NS60 Distance Measuring Device

The NiteStar Distance Measuring Instrument (DMI) from MH Corbin is designed to complete an average survey using just four keys. The device records distances for logging points along a given route, and gives you linear distances with a high degree of accuracy. It is easy to use and displays measurements right in your vehicle. 

Measures distances on highways or guardrails, telephone pole spacing, gas pipelines, E-911 addressing, TV cable length, even the length of crop fields! Can also be used for roadway inventories, traffic studies, cable line mapping, plant engineering, railway length, accident reconstruction or traffic monitoring. Calculate volume amounts and costs for materials like asphalt, concrete and sand. Compute distances and areas using a vehicle’s speed and the distance traveled. Slimline design for easy mounting. Back-lit LCD panel has three brightness adjustments for easy viewing, kph, status, four-digit distance interval, and six-digit distance. 

NiteStar NS50s or NS60s are easy-to-use distance measuring instruments (DMI) that facilitate land measurements from the convenience of your automobile. The NS50 includes features required for most basic surveys and applications.

The NS60 includes all the features of the NS50 with the addition of a RS-232 Serial Port for connection of a laptop computer to conduct a complete highway survey.

Quick Facts

  • Measurements are displayed in real-time
  • Displays distance intervals between point of interest
  • Extensive internal memory for data storage and export
  • Customizable key definitions for user or application 


  • Easy to install and use
  • Optional SDM software allows for easy organization, viewing and reporting collected data.
  • Inventory data and coordinates are stored in a single file

Technical Specifications

Technical Data

Dimensions 19 x 5.7 x 2.2 cm / 7.5 x 2.22 x .88 in.
Display LCD - 3 brightness settings
Keypad LED - 3 brightness levels
Power 9 - 16VDC, negative ground 90mA @12V
Output Pulse 0 to 5 VDC (low going high)
Output Channel 0 to 5 VDC digital

Performance Data

Accuracy Up to 1 foot/mile*
Speed Sensor Type SS10, OBDII, or GPS
GPS Receiver WAAS enabled (NS60)
GPS Accuracy +/- 6 ft.
Resolution 1 foot (1 meter)
Memory 0 to 99 locations, NS60 - Unlimited, 20 preset plain language events

Calculation Data

Speed Calculation 0 to 199 (kph, mph, fps)
Material Calculation Area, volume, tonnage, cost
Calibration Four vehicle memory
Interval Counts Elapsed distance from last mark


*Accuracy is dependent upon vehicle and sensor combination. Call for recommendations. 

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