ABB Bomem is expanding its line of infrared remote sensing products with the addition of a new imaging spectroradiometer. The instrument is modular and support several configurations. One of its configurations is a multipixels sensor optimised for differential acquisition in the VLWIR to support research related to chemical detection. In that configuration, the instrument is equipped with a dual-input telescope to perform optical background subtraction. The resulting signal is the differential between the spectral radiance entering each input port. The other configuration is a general purpose imaging spectroradiometer designed to acquire the spectral signature of rapid events and fast targets in infrared. Overview of the design and results from tests and first field trials will be presented.© (2010) COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.