The Arva NEO+ Transceiver offers efficient and effective searches, a step up from the old NEO, the NEO+ has a new innovative hardware design and software optimization, this new transceiver is capable of pushing the search strip width up to 70 meters.
The new version is also equipped with a motion sensor to automatically switch back to transmit mode as well as a carry harness that allows you to carry your transceiver in search mode.
Arva NEO+ Transceiver Display (Interface):
Simple to use interface. The NEO+ Transceiver offers a number different display settings options, with an easy to use red sliding search to send mode and Multiple burial functions which will quickly identify the number of victims involved in the search as well as having a flagging function.
The flagging function can be activated by pressing the visible red flag button on the beacon, this will allow you to mark (flag) all buried victims, you can now flag up to 4+ victims.
The interface allows you to group–check.
You must ensure that you have inserted the plug into the beacon, this will switch on your avalanche device, you can find the plug located on the harness.
Arva NEO+ Transceiver Search:
The NEO+ offers a number of different search methods to locate buried victims:
The Arva NEO+ uses five directional arrows, in addition to distance units to help the user stay on the flux line. your avalanche device will detect the nearest signal, you should slowly rotate back and forth to try and detect more signals.
The Arva NEO+ also has a handy uncommon feature that shows an arrow icon on the display if you have gone too far and you need to turn around. Your device settings will allow you to set this five meters or turned off altogether.
When coarse searching with the NEO+ you will carefully follow the distance and direction indicators on the screen, once you start to get close to the victim the fine search mode below will start.
During the fine search, the NEO+ turns off its directional arrows at 3 meters and displays all four arrows pointing out in four opposite directions to remind the searcher to start bracketing shortly.
It is important to point your Arva device in the direction of the avalanche, parallel to the slope and not pointing upwards towards the sky
Arva NEO+ Transceiver Multiple Burials:
Victims will appear on the left side of your NEO+ interface. When a victim is marked a flag will appear close to it, a plus sign will indicate if there are 4 or more victims buried.
As a rescuer, you will keep track of how many bodies are buried and where to locate them when digging out with your avy tools.
The ARVA NEO+ only operates with 3 standard Alkaline AAA/LRO3 batteries.
Do not use rechargeable or lithium batteries. The batteries should all be replaced at the same time.
The label in the battery compartment is important for all servicing procedures, do not remove it.
The carrying harness keeps your transceiver incredibly stable when worn correctly and is specifically designed to protect the search button on your device for a higher level of safety when in transmit mode.
The carrying harness must always be worn against your inner layer of clothing (underwear or next to skin). The Arva NEO+ Transceiver should preferably be covered by a garment to prevent cold and impacts.
Your device has a 5-year warranty. We recommend sending your transceiver in for maintenance on a regular basis: once every 3 years for amateurs, and once every two years for professionals.
Arva NEO+ Transceiver controls:
To switch on your device, plug in the T rounded button and turn 1/4 turn.
Insert your device into the carry harness (screen facing your body) and close the harness buckle.
Put the black strap around your head and over the left shoulder. Adjust to the correct length.
Put the red straps around your waist and adjust it
Switching to Search Mode
In avalanche situation, to switch in search mode, open the Harness and take off the device which will stay attached by the elastic leash and the black strap. To switch in search mode, push the side button up.
To return to transmit slide the button down to send.
The NEO+ appeals to a wide range of backcountry enthusiasts, from high-mountain guides to the most inexperienced users, with multiple features and is a very simple to use device, the NEO+ is ideal for learning how avalanche safety devices work.