Ortovox S1+

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The Ortovox S1+ avalanche beacon has the best of all worlds when it comes to the best avalanche transceivers. The new S1+ transceiver combines the success stories of two unique transceiver innovations: the display of the relative location of avalanche victims and the SMART-ANTENNA-TECHNOLOGY!. Transmission mode: Thereby the S1+ works incredibly easily and intuitively! It is turned on by the side safety switch. A standardized self-test runs automatically. All 3 antennas are checked for transmission and receiving functions, as well as for the battery status and the sensor. Then the device immediately switches to transmission mode. During the transmission mode, the transmitter is also constantly monitored and issues immediate notification when there is a malfunction. Smart-Antenna-Technology: In the worst case of a burial, how well and quickly you will be found by your companions depends on your location in the avalanche. This is called a coupling position. An axial coupling position is optimal - when your transmitter has the longest range. A vertical position is bad, since the range collapses by about 52%. In this situation, the S1+ uses the patented SMART-ANTENNA-TECHNOLOGY. It analyzes the position of the antennas and automatically switches to the best transmitting antenna. The result: you get 43% more range than with all other devices on the market (with the exception of 3+), entirely independent of the search device of your companion!. Search mode: An avalanche is an absolute stress situation, in which holding your nerves and focused action are what that pays off. To make the search situation as simple as possible, the S1+ need only be flipped open in order to enter the locating mode. Neither keys nor buttons need to be pressed - simple snap open is enough and the digital device scans the avalanche cone automatically. The large, illuminated 360 degree real-time display gives you detailed instructions on what you have to do. First, you will get the prompt to go in a meandering manner around the avalanche cone, until you receive an initial signal. The search strip width amounts to 50 m for the S1+. You will receive an initial signal even at a distance of 55 m to the victim. The relative position of the victim is immediately indicated in the display. Bearing lines, direction arrow and distance information lead you along the fastest route to the strongest transmission signal. From a distance of 4 meters, you are supported in the detection by a patented circular and trend indicator as well as the intuitive search acoustics. Once you've found the shortest distance to the victim, you can mark it. The victim appears in the display as located and you can (in the case of a multiple burial) continue with the search. The relative positions of up to 4 buried victims are directly shown in the display; for more than 4 victims a 4+ symbol will appear. Additional features: The S1+ has a long bar of special features that make the device unique. It works extremely precisely already in the partner/group test. Tested are: transmission frequency, pulse duration and transmission period. The S1+ scores points in the professional field too: it has a professional mode for mass burials that make searching more efficient. Additionally, the display of the relative position of the buried victims enables a coordinated search, because the next signal need not necessarily be addressed. Another special mode for deep burials helps professionals, like all others, to easily locate the deeply buried victims. Even in case of a follow-up avalanche, you are on the safe side with the S1+ beacon. If the device doesn't move for 60 or 120 seconds, it automatically switches back to transmission mode. In addition, the device has a slope inclinometer and numerous setup functions: contrast of the display, volume control, as well as a personalization feature with which you can name your device. Housing and accessories: With 230 grams with battery and bag and a size of 120 x 60 x 30 mm, the S1+ is on the lightweight side of the avalanche transceiver market. The housing is covered with a protective, high quality rubber coating and the gripping areas are provided with a soft touch topping. The device is delivered with a comfortable carrying system including a flexible device link-up. A wrist loop also protects it from loss. and the environment?: The S1+ operates with only 2 AAA batteries and consumes significantly less power than other avalanche transceivers. This helps us keep the number of batteries at the minimum, thus protecting the environment. Since the device is upgradable, you'll enjoy your S1+ much longer and always benefit from our innovations. The Ortovox S1+ is the best avalanche beacon from Ortovox, making searches easier and faster for everyone. Receive function: digital (sensor-controlled). No. Of antennas: 3. Maximum range: up to 55 m. Search strip width: up to 50 m. Display of the relative position and distance to the victims: world's first 3-antenna avalanche transceiver to indicate relative position and distance to victims. Reliable signal analysis and pinning function: 4 and more. High-quality rubber sleeve: grip zones, soft touch. Intuitive design: fold open = search; fold closed = transmit. Transmission capacity: approx. 250h. Dimensions: 120 x 80 x 30 (mm). Weight (incl. Battery and bag): approx. 230 g. Precise self-test: transmitter, receiver, battery status and sensor test. Automatic switchover in case of a secondary avalanche: 60/120 sec. Optimized power consumption: 2 Alkaline AAA Micro 1,5 V LR03. Features: Patented Smart-Antenna-TechnologyTM. Bearing line and search direction arrow incl. 360 degree display. Automatic location of the strongest transmission signal. Intuitive circular display of the refined location. Patented circular display and intuitive tendency indicator. Distance and direction display. Display backlight. Intuitive display of multiple victims. Intuitive search acoustics. Microprocessor control. Comfortable bag with elastic strap for device. Hand loop. Electronic monitoring and update-compatible. Precise partner/group test; checks transmitter frequency, pulse duration and transmission period. Permanent monitoring of the transmitter in transmission mode. Professional mode for multiple burials (4+). Parallel search for multiple victims. Special 'deep burial' mode. Inclinometer. Individual speaker configuration. Display contrast setting. Device personalization. Online registration with additional information. Color: Black Raven

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

Free Shipping. Ortovox S1+ Avalanche Transceiver FEATURES of the Ortovox S1+ Avalanche Transceiver Precise self-test, partner / group test Permanent transmitter monitoring in transmission mode Parallel search in case of several victims Deep burial special mode Sensor-controlled, automatic screen illumination Inclinometer Device customization Individual configuration of loudspeaker Display contrast setting SPECIFICATIONS of the Ortovox S1+ Avalanche Transceiver Receive Function: Digital (sensor-controlled) No. of Antennas: 3 Microprocessor control: Yes Patented Smart-Antenna Technology: Yes Maximum range / search strip width: 55 m / 50 m Display: Illuminated 360deg real-time display, indication of distance, directional arrow, bearing line and relative position of the victims, patented circular illustration and intuitive tendency indicator Multiple victim indicator: 4 victims Professional mode for multiple burials (4+): Yes Reliable signal analysis: Yes Flagging function: 4 and more Intuitive search acoustics: Yes Automatic switchover in case of a secondary avalanche (movement sensor): 60/120 sec. (incl. acoustic warning 10 seconds before switching over) High quality rubber coating: Grip zones, soft touch Comfortable bag with elastic strap for device: Yes Transmission capacity: Approximate 250h Dimension: 120 x 80 x 30 mm Weight (incl. battery and case): Approximate 230 g Environmentally friendly power consumption optimization: 2 AAA Alkaline batteries Micro 1,5 V LR03 Electronic monitoring and update-compatible: Yes Warranty: 5 years

- Moosejaw

Keeping your nerves in check and staying focused are essential when you're in an avalanche situation. So is having gear you can rely on, so count on the Ortovox S1+ Avalanche Scanner/Tranceiver during practice or real-life recoveries. This digital, triple-antenna beacon immediately scans the debris field, showing you how many victims were buried, their orientation in reference to you, and the distance to each signal. Should you be buried, the S1+ features Smart Antenna Technology which analyzes the position of the antennas and automatically switches to the best transmitting antenna, which boots range 43% more than other devices on the market (with the exception of Ortovix' 3+), no matter what search device your companion is using. Once switched on, this intuitively-designed beacon transmits, but when opened up it switches straight to search mode and automatically starts scanning so you can quickly make the best decisions with the best possible information. Its illuminated 360 real-time display gives you detailed instructions on what to do. Bearing lines, direction arrow, and distance information lead you along the fastest route to the strongest transmission signal. A fine search mode helps you find the right spot to probe with a clear circle and arrow display as well as the distance down to a tenth of a meter. Once you pinpoint one signal and make the rescue, mark it with the glove-friendly flag button and move onto the next victim without other signals clouding your search. Ortovox gave the S1+ rubberized housing to protect it against moisture and impact while a neoprene bag with elastic keeperstrap attaches the device securely to your body with a comfortable strap system. A backlight display allows for nighttime rescues while its updatable microprocessor keeps the S1 at the forefront of avalanche beacon technology. The S1 also has clear and optimized search acoustics for reliability and a Recco reflector that helps professional rescuers find victims burie...

- Backcountry.com

Why settle for anything but the best when your life is on the line? The ORTOVOX S1+ was the first avalanche beacon on the market to use patented Smart-Antenna Technology to keep rescue times as fast as possible, and now it's backed up with Recco technology for even greater effectiveness.

- EMS