As most of you already know, the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show is the biggest show in the hunting/tactical industry. It is also where we debut all of our new products for the coming year, and this year was no different. We’ve got a lot of great stuff coming to you throughout the year, so keep your eyes open for all of these great products in 2012:
The UplandHunter® 1875 (model SD-1875) is the latest and greatest in our UplandHunter® line. If our SportHunter® 1825 and the old UplandHunter® 1850 could mate, this would be the result. It’s got all the great attributes of its predecessor, with all of the updated technology of our most recent systems. You still get your mile of range, with 9 selectable tones, 3 run modes (silent, 5- or 10-second beep) and our UplandBlaze® orange finish so your beeper, collar receiver and transmitter are all easy to see in the field. You also get 7 levels of continuous or momentary stimulation, vibration and tone, the ability to control up to 3 dogs and a two hour charge time on the beeper, collar receiver and transmitter, and it all comes to you in a sleek, ergonomic collar and lightweight transmitter. The beeper, which field testing shows can be heard up to 500 yards, will also be available as an addition to 1825 systems as the SD-BEEP, so those of you with an SD-1825 that have been waiting for this day, it’s finally here. As is true with all of our systems, the SD-1875 will have DRYTEK™ technology so it is waterproof and submersible up to 25 feet.
We are in the final rounds of field testing this awesome addition to the SportDOG line-up now, so expect it online or in a store near you this coming summer.
400 and 800 Family Updates
The FieldTrainer® 400 and 400S, WetlandHunter® 400 and SportHunter® 800 are a few of our most popular products on the market. For many of you, this was probably your introduction to our brand if not your current system. We are incredibly proud of these products. We’ve brought them all a long way since their introduction all those years ago, and they’ve built our brand incredibly well. However, we realize even great products can get better, and with that in mind we began to work on updating these systems. All of the new 400 series (models SD-425, SD-425S and SD-425CAMO) will offer an extended range of 500 yards and all of these new systems will feature continuous and momentary stimulation, vibration and tone for all of the 3 dogs you can control with one transmitter. In addition, these products will have a charge time of only 2 hours. Another great attribute of these updated products is that they come with the smallest collar receiver we have ever introduced. This collar receiver possess the same low-profile, ergonomic design as our SD-1825, SD-1825CAMO, SD-1225, SD-3225 and SD-2525 systems, but is about half the size. The collars will be compatible with all of our latest systems, so if you love your SD-1225, but wish you had a smaller collar for your dog, here is your chance. We will offer Add-A-Dog collar receivers in this size that will be compatible with all of our A-series products.
We are just beginning field testing on these products, but expect excellent results. As soon as we feel they are ready to meet and exceed your expectations, we will release them to our retailers. Look for more on these products throughout the year, and expect a retail release late 2012.
SportDOG Locator Beacon
Our new Locator Beacon allows you to always know where your dog is at night. The compact flashlight fits securely on your dog’s collar and is adjustable for a 1” or ¾” collar. Locator Beacons are offered in five colors: Red, Blue, Green, Yellow and White. To ensure that no amount of brush or cover can turn off your Locator Beacon while your dog is on the hunt, a small partially covered button operates all the modes. Holding for 2 seconds will turn the system on, holding for 3 seconds switches modes from steady to flashing and holding for 6 seconds turns the light off. The replaceable battery gets an incredible amount of life and is easily removed and replaced. The amazingly bright lights are also handy for household chores like walking your dog at night.
Field testing has commenced on the Locator Beacon, and we expect them to be available at a store near you this summer.
We are really excited about all of the new and innovative products we will be able to provide you this year. We know this is just a little peak at our newest additions, but check back frequently for updates. If you have any questions, just comment below and we will answer all of your inquiries.