The meter is designed for high power optical systems and CATV applications. The meter optimizes a high power Germanium detector. The meter has an user selectable choice of 0,1 or 0,01 dB resolution, on board memory for 500 readings with date and time stamp, a serial port and an USB port for communication with a PC. In the internal memory of the meter 500 readings and results can be stored. The included PC software easily download and document the measurement results stored in the memory. The results can be printed directly in detail or as list from the software or can be saved in a spreadsheet file. The meter measures optical power, loss (attenuation) and optical return loss. The meter is calibrated at industry standard wavelengths (NIST traceable). The zero reference function is ideal for testing fiber optic cables in dB, the reference value is saved in the power meter. A universal 2,5 mm universal adapter with a threaded housing is included, other adapters are also available as an accessory. Due to the backlight the data is always visible. The meter is delivered in a protective rubber boot.