Laser Range Finder LTI TruPulse360

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Support contact:
Kevin Talbott at LaserTech (Centennial CO)
Direct Phone: 303-705-0062
Toll Free: 1-800-280-6113 ext. 162
Fax: 303-649-1066

The TruPulse 360 B offers all the same functionality as the standard 360 model, but this laser has Bluetooth® capabilities for wireless data collection. This model is also available yellow, tan and grey. Some features include:

  • Capable of wireless data connection
  • Measures HD, VD, SD, INC, HT, AZ and ML
  • 3-shot height routine & 2-shot missing line routine

The TruPulse 360 takes two AA batteries.

This instrument needs to be calibrated periodically as demonstrated in a video with a link on the right side of this webpage


Hardware Specifications:

Weight: 8 ounces (220 g)
Size: 5" x 2" x 3.5" (12 cm x 5 cm x 9 cm)
Data Com: Serial, via wired RS232 (standard)
or wireless Bluetooth® (optional with 200B model)
Max Range: 0 to 3,280 ft (1,000 m) typical;
6,560 ft (2,000 m) max to reflective target
Range Accuracy: +/- 1 ft (+/- 30 cm), high quality target
+/- 1 yd (+/- 1 m), low quality target
Inclination Accuracy: +/- 0.25 degrees
Power: 3.0 volts DC nominal; (2) AA batteries
(Alkaline, NiCd/NiMH, Lithium) or (1) CRV3 battery
Battery duration: AA approx 43,000 measurements (37,000 w/ Bluetooth® enabled); CRV3 approx – 86,000 measurements (74,000 w/ Bluetooth® enabled)
Eye safety: FDA Class 1 (CFR 21)
Environmental: Impact, water and dust resistant;
NEMA 3, IP 54
Temperature: -4°F to +140°F (-20°C to +60°C)
Optics: 7X magnification (field of view: 330 ft @ 1,000 yds)
Display: In-scope LCD
Units: Feet, Yards, Meters, and Degrees

Measurement Solutions:

  • Distance (Horizontal, Vertical, Slope)
  • Inclination (Degrees and Percent Slope)
  • Height (Flexible three-shot routine)
  • Azimuth (Compass bearing for single-shot positioning)
  • Missing Line (Distance, Inclination and Azimuth between any two remote points)

Measurement Range:

  • Distance: 0 to 3,280 ft (1,000 m; typical, 6,560 ft (2,000 m) max to reflective target
  • Inclination: ±90 degrees
  • Azimuth: 0 to 359.9 degrees


  • Distance: ±1 ft (±30 cm) typical, ±1 yd (±1 m) to low quality targets
  • Inclination: ±0.25 degrees
  • Azimuth: ±1 degree; typical

Target Modes: Standard, Closest, Farthest, Continuous, and Filter

Connecting Laser Range Finder LaserTech TruPulse 360B

WM 6.1 and Arcpad 10

A. Turn on Bluetooth on the laser range finder:

Hold Down Arrow for 4 secs to get to Setup menu. Scroll to bt option. Press Fire to select Bluetooth ON mode.


B. Windows Mobile settings

In Win Mobile 6.1 choose

Start > Settings > Connections

Bluetooth > Add New Device...

(make sure TruPulse is on)

It will have a name like TP360B-028521 (can be renamed)

Passkey: 1111

Check "Serial Port"

Choose COM Ports tab and select New OUTGOING Port

Port: 2 (any available port, just make sure set it the same in Arcpad)

UNCHECK Secure Connection.

FINISH out of Connections settings.


C. Arcpad Setting

Start Arcpad.

1. For first use make sure Lasertech extension is active:

In Options menu > Advanced settings... choose Extensions tab and enable the Lasertech Impulse extension.

2. Turn on rangefinder connection

In the GPS Menu choose Rangefinder Preferences...

Protocol: LaserTech Impulse

Port: COM2 (whatever you chose above)

Baud: 4800

Check Automatically Activate

Feature Capture Button: Button 0

If there's a problem with connecting turn on the GPS/Rangefinder Debug window in GPS Settings menu. GPS data will appear in Green, Bluetooth (Rangefinder) data in Blue.


D. Mapping procedure

You can start from a GPS point or from a manually selected point. If starting from a GPS point, activate GPS as usual.

If you choose to manually select a point make sure you are zoomed way in so that you can accurately click right on the intended point. Ensure the Scale bar is visible in Arcpad (lower right corner). You should have about 1m showing on the scale bar.

Be sure a point shapefile is editable.

To use Rangefinder choose Offset menu in the Editing toolbar.

Set Reference Point A by selecting it then tapping.

Then press the Fire button on the Rangefinder.

A Point/Vertex window should appear where the Offset values are specified. The bearing, slope distance, and Inclination are populated automatically. Note that you re-capture the Reference Point A at your current GPS location by tapping the Tripod icon and then the GPS icon (assuming the GPS is turned on).

Label the point as usual.

There are a bunch of useful tutorials online here