NITON LLC, a specialist in portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) instrumentation for alloy analysis, has announced the production release of wireless communication for its new-generation XLi and XLt alloy analysis products. This option allows instantaneous communication between the analyser and any wireless-compatible PC, laptop, or pocket digital assistant (PDA) device, providing the ability to be separated by more than 10 metres without the need for any cable or wiring. Unlike competitive analysers which are dependent upon a PDA for operation, NITON offers the convenience of a PDA, without the necessity. This functionality allows the NITON instrument to be monitored and/or operated remotely by computer or PDA without the need for a direct cable connection to the instrument. Some of the benefits this provides are the ability for the instrument to be used on an extension handle or in other remote positioning while the test results are displayed on a PDA affixed to the user’s wrist or that of another team member; or the ability for a supervisor to download stored test data while the analyzer is being used by an operator.