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Leica Geosystems: Distance-Measuring Tool

February 5, 2007

The Disto A8 is a handheld laser distance-measuring tool with a built-in digital viewfinder and tilt sensor. The viewfinder provides three zoom levels and nine brightness settings, making it easy to aim at faraway objects. The integrated tilt sensor makes it possible to measure an angle by using the housing of the unit or the laser beam as a basis. The tool measures direct horizontal distances even when blocked by obstacles in the line of sight. It also permits the user to measure distances to objects that don’t reflect the laser, such as the top of a mirrored-glass building. The unit can take measurements with ±1.5 mm (1/16-inch) accuracy out to 100m (329 feet) without a target plate, and up to 200m (656 feet) with a target plate. The multifunctional end piece makes it easy to measure from edges or corners and the system automatically recognizes the point of reference.

Leica Geosystems, 5051 Peachtree Corners Circle, Ste. 250; Norcross, GA 30092; 770-326-9500; www.disto.com

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