Avatech to Offer SP2 Probe, Web and Mobile Updates
Posted by the Backcountry Magazine
BY The Editors June 23, 2015
Avatech, a maker of avalanche safety tools, plans to offer an updated Smartprobe this winter, alongside updates to their Avanet web platform. The Park City, Utah-based startup of MIT whiz kids (profiled here) launched their brand last fall with a smartprobe, dubbed the SP1, and their Avanet observation-sharing website.
According to a press release, the SP2 Smartprobe reads snowpack structure, slope angle and aspect and can upload data in realtime to a new Avanet Mobile application. The updated probe is designed to offer improved GPS lock and speed, faster connectivity, a backlight and a simplified user interface. Several updates to the Avanet web platform include mobile integration and push-notifications for red-flag hazards.
“Avanet is quickly becoming the software platform of choice across the avalanche industry,” Ben Pritchett, program director for AIARE, said in the press release. “The graphic user interfaces for sorting data are fantastic. Combining these user-friendly sorting features with map-based data displays makes it simple to visualize data over the landscape from the mountain range scale down to the slope scale.”
Read more about Avatech’s expanded offerings here.