Generate fast, reliable answer with less effort even in busy, multi-user QC labs or teaching labs with this compact, powerful FTIR spectrometer.

Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer

Use the Smart Background collection mode designed to cut your total analysis time by 50% on the Thermo Scientific Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer. Generate fast, reliable answers with less effort even in busy, multi-user QC labs or teaching labs with this compact, powerful FTIR spectrometer.

  • Enhanced productivity: revolutionary Thermo Scientific OMNIC Paradigm Software, integrated LightBar, optional touchscreen, and automatic background collection streamline your analysis
  • Reliable performance: powered by the Thermo Scientific LightDrive Optical Engine with 10-year warranty on components
  • Advanced connectivity: an integrated Windows® computer provides on-board data processing with full Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking capabilities 
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Compact, capable, connected

Today’s busy QA/QC and teaching laboratories demand fast answers with high confidence. When you can’t afford to slow down or make a mistake, rely on the compact Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer to help you identify, verify, or quantify materials faster than ever before.

Trusted performance and function

Dependable, high-performance optics
For the ultimate in reliability and accuracy, the Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer is designed with our unique LightDrive Optical Engine.

Improve data reproducibility: state-of-the-art infrared source eliminates hot-spot migration, resulting in more consistent spectral data, especially through an attenuated total reflectance (ATR) accessory.

Low-cost of ownership: 10-year warranty on IR source, interferometer and laser provide minimal maintenance. Service support contracts and training are also available from Unity Lab Services   or from our worldwide network of qualified dealers.

Standard and PRO models: with factory-verified specifications (not just “typical” or “achievable” results) you can choose the performance that fits your sample needs while still staying within budget. With the PRO model, you can achieve a signal-to-noise ratio of 40,000:1 and spectral resolution of 0.45 cm-1 to help distinguish multiple components in small quantities.

Software to shorten your workday

The user-friendly interfaces of the OMNIC Paradigm Software (touchscreen or desktop) makes life in the lab less complicated with programmed applications that streamline data acquisition, processing and interpretation.

Single-point infrared source image produces more consistent peak shapes.

Reduce workflow set-up time: an intuitive, visual workflow creator with drag-and-drop functionality guides you through workflow creation.

Audit-ready cGxP compliance: achieve a high level of data integrity with our database infrastructure, data security software, and audit manager applications that keep you complaint with Pharmacopeia (Ph. Eur., USP, JP, and CP) instrument qualification. 21 CFR Part 11 compliance and data security packages are available.

Data analysis anytime, anywhere: with full Wi-Fi connectivity, you can send data to your Connect account in the Cloud and analyze data away from the lab. Or share data and collaborate with colleagues anywhere in the world to accelerate your work. Keep students engaged with data they can access in your teaching lab or in their dorm room, on a Mac® or a PC.

Touchscreen or desktop: touchscreen workflows are executed as you run your analysis on a standalone spectrometer that saves space. Or take your analysis further with OMNIC Paradigm desktop software. Find what you need quickly from the Dashboard, create libraries, or perform multi-component searching.

Winning combination for fast-paced labs

With no time to waste, you can move quickly from one sample to the next and have your colleague be able to repeat your success. That’s the power of the Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer combined with the OMNIC Paradigm software.

Summit FTIR Spectrometer LightBar Visual Results

Visual LightBar feedback: the multi-colored LED light bar in the front of the instrument provides pass/fail results of product quality with just a quick glance. Monitor the status of your instrument (idle, collect, alert) and be assured it’s ready for the next user to generate consistent results (see video).

Be confident with Smart Background: integrated intelligence is designed to automatically collect backgrounds so you can shorten your analysis time by 50%.

Built-in computer saves space: a fully integrated Windows® computer on the instrument runs the OMNIC Paradigm Software on the touchscreen interface. Or simply attach a monitor with a wireless keyboard and mouse directly to the Nicolet Summit Spectrometer without having to pay for a separate PC.

Choices to fit your daily work routine

Whether you work in a cramped teaching lab or need a higher level of spectral performance for QC work, we have a Nicolet Summit configuration that fits seamlessly into your work day activities.

Monitor interface

Monitor interface

Use this format to:

  • Run OMNIC Paradigm Desktop Software for advanced analysis
  • Quickly create custom workflows to deploy in your QA/QC labs
  • Create spectral libraries for searching unknowns

Touchscreen interface

Touchscreen interface

Use this format to

  • Save space on the lab bench
  • Quickly execute workflows
  • Teach a class, swivel the screen, and share results


Intuitive software drives projects to completion

The Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer is powered by our revolutionary OMNIC Paradigm Software to help you keep pace with all the daily demands on your lab.

Touchscreen or Desktop software

Summit FTIR Spectrometer with desktop software

Summit FTIR Spectrometer with desktop software

  • Visual drag-and-drop workflow creator with example templates for building SOPs
  • Flexible, one-click library creation to save time
  • Automated workflow creator based on spectral processing history to streamline SOPs
  • Multiple project windows and multi-monitor support to keep work organized
Summit FTIR Spectrometer with touchscreen

Summit FTIR Spectrometer with touchscreen software

  • Multi-point, ultra-responsive touchscreen display to complete tasks quickly
  • Simplified visual layout for streamlined applications
  • Screen tap simplicity to run dedicated workflows and analyses
  • Spectral viewer with processing tools and library searching
Cloud Connect


  • Upload, analyze and share data in the Cloud with Connect (free account with 1 terabyte of free storage)
  • Access data anywhere, anytime, and on any device
  • Build custom libraries in the Cloud for routine searching
  • Download data as .PDF, .CSV and the spectrum as a .PNG image

You receive both desktop and touchscreen software packages regardless of the Summit Spectrometer model and interface you purchase!


Data Integrity

Achieve the highest degree of data integrity and surpass your auditors’ expectations. Our database infrastructure, streamlined data security software, and Audit Manager applications keep your data compliant and well protected. Manage multiple user permissions, digitally sign important files, and track detailed user activity using the OMNIC Paradigm Security Suite Software.


Audit-ready cGxP compliance: achieve a high level of data integrity with our database infrastructure, data security software, and audit manager applications that keep you complaint with Pharmacopeia (Ph. Eur., USP, JP, and CP) instrument qualification. 21 CFR Part 11 compliance and data security packages are available.

OMNIC Paradigm Software Comparison

FeatureOMNICOMNIC ParadigmNotes
Modern visual interface XTouchscreen interface with workflow icons
Smart Background XCollects backgrounds automatically to save time
Visual workflow creator XAbility to design and automate workflows with ease
Dashboard home screen XProvides quick access to recent work
Customized analysis types XSearch or quantify immediately after data acquisition with no additional steps
Database of spectral data XLibrary of 5,000 - 10,000 spectra included
Tag spectral data (query) XEasy to locate historical data
Multi-component search (MCS) XNow standard with OMNIC Paradigm Software
Import/Export .spa files XEasily transfer data between OMNIC, OMNIC Paradigm and OMNIC Anywhere Softwares
Spectral processingXX 
Spectral mathXX 
Library creationXX 
Library searchingXX 
Use existing .lbd/.lbt librariesXX 
Desktop data processing optionsXX 
Data Integrity with Security SuiteXXSecurity Suite can set system control policies for both the desktop and touchscreen interfaces
Summit FTIR Spectrometer literature
Pharmaceutical analysis by FTIR

Verify raw materials and specifications of solid dosage drugs and identify contaminants to help protect your company’s reputation. The Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer is portable, so you can bring it to the production line for at-line process analysis or station an instrument at your incoming-raw materials location.

 Webinar: Ensuring Integrity of Drug Formulation from Development to QC

Polymer analysis by FTIR

Understand what chemical properties you need to control when designing new materials with advanced features. Catch changes in additive formulations, degradation of multi-layer polymer composites, weakened packaging materials, and the effects of process curing times on polymer specifications.

Teaching FTIR

Keep students engaged with this intuitive spectrometer and lesson plans that help you demonstrate different functional groups of the IR spectra. Have students quickly measure samples in a crowded teaching lab and then analyze data later on or off campus using the OMNIC Anywhere Cloud-based Application.  

 Yin and Yang in Chemistry Education: The Complementary Nature of FTIR and NMR Spectroscopies

 Teaching Spectroscopy Techniques for Tomorrow’s Scientists

Gem analysis by FTIR

Confidently identify different grades of jade or uncover the composition of a mineral sample using the Nicolet FTIR Summit Spectrometer. Find out how the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) uses FTIR spectroscopy for identifying treated versus untreated gemstones  .

Energy storage analysis by FTIR

Energy Storage
After optimizing your lithium battery alternatives (e.g., Li–S, Li–O2, Na-ion) and electrolyte formulations, inspect product quality and collect chemical information that assures specifications have been met. The non-destructive nature of FTIR spectroscopy makes this an ideal technique for quickly catching changes that can affect battery life and safety.

Automotive component analysis by FTIR

From leather interiors to dashboard components to fuel additives, use the Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer to help you improve profitability, performance and appeal of your automotive design. Reveal the chemistry and composition of materials used to manufacture today’s fuel-efficient cars and trucks for a cleaner, safer world.


Thermo Scientific Everest Diamond ATR Accessory
Eliminate sample prep with the Everest Diamond ATR Accessory for the Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer. A monolithic diamond ATR crystal and high-efficiency, all-reflective optics combine with a variety of interchangeable crystal plates to provide the robustness and flexibility to meet your material identification and verification needs.

Summit Spectrometer with Czitek SurveyIR accessory

Czitek SurveyIR Infrared Microspectroscopy Accessory
Simultaneously view and collect an infrared (IR) spectrum with the Czitek™ SurveyIR™ Microspectroscopy Accessory. Place this microsampling accessory in the sample compartment of the Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer to view and collect data in reflection, transmission, and ATR modes. A choice of three on-board illumination modes create excellent contrast over a wide range of specimen morphologies.

Czitek and SurveyIR are trademarks of Czitek LLC.

ConservatIR External Reflection Accessory

Thermo Scientific ConservatIR External Reflection Accessory
Easily perform spectral analysis on large objects, artwork, and paintings using the Thermo Scientific ConservatIR FTIR External Reflection Accessory. This accessory measures samples too large to fit into a Thermo Scientific Nicolet FTIR Spectrometer sample compartment. The articulated arm simplifies sample analysis for specular, diffuse and ATR measurements with the object in front, below or above the spectrometer sample compartment. The ConservatIR accessory comes standard with a specular/diffuse reflection sampling head, and a diamond ATR sampling head is available as an option.

Save time, boost proficiency, and speed results by bundling with equipment purchase. When time is on the line, busy QA/QC and academic teaching laboratories require accuracy and speed—no exceptions. That’s why bundling the Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer along with Unity Lab Services Installation/Education Service augments abilities and ignites results. 




  • Complete system install/initialization readings
  • Conduct functionality testing
  • Facilitate basic user orientation
  • Finalize customer acceptance

Includes all Standard options, plus:

  • Familiarize users with built-in diagnostics
  • Remove and install source and desiccant
  • Tackle troubleshooting and diagnostics
  • Review best practice for instrument relocation (internal and external)
  • Define use and purpose of the connectivity ports
  • Understand and practice on touchscreen monitors
  • Investigate Smart Background measurement
  • Explore database spectral storage
  • Decipher the various states of the LightBar, including demos
  • Research Knowledge Base
  • Demonstrate new PV and System Qualification workflows in OMNIC Paradigm software
  • Utilize functional speaker unit on back
  • Access live remote connect with technical support
  • Check for software updates
Required for regulated environments, our Validation Option is available for both Standard and Premium services and includes the necessary Professional Qualification Service with all Certificates and documentation.

Reserve your installation/education services when you buy your equipment - it's as simple as adding a line to your purchase order. You can also add it separately up until your unit ships.

Download the installation/education services flyer

 Access Nicolet Summit Spectrometer resources anytime

Keep your lab operating at peak performance with our Nicolet Summit Spectrometer resource center. Whether you are a novice to spectroscopy or an experienced professional, helpful technical information for your Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer is just a click away.  

Nicolet Summit support center has:

  • Instrument setup instructions “Where to start”
  • Paradigm Software how-to videos
  • Maintenance protocols
  • Analytical procedures
  • And more…

Go to Summit Spectrometer guides and tutorials