Mammut Adds New Avalanche Beacon to Family with ELEMENT Barryvox

Utilizing much of the award-winning technology found in the PULSE Barryvox, the ELEMENT will bring exceptional simplicity to the backcountry enthusiast at a competitive pricepoint.
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Mammut Sports Group announces the launch of the new Element Barryvox beacon for Early Fall 2011. Utilizing much of the award-winning technology found in the PULSE Barryvox, the ELEMENT will bring exceptional simplicity to the backcountry enthusiast at a competitive pricepoint. The Digital 3-antenna device features single-button operation and a 100% icon-driven display while retaining the multiple-burial capability of the PULSE Barryvox beacon, all at a MSRP of $350.

“The Element Barryvox combines the exceptional functionality and the ability to easily handle multiple burials from the Pulse Barryvox, but with a focus on extreme simplicity and ease of use,” said Dave Furman, Hard Goods Category Manager at Mammut Sports Group.

“We currently enjoy our PULSE Barryvox beacon having a very strong market position among professional users, but we saw a need for an additional product for the balance of users,” Furman commented, “Low to Mid-priced beacon technology has been rapidly advancing, and the ELEMENT will play an important role for us while showcasing the quality Mammut is known for.”

Built in the same body as the PULSE Barryvox, the ELEMENT also includes an overview of distance and direction to victims and displays the number of signals being received. Digital Signal Processing (DSP) allows multiple burial scenarios to be easily handled even by first-time users. Like the PULSE Barryvox, it is an updateable platform and features Intelligent Group Test and a 200 hr battery life along with the 5-year Mammut warranty.

“We are really excited to have a product aimed at the enthusiast who needs a beacon to handle any burial situation, but values simplicity and ease of use above other criteria,” Furman went on to say, “For those who venture into the backcountry, we have a simple product that can handle all situations when the worst happens.”

The new ELEMENT Barryvox will make its debut at the Mammut booth (#3013) at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market show in Salt Lake City, Utah January 20-23rd.

About the Mammut Pulse Barryvox

Designed with a team of Swiss engineers over the course of several years, Mammut’s Pulse Barryvox was developed with a third antenna for increased accuracy and with the goal of providing rescuers with a transceiver that is fast, easy, and effective to use in both simple and complicated search scenarios.The third antenna allows for smooth, precise pinpointing at short range as well as in deep burial situations.It was the first 3-antenna transceiver with both digital and analog modes, and the first transceiver to communicate pulse and respiration information to rescuers.

The Pulse Barryvox is also the first transceiver to point to the location of the buried subject correctly even as the rescuer is moving away, eliminating the common “180-degree” flip-flop error because the display arrow points to the location of the buried subject in 360 degrees at all times.

Additional features of the Pulse Barryvox intended to increase rescue efficiency include the simple directional display for pinpointing utilizing the third antenna, automatic signal separation allowing the user to select and search for one signal at a time turning difficult multiple burials into a series of simple single-burials.

For more information on Mammut’s Pulse Barryvox, or to find a dealer near you, visit

www.mammutusa.com.

About Mammut Sports Group

Based in Switzerland, Mammut is a leading manufacturer of all-season alpine gear, apparel, and footwear. For more information on all Mammut Sports Group apparel, gear, athletes, and brands, or for media inquiries, contact Alycia Cavadi at 617.875.5553 or alycia@momentummediapr.com.

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