The best just got better! As the next generation of CYPRES, CYPRES 2 combines tried and true quality and reliability with new achievements, technology, and discoveries made during the past 12 years of continued research and development.
Proven parameters remain the same:
user interface (single push button)
loop cutting system
CYPRES closing loop
14 hours run time
Self-test is completed in 10 seconds
Changing altitude reference - same procedure but faster
CYPRES 2 offers numerous additional features and attributes including:
unit is water-resistant for 15 minutes at a depth of 15 feet (5 meters) in fresh and salt water
power supply of CYPRES 2 is maintenance-free for the user; there is no need to observe a replacement date, record the number of jumps made, monitor the voltage during self-test, purchase a battery, or have a rigger open or repack the reserve for this reason
unit serial number accessible from the display anytime you want to see it
next maintenance due date accessible from the display anytime you want to see it
reminds you when the maintenance date comes near
smaller and lighter
robust, rigger friendly case, with rounded corners and edges
extended maintenance window: +/- 6 months from month of manufacture, no down-time during the busy part of the year regardless of month of manufacture
According to Airtec's current standard of knowledge, the total lifetime of CYPRES 2 should be 12 years.
As with ANY Automatic Activation Device, the CYPRES 2 is to be used as a last-resort safety device only. It was never intended to, and is not to be used as a parachute's primary opening system.