Today, alcohol is an integral part of many societies around the globe.Whether at festive occasions, at a nice dinner party or simply as a reward at the end of a working day - for many people, alcohol is an indispensable part of everyday life.
Therefore, a positive result still required confirmation by blood sample. This additional effort can now be avoided by so-called "evidence-proof" measuring systems. Depending on the country-specific regulations, these consist of an evidence-proof measurement technology or two redundant measurement systems. Optical methods such as non-dispersive infrared spectroscopy (NDIR) are considered evidence-proof systems. This technology is classified to be very low-maintenance, less susceptible to drift and shows no age-related performance losses. In stationary devices for operational vehicles, this technology has been proven for years. In the meantime, there is also a trend towards converting small handheld devices to this technology.
On the one hand, these can be companies that need to control the sober state of their employees due to the work to be performed there. On the other hand, this could also be used for public or sporting events. Since it is known that the potential for aggression increases under the influence of alcohol, riots at such events could be significantly reduced. In any case, the areas of application for infrared spectroscopy are manifold. It is then all the more important that dependable components are used. Axetris infrared sources guarantee reliably high emission performance in the spectral range in which alcohol is typically measured, while requiring little maintenance. This offers decisive advantages for the end users of this spectroscopy technology.