The new Fluke 416D and 411D are designed to measure distances up to 200 feet using advanced laser technology. Faster and less cumbersome than traditional tapes or wheels, the manufacturer claims that these pocket-sized, professional-grade tools will help electricians, facilities managers and HVAC contractors save time and labor. Instead of walking back and forth across a space with tape or wheel, the users place the meter at the starting point, point the laser at the target, press one button and instantly read the distance, all without the help of a second person to hold the other end of the tape measure. In addition to its increased range and accuracy, the Fluke 416D also offers a three-line, backlit display for improved visibility, memory for saving ten measurements, splash and dust protection and an audible activation shutdown notification.

Fluke Corp., P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA 98206; (888) 308-5277; fax (425) 446-5116; www.fluke.com.