Thickness or planarity measurements often require several sensor signals to be processed simultaneously. The completely new CSP2008 Universal Controller processes up to six digital sensor signals internally and in real-time. The new controller has two internal connections with automatic sensor recognition. Four other sensors are connected to the controller via external modules. Simple operation via Ethernet or directly at the controller enables rapid specification of the measurement task. The intuitive operation takes over most of the sensor parameterisation and configuration. Comprehensive options for signal processing and output are integrated. The controller operates in real-time and is therefore one of the most advanced sensor controllers for signal processing on the market today. Sensors in the optoNCDT, optoNCDT 2401 and optoCONTROL product ranges can be directly connected to the controller. Many other sensors can be connected using additional modules.