Nicros Receives Patent for an Auto Belay Safety System™May 27th, 2013
Saint Paul, MN – May 27, 2013 – Nicros is proud to receive a patent on the new Auto Belay Safety System™ (A.B.S.S.™ – Patent Number 8,408,360). This important device provides climbers, climbing wall owners and climbing wall operators a warning for users forgetting to attach to the Auto Belay devices on a climbing wall.
This innovative product uses sensors to determine if a climber is on the wall climbing and has forgotten to “clip in”. In the event this occurs, an audible alarm will sound and a light will change color alerting the climber as well as facility staff that an unsafe condition may be present. This ability to provide an advance warning to climbers and staff is crucial in helping to reduce accidents and can also be used as a proximity device for climbing walls that are closed to users.
Nicros has been on the forefront of climbing wall innovation for many years, receiving patents including Extreme Hold Technology™ (Patent Number 7,524,269) and FrameFree™ Technology (Patent Number 7,572,207 B2). These patents along with several other innovations since the start of business in 1992, such as Diff-Tex™ holds, Versa-Center™ sleeves, and A.R.T. Wall™ makes it clear that Nicros is an important leader in the sport climbing industry.
For additional information and specifications on the Auto Belay Safety System™ (A.B.S.S. ™), please contact a Nicros sales representative at 800-699-1975.
845 Phalen Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55106
Michael Moore, Sales