The Ortovox Diract is an intuitive avalanche rescue transceiver. The Diract is powered by an integrated low temperature rechargeable lithium ion battery doing away with the need for AA or AAA batteries.
Any users, beginner to experienced, who are looking for the most intuitive transceiver to use with very little practice or experience (Facewest note: we recommend getting in as much practice as possible with your transceiver however simple it is).
Ease of Use
The Diract features a large 34mm x 45mm display is very clear, even in very bright conditions. The SEND/SEARCH switch is a large obvious orange lever on the top of the device making it very apparent which mode you are in. This lever covers the on/off button when in SEND mode so there is zero chance that the device can be accidentally turned off when in its carry holster. There is a simple MARK button on the front of the device, to mark a signal as found if you are part of a search team and want to find the next signal while other team members dig.
The Diract has a search strip width of up to 50m which is comparable with other devices from Black Diamond and Pieps. The three antenna Diract comes with Smart-Antenna Technology, which analyzes the device's location in the avalanche and automatically switches to the best transmitting antenna. This means you get up to double the range and will be found more quickly
Other features on the Diract include an auto revert which will automatically switch to send from search; a Rescue-Send Mode which sets the device to neither receiver or transmit signals; if no motion is detected it will switch back to send mode; self test on startup and group test for checks at the start of the day. The Diract can be connected to the Ortovox smartphone App (Apple iOS or Android) via bluetooth for software updates.
The Ortovox Diract has a 5 year warranty.
Ortovox Diract Specifications
- No. of antennas: 3
- Number of avalanche victims: 4
- Rechargeable lithium ion battery
- Dimensions (in mm): 79 x 120 x 23
- Waterproof (EN 300718)
- Weight / carrying system: 210 g/ 80 g
- Warranty: 5 years with registration
- Flagging function
- Search strip width: max. 50 m
- Stable display from first reception
- Display: fully graphic 34mm x 45mm
- 360° real-time display
- Visual and acoustic support in fine search
- Group check
- Autom. switchover in case of a secondary avalanche
- Recco Reflector Inside
- Permanent self-testing and standby mode
- Harness & leash:
- Rechargeable lithium ion
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