Ortovox S1 Plus Transceiver is a sensor controlled avalanche receiver whose three antennas allow multiple burial detection. The S1+ combines two pillars of avalanche detection technology, the display of the location of buried victims relative to the transceiver unit, and the Smart Antenna Technology, to deliver an effective and reliable device.
The flip phone design of the transceiver makes it light, compact and easy to carry at all times. The harness that comes with the transceiver is even handily labelled so there’s no difficulty when strapping it on.
The Ortovox S1+ Transceiver is very similar to the BCA Tracker 3 Transceiver.
This Ortovox S1 Plus Transceiver has the added feature of being able to suppress the buried victim’s transceiver signal once you have pinned their location, allowing you to move on to the next victim.
It also features a compass and inclinometer.
The S1’s infrared interface allows the transceiver to be automatically updated when updates become available, meaning that you will always have the most up-to-date technology.
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. If the searchers are carrying an avalanche transceiver, it can drastically reduce the time it takes to find the buried victims, thus maximising the chances of a successful rescue.
You will be more easily found with the Ortovox S1+ Transceiver. The Integrated Smart-Antenna-technology analyzes the position of the antennas in the avalanche. The transceiver automatically switches to the best transmission antenna. You will gain almost double the range even in the worst coupling positions, regardless of the beacon used for searching.
The Ortovox S1 Plus Transceiver now comes with a motion sensor, enabling 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 if there is a follow up avalanche.
The Ortovox S1+ Transceiver is equipped with a Recco Reflector. Recco helps professional rescuers find victims buried in the snow even faster. The Backup technology is used by more than 700 ski areas and rescue teams around the world. You have more possibility of being found with this feature.
The Ortovox S1 Plus Transceiver is made to be as simple to use as possible. The S1+ need only to be flipped open in order to enter the location mode. Neither keys nor buttons need to be pressed – a simple snap open is enough and the digital device scans the avalanche cone automatically.
With the Ortovox S1 Plus Transceiver you have the entire avalanche situation in view. The relative positions of all buried victims are shown. The lit display is reassuring and enables several rescuers to work together in a big search action. The patented circle diagram combined with arrows and distance indication helps with the fine search. The Intuitive Search Acoustics provide additional support throughout the entire rescue.
The number of people buried is shown in a list on the display of the S1+ screen. As soon as you have found the first one, you can quickly and reliably block out the signal with the flagging button. The buried person is then shown as being flagged and you can continue searching for the others.
Send us your Ortovox S1+ Transceiver (cost of £5 p+p to return transceiver to you next day delivery) to get a FREE software upgrade.
Ortovox have not updated the S1 Plus software since December 2015, the most current software is 2.0.4083.
To Upgrade your S1 Plus transceiver please UPGRADE HERE
digital (sensor controlled)
Search Strip Width
Permanent monitoring of transmitter
Signal Strength Analysis
Intuitive acoustic search
Visual direction in Fine search mode
4 or more
Auto switchover in case of second avalance (sec)
60 or 120 selection
Expert mode for 4+ victim search
Parallel search for multiple victim search
Display Contrast settings
2 AAA Alkaline Micro 1,5V
Battery Life (Receiving)
-20 to +45 (degrees C)
250g (incl. battery and case)
120 x 80 x30mm
Cary System + wrist loop
Got an old S1 Transceiver? Send it to us for a FREE Software upgrade to keep it up to date:
Finding your serial number on the S1+
Spikes and Burials
Simple Spike Testing
Other Avalanche Transceivers