The network system can link up to 32 metal detectors to a remote PC with optional expansion to 64 machines. As well as providing automatic retrieval of quality control records into one area and remote diagnostic checks, the system also gives customers the option of setting up and controlling the detectors from a central point.

Additionally, DSPnet allows its host PC to emulate the control panel on each metal detector and can be operated as though an operator is physically present at the machine. This can also be achieved across a modem line to a Thermo Goring Kerr service office.

Management information from the PC can include interval monitoring, advance warning of trends, metal detector parameters, rejects counts and fault conditions.