> No, it's Varian/Agilent. A big player in lab instruments. > > Funny thing, just googled them and apparently they've opensoured the culprit > software, and according to the below link, it's not locked to a particular > point release anymore! > > http://openvnmrj.org/Downloading/ > > It does however still require the original software - which _is_ locked to a > particular point release. Dammit', so close! Yes, our spectrometers that run VNMRJ are not allowed directly on the network. They are tucked away safely behind a NAT'd firewall with very few ports open and access is only allowed by proxy ssh from a few IP addresses (for some reason the users want to retrieve their data from it!). The extra cost of a firewall is nothing compared to the cost of the instrument. P.