PerkinElmer’s new Spectrum™ 3 FT-IR spectrometer covers the near, mid and far-IR ranges (11,000–30 cm–1). There is automatic switching between beamsplitters without manual user intervention and the sources can be switched from IR to NIR at the touch of a button. Two sampling accessories can be installed simultaneously, avoiding the need to switch accessories between measurements. A fully integrated TG-IR (EGA4000) solution can be added, and the spectrometer is upgradeable to IR microscopy and imaging with automated switching of the beam to any PerkinElmer microscopy or imaging system. Experiments can be run directly from the SmartPanel™ on the instrument without returning to the PC, and IR data can be accessed from anywhere with cloud connectivity.