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Intuitive and easy to use in an emergency, this Arva Neo Avalanche Beacon makes it possible to search for victims or be rescued yourself in the event of a avalanche while out exploring. Intuitive and performance are keywords that help to define the Neo avalanche transceiver. Winner of 2014 Backcountry Magazine Editor's Choice Award. With a search bandwidth never seen on the market, and improved performance in reliability and speed, the NEO is the most powerfull device on the market. The simple and powerfull design matches both the demanding needs of the most advanced users, who will be impressed by its incredible range, as well as beginners, who will appreciate the user friendliness of this beacon. Stay safe in the backcountry and know you've got the best when you're with the Arva Neo beacon. Battery check & Frequencies: Yes. Group check: Yes. Automatic return to sending mode: Yes. Analog: No. Stand by mode: No. U-turn Alarm: Yes. Transmitter / Receiver: International Frequency (kHz): 457. Antennas: 3. Maximum range (in meters): 70. 2 search modes: Novice, Expert: No. Transmitting autonomy (in hours): 250. Weight: 230 g or 0,51 lb. Function marking victims: Yes. Digital: Yes. Searching autonomy (in hours): 40. Number of victims: 4+. Earphones plug: No. 5 years warranty: Yes. Search bandwidth: 60. Backlight screen: Yes. Software update: No. Scrolling function: No. Compass: No
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
Intuitive and performance are keywords that help to define Arva's latest device, the NEO. With a search bandwidth never seen on the market, and improved performance in reliability and speed, the NEO is the most powerful device on the market. The simple and powerful designed matches both the demanding needs of the most advanced users, who will be impressed by its incredible range, as well as beginners, who will appreciate the user friendliness of this beacon.
- Mountain Gear
The Neo Transceiver melds a simple design and function with advanced features such as multi-victim marking and group check to meet the needs of beginner and expert backcountry skiers.
Beacon features like effective multiple burial recognition and W-Link have gotten a lot of play recently, often overshadowing what might still be a transceiver's most important feature: range. With the 60m search bandwidth of the Neo Avalanche Beacon, Arva is putting the focus back on signal distance, without foregoing other seriously important beacon technologies. Having a beacon is no guarantee of backcountry safety, and having an increased range doesn't change that. What range can do is save you some of the back-and-forth searching that comes with shorter-range beacons and large, spread-out debris fields, shaving valuable minutes off of search times and potentially saving lives. The Neo achieves its field-leading range by ensuring that two of its three antennas possess virtually equal receiving power, which ensures a stronger signal reception than traditional beacons, which rely primarily one one antenna to receive distant signals and only engage multiple antennas when you begin to zero in on your target. The Neo isn't a one-trick range-pony, either. Group check mode indicates if your partners' beacon is transmitting correctly, before heading out. It also has the ability to recognize and flag up to four burials, while indicating if there are more, and a U-turn alarm that indicates if you are moving away from a burial during a search. The Neo is prepared for secondary slides, too, as it has a timer that will automatically switch the beacon back to transmit mode after a given amount of time, ensuring that a searcher will not get buried and have a beacon that's stuck in search mode. It won't replace training and sound decision-making, but the Neo has the tools to help bail you out in a serious backcountry emergency.
Reach out and save someone! The Arva Neo avalanche beacon, with its exceptional 60m search bandwidth, widens the searchable area during an avalanche burial. The user friendly, Arva Neo beacon, is easily employed by the novice, and has the technical features that are needed by a pro. The Neo can flag four separate victims, and indicates if there are more. The handy U-turn alarm warms a searcher if they are zagging away from a signal, instead of zigging into it. Search bandwidth range - 60m Automatic return to sending mode U-turn Alarm Transmitter / Receiver: International Frequency (kHz) 457 IsoTech three antenna design Transmitting autonomy (in hours) 250 Weight (grams) 230 Function marking victims Searching autonomy (in hours) 40 Number of victims - 4+ Backlight screen 5 years warranty
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