Trimble, a world leader in global positioning systems (GPS), construction lasers, robotic total stations and machine control solutions, is creating a broad range of innovative solutions that will change the way construction work is done.

As a part of this effort, the company has recently introduced the Spectra Precision Laser HV301, an affordable interior and general construction laser capable of withstanding harsh conditions in a wide variety of applications and job sites.
The automatic, self-levelling HV301 features a highly visible beam and exceptional versatility and is designed for use anywhere by virtually any general contractor for levelling, alignment or plumb transfer, says Andrew Caldwell, the Africa and Middle East regional sales manager for Trimble’s Construction Instruments Business.
The HV301 transmitter sends a continuous, self-levelled 360-degree laser reference over a large work area, up to a 300-m diameter. It is easy to set up and use, with intuitive controls and many “one-touch” commands. The rugged nature of the HV301 allows it to withstand a drop of up to 1 m to a hard surface. It is also water and dust-resistant and meets IP54 standards, allowing it to maintain accuracy in dirty and moist environments, even in rain, says Caldwell.
“In addition to being powerful and rugged, the HV301 is extremely versatile,” he says. “In both interior and exterior projects, the HV301 is capable of handling a wide variety of horizontal, vertical and plumb applications. Its high-visibility beam enables simultaneous rotating and plumb/perpendicular references. The beam is easy to see in any job site conditions, even brightly lit interiors. The unit can be turned on at the touch of a button and it begins to level automatically. The user may then set the unit to the desired height and be ready to work in well under two minutes.”
The HV301 is flexible in the area of power management as well and can operate for up to 40 hours on a set of alkaline batteries. The HV301 can also operate on Ni-Cad batteries. The HV301’s recharge port allows the laser to be charged in the case or be operated by an AC current on a wall mount or tripod.
The HV301 is available in three configurations – one for interior applications, one for general construction applications, and a combo kit that can be used both for both interior and exterior applications. Typical interior applications of the unit include acoustical ceiling installation, drywall installation, squaring/layout and interior finishing work. Typical outdoor general construction applications include residential and medium-sized commercial construction, levelling, and vertical alignment.
“The HV301 is an all-purpose, affordable laser solution for the levelling and alignment challenges faced by contractors in both interior and exterior applications,” says Caldwell. “By being highly durable, versatile and visible as well as easy to set up and use, the HV301 addresses some very important contractor needs.”
Founded in 1978, Trimble has more than 2,000 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide. The Construction Instruments business of Trimble focuses on the development of technology and solutions for general, interior and underground contractors.
In addition to providing advanced GPS components, Trimble augments GPS with other positioning technologies as well as wireless communications and software to create complete customer solutions. Trimble’s worldwide presence and unique capabilities position the company for growth in emerging applications including surveying, automobile navigation, machine guidance, asset tracking, wireless platforms, and telecommunications infrastructure, concludes Caldwell.