Leica Geosystems Introduces New Handheld Laser Distance Measuring Tool for Indoor Applications

Norcross, Ga., 17 October 2006 – Leica Geosystems today announced the introduction of the new DISTO™ A2 laser tool designed to make fast and accurate distance measurements for a wide range of indoor tasks.

The A2, small enough to fit easily into any pocket, provides measurements within 1/8 in. at ranges of 197 ft. The simplified keypad has shortcut keys for common functions such as addition, subtraction, area and volume calculation. Its ergonomic design permits one-hand operation. The illuminated display is easy to read even under low-light conditions. The bright red laser dot is clearly visible, making it easy to take measurements of out-of-the-way locations that cannot easily be reached with a metal tape.

The unique “stake out” function of the Leica DISTO A2 makes it easy to measure out constant equal distances, such as between studs or wall frames, for drywall hanging and other jobs. The display shows the preset distance and its multiples. An audible tone is sounded whenever such a distance point is reached. 

The compact Leica DISTO A2 is just 4.9 x 2.2 x 1.4 in. in size. It runs up to 5,000 hours on a single 9V battery and comes with a two-year warranty.

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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.