Spike is a smart laser measurement solution for all kinds of industries and professional use. Through integration with Apple iOS and Google Android devices and attaching to a smartphone or tablet case, Spike allows you to capture measurements and location of an object all from a photo. From that photo you can capture real time measurements including height, width, area, length and target location. Spike gives you the flexibility to measure when and how you want, whether in the field or at the office, using the Spike mobile app or cloud-based tools. Measurements and location are saved with the picture and can be easily shared as a JPG, PDF, Spike File (XML) and KMZ. The Spike device pairs with your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. Spike s laser rangefinder works together with your smartphone s camera, GPS, compass and Internet connection.
Spike Description for Sign & Graphics: Spike is a smart laser measurement solution for sign and graphics professionals. With Spike, you can quickly measure signs by capturing the width, height and area of a space simply by taking a photo from your smartphone or tablet. You can measure existing signs for replacement or maintenance or measure areas Photo Measure: real-time measurements from a photo
With Spike, your time to measure an object is reduced to minutes. Simply take a photo of the object you want to measure, such as a building or wall, using the Spike app and your smartphone or tablet. From that photo, capture measurements in real-time including height, width, area, length, and cutout area. Photos can be measured using the Spike app or the online-cloud based tools. You can access your photos at any time to remeasure, eliminating the need to return to the location for additional measurements.
Spike s photo measurement capability allows you to measure hard-to-reach objects that would have otherwise required additional equipment, labor or tools. All it takes is one person to capture all the measurements you need, and while at a safe location and distance. You can also correct for angles, using the alignment tool, to improve the accuracy of your measurements.Measure from the app or from your desktop
Measure when and how you want using the Spike app on your smartphone or tablet, or from your desktop using the online-cloud based tools. Whether you work out in the field or in an office, you can view or measure your photos at any time. Both the Spike app and cloud allow you to view, measure, export and share your Spike photos and measurements.
Take a photo using the Spike app and your smartphone or tablet while out in the field, and either measure on site using the app, or upload your photos to the cloud to measure back at the office. The cloud can also be used by other team members so that they can view or edit the measurements they need to complete their job tasks. Export and share captured photos and measurements
All measurements are saved with the photo, and can be exported and shared with your team, colleagues or customers. Use the exported photo and measurements as photo verification for reports or estimates.
The Spike app and cloud allow you to select the export format for your needs. From the Spike app you can export photos and measurements as a JPG, PDF, Spike file (XML), or KMZ. Spike files can be shared and edited between devices running the Spike app, and KMZ files can be imported into popular GIS tools, such as Google Earth. Photos that have been uploaded to the cloud can be exported as a PDF, JPG (with measurements or image only) or a viewable URL. Specs
Device and OS
Spike works with commercial Google Android and Apple iOS Smartphones and Tablets. To view a list of recommended devices that have gone through camera calibration procedure and provide the highest level of accuracy, visit the Spike Support Center.
Operating System (OS) requirements are:
Size and Weight
- Apple iOS devices must be running iOS 8.0 or later
- Google Android devices must be running Android 4.4 or later
- Your device must also support Bluetooth Smart 4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy).
The dimensions and size of the Spike device are as follows:
- Imperial 3.30in (h) x 2.35in (w) x .82in (d) / 2.05 ounces
- Metric 83.70mm (h) x 59.8mm (w) x 20.80mm (d) / 58 grams
The Spike device connects with your Smartphone or Tablet via Bluetooth. Your device must support Bluetooth Smart 4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy).
The Spike device has an Internal Li-ion battery that is charged via a micro USB charging port (a USB cable is included in the box with Spike). Battery life is 4 hours of continuous use.
Spike s eye safe laser rangefinder supports ranges between 6-650 feet (2-200 meters). The accuracy of Spike s laser rangefinder is ± 3%
The accuracy of Spike s laser rangefinder is ± 3%, and the accuracy of measurements captured from a photo taken with Spike is ± 3% (if positioned perpendicular to the target). For additional information on optimal distances and positions, visit the Spike Support Center.Units
Spike supports measurements in feet + inches, inches, meters, or centimeters. Unit settings may be changed at any time via the Spike app settings.
Measurements are stored with the photo and can be shared as a PDF, JPG, Spike File (XML), or KMZ. For Android devices only, additional output includes HMTL. The Spike File is a compressed .ZIP file, which contains the Spike photos and XML file with measurement and location data.