Streamlining First Response
The average avalanche victim has 10 minutes or less to be rescued. Uni-directional radio beacons used today require locating victims along RF field lines. This method is slow and requires in-depth training to be proficient. PCS worked with AKKA to develop a patent pending antenna array that can be used directionally, much like a flashlight beam, to pinpoint avalanche victims. We developed an easy to understand location interface to compliment the new omni-directional blue tooth antennae array. AKKA Avalanche Beacon is winter durable and fit for the snow-sports lifestyle and environment. The transponder is slim, easily carried in a pocket or on the chest for every Pow or sled session.
Search and Rescue Innovation
Together, PCS and AKKA accomplished a design that revolutionizes a 50 year old rescue technology, tilting avalanche survival odds in the favor of snow-sport enthusiasts and rescuers.