Laser Distance Meter features Bluetooth technology.

Press Release Summary:

Handheld DISTO(TM) A6 takes measurements within 1/16 in. at ranges up to 650 ft and can take measurements up to 325 ft without use of target plate. It utilizes built-in Bluetooth(TM) technology for wireless transfer of measurement data to pocket PC or laptop and comes with software for data export into programs such as Excel®, Word®, or AutoCAD®. Along with integrated 2x viewfinder, splash- and dust-proof unit features multifunctional end piece with built-in sensor.

Original Press Release:

Leica Geosystems Introduces DISTO(TM)A6 with Integrated Bluetooth(TM)Technology

(Norcross, Ga., 23 June 2006) Leica Geosystems today announced the introduction of the new DISTOTM A6 handheld laser distance measuring tool, offering built-in BluetoothTM technology for wireless transfer of measurement data from the laser distance finder to a pocket PC or laptop on the job

The DISTO A6 comes with free software that allows data to be exported directly from the handheld instrument into programs like Excel®, Word® or AutoCAD®. The value is automatically entered into the cursor position on the computer screen. The software runs in the background. The user can even control the cursor on the laptop or pocket PC using the navigation keys on the A6 instrument for added convenience.

"The DISTO A6 is the ideal tool for professionals who need to optimize workflow and productivity on the job by capturing measurement data in real time," said Matthew Miles, marketing manager, Americas, for Leica Geosystems' Measuring Tools Division.

Like the DISTO A5, introduced last year, the A6 takes measurements within 1/16 in. at ranges up to 650 ft., and up to 325 ft. without the use of a target plate. The integrated 2x viewfinder facilitates making longer-range measurements under bright sunlight conditions.

The A6 incorporates all the other popular features of the successful A5, including the multifunctional end piece with built-in sensor and unique soft grip, providing accurate, stable measurements from edges or corners.

Like all DISTO laser distance meters, the A6 comes with a two-year warranty. The rugged instrument is splash- and dust-proof.

Leica Geosystems - when it has to be right
With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.

Those who use Leica products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 2,400 employees in 22 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.

About the Measuring Tools Division

For fast and precise distance measurements, professional users trust the original handheld laser distance meters DISTO made by the Measuring Tools Division of Leica Geosystems. Leica DISTOs are available in a wide variety of models and are used by almost one million professionals worldwide: craftsmen, architects, realtors and many others. They all benefit from the speed and accuracy of these handy laser distance meters. At the press of a button, the Leica DISTO helps you to save time and increases your productivity.

For further information, please contact:

Miles, Matthew
5051 Peachtree Corners Circle, Suite 250
Norcross, GA 30092
Phone +1 770 326 9500 ext. 1506 (direct)

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