The new 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! Handling the device is more intuitive than ever. Once switched on, it transmits but when opened up it switches straight to search mode. The illuminated 360° real-time display shows the position in the avalanche and gives unmistakable instructions. As soon as the person searching begins the pinpoint search, the patented circular display and intuitive search acoustics help the location process. Located victims can be flagged and the search can continue. Follow-up avalanche switchover and SMART-ANTENNA-TECHNOLOGY provide a safety plus for the user, while the economic power management protects the environment and your wallet - just two batteries are sufficient for 250 hours in transmission mode. Of course the device is also updateable.
The SMART-ANTENNA-TECHNOLOGY analyzes the position of the antennas and automatically switches to the best transmitting antenna. This way it is easier to be found! The patentend Smart-Antenna-Technology is compatible with all available LVS-devices.
Follow-up avalanche Mode
The S1+ is equipped with the latest, digital 3-antenna-technology and a motion sensor. If the device doesn´t move for 60 or 120 seconds (this is adjustable) it automatically switches back to transmission mode. This provides safety for you while searching.
For maximum protection, Ortovox has equipped the S1+ with a Recco-reflector. Recco helps professional rescuers to find victims buried in the snow even faster. This backup technology is used by more than 700 ski areas and rescue teams around the world.
To make the search situation as simple as possible, the S1+ only needs to be flipped open in order to enter the locating mode. The rest is as easy as it gets - you just follow the orders on the display: the device shows you, what you have to do.
The S1+ is the only LVS-devices which gives you an overview of the whole situation. The display shows you the relative situation of all buried victims, it provides security while locating and saves time in a rescue situation.
The display couldn´t be designed more intuitively. The crossing point of the vertikal bearing line and basisline shows your own position and the direction arrow and distance information lead you along the fastest route to the strongest transmission signal.
The patented circular display, in combination with the arrows and distance details, help you as soon as you´re in the location of a buried avalanche victim. The intuitive display visualizes immediately if you´re distancing or nearing yourself to a victim. You can mark buried victims and instantly continue your search.
Development is an ongoing process. To gurantee you that you can always profit from the latest improvements and insights, Ortovox made the S1+ ready for updates. So you can always make sure that your LVS is as efficient as possible.
Ortovox came to life when Gerald Kampel and Jürgen Wegner developed the first double frequency transceiver to aid in avalanche victim searches. They have since grown into one of the biggest producers of avalanche safety gear on the market. In 1995 they added merino underwear to their selection, and we have been hooked ever since!