What is a bilateral laser distance measurer?
The VH-80 is a device that measures distances by shooting two pulsing laser lights from two separate sources in opposite directions to measure the distance provided. It measures the amount of time it takes for each pulse to bounce back to it’s accompanied sensors. Since light moves at a constant pace, this device can calculate the distance between targets with extremely high accuracy making it the perfect tool to grab and go.
This device works incredibly well for complicated work environments, like construction, by eliminating some of the hassles involved (when you need more than two hands or an extra body) It can measure the distance between two points by positioning yourself anywhere in the line of measurement.
How does it work?
Having two lasers means the VH-80 can take three different measurements at a time. The left measurement, the right, and both totals combined. VH-80 can measure up to one entire soccer field (80 meters).
VH-80 has a total of 5 internal auto calculation modes for the customers convenience. Along with the original setting there’s also:
- Continuous Measurements mode: This mode helps in finding midpoints or sectioning by measuring at a set time interval providing live changes along with your movement.
- Area: The VH-80 measures area by acquiring two values in a row. By just turning your wrist once you could have the necessary values for both area and volume.
- Volume: VH-80 can acquire the volume measurements of a space with three consecutive measurements. Similar to the area mode, just flick the wrist and you’ll have your volume measurement.
- Pythagorean Equation: This mode works by taking an indirect measurement of two sides of a triangle to acquire the third, this is mainly used for when the measurement required is large.
The bilateral distance measurer development team explains more about their device and it’s features.
“It’s true, VH-80 is the world’s first bilateral LDM. Let us show you what that means, what changes, and how awesome it really is. VH-80 shoots two pulses of laser light from two sources in opposite directions and measures the amount of time it takes for each pulse to bounce back to its accompanied sensors. Since light moves at a constant, VH-80 can calculate the distance between itself and the targets with high accuracy.
From ancient footsteps to modern laser technology, the measurement tool went through many transformations. But, one factor never changed: the necessity to start from 0 to your destination. Most cases, the measurer must travel with the tool as well. It’s something we may take for granted, a common sense process. But is it?
VH-80 means you can measure the distance between two points by positioning yourself anywhere along the line of measurement. In complicated working environments, when you need more than two hands or an extra body or two, and there are obstacles in your way, VH-80 eliminates all of these hassles.”