Ortovox S1+ Transceiver

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Ortovox S1+ Transceiver
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Ortovox S1+ Transceiver -
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.

Lining and Layers:

  • Bearing line and search direction arrow incl. 360° display


  • Comfortable bag with elastic strap for device: Yes
  • Comfortable bag and hand loop


  • Made in Germany
  • Read the included instruction manual for important information regarding the use of the Ortovox S1+ RECCO avalanche transceiver


  • Display contrast setting
  • Optimized search acoustics are now louder and even more intuitive
  • Operation couldn't be simpler—once turned on, it transmits, but when flipped open the S1+ automatically switches to search mode
  • Immediately displays slightest change in location
  • Precise self-test, partner / group test
  • Upon reaching a victim, the searcher can mark the found victim and immediately set out for other burials by simply following the visual data
  • Adjustable harness with case keeps the unit secure and accessible
  • Device customization
  • Sensor-controlled, automatic screen illumination
  • Transceiver provides information for up to four victims, including search direction and distance; display indicates if more than four transceivers are detected with a 4+
  • Electronic compass
  • Marking a victim forces the transceiver to stop receiving the marked signal and focus on the next strongest signal
  • Professional mode for multiple burials (4+); searchers can flag victims in a multiple burial scenario
  • Signal separation with marking function
  • Precise partner/group tests check transmitter frequency, pulse duration, and transmission period
  • Individual configuration of loudspeaker
  • Internal RECCO reflector brings peace of mind by offering a backup means for finding a buried victim; more than 700 ski areas and rescue teams around the world use RECCO
  • Compatible with all standardized avalanche beacons operating on the 457 kHz frequency
  • Once within 3m of the victim, S1+ switches to pinpoint search mode, featuring a patented circle-interpretation visual for fast results
  • Most transceivers can only transmit on one antenna; by being able to transmit on two antennas, the S1+ has a consistent 55m range no matter what position it is buried in
  • If the transceiver registers no movement for more than 2 min. while searching, it automatically switches back to transmit mode in case a second avalanche has struck
  • Motion sensor automatically switches the beacon back to transmit mode in case rescuers are caught by an additional avalanche
  • Patented circular display and intuitive tendency indicator
  • Includes an inclinometer for measuring slope angles when you're traveling in the backcountry
  • World's first 3-antenna avalanche transceiver to indicate relative position and distance to victims
  • Large display shows relative location of all avalanche victims
  • Special “deep burial” mode
  • Automatic location of the strongest transmission signal
  • Display backlight
  • Loud, intuitive acoustics help guide you to the buried transceiver when you're getting close
  • Patented Smart-Antenna-Technology detects the position of the buried victim and switches to the optimal transmission antenna
  • RECCO reflector enhances radio signals from search-and-rescue RECCO detectors, helping speed up the search for a buried avalanche victim
  • Parallel search in case of several victims
  • Automatic switchover in case of a secondary avalanche (movement sensor): 60/120 sec. (incl. acoustic warning 10 seconds before switching over)
  • Ortovox S1+ avalanche transceiver operates on two alkaline AAA batteries
  • Five-year warranty
  • Maximum range of up to 55 m (180 ft); search strip width of up to 50 m (164 ft)
  • S1+ is the only avalanche transceiver that offers an overview of the complete burial situation; the relative position of buried victims is shown in the display
  • S1+ has the ability to analyze its vertical orientation when buried and transmit its signal on the transmitting antenna best positioned for searchers to pick up a signal
  • The third antenna in the S1+ allows excellent precision and pinpoint search capabilities when you're zeroing in on a buried victim
  • Real-time display offers relative location and clear directions to locate your target
  • Device personalization
  • Device is updateable so it always remains on the cutting edge of technology
  • Permanent transmitter monitoring in transmission mode
  • Two AAA batteries provide up to 250 hours of transmission time
  • Temperature display

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

FEATURES of the Ortovox S1+ Avalanche Transceiver.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Ortovox S1+ Avalanche Transceiver.

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
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.

For peace of mind when you're skiing, the Ortovox S1+ RECCO® avalanche transceiver combines an intuitive display for easy searching with technology that makes it simple for rescuers to find you.


Sierra Trading Post
Designed by the leading manufacturer of avalanche safety equipment, Ortovox, the S1+ avalanche transceiver features signal separation and marking functions for quick, accurate pinpointing of burial victims. The S1 also has fully automatic switch-over from transmission to reception, saving you valuable seconds during rescue situations.
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Activity:Backcountry skiing
Analog or Digital:Digital
Automatic switchover in case of a secondary avalanche:60/120 sec
Battery Life:250 hours (transmit)
Battery Type:2 Alkaline AAA Micro 1,5 V LR03
Beacon Features:Auto Revert, Multiple Burial
Color:Black Raven
Dimension:120 x 80 x 30 mm
Dimensions:4.7 x 3.1 x 1.2 in. (12 x 8 x 3 cm)
Dimensions (HxWxD):1-1/4x3-1/4x4-3/4"
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
Electronic monitoring and update-compatible:Yes
Environmentally friendly power consumption optimization:2 AAA Alkaline batteries Micro 1,5 V LR03
Flagging function:4 and more
Frequency:457 kHz
High quality rubber coating:Grip zones, soft touch
High-quality rubber sleeve:grip zones, soft touch
Intuitive design:fold open = search; fold closed = transmit; permanent monitoring of the transmitter in transmission mode
Intuitive search acoustics:Yes
Marking function:Yes
Maximum range:up to 55 m
Microprocessor control:Yes
Multiple burials:Yes
Multiple victim indicator:4 victims
No. Of antennas:3
Number of Antennas:3
Optimized power consumption:2 Alkaline AAA Micro 1,5 V LR03
Patented Smart-Antenna Technology:Yes
Precise self-test:transmitter, receiver, battery status and sensor test
Range:Up to 55 meters
Receive function:digital (sensor-controlled)
Reliable signal analysis:Yes
Reliable signal analysis and pinning function:4 and more
Search strip width:up to 50 m
Transmission capacity:Approximate 250h
Upc, Ean, Isbn:4250091798867
Warranty:5 years
Weight:6 oz / 230 grams(with batteries)
Weight (incl. Battery and bag):approx. 230 g
Weight (incl. battery and case):Approximate 230 g
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