Brand New
Olfactive Age

The sense of smell is said to be the least researched of the five senses.
"Smell" has been difficult to handle until now.
The Call for a future where anyone can freely handle smells, we have now developed just the device to do so, the Next-gen Olfactometry System.
Sony has raised the bar, embarking on this new challenge which no one has yet conquered.

Please feel free to contact us regarding Sony's Next-gen Olfactometry System

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*This product is not a medical device.

The Next-gen Olfactometry System

Sony's proprietary Odorant Control Technology has made it possible to suppress odor contamination indoors and easily display odorant.
Since this product does not require dedicated facilities or rooms,
it can be easily used in a variety of locations.
Simple operation is realized with a dedicated application, and measurement results can be checked and compared smoothly.

Assumed use of the Next-Gen Olfactometry System

Two types of dedicated cartridges and dedicated applications are available with the main unit. Each can be used for the following applications.

Dedicated OT Cartridge*
Dedicated Application : NOS Olfactometry

Use together with the OT cartridge (sold separately)*, which is intended for olfactory threshold studies.The dedicated application allows recording measurement results for comparison and analysis, as well as data transfer.

Use Cases

  • Evaluation of olfactory function for research purposes in rhinology, neurology, etc.
  • Maintenance/confirmation of olfactory abilities, etc.
  • * The OT cartridges are sold by Daiichi Yakuhin Sangyo Co., Ltd.
    Please refer to the website of the sales company for details

Custom Cartridge
Dedicated Application : Scent Canvas™

The Next-Gen Olfactometry System and the custom cartridges (sold separately) can be used together to present any odorants of your choice.
The custom cartridges can be filled with your favorite odorants, with a maximum of 40 odorants per cartridge.
The dedicated application makes it easy to customize the odorants presentation, including how to present and creating quizzes.

Use Cases

  • Smell and fragrance research
  • Training for food quality professionals.
  • Confirmation of maintenance of olfactory abilities, etc.

Tensor Valve™ Technology

Sony's unique wire-type linear actuator array technology achieving high output force and high stroke,
along with our Tensor Valve Technology designed highly hermetically sealed cartridges suppress odor leakage,
enable odorant display with a high dynamic range, and allows easy control of a large number of odorants.

Major features

Supresses odorant contamination
Sony's proprietary cartridge structure and effusion technology has achieved a cartridge with high hermeticity, even when using strong odorant cartridges. The deodorizing mechanism built into the main unit prevents odor contamination in the room. Therefore, there is no requirements, such as a need, for dedicated facilities or rooms.
Can easily and quickly present odorants.
Just by selecting the odorant you want to present on the tablet, you can immediately present it. Hand contamination with odorants and mixing of different odorants elements during manipulation is also avoided with our technology. There is no need for messy preparation and cleanup every time an odorant is presented.
Odorants can be presented regardless of the Tester, preventing variations in test conditions.
With this product, by setting the distance from the nose and the length of time that the Odorant is presented, it is possible to present the Odorant more accurately and consistently than when presented manually. This makes it easy to compare and review test results, even when the test facility or the Tester is different.
A dedicated App enables easy recording/
viewing of results and data transfer.
Measurement results can be easily recorded using a dedicated application. Measurement results can be compared, displayed, and analyzed on the app, and can be transferred via Wi-Fi®(*1), USB connection, or 2D code reader. The results can be outputted to thermal paper using a specified Bluetooth® printer. *Specifications vary depending on the dedicated application used.
For details, please confirm the product specifications or contact the sales company.
Sony's environmentally friendly design uses
unique sustainable materials.
The nose guide, which is replaced for each subject, is made of Triporous™, a porous carbon material made from surplus biomass rice husks, and an original blend of eco-friendly paper materials made from bamboo, sugarcane, and recycled paper recovered from the market. We use this new material which is odorless and environmentally friendly. In addition, a flame-retardant recycled plastic, SORPLAS™, which uses up to 99% of recycled materials, is also used for some parts of the dedicated cartridge, which is a consumable item.

Dedicated cartridge

High hermeticity performance is achieved even when using strong odorant elements (cartridges). *3

Nose Guide

By using Sony's own sustainable materials, it is not only hygienic but also environmentally friendly.*3

Dedicated App

In addition to automatically recording measurement results for comparative analysis, data transfer is also possible.

Product specifications

Model No. NOS-DX1000
Maximum external dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 37.4 x 37.8 x 25.3 (cm)
Mass Approx. 5.2kg
Power source (main body) DC 12V (using supplied AC adapter)
Power consumption Max. approx. 6 W
recommended emvironment Ambient temperature:20℃~25℃
Ambient humidity: 40%~70%
Olfactory source Cartridge system (one cartridge can be filled with up to 40 different olfactors).
Olfactory switchover time Approx. 3 sec.
Olfactory presentation time 1 to 10 seconds
Smell presentation method (olfactometer discharge method) Gas diffusion method (non-heated, dry air method)
How to use Operated from a dedicated app on an attached tablet
Data transfer method (dedicated tablet)

It depends on the dedicated application you use.

  • Dedicated Application "NOS Olfactometry"
    • Data transfer via Wi-Fi® /Bluetooth/USB connection (txt, csv, jpeg) *1
      *Requires Android™ OS File Manager for operation
    • Data transfer via barcode reader (txt, csv) (*Note)
    • Data output via designated thermal paper printer (*Note)
  • Dedicated Application "Scent Canvas"
    • Data transfer via USB connection (csv)
Accessories Operation manual*, quick reference*, warranty card, AC adapter, dedicated operation tablet
*For the custom cartridges, start guide is included.

*This product is not a medical device.

The following barcode readers have been tested for proper compatibility operation.
Manufacturer: Tera Manufacturer's Reference: Tera-D5100-JP
The specified thermal paper printer is as follows
Manufacturer: Seiko Instruments Inc. Model number: MP-B30-B02JK1-E9

  • *1A dedicated application is required for data transfer associated with Wi-Fi® connection. Please contact the sales company for details.
  • *2Recycled plastic is used for the base of the cartridge, and the usage rate is 100%.
  • *3Dedicated cartridges and nose guides are sold separately.