ObserveR™ is a handheld, ergonomically designed medium range stand-off Raman system for the identification of explosives, chemicals, toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) and toxic industrial materials (TIMs) in the chem/bio and threat detection markets.  The ObserveR handheld model provides remote identification of materials from distances ranging from 0.1m to 3m via an eye-safe laser with auto-focus.  The ObserveR operates for up to 4 hours of continuous use with its rechargeable battery, has on-board library matching capabilities and a high storage capacity for large libraries that are user-programmable for new entries.