The TL1-W thermometer is intended to be used anywhere a precision glass stem thermometer or other type thermometer may be used. The TL1-W incorporates glass thermometer simplicity and reliability with the ease of a digital display. Like precision mercury thermometers, the TL1-W has accuracy, repeatability and long-term stability. But unlike those thermometers there will never be problems with mercury separation or hazardous material cleanup. Different from most precision electronic thermometers, the "Cordless" TL1-W has no wires to get in the way or break. Battery replacement is easily done through a sealed cover. Encoded calibration is unaffected by temperature, vibration or battery removal. Low battery display, and failure mode indications protect the user from false data.