The endpiece is an integral part of the tool, connected to the circuit board. In the closed position the DISTO knows to measure from its base. Flip it open 90 degrees to align the base perfectly on an edge or corner. Flip it out all the way and you can put this baby in a corner to accurately measure diagonals. Otherwise, the width of the base would prevent you from getting all the way into the corner, rendering the measurement inaccurate.
Smart Horizontal combines a tilt sensor and software to add several useful features to a DISTO, including Height Tracking, Profile Measurement, and Indirect Measurement, shown here. Often, the straight horizontal line we need to measure is obscured. Smart Horizontal allows you to shoot over the obstacle (1). The software uses the angle (a) to calculate the level distance to the target.
Bluetooth-enabled DISTOs send measurements to other devices as they are taken. Drag and drop measurements onto layouts or images using the DISTO Sketch App (pictured) then send the specs as a PDF.
Outdoor Pointfinder Camera
DISTOs can see the laser point over 600’ away in direct sunlight and you can’t. Looking at the DISTO’s display, use the 4xzoom point-finding camera to zoom in close to your target. The crosshairs precisely indicate the position of the measuring point. This is a must-have feature for anyone working outdoors even 5% of the time.
Measure within a Picture
Measure in a Picture combines a fixed focal length lens, the Smart Horizontal tilt sensor, and the distance to the target to calculate the precise width of an object from a distance from a single measurement. DISTOs without this capability use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine width from a distance, which requires three separate measurements.
SmartBase - Industry First Technology. Smart Base is a biaxial pivot integrated with the DISTO circuit board. It enables the DISTO S910 to measure the distances and angles between multiple points from a fixed location.
Level Horizontal Line
Projects an automatically leveled horiontal line as long as the unit is not tilted beyond the spec for the leveling pendulum, usually + / - 4°.
Plumb Vertical Line
Line Lasers (pictured) project an automatically plumb vertical line as long as the unit is not tilted beyond the spec for the leveling pendulum, usually + / - 4°. Ideal for laying floors.
Lock in Angle with Pendulum Lock
Sometimes you don’t need a level line. The Pendulum Lock feature locks out the pendulum that would normially level the line automatically. It's also a good idea to engage the lock when you put the tool away, so that the pendulum and the laser optics that it carries are not knocking around when you aren’t using it.
Plumbing: Vertical Transfer
Projects perfectly plumb points: One on the floor and one on the ceiling above. Takes all the guesswork out of where to put the hole.
Set Out Right Angles
LINOs with both vertical and horizontal point lasers can be positioned to set perfect 90 degree angles.
Horizontal Line Fan Angle
The fan angle on a line laser determines the coverage the tool provides from a given point. The higher the fan angle, the fewer times you have to reset the tool throughout the course of a job.