Written by Hugh Baertlein on October 6th, 2014

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“Anyone who has ever taken a measurement with a Leica DISTO™ measuring device will never want to  use any other”.

Thomas Adlberger, Company Management

The Challenge

Written by Hugh Baertlein on September 30th, 2014

Ok, I bet I know what you are thinking: Asking a company that sells Laser Distance Meter (LDMs) what to look for when you buy an LDM is like asking a used car salesman standing on his lot what you should look for in an automobile.

So why should you listen to me?

Written by Hugh Baertlein on September 18th, 2014

I covered what I consider to be “Must Have” features when looking for a laser distance meter (LDM) in an earlier post.

Now I'll get into capabilities that dramatically improve your measuring efficiency. This next group is “Nice-to-Have”, but depending on how you work and what you do, “Nice-to-Have” might be a "Must Have".

Written by Hugh Baertlein on September 18th, 2014

No matter what I'm buying I want to know what the standard for the technology is and what my options are. I want to make an informed decision and not waste my money. If you are like me and are thinking about buying an LDM, then read on...

Written by Hugh Baertlein on August 1st, 2014

I was with the company when Leica Geosystems introduced the first LDM at the Batimat show in Paris in 1993. Like a 1993 cell phone, the first Leica DISTO was the size of a brick and weighed about the same..