This GPS wildlife tracking download system is very small yet it has respectable communication range in the field. There are no monthly fees whatsoever. You simply track the study animal and when within range then you command the base station to copy the data from the GPS device onto the base station.
One base station is compatible with all of your GPS devices using this download system. Please click on the How it Works button for more information.
There are UHF radio transceivers in the GPS devices and these transceivers allow you to communicate at any time by using a laptop, Yagi antenna and a base station in the field. The base station contains a compatible transceiver. The laptop controls the base station and the Yagi antenna transmits and receives signals to and from the GPS device.
The maximum communication range between you with the base station and the animal with the GPS collar or backpack is 400 meters. This range is line of sight and you can expect that unless you have an unobstructed line of sight between the Yagi antenna and the antenna on the tracking device, the actual range will be less. In order to maximize range gain elevation over the study animal with the GPS device and point the Yagi antenna directly at the GPS device.
Establish a link between the base station and the GPS device by typing the 8 digit GPS device address into the laptop and pressing "fast download." If you are within range the link will be established, the data will be copied onto the base station memory and the link will be terminated automatically. Then you extract the data from the base station with our user software and an USB cable.
In addition to copying data from the GPS device onto the base station you also have the opportunity to establish a link to the GPS device and then trigger a drop off event or change the GPS schedule in the device or change other settings in the device.
The energy used to link to the GPS device is extremely small, much, much smaller than the energy required for just 1 GPS location attempt. For more information or to request a quote please click on the contact us form above and submit an inquiry.