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Ortovox S1+

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The Ortovox S1+ combines the success stories of two unique transceiver innovations: the display of the relative location of avalanche victims and the smart antenna technology! This technology gives you 43% more range than any other devices on the market (with the exception of 3+), entirely independent of the search device of your companion! To make the search situation as simple as possible, the S1+ need only be flipped open in order to enter the locating mode. Equipped with some of the best technology in the market, yet simple to use the S1+ is a great tool for staying safe in the backcountry

- CampSaver.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.


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

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