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Optical Power Meter

Fiber Optic Power Meters

The optical power meter (OPM) is a device used to measure the power in an optical signal. Also called laser power meters, photometers, and radiometers, the optical power meter tests the average power in a run of fiber optic cable. This device consists of: a calibrated sensor, a display, and a measuring amplifier. The sensor includes a photodiode selected for a certain range of wavelengths at certain power levels. Optical power meters are calibrated using a traceable calibration standard such as a NIST standard.

A traditional optical power meter responds to a broad spectrum of light, however the calibration is wavelength dependent. This is not normally an issue, since the test wavelength is usually known, however it has a couple of drawbacks. Firstly, the user must set the meter to the correct test wavelength, and secondly if there are other spurious wavelengths present, then wrong readings will result.

The SMART Fiber - Fiber Optic Power Meter is suited for 850-1550 wavelengths and is compatible with FC, ST, and SC connectors. This optical power meter measure the power of light transmitted from a run of fiber cable. This unit includes an interchangeable adapter to connect to FC, ST, and SC type connectors. It works with both single and multimode fiber, is easy to use and portable.

Primus Cable also stocks the Fiber Identifier, another handy detector for measurement of the approximate core power and direction of travel of light in fiber optic cable. Its non-intrusive low insertion loss prevents alarms from being triggered at central offices (COs). It identifies fiber with tone detection and a clear indication of signal transmission detection. The Fiber Identifier supports all common fiber types and works with bend insensitive fiber.

At Primus Cable you can find everything you need to troubleshoot and certify runs of fiber optic cable. We supply all the necessary equipment at competitive prices. Make sure to invest in optical power meters you can depend on, and get the job done right the first time, every time. Thank you for visiting Primus Cable, we appreciate your business.

If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at 951-824-1571.

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Fiber Cable Tester, Traffic Identifier

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Greenlee Item #: TL4-1463 -

    FI-100 Fiber Traffic Identifier The FI-100 Fiber Traffic Identifier from Greenlee can measure the approximate core power and direction of travel of signals in fiber optic cables by introducing a macrobend. This is very useful because the technician is able to determine if a fiber is carrying potentially critical traffic before they disconnect that fiber. The FI-100 will not place the fiber link being measured into alarm condition because the macrobend does not create a large insertion loss....

    OFI-BI/BIPM Optical Fiber Identifiers

    Price: $2,659.95-$3,060.00
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    AFL Item #: NPNB-OFI-XX -

      OFI-BI/BIPM Optical Fiber Identifiers The OFI-BI/BIPM Optical Fiber Identifiers are easy to use devices for determining if a run of fiber optic cable is live, its core power, and signal transmission direction. The positive stop plunger assures the correct pressure for accurate detection while keeping return loss at a minimum. This design ensures that the OFI-BI/BIPM Optical Fiber Identifier does not interrupt fiber traffic, and does not cause damage. The OFI-BIPM model includes an optical...

      SMARTFiber - Fiber Optic Power Meter for 850-1550 Wavelengths with FC/ST/SC Adapters

      Price: $325.99
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      Primus Cable Item #: TL4-4339 -

        Fiber Optic Power Meter for Wavelengths 850/1300/1310/1550 Primus Cable’ standard SMARTFiber with four wavelengths is an easy to use and lightweight fiber optic power meter that measures the power of light transmitting from an optical fiber. The SMARTFiber includes interchangeable adaptor to connect FC, ST and SC type fiber connectors. It utilizes an InGaAs detector to improved sensitivity and temperature stability to test for standard optical power from +3 to -60dBm dynamic range. It can test...

        SMART Fiber - Fiber Optic Power Meter for 850/1300/1310/1490/1550/1625 Wavelengths

        Price: $360.53
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        Primus Cable Item #: TL4-4430 -

          SMART Fiber - Fiber Optic Power Meter for 850/1300/1310/1490/1550/1625 Wavelengths Primus Cable has developed the latest version of the SMARTFiber with enhancements that includes replacement type adaptor to connect FC, ST, and SC type fiber connectors. Now, a wavelength of 1490nm and 1625nm was added to this unit totaling its capability to six wavelengths. Though, it maintains its design as an easy to use and lightweight fiber optic power meter. The SMARTFiber utilizes an InGaAs detector to...

          USB Optical Power Meter

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          Greenlee Item #: NPNB-GUPM100-02 -

            USB Optical Power Meter The USB Optical Power Meter is used to capture dB loss readings in fiber optic networks. Compact size and "plug and play" configuration make this the perfect tool for loss testing at any site. Easy to use as simply plugging it into your PC's USB port. It transmits a continuous stream of data, always refreshing to deliver accurate readings.

            AFL / Noyes M210 Multifunction OTDR

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            AFL Item #: M210-###-##-### -

              M210 Multifunction OTDR with OPM, VFL The M210 OTDR from AFL combines ease of use (Touch and Test®) and multi-functionality in a field rugged, hand-held package. Integrated OTDR and OPM functionality and inspection capability reduce setup and testing time and simplify documentation; reducing testing and administration costs. With single-mode dynamic ranges of up to 30 dB and multimode dynamic ranges of 26 dB, the M210 is ideal for testing, troubleshooting and documenting enterprise, LAN/WAN,...

              AFL / Noyes M310 Enterprise OTDR

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              AFL Item #: M310-###-##-### -

                M310 Enterprise OTDR The M310 OTDR is specifically designed to address the technical challenges associated with today’s enterprise network architectures. The M310 integrates AFL's TruEvent™ Technology -- advanced event analysis software to more accurately detect, locate and measure network events - allowing users to confidently determine where losses meet or exceed specification. The M310 is easy to use (Touch and Test®), comes standard with integrated Source, Power Meter and VFL, and is...

                Fiber OWL 4 BOLT Auto-Wavelength Test Kit, Singlemode

                Retail: $1,870.00
                Price: $1,495.00
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                Primus Cable Item #: FB32-####-WSSD -

                  Single Mode Fiber Certification Test Kit with Integrated Fiber Length Testing Many fiber optic network bids and Requests For Quote (RFQ) are citing cabling standards to specify the set of guidelines (such as fiber length) that the network installer must follow during the network installation. Adherence to such standards is meant to ensure the quality of the installation and guarantee that the network will perform as it was designed. The process of testing a network installation to ensure its...

                  Fiber OWL 4 BOLT Basic Test Kit, Singlemode with 1310nm/1550nm Light Source

                  Retail: $1,780.00
                  Price: $1,495.00
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                  Primus Cable Item #: FB32-####-L2 -

                    Single Mode Fiber Certification Test Kit Many fiber optic network bids and Requests For Quote (RFQ) are citing cabling standards to specify the set of guidelines (such as fiber length) that the network installer must follow during the network installation. Adherence to such standards is meant to ensure the quality of the installation and guarantee that the network will perform as it was designed. The process of testing a network installation to ensure its adherence to specified standards is...

                    Fiber OWL 4 BOLT Auto-Wavelength Test Kit, Singlemode with VFL

                    Retail: $2,120.00
                    Price: $1,545.00
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                    Primus Cable Item #: FB32-####-WS-VSD -

                      Fiber OWL 4 BOLT Series Test Kit with Light Source Many fiber optic network bids and Requests For Quote (RFQ) are citing cabling standards to specify the set of guidelines (such as fiber length) that the network installer must follow during the network installation. Adherence to such standards is meant to ensure the quality of the installation and guarantee that the network will perform as it was designed. The process of testing a network installation to ensure its adherence to specified...

                      Greenlee Fiber Power Meter Kit with Laser Source, Single Mode

                      Price: From $1,871.67
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                      Greenlee Item #: NPNB-5680-## -

                        Greenlee Fiber Power Meter with Single Mode 1310/1550nm Laser Source The 5680 is a Greenlee single mode insertion loss test set. It is designed for technicians performing installation and maintenance measurements on fiber optic cabling networks. The Fiber Optic Power Meter has multi-wavelength storage. It can store and recall reference power levels for quicker more accurate measurements making it the perfect tool for installing and testing fiber optic cabling. This fiber optic power meter...

                        FlexScan OTDR With SmartAuto and LinkMap Fiber Optic Tester

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                        AFL Item #: FS200- -

                          FlexScan OTDR with SmartAuto and LinkMap Pocket-sized, Performance-packed, Easy to Use and Affordable FlexScan OTDRs enable both novice and expert technicians to quickly and reliably troubleshoot optical networks or fully characterize newly installed or repaired networks. Using FlexScan’s innovative SmartAuto mode, multiple OTDR scans quickly and accurately detect, locate, identify and measure network components and faults. After applying industry-standard or user-set pass/fail criteria, the...

                          SMARTFiber and OPTISource - Fiber Optic Power Meter with Light Source for 1310/1550 Wavelengths with FC/ST/SC Adapters

                          Price: $1,148.99
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                          Primus Cable Item #: TL4-5532 -

                            Fiber Optic Power Meter with Light Source for 1310/1550nm Wavelengths Primus Cable’ standard SMARTFiber with two wavelengths is an easy to use and lightweight fiber optic power meter that measures the power of light transmitting from an optical fiber. The SMARTFiber includes interchangeable adaptor to connect FC, ST and SC type fiber connectors. It utilizes an InGaAs detector to improved sensitivity and temperature stability to test for standard optical power from +3 to -60dBm dynamic range....

                            ZOOM 2 Fiber Test Kit, Singlemode with 1310nm/1550nm Light Source

                            Price: $969.95
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                            Primus Cable Item #: FB32-####-Z2-L2 -

                              Single Mode Fiber Test Kit The ZOOM II / Laser OWL Test Kit is ideal for LAN managers and installers who need to do simple attenuation tests on their single mode networks. The ZOOM II (Zeroed Output Optical Meter) is an economical fiber optic power meter. It provides accurate testing of multimode fiber cables. The 4-digit 7-segment LED display shows power readings with a resolution of 0.01dB. On-screen indicators display measurement units (dBm, dB, uW), as well as battery life. The ZOOM II...

                              Fiber OWL 4 BOLT Auto-Wavelength Test Kit, Multimode

                              Retail: $1,360.00
                              Price: $1,085.00
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                              Primus Cable Item #: FB32-####-WSMD -

                                Multimode Fiber Certification Test Kit with Integrated Fiber Length Testing Many fiber optic network bids and Requests For Quote (RFQ) are citing cabling standards to specify the set of guidelines (such as fiber length) that the network installer must follow during the network installation. Adherence to such standards is meant to ensure the quality of the installation and guarantee that the network will perform as it was designed. The process of testing a network installation to ensure its...

                                Fiber OWL 4 BOLT Auto-Wavelength Test Kit, Multimode with VFL

                                Retail: $1,610.00
                                Price: $1,285.00
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                                Primus Cable Item #: FB32-####-WS-MDV -

                                  Multimode Fiber Certification Test Kit with Integrated Fiber Length Testing Many fiber optic network bids and Requests For Quote (RFQ) are citing cabling standards to specify the set of guidelines (such as fiber length) that the network installer must follow during the network installation. Adherence to such standards is meant to ensure the quality of the installation and guarantee that the network will perform as it was designed. The process of testing a network installation to ensure its...

                                  Fiber OWL 4 BOLT Basic Test Kit, Multimode with 850nm Light Source

                                  Retail: $1,080.00
                                  Price: $858.00
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                                  Primus Cable Item #: FB32-####-D285 -

                                    Multimode Fiber Certification Test Kit Many fiber optic network bids and Requests For Quote (RFQ) are citing cabling standards to specify the set of guidelines (such as fiber length) that the network installer must follow during the network installation. Adherence to such standards is meant to ensure the quality of the installation and guarantee that the network will perform as it was designed. The process of testing a network installation to ensure its adherence to specified standards is...

                                    Fiber OWL 4 BOLT Basic Test Kit, Multimode with 850nm/1300nm Light Source

                                    Retail: $1,360.00
                                    Price: $1,085.00
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                                    Primus Cable Item #: FB32-####-D2 -

                                      Multimode Fiber Certification Test Kit Many fiber optic network bids and Requests For Quote (RFQ) are citing cabling standards to specify the set of guidelines (such as fiber length) that the network installer must follow during the network installation. Adherence to such standards is meant to ensure the quality of the installation and guarantee that the network will perform as it was designed. The process of testing a network installation to ensure its adherence to specified standards is...

                                      Greenlee Fiber Power Meter Kit with LED Source, Multimode

                                      Price: From $1,641.64
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                                      Greenlee Item #: NPNB-5670-## -

                                        Greenlee Fiber Power Meter with Multimode 850/1300nm LED Source The 5670 is a Greenlee multimode insertion loss test set. It is designed for technicians performing installation and maintenance measurements on fiber optic cabling networks. The Fiber Optic Power Meter has multi-wavelength storage. It can store and recall reference power levels for quicker more accurate measurements making it the perfect tool for installing and testing fiber optic cabling. This fiber optic power meter measures...

                                        Installer Series Multimode Optical Loss Test Kit

                                        Retail: $990.00
                                        Price: $789.95
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                                        Primus Cable Item #: FB32-1151 -

                                          Multimode Fiber Test Kit Many fiber optic network bids and Requests For Quote (RFQ) are citing cabling standards to specify the set of guidelines (such as fiber length) that the network installer must follow during the network installation. Adherence to such standards is meant to ensure the quality of the installation and guarantee that the network will perform as it was designed. The process of testing a network installation to ensure its adherence to specified standards is called...

                                          Silicon ZOOM 2 Fiber Test Kit with 850nm Light Source

                                          Retail: $440.00
                                          Price: $348.00
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                                          Primus Cable Item #: FB32-####-Z2S-D285 -

                                            Multimode Fiber Test Kit The Silicon ZOOM II / Dual 850nm Test Kit is ideal for LAN managers and installers who need to do simple attenuation tests on their multimode networks. The Silicon ZOOM II (Zeroed Output Optical Meter) is an economical fiber optic power meter. It provides accurate testing of multimode fiber cables. The 4-digit 7-segment LED display shows power readings with a resolution of 0.01dB. On-screen indicators display measurement units (dBm, dB, uW), as well as battery life....

                                            ZOOM 2 Fiber Test Kit, Multimode with 850nm/1300nm Light Source

                                            Retail: $800.00
                                            Price: $635.00
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                                            Primus Cable Item #: FB32-####-Z2-D2 -

                                              Multimode Fiber Test Kit The ZOOM II / Dual OWL Test Kit is ideal for LAN managers and installers who need to do simple attenuation tests on their multimode networks. The ZOOM II (Zeroed Output Optical Meter) is an economical fiber optic power meter. It provides accurate testing of multimode fiber cables. The 4-digit 7-segment LED display shows power readings with a resolution of 0.01dB. On-screen indicators display measurement units (dBm, dB, uW), as well as battery life. The ZOOM II comes...

                                              ZOOM 2 Fiber Test Kit, Multimode with 850nm Light Source

                                              Retail: $510.00
                                              Price: $408.00
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                                              Primus Cable Item #: FB32-####-Z2-D285 -

                                                Multimode Fiber Test Kit The ZOOM II / Dual OWL 850 Test Kit is ideal for LAN managers and installers who need to do simple attenuation tests on their multimode networks. The ZOOM II (Zeroed Output Optical Meter) is an economical fiber optic power meter. It provides accurate testing of multimode fiber cables. The 4-digit 7-segment LED display shows power readings with a resolution of 0.01dB. On-screen indicators display measurement units (dBm, dB, uW), as well as battery life. The ZOOM II...

                                                AFL / Noyes SMLP5-5 Fiber Loss Test Kit

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                                                AFL Item #: SMLP5-5-## -

                                                  SMLP5-5 Single-mode and Multimode Loss Test Kit with TRM® 2.0 Reporting Software The SMLP5-5 rugged loss test kit from AFL is perfect for testing and certifying fiber networks to industry standards. A brilliant backlight display ensures that it works well in darker environments or direct sunlight. Interchangeable connector adapters provide access to common network interfaces and provide access for cleaning launch and receive ports. OLS4 Quad Source is an integrated two-port LED (850 and 1300...

                                                  Fiber OWL 4 BOLT Auto-Wavelength Test Kit, Quad

                                                  Retail: $2,350.00
                                                  Price: $1,880.00
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                                                  Primus Cable Item #: FB32-####-WSMDSD -

                                                    Multimode/Single Mode Fiber Certification Test Kit with Integrated Fiber Length Testing Many fiber optic network bids and Requests For Quote (RFQ) are citing cabling standards to specify the set of guidelines (such as fiber length) that the network installer must follow during the network installation. Adherence to such standards is meant to ensure the quality of the installation and guarantee that the network will perform as it was designed. The process of testing a network installation to...

                                                    Fiber OWL 4 BOLT Basic Test Kit, Quad with Light Source

                                                    Retail: $2,260.00
                                                    Price: $1,880.00
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                                                    Primus Cable Item #: FB32-####-D2-L2 -

                                                      Multimode/Singlemode Fiber Certification Test Kit Many fiber optic network bids and Requests For Quote (RFQ) are citing cabling standards to specify the set of guidelines (such as fiber length) that the network installer must follow during the network installation. Adherence to such standards is meant to ensure the quality of the installation and guarantee that the network will perform as it was designed. The process of testing a network installation to ensure its adherence to specified...

                                                      Fiber OWL 4 BOLT Basic Test Kit, Singlemode/Multimode with 1310nm/850nm Light Source

                                                      Retail: $1,570.00
                                                      Price: $1,253.00
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                                                      Primus Cable Item #: FB32-####-D285-L213 -

                                                        Multimode/Singlemode Fiber Certification Test Kit Many fiber optic network bids and Requests For Quote (RFQ) are citing cabling standards to specify the set of guidelines (such as fiber length) that the network installer must follow during the network installation. Adherence to such standards is meant to ensure the quality of the installation and guarantee that the network will perform as it was designed. The process of testing a network installation to ensure its adherence to specified...

                                                        Greenlee Fiber Power Meter with Light Source, Single Mode & Multimode

                                                        Price: $2,752.37
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                                                        Greenlee Item #: FB32-####-PMQK -

                                                          Greenlee Fiber Power Meter with Single Mode 1310/1550nm Laser Source & Multimode 850/1300nm LED Source The 5890 is a Greenlee multimode and single mode insertion loss test set. It is designed for technicians performing installation and maintenance measurements on fiber optic cabling networks. The Fiber Optic Power Meter has multi-wavelength storage. It can store and recall reference power levels for quicker more accurate measurements making it the perfect tool for installing and testing fiber...

                                                          Greenlee Fiber Power Meter, Single Mode & Multimode

                                                          Price: $819.71
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                                                          Greenlee Item #: NPNB-560XL -

                                                            Greenlee 560XL Fiber Power Meter Do not confuse the small size of the 560XL with its ability to provide powerful results. The optical power meter is the perfect tool for installation and testing of fiber optic cabling. The 560XL can be used to measure optical power or used in conjunction with a 850/1300nm LED light source or 1310/1550nm Laser light source to perform insertion loss testing on multimode and singlemode fiber optic cabling. The 560XL measures optical power at 850nm, 1300nm, 1310nm...

                                                            Greenlee Mini Fiber Power Meter, Single Mode & Multimode

                                                            Price: $337.23-$613.98
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                                                            Greenlee Item #: FB32-####-MINITESTER -

                                                              Greenlee Mini Fiber Power Meter Greenlee's new Mini Optical Power Meters combine functionality, style & advanced applications expected in more advanced optical Test & Measurement equipment and are available in calibrated wavelengths of 850nm, 1310nm, 1550nm & the new PON wavelength of 1490nm. Referenced & Absolute optical power readings (dB & dBm) are available as standard and on-board storage of 1000 measurements for each of the 4 wavelengths is possible with the GRP460, along with the...

                                                              Installer Series Multimode Optical Loss Test Kit

                                                              Retail: $2,050.00
                                                              Price: $1,640.00
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                                                              Primus Cable Item #: FB32-5833SC -

                                                                Installer Series Optical Loss Test Kit, Singlemode/Multimode The real value of Primus Cable Installer Series test kits is the ability to certify fiber links, a feature no fiber cable installer should go without. Not only are customers increasingly demanding printed certification reports for their fiber installations, certification reports are also proof of an installer's job well done in case of disputes. Key advantages of Primus Cable Installer Series test kits: AFFORDABILITY Who can afford...

                                                                ZOOM 2 Fiber Test Kit, Quad with Light Sources

                                                                Retail: $1,700.00
                                                                Price: $1,430.00
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                                                                Primus Cable Item #: FB32-####-Z2-D2-L2 -

                                                                  Single Mode / Multimode Fiber Test Kit The ZOOM II / Dual OWL / Laser OWL Test Kit is ideal for LAN managers and installers who need to do simple attenuation tests on their multimode and single mode networks. The ZOOM II (Zeroed Output Optical Meter) is an economical fiber optic power meter. It provides accurate testing of multimode fiber cables. The 4-digit 7-segment LED display shows power readings with a resolution of 0.01dB. On-screen indicators display measurement units (dBm, dB, uW), as...

                                                                  ZOOM 2 Fiber Test Kit, Singlemdoe/Multimode with 850nm/1310nm Light Source

                                                                  Retail: $1,010.00
                                                                  Price: $803.00
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                                                                  Primus Cable Item #: FB32-####-Z2-D285-L213 -

                                                                    Single Mode / Multimode Fiber Test Kit The ZOOM II / Dual OWL 850 / Laser OWL 1310 Test Kit is ideal for LAN managers and installers who need to do simple attenuation tests on their multimode and single mode networks. The ZOOM II (Zeroed Output Optical Meter) is an economical fiber optic power meter. It provides accurate testing of multimode fiber cables. The 4-digit 7-segment LED display shows power readings with a resolution of 0.01dB. On-screen indicators display measurement units (dBm, dB,...