The LANLITE series of optical power meters was designed to provide the test
technician with an inexpensive, accurate, and easy to use instrument for making power and
loss measurements in the LAN environment.
LANLITE meters are NIST traceable, calibrated test instruments featuring a dynamic
range as broad as 55dB and a resolution of 0.1dB even though priced competitively with low
performance go / no-go continuity testers (offered by some as a fiberoptic LAN testing
LANLITE meters also have distinct
advantages over expensive add-on fiber modules (more widely offered now as low cost
solutions to fiberoptic LAN testing). LANLITE meters do not require a docking
unit or mainframe to provide intelligence. This means not having to fumble with an
oversized control box, two sets of batteries, electrical tether cords, and shoulder
harnesses in addition to your patch cord all while having to work in a cramped
Available in single or dual wavelength
models with standard ST ports (also available with SC ports), these meters fit comfortably
in most multimode LAN environments. Power is supplied by a single cartridge loaded
9V battery (eliminating troublesome battery snaps) which will yield a typical battery life
of over 80 hours. A low battery indicator is included to ensure accurate
The oversized, high contrast display is
updated over 5 times per second and features nearly instantaneous settling time! The
instruction guide is fully laminated to make it weatherproof and nearly tear-proof.
Also, when purchased with a LANLITE source as a low cost test set, a waterproof
carry case is included which will allow the set to survive being submerged in up to
several feet of water.
Regarding durability, the LANLITE
meters are built of machined aluminum, not plastic, and therefore have structural
integrity and a feel superior to that of most fiber test equipment. In fact,
LANLITE meters may likely be the toughest pocket sized meters on the market.
Finally, they are very easy to use. To make a power measurement, simply connect the
fiber, flick the power switch to the desired wavelength and read the display.