The Ortovox Zoom Plus Transceiver combines the simplest handling with the latest technology and the most advanced design. Reduced to two functional buttons, the Zoom concentrates on intuitive usability and practical design.
The LED display is clearly designed, showing users the status of any received signals, and whether the transceiver is set to transmit or detect.
Distances, directional arrows, and information about several avalanche victims guide you in the fastest way to the refined search area, with the intuitive search acoustics making victims easier to locate.
Equipped with the patented smart antenna technology, avalanche victims are found much better with the Ortovox Zoom Plus Transceiver. The device analyzes its position in the avalanche and automatically switches to the best transmission antenna with which to find the victim.
If skiers are caught out by an avalanche, their companions in the vicinity have their work cut out. They have to locate the victims and dig them out as quickly as possible.
The chances of survival diminish rapidly after 18 minutes of burial in the snow. Avalanche transceivers are essential items of equipment for anyone going off-piste. Carrying a transceiver drastically reduces search times, maximising the likelihood of a successful rescue.
The Ortovox Zoom Plus Transceiver is a simple, no-nonsense, three-antenna avalanche transceiver. The Zoom has a single light that becomes illuminated when it is picking up the signal from more than one transmitter.
It does not allow you to suppress a signal whilst searching for another. The Zoom's controls are extremely simple – a single dial turns the beacon on or off, and a simple two-tab switch changes between search and transmit.
The Ortovox 3+ is a small, three-antenna, avalanche transceiver with a range up to 40 meters and has technology that can increase the distance at which other transceivers will receive its signal.
The 3+ does an excellent job of suppressing multiple burials and handles spikes well. The display makes it easy to locate the victim and the unit will support software upgrades.
For a more advanced transceiver please check out the Ortovox S1 Plus Transceiver.
You will be more easily found with Zoom+! The Integrated Smart-Antenna-Technology analyzes the position of the antennas in the avalanche and automatically switches to the best transmission antenna.
This results Almost double the range in even the worst coupling position, regardless of the beacon used for searching.
The Zoom+ now comes with a motion sensor to enable secondary avalanche switchover. If the sensor has not detected any motion for 120 seconds during the search, it automatically switches back to transmit mode. Thus rescuers can also be found in the case of a follow-up avalanche.
The Zoom is equipped with a RECCO Reflector. Recco helps professional rescuers find victims buried in the snow even faster. This offers an additional possibility of being found quickly, by making the device and its wearer visible to all RECCO detector units.
The Zoom Transceiver is slimmed down to its most important elements. With only two buttons, a faulty operation is virtually impossible. Once switched on, the user can switch between sending and searching modes using the safety switch.
Further search instructions are displayed on the large led display. A soft rubber ring around the outside of the device ensures easy handling and provides additional protection. To prevent loss, the Zoom+ comes with an elastic hand loop and practical carrying case.
The Zoom+ focuses the person searching on the large display in the middle of the device. LEDs are used to show the distance to the victim, the direction using arrows and if there is more than one victim. Large LEDs are easy to read especially in poor visibility conditions and at night.
The visual search mode is supported by intuitive search acoustics. Higher and faster tones tell you that you are approaching the avalanche victim. The sophisticated sound sequence clearly signals when buried victims are near.
Search Strip Width
Permanent monitoring of transmitter
Signal Strength Analysis
Intuitive acoustic search
Visual direction in Fine search mode
Auto switchover in case of second avalance (sec)
Expert mode for 4+ victim search
Parallel search for multiple victim search
Display Contrast settings
1 x AA Alkaline battery 1,5 V LR06
Battery Life (Receiving)
-20 to +45 (degrees C)
200g incl. battery and case
116 x 79 x 23mm
This product is also available in our Ortovox Zoom Package
Finding your serial number on the Zoom+
Spikes and Burials
Simple Spike Testing
Other Avalanche Transceivers