The AREAscanTM family of the DS2 series covers controlled heights ranging from 15 to 250 cm, with 5 m operating distances for 6 mm resolution versions, or 10 m for 25 mm resolution versions. The measurement configuration can be set manually thanks to internal dip-switches, or using graphic interface from remote PC on the serial port. Once loaded the program on the flash memory, the device functions in the stand-alone mode. The serial interface transmits the measurement in a binary or ASCII code, the operating status control as well as the setting of the different baud-rate versions. The DS2 light arrays suits different height or dimensional measurement applications in general, in automatic material handling.