Press release #Power Tools

Remarkably precise, even when used outdoors: The first Bosch laser measure with camera

Increased efficiency thanks to connectivity

  • Digital precision over large distances thanks to viewfinder with zoom function
  • Rapid detection, documentation and remote control via Measuring Master App
  • Optimal readability thanks to large color display with robust protective screen
Manuel Roj

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The measurement of lengths, areas, volumes and inclines will be even easier and more efficient thanks to the new GLM 120 C Professional laser measure from Bosch. The tool is ideal for all trades that rely upon fast and precise measurements indoors and, in particular, outdoors – from painters, plasterers and landscape gardeners, through to architects. Previously, it was difficult to precisely identify the laser point of a laser measure in bright environments or over long distances. This is where the new GLM 120 C Professional comes into play: It is the first laser measure from Bosch to come with an integrated camera. Users can use this and the cross-hair on the display to precisely aim for the target point – and, as a result, they can also precisely measure over large distances of up to 120 meters. The camera has a resolution of five megapixels, works with a threestage zoom, saves up to 700 images and shows the last 50 images, along with the measured values, in the display. This means that each individual measurement can be assigned.

Bluetooth interface for processing the data
Thanks to the Bluetooth interface, the measured values can be transferred directly to the Measuring Master App and be further processed. This means that, for example, you can share measured data with colleagues, carry out material calculations, or create and adjust floor plans. Furthermore, the app is used as a remote control for the GLM 120 C Professional, meaning that measurements can be taken without blurring and without requiring any assistance from colleagues. The Measuring Master App is available to download for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. In addition, a Micro-USB interface means that the internal memory can be read on the PC as a CSV list and JPEG.

Simple operation minimizes application errors
The GLM 120 C Professional focuses on simple operation using the selection wheel, as was the case with the GLM 50 C Professional. The functions that can be selected include, for example, the stake-out function, with which you can very quickly measure and mark equal distances. The tool also features a 360° tilt sensor and, therefore, can also be used to measure inclines and as a digital spirit level. Furthermore, you can switch the GLM 120 C Professional on or off using an additional measurement button on the side, and trigger the measuring process so that you can guarantee comfortable and flexible handling in any environment. The newly integrated user guidance offers tradespeople help in the form of text and animations, right from the first time they use the tool. The automatic detection of the measuring pin is also new: The tool detects when the pin is fully extended, for example for measurements out of a corner. In this case, users do not have to manually switch the reference – they only have to confirm this. This minimizes measurement errors.

Easy-to-read color display with robust protective screen
Users can read and check the last four measurements and the current measurement result on the 2.8 inch color display during the measurement. The color display rotates automatically (as with smartphones), allowing the user to easily read off values in any situation and at any incline. The same display technology is also used: The LCD module is firmly attached to the glass surface, meaning that the light is not broken in the space and is not reflected. In addition, the display can be easily viewed from every perspective – even from the side. This means that it is easier to read, in contrast to traditional laser measures, particularly when used outdoors. Thanks to the robust protective screen, the GLM 120 C Professional can withstand any use on the construction site.

The GLM 120 C Professional is available from May 2018. All prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT. Subject to change.

SpecificationsGLM 120 C Professional
(replaces the GLM 100 C Professional
and GLM 150 Professional)
Measuring range0.08 – 120 m
Typical measuring accuracy± 1.5 mm
Tilt sensor range 360° (4 x 90°)
Measurement accuracy for inclines0.2°
Laser class2
• Approx. 700 images
• The last 50 images, incl. relevant list of measured values
Power supplyIntegrated 3.6 V lithium-ion
Dust and splash protectionIP 54
Dimensions (height x width x depth)• 142 x 64 x 28 without measuring pin
• 176 x 64 x 28 with measuring pin
Weight0.21 kg
Scope of delivery/Recommended retail price excluding VATTool incl. protective case: €269

The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, garden tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2022, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 5.9 billion euros, about 90 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. In 2023, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the market in its four business segments power tools, garden tools, accessories and measuring tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 421,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). The company generated sales of 88.2 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. 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.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,500 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.

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