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With a smart transmitter that auto-adjusts the sending antenna to give searching beacons the best signal, a huge 60-meter circular range, and mark and scan function for multiple burial scenarios, the PIEPS DSP Pro Avalanche Beacon has all the cutting-edge features pros need. Harness-style carrying pouch included with the beacon. READ MORE
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With a smart transmitter that auto-adjusts the sending antenna to give searching beacons the best signal, a huge 60-meter circular range, and mark and scan function for multiple burial scenarios, the PIEPS DSP Pro Avalanche Beacon has all the cutting-edge features pros need. Harness-style carrying pouch included with the beacon. Learn More


Designed for ski mountaineers and backcountry skiers who regularly venture into serious terrain, the PIEPS DSP Pro Avalanche Beacon is packed with features. In addition to its massive 60-meter circular range and 55-meter search strip, the DSP Pro features an innovative smart transmitter that recognizes other buried devices and auto-adjusts its signal to aid in more accurate recovery. Throw in a self-check function for always-accurate antennas and Digital Signal Processing to account for wayward beacon signals, and the DSP Pro is as reliable as it is capable. The included harness-style carrying pouch provides comfortable, streamlined storage and fast removal for beacon practice and emergency response.

  • Three antennas, plus self-checking reference antenna
  • Smart transmitter adjusts signal to allow for the easiest solution in a multiple burial scenario
  • Circular range for extended, symmetrical search area
  • Mark and scan function for multiple burial scenarios
  • Digital Signal Processor to pick up beacons transmitting drifted signals
  • Integrated inclinometer for easy slope angle assessment
  • Continuous carrier mode for use with older, analog beacons
  • Direction and distance from initial detection
  • Compatible with TX600 mini-transmitter and iProbe for added search capabilities
  • Frequency measurement for extended transceiver check
  • Updateable software via USB (sold separately)
  • Harness-style carrying pouch included with beacon

Tech Specs

Antennas :   3
Frequency :   457 kHz (EN 300718)
Power Supply :   3 Alkaline AAA batteries, IEC-LR03, 1.5V
Battery Life :   400+ h in send-mode
Maximum Range :   60 m (197 ft)
Search Strip Width :   60 m (197 ft)
Weight :   200 g (7.1 oz) including batteries
Dimensions :   115 x 74 x 27 mm (4.5 x 2.9 x 1.1 in)

Beacon Comparison



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PIEPS DSP Pro Avalanche Beacon is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great product just like the rest... i think this device probably works as good as any of the new transcievers on the market.. that being said i want to help with product development by contributing my two cents. when in search mode there is not positive locking position, so switch can "float" back and forth switching transciever between search and send or even accidentally lock back into the positive position of send. could complicate certain senarios... and what is with the 3 strap adjustability on the shoulder portion of the harness? digital processor breaks down under close proximity multi-burials, seems like they all do? great product
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Beacon I was trying to decide between this and the S1+. I ended up going with this one for several reasons. I also wanna clear up some misconceptions. 1. I thought it might be cheap plastic. Was surprised that is was very sturdy, very impressed. 2. The lock button people said was hard to operate with gloves on...this is false. Really easy to use. You just need to compress it. 3. The harness is cool, you can keep in one while bringing the beacon away from the body. 4. Has a bigger range than the S1+. Also has the inclometer. Also has "smart antennas" All in all, very satisfied and helps comfort me.
Date published: 2014-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Powerful Receive/Transmit Range Gotta love having everyone on the team line up and test the range of their beacons. At 60m, a few of us were still receiving the test signal. At 70m, it was just me with the DSP Pro. And it went out a few more meters still. When on transmit, it consistently gave out the strongest signal during search practice. The 3-way antenna results in quick and accurate search results. Find your first buried subject, mark it, and move on quickly to the next one. Two thumbs up. Easy to use. Great battery life. And as far as I have experienced, the strongest send/receive capability of new beacons by several meters.
Date published: 2015-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Beacon! I've been playing with this quite a bit the past week. It has great range, is very easy to use, and great for multiple burials. My one issue is the automatic send-to-recieve feature. By default, this is deactivated. Pieps encourages you to buy the backup transceiver (probably the best option). But if you don't want to do that you can deactivate it online, but need the data cord. I haven't be able to find one yet. I wish the default setting was to automatically switch from send to receive in the event the searcher is buried by a second slide.
Date published: 2013-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use and long Battery Life The new Pieps Pro is easy to use and has a longer battery life. The switch is a great improvement over the previous DSP due to the locking feature. I will use the slope angle feature. I do not like the Pro holster as well as my previous DSP because the shoulder strap keeps loosening. I have to shorten the strap every day when I put it on. I liked the zipper feature, wide shoulder strap, pen holder and mesh holster of the previous DSP however the quick extraction loop feature on the Pro is much faster.
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best I've used. Rescue function: It works great. The multi-burial scenario flagging works better than others I have tried. Also, it plays some games on the transmitter side to reduce signal overlap, and improve transmission if it detects interference. It seems reliable so far, and the range is the best of the newer digital transceivers I have used. Other: I really like the ability to test the frequency of other transceivers, and I am looking forward to picking up the compatible dog-collar when it is back in stock. Also, it is fairly small and light, and the harness works well.
Date published: 2016-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast and Effective Switches from send to receive easily, with a secure OFF switch, so it can't accidentally run down the battery. Good for multiple targets. Only downside is that unlike a BCA beacon, it doesn't give you % of battery life, just an "OK" status. Good for the price (cheaper than BCA). Would recommend it for pros and recreationists. Doesn't need updated software like a Mammut. Faster and more precise than an SOS. Fairly good range, about 55m.
Date published: 2014-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pro-Features Set it Apart It's been a bomb-proof beacon. Traveled all over the nation skiing/climbing with it and it's held up remarkably well over the last 2.5 years. Battery life is outstanding. Inclinometer feature real simple to activate. My back country buddies rely on me to check their non-PIEPS PRO beacons for correct frequency transmissions. It's the go-to beacon among our mountain rescue and bc skiing crew.
Date published: 2017-02-25
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