SOURCE: General Tools & Instruments

General Tools & Instruments

May 03, 2016 12:17 ET

The Home Improvement Project Goes Digital

New App and Devices Pair to Simplify Home Improvement Projects

SECAUCUS, NJ--(Marketwired - May 03, 2016) - General Tools today announced that its new ToolSmart™ line of connected digital tools will be sold at more than 500 Lowe's home improvement stores across the United States beginning May 1. The ToolSmart™ lineup includes a free Android or iOS mobile app that uses Bluetooth™ or Wi-Fi technology to wirelessly connect to a family of four handheld measuring and inspecting tools. Data from each device is instantly transmitted to the app, which automatically stores and catalogs the information and determines the materials and tools necessary to complete the project.

The ToolSmart™ product line includes: a laser distance measurer with a range of 100 feet; a video inspection camera with a pencil-thin camera-tipped probe that can capture videos and photos; a digital multimeter for measuring voltage, current, resistance and surface temperature; and a digital angle finder with a range of 225 degrees.

"General Tools is excited to be teaming with Lowe's to help tradesmen, do-it-yourselfers and craftsmen work smarter, measure better and be more productive," said Greg Bonsib, vice president of marketing at General Tools.

The design of the ToolSmart™ app eliminates the need to jot down readings on scraps of paper that often get lost in cluttered project areas. What's more, the precision of the ToolSmart™ devices combines with the app's capability to store and integrate data and generate list of materials and tools to minimize human error and trips to the local home center.

"Working in concert, the ToolSmart™ app and devices provide precise support for even the most intricate and complex building, remodeling, woodworking or inspection projects," said Andrew Micallef, General's product manager for the ToolSmart™ line.

About General Tools
Founded in 1922 as General Hardware Manufacturing, General Tools is a recognized leader in the design and development of precision specialty tools. With more than 1,200 products, including specific-purpose mechanical hand tools as well as precision measuring and inspection tools, General Tools remains committed to delivering exceptional customer service to professionals, DIYers and hobbyists around the world. For more about General Tools and its products, visit: generaltools.com.

Image Available: http://www.marketwire.com/library/MwGo/2016/5/3/11G096399/Images/ToolSmart_Selects_33a-6013f234effb9993b75dbbc83582186e.jpg

Contact Information