Progeny ResQ

Progeny ResQ 1064nm handheld Raman analyzer provides emergency responders, law enforcement agencies and the military with the industry’s most comprehensive tool for chemical identification, CBRNe detection, and narcotics classification in a fast and simple handheld form.


Faced with increasingly sophisticated chemical threats and global drug trafficking, Progeny ResQ enables users to detect, identify and respond to these threats with confidence at the touch of a button:

  1. Detect explosive threats quickly and accurately while wearing M3-type protective suits in harsh environments
  2. Identify a wide range of narcotics and illegal drugs removing any uncertainty over results
  3. Respond to suspicious hazardous materials that pose a toxic risk to public safety

Progeny ResQ provides immediate and comprehensive detection of unknown substances. Users can now analyze colored materials or substances found in packaging or containers. Results are provided within seconds at the touch of a button and the simple Threat/No Threat readings mean that there is no uncertainty. Display tags also indicate the severity of the risk posed by the substance as well as the NFPA rating.

Suitable for use in rugged environments, Progeny ResQ is a MIL-SPEC 810G tested tool and has a standard library of over 12,000 common materials. As part of our reachback support program Progeny ResQ is backed by our global network of sales and service support partners to ensure we are there when assistance is needed.


  • 1064nm advantage to measure more substances, including colored materials or through containers
  • Rugged, MIL-STD-810G tested tool to collect analysis in any environment
  • Large buttons and bright screen display for use in the field
  • Largest standard library for increased confidence
  • Automatic alerts of potentially dangerous combinations to expand incident response


Progeny ResQ specifications

Progeny ResQ is a cutting-edge chemical detection system that uses 1064nm Raman spectroscopy to identify unknown compounds. First responders can now use handheld Raman analyzer to bring analytical technology to the point of need, which minimizes the impact of real-world HAZMAT incidences, terrorist threats, and drug trafficking.

Mode of Operation Handheld, with optional docking station Efficiently identify threats at the point of need
Includes measurement delay timer (up to 10 minutes) for additional safety

Excitation Wavelength 1064 nm Measure a broader range of substances

Output Power up to 490 mW adjustable laser excitation power Allows for customization of analysis parameters to obtain most accurate analysis of your specific materials

Graphical User Interface Touchscreen and softkeys Smartphone-inspired with bright, touchscreen display or large button navigation for protective glove use

Digital Camera On-board Record sample evidence and store with analysis

Reporting Capabilities On-board Immediate PDF generation and transfer of results with camera images

Included Standard Library Yes Up to 13,000 compounds including CWA, explosives, TIC/TIM, narcotics

User-Created Library Yes Easily adaptable for new, emerging threats into custom library; export to share with other Progeny ResQ users worldwide

Threat Recipe Alerts with 4C™ Technology Automatic Expands incident response by warning users of potential dangerous combinations

Data Transfer Yes Transfer results via WiFi or USB

Operating Temperature -20 to 50°C intermittent, +40°C continuous

Certification MIL-810-G, IP-68

Battery 14.4 V Li-ion, 3100 mAH, > 5 hrs Long-lasting charge with options for a recharger or docking station for 24/7 operation

External Power 100~240VAC, 50-60Hz, +18V DC, 2.5A

Size 29.9 cm x 8.1 cm x 7.4 cm
(11.8 in x 3.2 in x 2.9 in)
Allows for single-hand operation

Weight ~1.6kg (3.5lbs)

Warranty 24 months

Industry Regulation Compliance SWGDRUG Category A technique for presumptive testing
FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance


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