The AR2008 Digital Abbe Refractometer features electronic data evaluation. The refractive index or Brix value can be read from an LCD display, together with the temperature. Automatic temperature compensation can be optionally activated. The AR2008 has a thermostat connector for prisms. Measurement values with the date and time of measurement can be transferred directly to a PC or printer via a serial interface. A 589nm integrated light source for the prism is present. The AR2008 is highly robust. Delivery includes a glass calibration plate, contact fluid and a screwdriver.