Construction Total Station: Structure Layout and Alignment
The Spectra Precision TS515 mechanical total station is a portable layout and measurement tool for general and concrete contractors in commercial and residential applications. It is designed for the layout of control lines, offset points, excavation lines, foundations, forms and footers and anchor bolts. The direct reflex reflectorless distance measuring capability provides one-person operation without a prism to measure difficult or dangerous-to-reach places. The TS515 has a large graphical display and keypad. Trimble; 408-481-8000;

Online Design Tool: Steel-to-Steel Connections
The new BeamClamp Connection Designer Website allows engineers to design steel-to-steel connections. Step by step, it prompts the engineer to enter the type and size of existing steelwork, the new steel to be connected and the load to be carried. With this information the user�s connection is determined instantly. BeamClamp, division of Kee Industrial Products Inc.; 800-851-5181;

24-Volt Lithium-ion Power Tools: Comes With Lifetime Service Agreement
Manufacturer introduces its new XLi 24-volt lithium-ion system of power tools. It offers professional contractors the ideal balance of power to weight with more torque, longer run time and fade-free power. The XLi features the Ex-Cell Diagnostic battery, the smart battery that constantly monitors performance. Also, on Oct. 1, the company will add the new Max Select dual-voltage power tools to its product line. This is the first line of cordless tools that is designed to run on two different voltages and two different battery chemistries. Now professional power tool users can choose to use the 18-volt Ni-Cad battery or the new XLi 24-volt lithium-ion battery. All RIDGID power tools carry a lifetime service agreement on parts and service, including batteries, upon registration of the tool via the RIDGID Website or by mail-in registration. RIDGID; 800-474-3443;

Surveying System: One-Person Operation
The GPS900 RTK surveying system is designed for a wide range of surveying and construction projects. It is a complete base and rover system packaged in a single ruggedized case that can be transported to and from the work site. The GPS900 rover is a lightweight, all-on-the pole, cableless, dual-frequency RTK GPS surveying instrument built specifically for one-person stakeout and topographic work. The system is easy to learn, with all functions controlled through the large graphic display, using intuitive touch screen or keypad controls, the manufacturer says. Leica Geosystems Inc.; 770-326-9540;

Laser Range Meter: Allows Image Sketching
The PD 38 laser range meter is accurate up to 1/16-in. on a single measurement. It is equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology, which enables it to function with compatible PDAs to take and store measurements from up to 32 ft from the tool. The PD 38 laser range meter has the ability to superimpose those measurements on a picture, store them in Pocket Excel or draw scaled line drawings. Hilti Inc.; 800-879-8000;