Avantes has been selected as supplier for the OPTIX project (Optical Technologies for the Identification of eXplosives). The objective is to develop a transportable system for the standoff detection and identification of explosives, using LIBS, Raman and IR spectroscopy. Avantes will supply newly developed systems. The project is funded by the European Commission. The Optix project is funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2012) under grant agreement No 218037.