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Distance Measurement

Our Nu-Metrics NiteStar Distance Measuring Instrument (DMI) is designed to accurately record distances and survey coordinates as you drive. The NiteStar DMI has endless uses when vehicle-obtained distances are needed.
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Features

Nu-Metrics NiteStar Distance Measuring Instrument is designed to accurately record distances and survey coordinates as you drive. 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. The NiteStar has endless uses when vehicle-obtained distances are needed.

Our NS50 is used in conjunction with a speed sensor mounted on the firewall or under the dashboard. This sensor transfers speed signals to the NS50 for measurement and display.

Datasheets and Brochures

Technical Documentation

Sensor Installation

The NiteStar DMI supports 3 different methods of vehicle integration. The best method depends on a number of factors including vehicle type, vehicle age, application and usage.
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Wheel Proximity Sensor

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The proximity sensor is used on vehicles that either don’t have integrated wheel speed sensors, or there is no manufacturer documentation as to the location of those signals. It allows for direct installation by placement of a magnetic pickup on the wheels, brakes, or transmission.

SS10 Electronic Interface

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The SS-10 is designed to work with most vehicles that are equipped with non-mechanical transmission sensors (no speedometer cable). This
interface amplifies and conditions pulses emitted from your vehicle’s speed sensor and supplies the signal to your DMI to accurately
compute traveled distances.
SS-10 Wiring Database

OBD-II Adapter

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The TCI200 allows the DMI to be used in virtually any vehicle with an OBDII port without the need to hook up any additional wiring to the vehicle. Installation is as simple as plugging one end of the TCI200 into your OBDII port and the other into your DMI. No additional power cables are needed since the TCI200 supplies power from the OBDII port.

The TCI200 utilizes specially developed software to identify the most accurate OBDII signals to use for measuring distance. In most vehicles, the TCI200 can measure distances to within 1 foot in a thousand, but can be calibrated for higher accuracy by performing a simple calibration procedure.

The TCI200 automatically detects if the ignition is turned on or off when supplying power to the DMI so that the unit can be left connected at all times without draining the vehicles battery.