PRESS RELEASE: 18.06.2017


Four RECCO SAR detectors are currently placed in the Swiss and Italian Alps. The detector is a smaller and lighter version of the original RECCO helicopter search and rescue detector that gives popular outdoor regions an efficient tool to search for missing people year-round. Eleven additional detectors are planned for the Alps and Scandinavia.

Among the products for SS18 with integrated RECCO reflectors shown at OutDoor this year is Haglöfs new LIM Bield Jacket, a super light 1,5 layer jacket offering water and wind proofness. Despite it’s minimalistic design the focus is high on function, with a protective hood with a RECCO reflector in the brim, fluorocarbon free DWR treated surfaces to help repel water and dirt, elasticated hem, cuffs and hood for snug fit, one zipper chest pocket and reflective details.

Other brands presenting new products that include the RECCO technology for SS18 are POC (mtb helmets), Ortovox (backpacks), Boeri (climbing and mtb helmets), Dachstein (hiking shoes) and Beal (climbing harness).

Thanks to the continued development of RECCO’s well-known avalanche rescue system, outdoor enthusiasts can now be searched by professional rescuers, year-round. As part of the evolution of the RECCO technology, a new helicopter search detector has been developed – The RECCO SAR. The detector is based on the same proprietary technology as the detectors used in avalanche rescue, but has significantly greater range, which allows fast searches over large areas of wilderness.

Recent placements of the RECCO year-round system have been made in Switzerland, Italy and Norway

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RECCO® is an avalanche rescue system utilized by more than 800 rescue organizations worldwide to facilitate the rapid location of burials. The two-part system consists of a detector used by organized rescue groups and reflectors that are integrated into apparel, helmets, protection gear or boots. Together they enable directional pinpointing of a victim’s precise location using harmonic radar but are not a substitute for a transceiver. Complementary in function, the system is an additional tool that does not interfere with avalanche dogs, transceiver searches or probe lines. The RECCO® system facilitates a faster organized search and increases the chance of being found in time. RECCO AB was founded in 1983 and is owned by its founder Magnus Granhed and the publicly traded investment company Traction AB (listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm). More info on: www.recco.com