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Leica Geosystems Introduced DISTO Lite5 and DISTO Classic5

December 20, 2002
Leica Geosystems Introduced DISTO Lite5 and DISTO Classic5

Leica Geosystems introduced DISTO Lite5 and DISTO Classic5 fifth-generation DISTO handheld laser distance measuring tools. Both offer the ability to measure distances from 0.2 to 200 m with an accuracy of 3 mm using point-and-click functions. DISTO Lite5 is the entry-level fifth generation product. The compact lightweight unit has been designed with an ergonomic keypad and large clear backlit display. The unit includes a built-in leveling bubble and alignment aid to mark measured points. DISTO Classic5 is the performance model. It includes a built-in 2x telescopic viewer for easier spotting when taking long-distance measurements and a built-in leveling bubble for more precise horizontal measurements. The DISTO Classic5 has integrated calculator and indirect height and distance (Pythagoras) measurement functions. It stores the last 15 measured values plus up to 10 additional constants, such as ceiling heights, for faster measurements of areas and volumes. The multifunctional end piece facilitates measurements from flat surfaces and corners. The fifth-generation DISTOs use two AA batteries and provide up to 10,000 measurements on a single set of batteries. (Leica Geosystems, Atlanta, Ga.)