Micro GPS data logger for very small wild birds and other animals
Radical GPS tracking solutions, 1.9 grams and up
Bird tracking has just taken a major step forward with the introduction of the Telemetry Solutions Quantum 4000 Enhanced FLR micro GPS data logger. It is now possible to outfit birds as light as 100 grams with a GPS data logger. GPS locations will be collected on the schedule created by you before deployment. Recovering GPS data is accomplished by USB cable plugged directly into the GPS data logger.
The product is surprisingly user friendly but we are here to back you up when you have a question. Our full time customer support specialist answers questions within 1 business day. Click the how it works button below to learn more.
How it works
The process that determines how we build your micro GPS data logger starts with you. Just provide us some very simple information like how much weight your study animal can tolerate and how much battery life you expect from the product. Please read the rest of this description and then submit an inquiry to us using the inquiry form found within the Contact Us button at the top of this page, we will respond within 1 business day.
The Telemetry Solutions user software is required to program the GPS positioning schedule in your data logger and to download and view GPS data. As you create the GPS positioning schedule the estimated battery life of your GPS data logger will be displayed on your computer screen. Changing your GPS positioning schedule changes the estimated battery life and this is reflected by the on screen battery life calculator.
All of our products use simple USB connections that allow you to upload your schedule from your PC into the GPS unit. Your programming choices are almost limitless and there are three programming modes, repeat mode, template mode or always on mode. If during this process you need help we are here to support you every step of the way and we can even create your program and install it for you. Repeat mode is simple, you choose an interval at which your GPS data logger will turn on. Template mode enables you to program specific times and dates for positioning and this is very powerful, not restricting you to make every day look like every other day. Always on mode allows you to choose a time and date in the future at which the GPS module will turn on and stay on. These programming modes are yours at any time, our products are built so that you can use any of these modes. There is no need for you to decide upon one or another at the time you place your order.
Most of our micro GPS modules are powered with a rechargeable battery. Charging is easily accomplished through the USB port by plugging the device into your computer or cell phone charger.
Your GPS module contains a memory that stores GPS data. You will recover the data by capturing the study animal and then downloading the data via USB cable.
If your species can tolerate more weight you may consider out 4000E Feather Lite GPS data logger with optional bi-directional UHF wireless download. The remote data download feature can be activated if you are within the download range of the Telemetry Solutions GPS module. And with the more convenient automatic remote download option you don't even have to leave the warmth of your shack (if you are lucky enough to have a shack) for the data to be downloaded remotely. The Telemetry Solutions' base station can trigger the automatic data download and collect the GPS data from the GPS device while you are sleeping. Please note that this is not an option for the micro GPS data logger, but is available on the 4000E FLR product which starts at 6 grams.
Downloaded data can be viewed in UTMs, degrees/minutes/seconds, decimal degrees or as a KML file that you can map directly to Google Earth. Another alternative is to upload your data to our secure website and view in Google Maps. This feature associates your map with a secure URL that can easily be shared.
Locate your birds by using the optional VHF transmitter that can be attached to the GPS module or attached elsewhere on the bird.