Cardinal Scale's new iCan Intelligent Junction Box provides a digitally-controlled, high performance weighing and diagnostic environment for scales where every step from installation to operation to maintenance is not only simplified, but closely monitored. iCan's software identifies potential problems before they can interrupt weighing operations. The iCan system utilizes an advanced, internationally-standardized CAN serial bus with plastic fiber optic cable, twisted-pair copper wire, or optional glass fiber optic cable to insure transient-free communication. The diagnostic display provides a scale-side weight indicator where the scale technician is working, thus saving them time going back and forth to the indicator which saves the end user service call money. The on-board display provides a 6-digit display of load cell millivolt output, weight, and total scale weight while a single character identifies the load cell source. iSite Remote Monitoring Software facilitates electronic communications from dealer or support locations to iCan scale sites. The communications can be performed via network TCP/IP connections, direct serial port connections, or dial-up modem connections. Status reports may be electronically requested from each iCan site at any time.