The Leica DISTO S910 is the first LDM that captures multiple, accurate measurements in three dimensions from a single location, radically improving the efficiency of common measuring tasks.
Smart Base -- a biaxial pivot integrated with the circuit board -- is the key hardware innovation. Combined with a more powerful laser, a 360° tilt sensor, and new software --SmartBase enables the S910 to measure the distances and angles between multiple points.
SmartBase facilitates three new remote measurement functions:
- Point to Point (P2P): Measure the tie distance between two points, even if you are hundreds of feet from your target. Shoot Point 1 then Point 2 and the S910 displays the distance between them. Widths, heights, diagonals, gaps, it doesn't matter: Just measure the start and end point and the distance is displayed.
- Smart Area: Shoot the corners of any polygon to determine the area of walls, floors, even complex roof shapes.
- Smart Angle: Shoot three points to measure any angle (including outside angles, which is a first).
Use a Tripod
For maximum accuracy the SmartBase requires a simple level check. This guarantees the electronic level of the S910 is within ± 0.1° of true level. For the highest measuring accuracy you will want to use a tripod for the majority of P2P, Smart Angle and Smart Area functions. The S910 includes a metal insert for a ¼” tripod thread, found at the bottom of the SmartBase (and a 5/8” adaptor is available).
Even with a tripod and outdoor pointfinder camera, placing your laser point exactly where you want it can be challenging, especially at longer distances. The FTA 360-S is a micro-adjustable tripod adaptor. Point and shoot to get close, then tweak the knobs ever so slightly to adjust your spot by millimeters.
Capture and Export Measurement Data
The S910 connects to compatible mobile apps with Bluetooth and exports DXF files over WiFi.
|ISO 16331-1 certified measuring accuracy (favorable conditions)||1.0mm / ± 0.04 in*|
|ISO 16331-1 certified measuring accuracy (unfavorable conditions)||2.0mm / ± 0.08 in**|
|ISO 16331-1 certified range (favorable conditions)||0.05m - 300m / 0.16 ft - 984 ft|
|ISO 16331-1 certified range (unfavorable conditions)||0.05m - 150m / 0.16 ft - 492 ft|
|Smart Base vertical range||-40° to 80°|
|Smart Base vertical sensor tolerance||up to +/- 0.1°|
|Smart Base horizontal range||360°|
|Smart Base horizontal tolerance||up to +/- 0.1°|
|Tolerance P2P function?at distances (combination of sensors and distance measuring)||approx. : +/- 2 mm / 2 m+/- 5 mm / 5 m +/- 10 mm /10 m|
|Measuring units||0.000 m, 0.0000 m, 0.00 m, 0.00 ft, 0'00" 1/32, 0.00 in, 0 in 1/32|
|Pointfinder with 4x zoom||Yes|
|File format||.jpg / .dxf|
|Memory||Last 50 displays|
|Windows Software||DISTO Transfer with AutoCAD® plugin|
|Free App||iOS / Android|
|Data interface||Bluetooth® V4.0 Smart / WLAN / USB|
|Measurements per set of batteries||~ 4000|
|Storage Temp. Range||-25 to 60 °C -13 to 140 °F|
|Operating Temp. Range||-10 to 50 °C 14 to 122 °F|
|Charging Temp. Range||-10 to 40 °C 14 to 104 °F|
|Protection class||IP 54 - splash water/ dust proof|
|Dimensions||61 x 32 x 164 mm / 2.4 x 1.3 x 6.5 in|
|Weight with batteries||8.5 oz|
Newport Solar Takes a Shine to the S910
Doug Sabetti, owner of Newport Solar, offers potential customers a free site analysis.
The Newport Solar Web site notes, "There are many factors that affect the feasibility and efficiency of a solar array. Building orientation, panel tilt angle, electrical panel size, roof geometry and tree shading are just a few of the variables that we look at while designing a solar system...When we do a Site Analysis we gather a lot of data."
Some of that data is not so easy to gather when the roof in question is covered in snow and ice, made of slate. or just really steep. The S910 changes all of that, plus it takes a lot less time to hit two points with a laser than it does to physically run a tape between them.