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Ocean Insight

Ocean Optics, a leader in miniature spectroscopy and multispectral sensing, is now Ocean Insight. The new name and rebranding better reflect the company’s evolution from supplier of spectroscopy products to a purpose-driven provider of Applied Spectral Knowledge — a potent combination of innovative spectral products, powerful software and machine learning tools, and far-reaching application expertise. The Ocean Insight mission is to help customers define pressing challenges and deliver the answers that promote a safer, cleaner, healthier future.

Ocean Insight is part of Halma plc, a global group of life-saving technology companies.
Ocean Insight offers robust, scalable optical sensing tools, complemented by deep application knowledge, machine learning and cloud-based digital tools, design and manufacturing expertise, and a global support and service network. The company has locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and earlier this year consolidated the multispectral imaging offerings of FluxData, Inc. into the Ocean Insight portfolio of optical sensing products and custom solutions.
“The Ocean Insight name represents our deep commitment to expanded optical sensing solutions and peer partner services to help bring greater value to our customers,” said Lora Allemeier, President of Ocean Insight. “We have new technologies, lab consultancy services and digital solutions to equip customers facing business and research challenges with solutions that provide greater understanding and meaningful insight.”
Nearly three decades ago, Ocean Optics launched its first miniature spectrometer and pioneered the concept of bringing the instrument to the sample. For research customers and partners, they will continue to expand their optical sensing technology portfolio and add the sensing tools, application support and service that enable confident experimentation and breakthrough discovery anywhere, anytime.
In addition, businesses that need custom solutions will benefit from Ocean Insight’s laser-like focus on new technologies, application consultancy, custom system design, manufacturing expertise and a global service and support network. They’ve also created an internal structure to promote in-house ventures with the power to solve big problems with powerful insights.
Ongoing business transactions are unaffected by the change. Officially, the company is now known as “Ocean Optics, Inc., trading as (in the U.S., ‘doing business as’) Ocean Insight.”

Ocean Optics started in the late ‘80s, seeded by a federal grant for a marine pH sensor. As part of their work, the Ocean team needed a compact spectrometer to fit into a small, underwater housing, and were surprised to discover none existed. So, they made their own.

By 1992, the “world’s first miniature spectrometer” ushered in a new way of utilizing spectroscopy. Today, as Ocean Insight, our technologies have evolved, our offering has expanded, and our customers remain vital partners.

1989: Ocean Optics, Inc. founded by university researchers in Florida, USA

1992: Commercial release of “world’s first miniature spectrometer”

1999: Precision optics division established

2000: Opened first office in Europe

2004: Acquired by Halma plc, a global group of life-saving technology companies

2006: Acquired Mikropack GmbH, a developer and supplier of spectroscopy accessories

2006: Opened first office in People’s Republic of China

2016: Consolidated the multispectral imaging products of PIXELTEQ into the Ocean portfolio

2016: Established sales and support presence in India

2018: Wave Illumination, an internal startup, released WaveGo handheld light meter

2019: Consolidated the color and imaging offerings of FluxData, Inc. into the Ocean portfolio

2019: Rebranded Ocean Optics as Ocean Insight, the applied spectral knowledge company