2008 – Khipu Systems, developer of the iCalibra software platform for NIR, today announced that it has developed a breakthrough in the area of NIR instrument standardization.

The iCalibra Standardization module allows single calibration models which provide accurate results from dispersive and FT instrument technologies simultaneously. Significantly, the standardization processes are integrated within the predictive models, so the models and standardization layers are capable of automated re-learning and enhancement.

This means that NIR instrument selection can become truly independent of existing calibration data sets.

“Users will be free to select the best instrument for their needs, without being influenced by the ‘legacy burden’ of years of collected spectra that locks them into their existing instrument brand. This is a development that will be welcomed by end users and instrument manufacturers alike” says Mark Stuart, Chairman, Khipu Systems.  

iCalibra is a next generation software platform that revolutionizes what is possible with NIR. The iCalibra Standardization module is just one of a suite of modules derived from the iCalibra software platform, with other modules providing features such as; sample specific confidence scores, automated model building, model proving ground, automated data acquisition and exchange, auto archiving and retrieval of spectral and reference data, automated pre-treatment of calibration set data, data fusion, quality assurance modelling, classification and instrument diagnostics.

“Early deployments of iCalibra have resulted in extraordinary return on investment for users, leading to significant interest in the technology from all over the world,” says Mr Stuart.

Khipu intends to make the entire suite of modules available to customers worldwide early next year.



© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Crown Accounts: Slightly Softer Growth Expected In PREFU

A slightly softer growth forecast is the main feature of largely unchanged Pre-election Fiscal Update compared to the Budget forecasts three months ago, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>


Water: Farming Leaders Pledge To Help Make Rivers Swimmable

In a first for the country, farming leaders have pledged to work together to help make New Zealand’s rivers swimmable for future generations. More>>


Unintended Consequences: Liquor Change For Grocery Stores On Tobacco Tax

Changes in the law made to enable grocery stores to continue holding liquor licences to sell alcohol despite increases in tobacco taxes will take effect on 15 September 2017. More>>

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>


By May 2018: Wider, Earlier Microbead Ban

The sale and manufacture of wash-off products containing plastic microbeads will be banned in New Zealand earlier than previously expected, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. More>>