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Legacy Software for Touchscreen, Handheld, and USB-Interface Power Meters

This page contains legacy software and drivers to remotely control our Touchscreen (PM400 and PM200), Handheld (PM100D, PM100A, PM160, PM160T, and PM160T-HP), and USB-Interface (PM100USB and PM16 series) Power Meters. For the most recent version of the Optical Power Monitor software that integrates the functions of the Power Meter Software, please click here.

The software package features three applications:

  • Optical Power Meter Utility: A general application for one power meter connected to a PC via USB.
  • Multi Power Meter Utility: An application that allows up to 8 power meters to be controlled simultaneously when connected to a PC via USB.
  • Power Meter Monitor: An application that allows remote, wireless operation of the PM160, PM160T, or PM160T-HP via Bluetooth. This application can also be used to control our other power meters (excluding the PM320E) if they are connected via USB.
Instrument drivers, programming examples, and run-time engines for LabVIEW™ and NI-VISA are also included with the software download. Note that this software is not compatible with the PM320E Benchtop Power Meter, which uses a separate software package available here. The following packages are available:

  1. Software: Software with graphical user interfaces for operating Thorlabs' Power Meters (except PM320E), device drivers, and run-time engines.
  2. Programming Reference: Power meter application notes for programming in LabVIEW, C++, C#, and Visual Basic.
  3. Archive: Previous release versions of the software.
Thorlabs' Power Meter Software  
DescriptionThis legacy software includes the Optical Power Meter Utility, Multi Power Meter Utility, Power Meter Monitor, device drivers, programming examples, and run-time engines to operate our Touchscreen, Handheld, and USB-Interface Power Meters remotely.
Version1.0.2
Filesize429 MB
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AdditionalThis software is not compatible with the PM320E Benchtop Power Meter.
System RequirementsHardware:
CPU: 1 GHz or Higher
RAM: 256 MB
Graphics Card: Min 32 MB Memory
Hard Disk: Min 100 MB Free Storage Space
Free USB 2.0 Port, USB 2.0 Cable
Software: Windows® XP (32 bit) SP3 or Windows® Vista, 7, 8.1, or 10 (32 bit, 64 bit)
Additional SoftwareNational Instruments™ VISA Engine V5.4 or higher. National Instruments™ LabVIEW Engine 2015. Engines included with the Installer. See www.ni.com for details and downloads.
LabVIEW, C++, C#, and Visual Basic App Notes  
DescriptionThese application notes provide descriptions of programming functionality and sample code for Thorlabs' PM100x / PM200 / PM16 / PM160 Power Meters. The ZIP archive contains four PDF reference documents.
Version1.0
Filesize3.1 MB
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AdditionalIncludes:
PM100x LabVIEW Programming Notes
PM100x Visual C++ Programming Notes
PM100x Visual C# Programming Notes
PM100x Visual Basic Programming Notes

Power Meter Software Version 1.0.1

Power Meter Software Version 1.0.1  
DescriptionThis is the previous version of the Thorlabs' Power Meter Software, including the Optical Power Meter Utility, Multi Power Meter Utility, Power Meter Monitor, device drivers, programming examples, and run-time engines.
Version1.0.1
Filesize429 MB
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AdditionalThis software is not compatible with the PM320E Benchtop Power Meter.
System RequirementsHardware:
CPU: 1 GHz or Higher
RAM: 256 MB
Graphics Card: Min 32 MB Memory
Hard Disk: Min 100 MB Free Storage Space
Free USB 2.0 Port, USB 2.0 Cable
Software: Windows® XP (32 bit) SP3 or Windows® Vista, 7, 8.1, or 10 (32 bit, 64 bit)
Additional SoftwareNational Instruments™ VISA Engine V5.4 or higher. National Instruments™ LabVIEW Engine 2015. Engines included with the Installer. See www.ni.com for details and downloads.

Optical Power Meter Utility Version 5.4

Optical Power Meter Utility Version 5.4  
DescriptionThis previous version of the software provides a graphical user interface for the remote control of the PM100x / PM200 / PM16 / PM160 instruments with data logging functionality. (Note: The PM320E is not supported by this software package.)
Version5.4
Filesize157 MB
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ReadMe
AdditionalAn updated version of this GUI has been incorporated into version 1.0.0 of Thorlabs' Power Meter software package, available on the Software tab.
System RequirementsWindows™ 2000 with ServicePack 3 or later. USB port.
Additional SoftwareNational Instruments™ VISA Engine V4.0 or higher. National Instruments™ LabVIEW Engine 2011 (included with the Installer). See www.ni.com for details and downloads.

Power Meter Monitor Version 1.1.0

Power Meter Monitor Version 1.1.0  
DescriptionThis previous version of the software package contains a graphical user interface (GUI) to remotely control the PM16, PM160, and PM160T wireless power meters via USB or Bluetooth or PM16 compact USB Power Meters via USB.
Version1.1.0
Filesize131.7 MB
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ReadMe
License
AdditionalAn updated Power Meter Monitor application that works with all of our power meters except the PM320E is now included in the Power Meter Software package available on the Software tab.
System RequirementsWindows XP (32 Bit), Windows Vista (32 Bit), Windows Vista x64 Edition (64 Bit), Windows 7 (32 Bit, 64 Bit), Windows 8 (32 Bit, 64 Bit), or Windows 10 (32 Bit, 64 Bit)
1 GHz or Higher CPU
USB2.0 Port and Cable
Additional SoftwareNI-VISA Version 5.0.3 or Higher (Included with Installation Package).
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