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Laser Speed Measurement | Speed Measuring Devices | Laser Tech Definition of Speed: a) 1: the act or state of moving swiftly : SWIFTNESS; 2: rate of motion: as (1) : VELOCITY 1 (2) : the magnitude of a velocity irrespective of direction c : IMPETUS

b) swiftness or rate of performance or action : VELOCITY.

All Laser Tech laser speed measurement instruments give you the ability to instantly determine a vehicle’s speed, both approaching and departing.  Our laser speed guns also measure the distance value at the same time, which gives you even more evidence in validating your visual determination.

When you use a LTI 20/20 lidar tool as a speed measuring instrument, the changes in distance over time are used in calculating the velocity of the measured vehicle.



More About Laser Tech Measurements

The type of laser we use in our products is an infrared, semiconductor, GaAs laser diode. The generated light energy has a wavelength of approximately 900 nanometers, with a beam divergence of 3 milliradians – equal to a beam width of roughly 0.3 meters at 100 meters or likewise, 3 feet at 1000 feet.

Our family of laser measurement devices is based on lidar technology. Lidar is an acronym that stands for Light Detection and Ranging.

All of Laser Tech’s laser rangefinders that are equipped with a tilt sensor measure height with a simple 3-shot routine. These devices include the TruPoint™ and TruPulse® Series of rangefinders.

Measure an angle between any two points within the same horizontal plane when you integrate any of Laser Tech’s laser rangefinders with a MapStar® TruAngle®.

Our industrial level sensors are non-contact, easily installed and configured, and can offer significant advantages for certain applications over other sensing technologies.