FirstDefender RMX handheld Raman spectrometer

FirstDefender RMX

Thermo Scientific FirstDefender RMX is the company's latest Raman instrument for rapid, accurate identification of unknown chemicals, with the added flexibility of a fixed probe. FirstDefender RMX is significantly faster, smaller and lighter than the flagship FirstDefender®, and can be mounted to select tactical robots or be used in handheld point-and-shoot or vial mode.

FirstDefender RMX handheld Raman spectrometer

FirstDefender RMX is an all-optical Raman system designed for use by first responders, homeland security, military, law enforcement and forensic chemistry personnel. Significant enhancements have been made in speed, performance, mixture analysis, user interface and use mode with the fixed probe and optional robot integration. Key features and benefits:

  • Flexible use modes: handheld point-and-shoot with fixed probe, mount to select tactical robots, or integrated vial mode
  • Robot integration
  • Quickly identifies unknown solid and liquid chemicals down range including explosives, toxic industrial chemicals (TICs), chemical warfare agents (CWAs), narcotics, precursors, white powders and more
  • Mixture analysis automatically determines presence of mixed and contaminated chemicals
  • Weighs 2.0 pounds (919g) for easy transportation down range
  • Certified to MIL-STD 810G standards for ruggedness and environmental protection to IP67 standards against dust and water up to one meter
  • Menu driven user interface requires minimal training
  • No scheduled maintenance or calibration
  • Non-destructive testing maintains sample integrity
  • Powered using rechargeable battery; wall plug; or commonly available SureFire disposable batteries
  • Fully operable over a wide temperature range (-20 C to +40 C)
  • Integrated NIOSH and CAMEO database provides detailed hazard data on scene
  • 24/7 technical and reachback support provided for all units

Contact us sales.chemid@thermofisher.com or register to obtain technical specifications.

MIL-STD 810G Testing

FirstDefender RMX is certified to MIL-STD 810G specifications for ruggedness, including

  • Operation in extreme temperatures
  • Temperature and functional shock
  • Humidity
  • Sand and Dust
  • Immersion
  • Vibration

Contact us for test certification.