Leica Geosystems announced the introduction of the DISTO Classic5a high-precision laser measuring tool with a totally new ergonomic design, extended measuring range, additional measuring functions, a built-in telescopic viewer and numerous other new features.
The DISTO Classic5a measures distances from 0.7 inches to 650 feet with 1/16-inch accuracy. With the DISTO Classic5a, one person can take hundreds of distance measurements in minutes without a steel tape. The DISTO unit automatically calculates areas and volumes, and permits remote measuring of surfaces using the Pythagorean (triangulation) function.
The new ergonomic design incorporates a user-friendly raised keypad with raised buttons. The unit has a built-in bubble level and integrated 2x telescopic viewer to help spot the laser dot at extended distances without special targets.
The DISTO Classic5a can make over 10,000 measurements on a single set of AA batteries.
Source: Leica Geosystems, Aug. 20, 2004