DistoX2 Firmware Version 2.5 extended with continuous/scanning mode

In late August a new firmware had been released by Beat Heeb for the DistoX2 device. This firmware (available from does not include the continuous/scanning mode, which is useful for PMLS. The one including this feature may be downloaded here. It is an extended version of the firmware version 2.5, also provided by Beat Heeb.

Note that the new firmware (version 2.5) have not been tested extensively by the PMLS team. If any problem occurs, you may try the previous (version 2.4) firmware which also offers the continuous mode.

For installation instructions see the Update Manual in the package.

To start the continuous measurement/scanning mode, press the DIST and PLUS buttons simultaneously for about 1 second. To stop the scanning press the DIST button once.

Warning: Opening and modifying a Leica Disto will void the manufacturer’s warranty and is done at your own risk!
The package is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind. In no event shall the author or publisher be liable for any damages.
The package is made available for download with permission of the author.

Build a homemade tripod head for DistoX!

A tripod and a proper tripod head may improve the PMLS survey in many ways: speed up, better coverage from a central point (i.e. not from the wall), more reliable results. However the assemblage has to be free of magnetic pieces.

Balázs Holl, one of the projects contributors designed a tripod head, tested and used frequently in our surveys. Check the drawing and some photos below.

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