Expanded RECCO SAR Helicopter Detector Network Highlights News at Outdoor Retailer + ISPO Munich Trade Shows
The RECCO system is undergoing an exciting period of development, extending its rescue system from avalanche-only rescue to making people searchable in all outdoor activities, year round.
Stockholm, Sweden– January 21, 2020 – While there are thousands of hand-held RECCO detectors in use worldwide, the RECCO SAR helicopter detector network is growing rapidly. Outdoor enthusiasts, from skiers to hikers and mountain bikers, equipped with RECCO rescue reflectors can be found by professional rescue teams in case of an avalanche or getting lost in the outdoors. With the ability to search an area of 1 km2 (250 acres) in approximately 6 minutes, the RECCO SAR helicopter detector allows professional rescuers to quickly scan large areas for lost or injured victims, in all types of terrain.
RECCO is excited to announce additional brand partnerships to add to the more than 150 companies that are integrating RECCO technology into their outdoor adventure products including ski boots, helmets, hiking shoes, jackets, pants and backpacks. Recent additions include Black Yak, Nixon, Columbia, Sweet Protection, ZARA, Jöttnar and many more. Please visit recco.com for all brand partners.
For 2020, the expansion of the SAR helicopter detector system moves forward with the most recent placements in the following locations:
USA: Snohomish Helicopter Rescue Team, Snohomish, WA
Canada: Alpine Helicopters, Canmore AB
Italy: CNSAS, Trento
These deployments bring the number of RECCO SAR helicopter detectors to 12 units in Europe and 5 units in the Americas. Austria was the first country in the world fully covered with SAR helicopter detectors in 2018.
RECCO is proud to announce that the SAR helicopter detector is a finalist in the Second Annual Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards. The live ceremony to reveal all winners will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in the Four Seasons Ballroom at the Colorado Convention Center.
RECCO will be present at the Outdoor Retailer trade show January 29-31, 2020 in Denver and also at the ISPO Munich Trade show in Munich from January 26-29, 2020. To preview this technology and learn more about how the RECCO system can save lives, please visit RECCO at booth 36111-UL or ISPO Munich in booth B4-500.
RECCO® advanced rescue technology makes outdoor enthusiasts searchable to rescuers in case of an avalanche accident or when lost in the outdoors. The technology builds on a two-part radar system. Rescuers carry RECCO® detectors that send out search signals which are echoed by RECCO® reflectors, carried by the user. RECCO® detectors are used worldwide at more than 900 ski resorts and mountain rescue organizations in 28 countries. RECCO® reflectors are integrated into select apparel, helmets, protection gear and boots manufactured by more than 150 leading outdoor brands. RECCO AB was founded in 1983 in Sweden and is owned by its founder Magnus Granhed and the publicly traded investment company Traction AB (listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm). More info at recco.com