Tag Archive: GPS

Sep 24 2012

BC News: BD to buy Pieps

BD to buy Pieps and turbo-charges their Avalanche and Electronic futures. Hint: buy stock soon.

  Black Diamond Equipment, Inc., announced this morning its intent to acquire Pieps, a leader in avalanche rescue transceivers in early October, 2012. The acquisition fulfills a decade-long goal to add avalanche transceivers to the palette of products Black Diamond offers for backcountry safety. Over the years there has been much speculation as to whether …

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Aug 06 2012

News: Outdoor Retailer Summer 2012 report

FastFind Ranger PLB - 6 year battery life, $300 purchase price, no annual subscription fee.

  As ever, the Outdoor Retailer show was an excellent time to meet with manufacturers and see what they have brewing for the future. Since it was the summer show there wasn’t a whole lot of product visible that related to snow and skiing, but there were a lot of cool electronic gadgets to check …

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Jan 14 2011

Beacon Preview: Pieps Vector includes GPS


There are a number of new avalanche transceivers that will be unveiled to outdoor retailers and the privileged public next week. None of them will be available until next fall, but this is the time when we learn about what is coming. The one I’m most excited to see is the new Pieps Vector. If …

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