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Updating Ortovox S1/S1+ Avalanche Transceivers

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The Ortovox S1 and S1+ can be updated using an infrared interface. Note that the S1 and the S1+ have difference hardware, so it isn't possible to update your S1 to an S1+. (Learn about updates to other transceivers)

The ability to update your beacon is important, because it allows you to get enhancements and new features without purchasing a new avalanche transceiver. To determine which version of the software you have, click on the wrench icon and then the "i" icon.

Ortovox charges $25 to update transceivers. Contact Ortovox USA or find a dealer on the Ortovox website for details.

S1+ Updates

The Ortovox S1+ was recalled in 2015. Make sure you send in your S1+ for repairs! Read the details.

Version Enhancements

2.0.4083
12/2015

This is the most recent version as of December 2015. I don't know what changed...

2.0.3848
10/2013

(Still the current update as of Fall 2015.)

You can display the S1+ version number by choosing the "i" icon.

  • Includes a RECCO reflector inside
  • Louder and more intuitive search sound
  • Earlier fine search: Sound at 3.0m and display at 2.5m
  • Sound indications (On, battery level, error during self test, error during partner check, Send, Search, flagging successful, flagging not possible)
  • No more "locking of personalization"

S1 Updates

Version Enhancements

1.2.3488
10/2011

It's a little confusing that the 10/2009 and 10/2011 S1 updates both display the version number as 2.1 when you turn on the device. However, if you choose the "i" icon, this version will display as 1.2.3488.

  • You now cancel a previously suppressed (i.e., marked) transmitter during a multiple burial by pressing and holding the OK button for two seconds. Previous versions would cancel the suppressed transmitters with a quick press of the OK button. This change prevents you from accidentally canceling the previously suppressed transmitters.
  • You can activate a new "deep burial" function by pressing the OK button when you are between 3 and 7 meters from the transmitter. This causes the S1 to display the "circular illustration" sooner.
  • You can now personalize the start-up screen with your name, address, phone number, etc. That's handy in case you lose your transceiver (the Mammut Pulse also allows the startup screen to be personalized).

1.2.3237
10/2009

It's a little confusing that the 10/2009 and 10/2011 S1 updates both display the version number as 2.1 when you turn on the device. However, if you choose the "i" icon, this version will display as 1.2.3237.

  • Faster display indication of the buried victims after switching to LOCATION by reducing the message "STOP-hand"
  • Protection of the "MENU button" against unintentional operation (press and hold the MENU button for more than 2 seconds to call up the "MENU" function).
  • Optimized sensitivity for the indication "transmitter is located in front / in the rear" (180°-indication)
  • New hold function (inclination measurement)
  • Further enhancement of accuracy
    • Precise localization even of old and defective transmitters with frequency deviations of more than +-80 Hz
    • Optimization and refinement of self test (transmitter, receiver,
      magnet sensors and battery capacity)

2.0
09/2008

  • Improved self-test
  • Improved 4+ (multi-burial) function
  • Automatic deep burial detection
  • UP-BOX
  • New user interface
    • Further enhanced MENU
    • New direction indication
  • Enhanced liability and stability
    • Resistance interference against electronic sources (radio, cell phones, cable railways, etc)

1.0
08/2007

  • New case
  • New switch ON/ OFF
  • New 4+ function
  • New update capability
  • New MENU
  • New direction indication
  • Enhanced liability and stability
    • Compass calibration
    • Improved resistance against electrical and atmospheric interference
    • Receiver parameters (detection of transmitters with a period as short as 500ms and as long as 1350ms)
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