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Looking forward to Miami

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

This was a big week at Telemetry Solutions. We introduced a new, lightweight GPS product line, The Quantum 4000 Enhanced line. We also added a great, new, low cost store on board unit to our line-up. That brings the price of a GPS collar under $1000. And we added CNC machine capabilities to our shop. No more relying on outside sources for our machine shop needs. Based on this week’s inquiries it appears as though we are adding another new twist (or two) to our product line. Too soon to discuss but I look forward to Miami to unveil all of our new applications and product lines. See you there.


It’s been a funny day at the office.

Monday, August 18th, 2008

When I told my webmaster to add another page to the website to describe our new 2.5 gram GPS unit, The Quantum 4000 Enhanced,┬áhe protested because he thought I was joking. I wasn’t joking. I keep running into this objection, but I tell you folks, this is the real deal. As usual the device requires a battery and that adds weight but not much. We’re still under 10 grams with the battery, encapsulation, the whole enchilada. Want remote data transmission…..that’s another 3 grams please.

Ok, so we have a tiny GPS. Dollars to donuts a wildlife biologist calls me to request that we reduce it from 2.5 grams to 2 grams for their wildlife tracking project.

Quintin Kermeen

21 Gram GPS Deployed

Friday, August 8th, 2008

A few years ago we would have thought this was a crazy idea. Even now it does take some getting used to. We have GPS on wild birds and the GPS and battery only weigh 21 grams. In order to distribute the weight the battery is hanging like a necklace transmitter and the GPS is mounted like a backpack. The field biologist suggested it be done this way. I keep harping on the fact that it is the customers’ ideas that drive the applications. GPS tracking collars and backpacks only move forward because of the joint efforts of the biologists and telemetry companies. We are in this for the long haul, keep your ideas coming please.

We have a few other goodies up our sleeve now. In November you will find us at The Wildlife Society Meeting in Miami and we will be happy to show you these new, cutting edge devices. But you may have to ask to see it. The wildlife telemetry area is chock-a-block with competition and we want to keep them guessing.

Quintin Kermeen