The ultimate laser measuring tools for the modern appraiser
"The honest and simple truth is that the DISTO is a product I am familiar with, it is a product I trust and it’s made by a company that is known for its high quality optics."
~Paul Stansberry, Appraisal Product Instructor - a la mode inc.
Choose the DISTO that’s right for you.
DISTOs are equipped with multiple features that benefit appraisers in the field and at the office. Choosing the right model depends on what you need to accomplish.
Laser distance meter functions every appraiser should have
Bluetooth DISTO and TOTAL for Mobile
Bluetooth connects DISTOs to TOTAL for Mobile for seamless measurement integration in the field. This technology ensures that the dimensions you export into TOTAL desktop have the highest level of accuracy.
Use the DISTO comparison menu below to see what model works with your mobile device operating system.
See a la mode’s Joel Baker using a DISTO and TOTAL for Mobile: http://blogs.alamode.com/appraiser/article/use-your-disto-to-sketch-on-your-ipad
660’ Range and Digital viewfinder
Perfect for measuring large residential properties or commercial properties of any size.
The D810 touch and E7500i laser modules can read a target at distances that exceed your ability to see the laser point. With the point finder -- a 4x zoom digital viewfinder -- you see your target on the DISTO screen, and a cross hair tells you exactly what the laser is hitting. This feature extends the usable range to the ~660ft max.
The digital display works in all measurement functions.
The D810 Touch “screen capture” function saves any image displayed on the screen, including the point finder image with the associated measurements.
This is a great feature for appraisers measuring exterior walls without a target to hit at the other end. Line up the DISTO at one end of the wall, shoot the ground or a soffit at the opposite end of the wall and Smart Horizontal will give you the level horizontal distance using the DISTO as the reference point. The farther you can shoot, the more obstacles there are to get in the way. Smart Horizontal also allows you to shoot over obstacles to measure the level horizontal distance to your target.
Pythagoras (a² + b² = c²)
A function for measuring exterior walls that are blocked by aggressive shrubberies.
Remember the Pythagorean Theorem from high school geometry? It’s the old a² + b² = c² formula for figuring out the dimensions of a right triangle. DISTOs with the pythagoras feature use that formula to find horizontal and vertical distances.
You simply take two measurements, along a wall or other space you want to measure, with the DISTO acting as a fixed point on a triangle. Those two measurements act as two sides of a triangle. Once you have those measurements, the DISTO figures out the length of the final side of the triangle for you.
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Take a look at the slideshow below for info on more DISTO features.