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Makes measuring easy: Zamo laser measure from Bosch New range, new name

  • Practical laser measure with longer range
  • Intuitive handling due to single-button operation
  • At 80 grams it fits in any trouser pocket
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  • October 13, 2015
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Put the tool in position, slide open the switch, press the button, done – the Zamo laser measure from Bosch makes it exceptionally easy to measure lengths and distances. With the help of this 10 x 3.6 x 2.3 centimeter small tool, the successor to the PLR 15, you can now measure distances of up to 20 meters accurately to within three millimeters in a matter of seconds – for example to check whether the XXL size of that much sought-after box-spring bed will actually fit in your bedroom. You can also measure rooms quickly and precisely with the Zamo when you’re viewing a new apartment – much more easily than with a tape measure. Moreover, this handy tool fits in any jacket or trouser pocket thanks to its small dimensions and its weight of only 80 grams.

Easy, intuitive operation and improved functions
The Zamo offers a longer range of 20 meters. Simply pull back the sliding switch and press the button once – the exact distance will appear in no time on the display which is easy to read thanks to its back lighting. The measuring tool continuously displays the current distance between the reference edge of the tool and the surface that the emitted laser beam hits. If, for example, you want to measure the height of a room, you simply put the Zamo on the floor, aim it at the ceiling, press the button – and the height is displayed instantly. If you press the red button again, the next measurement will be taken. To finish measuring, you simply slide the switch back to the starting position to switch off the laser measure. That is now even easier to do thanks to the textured surface of the sliding switch.

Bosch laser technology for precise measuring results
The laser technology used in the tool ensures exact measuring results while simultaneously allowing for a very small and lightweight design. Laser measures offer two major advantages over the ultrasound distance measurers often offered in the DIY segment: they are more accurate and reliable. Ultrasound tools only measure accurately to the centimeter because measurement by means of sound wave is error-prone, whereas laser distance measurers deliver millimeter-accurate results. The range is also considerably longer than that of ultrasound measuring tools. With the Zamo, Bosch enables anyone to use this precise laser technology.

The Zamo is available at retail outlets for the recommended retail price of 59.99 euros including VAT. It comes complete with two 1.5 V AAA batteries.

More than a million sold – a success story
In the past two years, Bosch has launched a whole family of tools featuring self-explanatory single-button operation. It includes the PLR 15 laser measure for do-it-yourselfers – now the Zamo – its counterpart for the American market and a professional laser measure. All in all, more than a million of these tools have been sold since the market launch. Bosch has therefore created a new market: the market for easy-to-operate, affordable laser measures.

 Specifications Zamo (replaces PLR 15)
 Measuring range 0,15 – 20 m
 Typical measuring accuracy ± 3 mm
 Laser diode/laser class resolution 635 nm, < 1 mw, class 2
 Power supply 2x 1.5 V AAA batteries
 Operating time approx. 5 h (with continuous measurement)
 Reference edge/Start of measurement Back edge of the tool
 Dimensions (length x width x height) 100 x 36 x 23 mm
 Weight (including batteries) 80 g
Contact person for press inquiries:
Robert Bosch GmbH
Martin Steinlehner
Phone: +49 711 758-3132
E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com

The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2015 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

PI9089 - October 13, 2015

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