The RECCO network continues to expand for fall 2019 with innovative new products and partners

Press release

January 31, 2019

RECCO unveils a suite of new announcements that will support the effort to make people searchable in the outdoors. With more than 150 brands currently offering RECCO technology in their products, RECCO is proud to announce even more partnerships to integrate RECCO reflectors into upcoming outdoor products..

These products and partnerships will be unveiled as leading brands in the outdoor sports industry convene in the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show (OR) in the United States and ISPO in Europe to share their latest product lines..

The list of new RECCO brand partners that will present the brand new products with RECCO technology includes: TECNICA, RUROC, LA SPORTIVA, SUPERDRY, ADVENATE, ASOLO, SALEWA

RECCO introducing consumer products
This year RECCO is offering three categories of RECCO rescue reflectors sold directly to consumers: attachable as a sticker to a helmet, strapped to a backpack, or worn as belt with integrated RECCO reflectors.

“RECCO’s decision to increase their direct-to-consumer reflector offering is mainly motivated by the ongoing global roll-out of the RECCO SAR Helicopter Detector that will be used to search for missing persons year-round in the outdoors,” says Fredrik Steinwall, CEO at RECCO. “The goal is that more people are able to equip themselves with a RECCO rescue reflector so they can be searchable in all seasons.”

RECCO SAR Helicopter Detector network is growing
There are currently ten units in active use in Europe. In North America (USA and Canada), the first three RECCO SAR Helicopter Detectors have been deployed and training is underway. Another unit was recently deployed to Heli-Team in Harstad, Norway to cover important areas like Lofoten and the Lyngen Alps in northern Scandinavia.

Last fall Austria became the first country in the world with a comprehensive RECCO SAR Helicopter Detector coverage network.

“The advantage with a helicopter is that you can get everywhere quickly, even in rough terrain. If the missing person has a reflector, the chances are very good that we will find him or her. From now on, the use of the RECCO SAR Helicopter Detector will be part of the rescue chain and applied all over Austria if needed,” says Jürgen Albrecht, Chief Inspector and Helicopter Pilot at Flight Police Austria, Vorarlberg.

The RECCO Rescue System is undergoing a very exciting period of development, extending its rescue system from avalanche rescue to making people searchable in all outdoor activities, year round.

“Based on the feedback from the rescuers, we are confident that our search system, with the SAR Helicopter Detector, can make the work of the rescue organizations much more efficient when searching large areas to locate missing persons equipped with a rescue reflector in different outdoor environments, often in difficult terrain,” says Fredrik Steinwall.

More Information

www.recco.com

Press Contact

Julia Granhed, Assistant Marketing Manager
Tel: +46 (0)70 735 43 07 julia.granhed@recco.com

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

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