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NITESTAR DMI | Survey Instruments | Distance Measuring Instrument | GPS Capable


The NITESTAR DMI - Distance Measuring Instrument | Surverying Instrument"The Original DMI... Accept Nothing Less."

The NITESTAR ® has been designed to make distance measuring as easy as possible. The average survey can be completed simply by using the four large keys on the left side of the instrument.

The NITESTAR® has embedded programs specially designed for contractors who require material amounts and costs for asphalt, concrete, gravel, sand and other components.

The NITESTAR® also has non volatile internal memory to store numerous events along with the distance that they occur. Non volatile memory ensures that events are not lost when the device is turned off.

Designed by the company that invented the first Electronic DMI, the NITESTAR® will offer the most accurate distance measurements from any road vehicle within an accuracy of one foot per mile!


  • Backlighted Keypad and Display
  • Miles, Feet, Km Conversion
  • Vehicle Speed Display
  • Unlimited Vehicle Memory
    (When Attached To A Laptop)
  • Calibration Storage For 4 Vehicles
  • Up/Down Count
  • Pre-Distance Capability
  • Save Money and Time!
  • Improve Safety
  • Accurate Record Keeping
  • Works on ANY Type of Vehicle
  • Control Peripheral Equipment
  • Interface to Printer, PC or Laptop*
  • RS-232 To PC or Printer Accessories*


  • Paint Line Length
  • Guide Rail Length
  • Pole or Sign Spacing
  • Cable or Pipeline Length
  • Truck, Bus, or Postal routes
  • E-911 Address Locating
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Roadway & Railway Lengths
SS-10 Interface Sensor for the NITESTAR NS-50 & NS-60


70004020 NiteStar NS60 Head unit only
70004150 Vehicle Install Kit
70004176 Proximity Sensor Kit 1082-F
70004178 TC1200 OBD-11 Interface Adaptor
70004094 Vehicle Speed Sensor (Connects directly to Vehicle Speed Sensor)
70004085 SS10 Install Kit
70004030 Sensor Target Kit
70004464 Download Cable to computer
70004465 SDM Software


NITESTAR® NS-60 utilises specially developed programs by Nu-Metrics. With the RS-232 serial option and a laptop computer, it is possible to conduct a complete highway survey and then print directly to a 40 to 80 column serial printer.





The NITESTAR has a large range of existing customers throughout Australia, including:

Optional Download Cable for the NITESTAR DMI
  • Mt Isa City Council
  • Berrigan Shire
  • Lake Grace Shire
  • RTA Benalla
  • District Council of Cleve
  • Biggenden shire
  • Hydro Tas
  • Sth Gippsland Shire
  • Mildura Rural Council
  • Ararat Rural Council
  • Murrindindi Shire
  • Nth Burnett Shire
  • City of Playford
  • Orange city
  • Winton Shire
  • Indigo Shire
  • Brisbane City Council Fleet
  • Alpine shire
  • Bega shire
  • Carpenteria Shire
  • Plus many more private road management companies.
Nitestar DMI mounted on a dashboard


Power: 9 to 16 VDC, negative ground 90 ma @ 12 VDC
Automatic Error Compensates for sensor error due to vehicle's
Correction: dynamic motion
Accuracy: ± 1 Foot Per Mile. Material
Calculation: Area, Volume, Tonnage, Cost
Resolution: ± 1 Foot Interval Counts: Elapsed distance from last mark,
* Begin / End accumulation.
Display: Back lighted liquid crystal panel (3 brightness level adjustments and off), 6-Digit distance (MI, FT, Km), 4-Digit interval distance, 3-Digit speed (MPH, Kmh, F/S). Indicators: Up/Down arrow, AEC, Code, Mark, Count hold, Display hold, Calibrate Memory: *Unlimited with laptop computer use only,
*0-99 Event codes, *20 Plain language events.
Keypad: LED back lighted (3 brightness level adjustments and off), 15 key, Touch-Tell silicon rubber Memory Non Volatile Type,
Retention: >50 year (Lifetime) retention.
Speed: Display vehicle speed 0-199 (MPH, Kmh, F/S) Printer Interface: Serial, 300-9,600 baud rate. (Selectable)
Count: Bi-Directional Up/Down. Communications: *RS-232 in/out, Selectable baud rate (300-600
Calibration: Four vehicle memory. Input Channel: (1) 8 bit 0-5 VDC Analog, (1) 0-5 VDC Digital
Auto Distance Conversion: Feet, Miles, Kilometers. Output Channel: (1) 0-5 VDC Digital
Test Mode: Complete system check, simulates distance count Case: High Heat Resistive ABS.
Count Hold: Stops distance count Dimensions: 7.5" (190.5mm) x 2.25"
(57.15mm) x .88" (22.5mm)
Display Hold: Freeze display count without loss of
accumulating distance
Weight: 0.7 oz
Pre-Distance: Capability of starting at a known distance Operating Temperature: 0C to 70C
Output Pulse 0-5 VDC (Low Going High) Instrument Warranty: One year parts and labor.
(PDI) Type: High Going Low, Flip Flop
Output Pulse Activate (Distance)
Package Consists of: Instrument, Installation kit, Operating Manual.Order Sensor Separately.
(PDI) Setting: Duration (Distance, Time) * Model NS-60 Only
Speed Trap: Operation for computing observed
vehicle's speed