Barryvox

PULSE firmware

PULSE Firmware with two user profiles [Basic / Advanced]

The PULSE firmware implements the following functions in addition to the existing basic functions of the previous firmware versions, which remain unchanged.

PULSE Firmware 4.0

  • Barryvox Intelligent Search (Guided fine search)
  • Expanded first signal display
  • Optimized direction display

Update your PULSE Barryvox® firmware

Guided fine search

The guided, audio-supported fine search simplifies pinpointing during fine searches by using an arrow. This clearly shows on the display the direction to walk in, based on the distance to and signal information regarding the buried subjects. The device helps users by means of information regarding when to change search direction and the optimum transition from fine searching in a cross (bracketing) to probing (pinpointing).

The starting point for guided fine searching dynamically adapts to the depth of the avalanche and the device guides you based on the remaining distance to the buried subject using one or more processes of fine searching in a cross (bracketing).

Longitudinal axis guidance for fine searching in a cross (bracketing)

Longitudinal axis direction display

Longitudinal axis direction display appears if the point of change in direction to the transverse axis cannot be clearly defined on the first pass.

Repeat the search on the longitudinal axis at a reduced speed and make sure that you guide the device directly along the snow surface.

Transverse axis guidance for fine searching in a cross (bracketing)

Transverse axis direction display

Transverse axis direction display appears if the point of change in direction to pinpointing (probing) cannot be clearly defined on the first pass.

Repeat the search on the transverse axis at a reduced speed and make sure that you guide the device directly along the snow surface.

Probe indication

Displays change of search phase from fine search to pinpointing with the probe pole.

When in search mode, stow the avalanche transceiver on your person so that both hands are free for probing.

If guided fine searching in a cross (bracketing) does not prove successful within a predefined time the pinpointing cross will be displayed. Determine the point displaying the shortest distance by systematic manual fine searching in a cross (bracketing), directly on the snow surface.

In this scenario the probe indication is not displayed. For this reason you should implement a probing spiral process.

Expanded first signal display
The expanded first signal display allows users to transition from signal search to coarse search earlier, which reduces both the area to be searched and the time spent searching on the avalanche site.

Optimized direction display
Thanks to the optimized direction display, the search arrow on the PULSE Barryvox® display is updated even more quickly using the integrated digital compass. This results in perfect direction indications and optimum directional guidance.

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PULSE Firmware with two user profiles [Basic / Advanced]

The PULSE firmware implements the following functions in addition to the existing basic functions of the firmware 3.0, which remain unchanged.

PULSE Firmware 3.2

  • Acoustic search guidance
  • Rescue-SEND
  • Lithium battery mode
  • LCD contrast setting

Acoustic search guidance
Acoustic search guidance assists the user during the search phase by means of a patented tone sequence that increases in volume and frequency depending on the distance and direction from the buried device.

Rescue-SEND
As a NEW feature, rescuers who are not involved in the active search can now set their device to “sleep mode”.

When “Rescue-SEND” mode is activated, the device does not transmit any 457 kHz signal and therefore does not disturb the searchers on the avalanche deposit – if no movement is detected after 4 minutes by the movement sensor, the device automatically switches back to “Send” mode.

For helpers who are not working in “SEARCH” mode with their device, in the event of a subsequent avalanche, the “Rescue-SEND” function ensures that the device transmits again and the victims can be located.

LCD contrast setting
This allows the user to adjust the device display to the prevailing light conditions in the area.

Lithium battery mode
The PULSE firmware now allows you to use lithium batteries as the energy source in the PULSE Barryvox. Lithium batteries discharge better at low temperatures and have a longer battery life.

  • Digital mode only
  • Overview of number of victims
  • The device always searches for the strongest signal, no manual selection of victims is possible
  • Marking of located victims
  • Numbering of marked victims
  • Digital search tone depending on distance
  • Left and right buttons with the same function

Dynamic pin-pointing cross

Left and right buttons with the same function

Numbering of marked victims

"ADVANCED" user profile

  • Digital and analogue mode
  • Overview of distance, direction and number of victims
  • Option of scrolling and selecting victims
  • Manual selection of victims based on distance and probability of survival
  • Marking of located victims
  • Numbering of marked victims
  • Analogue search using acoustic signal playback (analogue mode with manual adjustment of receiver sensitivity)

Display of vital data

Dynamic pin-pointing cross

Manual selection of victims

Numbering of marked victims

Barryvox registration

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Service Center

PULSE bzw. ELEMENT Barryvox® Service Center

Switzerland and rest of the world
Mammut Sports Group AG
Birren 5
CH-5703 Seon
Phone: +41 (0)62 769 83 88
Fax: +41 (0)62 769 83 11
Email:info@mammut.ch

USA+Canada
Mammut Sports Group Inc.
458 Hurricane Lane, Suite 111
Williston
US - VT 05495
Phone: +1 800 451 51 27
Fax: +1 802 985 91 41
Email: info@mammutusa.com

Germany
Mammut Sports Group GmbH
Mammut-Basecamp 1
DE - 87787 Wolfertschwenden
Phone: +49 8334 36 20 300
Email: eu.customerservice@mammut.ch

Europe and other countries not listed
Mammut Sports Group GmbH
Mammut-Basecamp 1
DE - 87787 Wolfertschwenden
Phone: +49 8334 36 20 300
Email: eu.customerservice@mammut.ch

Opto3000 Service Center

Switzerland
Girsberger Elektronik AG
Mountain Rescue Technology
Oberdorfstrasse 7
CH-8416 Flaach
Switzerland
Tel. ++41 (0) 52 301 35 35
Fax ++41 (0) 52 301 35 60
Email: barryvox@girsberger-elektronik.ch

USA+Canada
Mammut Sports Group Inc .
135 Northside Drive
Shelburne
US-VT 05482
Phone: +1 802 985 50 56
Fax: +1 802 985 91 41
Email: info@mammutusa.cominfo@mammutusa.com

Europe and other countries not listed
Mammut Sports Group GmbH
Anschützstrasse 5
D-87700 Memmingen
Phone: +49 (0) 8331 83 92 240
Fax: +49 (0) 8331 83 92 229
Email: germany@mammut.ch

VS2000/VS75/VS68 Service

Switzerland, USA, Canada, Europe and other countries
Girsberger Elektronik AG
Mountain Rescue Technology
Oberdorfstrasse 7
CH-8416 Flaach Switzerland
Tel. ++41 (0) 52 301 35 35
Fax ++41 (0) 52 301 35 60
Email: info@girsberger-elektronik.ch

Service software

ELEMENT and PULSE Barryvox® service software

The services available on the website contains all the necessary firmware files for the latest update (e.g. PULSE Firmware 4.0, etc.) – As a user with the new service software you do not need any other files to update Barryvox devices.

Download the Barryvox Service Software 3.4.

Avalanche Training Center (ATC)

Freeriders, backcountry skiers, snowshoe travelers or anybody else interested can now practice the correct use of avalanche transceivers under close-to-realistic conditions! The training system is self-explanatory.

Several avalanche transmitters are buried at varying depths within a defined training area. Thanks to their enormous battery life, they can be left in the snow for the entire winter. The transmitters are activated from a control unit via RF signal.

Just like in a real avalanche accident, the rescuers do not know the location of the transmitters. The electronics allow a random activation of one or more transmitters. As opposed to reality, the located transmitters are not dug out. The final pinpointing is done with a probe pole. The transmitters are equipped with plastic sensory surfaces providing automatic feedback on successful probe pole hits.