A new ABSOLUTE - measuring and indicator system, based on a magnetic measurement principle. The system can be installed completely as a "stand alone unit", without any wiring and cables. The system is predestined for applications on manual slides, stop systems etc. The external magnetic sensor is connected fix to the indicator by a drug chain suitable cable. Further a version with an internal sensor and a guidance rail is available (AZ16I). The max. battery service life amounts up to 3 years (AZ16E) resp. 4 years with AZ16I.