The HandScan is a hand-held controller which will set or scan the wavelength of your monochromator, open or close shutters, operate motorized slits, rotate motorized grating turrets and move motorized mirrors from up to 10 feet away! The HandScan requires the SPEX232 interface or the DataScan controller.

The user interacts with the HandScan through direct action keys and menus. The LCD panel prompts for the choices and parameter inputs, providing easy control of scanning, acquisition, and accessories.


  • Controls any HORIBA Jobin Yvon spectrometer via DataScan/RS232
  • Displays position of monochromators/accessories
  • Controls automated accessories of M series spectrometers when used with SPEX232-MSD
  • When used with a DataScan controls two HORIBA Jobin Yvon spectrometers, displays the value of the current signal intensity in Fine Tune mode, Controls the two high voltage supplies (optional) and two detector channels, Reconfigures the DataScan for different HORIBA Jobin Yvon spectrometers

Manufactured by HORIBA Scientific


  • Key pad: 40 sealed key switches
  • Display: 32 character LCD dark blue character on white display, 2 lines x 16 characters on a 5 x 7 dot matrix format, 0.12" wide x 0.19" high characters
  • Operating Temperature: 0 to +50 °C
  • Storage Temperature: -25 to +70 °C
  • Humidity: 90% non-condensing
  • Dimensions: 14.6 cm x 9.5 cm x 2.84 cm
  • Weight: 8oz. (0.23 kg)