The TSA PRM470 uses low power electronics to provide up to 17 hours of continuous operation from the rechargeable batteries. The PRM470 also features a self-test during power up, automatic background count and user determined alarm settings. Detection information and parameters are easy to read on the backlit display that can be used in dark or light conditions.  Settings may be configured from the front panel, or from a personal computer.

The TSA PRM470 is available in three configurations; Gamma, Neutron or a combination of Gamma and Neutron detection. Gamma provides detection of ionizing radiation and Neutron provides detection of Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) while the combined Gamma and Neutron provides the most powerful detection capabilities for radioactive isotopes even in shielded materials.