The Vigil 2+, manufactured by Advanced Aerospace Designs, is an automatic activation device (AAD) that has proven itself with more than 30,000 units having been sold up until 2014.
Advanced Aerospace Designs (AAD nv/sa) has been focusing on the development of security devices for skydivers, by combining their expertise with those of professional skydivers, riggers and manufacturers since 1997.
As of 2010 & 2011: There have been more than 20,000 units in the field with 120 life savings.
The Vigil 2+ is an improved upon version of the Vigil II.
The new model retains all of the basic characteristics of the Vigil 2 with some improvements:
- Cutter and contoller with new screw connection to allow replacement without opening the main box.
- Plastic molded clip prevents the cutter or LCD connector from disconnecting from the main box.
- Improved waterproof from IP67 to IP68 (max 1.8m for 24 hours).
- Shorter control unit for easier packing. -
- Changing of active altitude from min 150ft to a fix 1000ft.
- Compatible with any rig equipped for an AAD
- Unique patented time calculation giving high accuracy opening.
- Patented cutter device (circular knife) cuts the reserve loop twice.
- Strong flexible connecting wires: easy to install in all rigs.
- Patented Pulse + element always ready to trigger the cutter.
- A very robust device
- A competitive price and a low total owner cost.
- Waterproof Ergonomic design
- New, flat controller, protected by sapphire glass
- New, extra thin housing which allows easier packing
- New full Inox cutter
- Can be switched to 3 modes: Student, Pro or Tandem.
- Experienced skydivers can use it for Pro or Tandem. Students: once out of student status, switch your Vigil to Pro.
DZ, & centers:
- The versatility of the 3 modes = cost effective.
- Battery Life Expectancy: At least 2000 jumps or 10 years, although you may get more.
- Life Expectancy: The Vigil II is designed for 20 years life expectancy.
- User Friendly: Alpha numeric display for easy configuration and clear communication.
- Waterproof: The Vigil II has been designed to resist to a water immersion of 0.5 meter for at least 30 minutes.
- The Vigil doesn't need any filter replacement, it has a built-in stainless steel air filter and after water contact no filter has to be changed.