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Direct client involvement

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

It is our clients and potential clients who inspire our new designs at Telemetry Solutions.  Your needs are what drives us every day.  This week we will ship a GPS collar that was specifically designed for cougars.  All it took for the client was to say that he wanted a package on the collar that was narrow (in the direction of chin to neck) because the cat needs to open its mouth wide.  And email isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.  For brainstorming ideas with a client the telephone or a meeting in person beats email hands down.  So I encourage any of you to phone me or email me and ask me to phone you.  I digress….back to the cougar GPS collar.  We design and manufacture all of our own housings for all of our GPS collars.  This was a pretty small order but that’s ok, I put Thinh on the project and we ended up with a great new housing.  Thinh may work for days on the initial design, bring it to me and then I call the customer to tell them what we came up with.  Sometimes it’s just what the doctor ordered and sometimes it’s back to the drawing board.

Last week I had an email from a scientist who is not a wildlife biologist, he needed to track an animal that is very small and he had pretty much given up finding what he needed.  I arranged a phone call.  After I understood his requirements I told him that we could build him a GPS datalogger that weighs 15 grams and it will be made exactly as he needs it.  Micro GPS is not really easy to make but we have been working on this for a long time.   This is the part of the job that I love.  So, if you have a need that isn’t being met or if you don’t even think it can be met, give me a call.  I practically live in my office and I’m easy to reach.


Latest developments

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

2009 is a great year for us. We have added new products to the lineup, new people to the organization and many new customers. Product development is moving ahead at full steam, we have several projects in various stages of development. The newest system will become available next month and it’s not like anything else on the market. Before the end of the year we will surely have one or two other new systems available.

When we started developing and producing our own line of GPS collars in 2006 you could have played a ball game in our facility, there was plenty of space. We now have electronics and people everywhere, you couldn’t toss a paper airplane without hitting something. It’s time for a move. By August we will be in our new facility which will not only provide ample space for what we are currently doing but provide the space for the planned growth of Telemetry Solutions.

Keep watching the site, we will have a some big developments showing up next month.