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GPS collars at Christmas time

Friday, December 4th, 2009

I continue to eat, sleep and breathe GPS collars.  Telemetry Solutions has the best crew ever and even the employees don’t quit thinking about their work after the shop is closed.  Typically December is busy but January is off the hook.  Customers tend to hold back until after the holidays and then we are hit with a barrage of orders.  In North America wildlife tracking collar orders seem to be at their peak in January.  We really wouldn’t mind if some of our customers just dropped us a line in December so that we could get a bit of a jump on the new year.  I hope it doesn’t sound like I’m whining about it, but everyone wants equipment yesterday and that’s hard to do when everyone orders at the same time.  So please let us know what your plans are for January.  Much appreciated.

Quintin

Wrapping up 2009 with much more data per collar

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Please keep your requests coming, it is through our customers’ needs that we move this technology forward.  The latest development will result in much more data…..useful data …..from small collars.  Anything you need, please let us know.

Quintin

Powerful benefit for you, new activity sensor added to our smallest GPS

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Not only will you know if the animal moved, you can set a threshold below which movement data is not recorded so that you are in complete control over what types of movement are logged into the GPS collars’ memory.  You will also know the intensity of the movement.  You may set the sampling rate from 4 times per second to one time every four seconds.   The activity programming is in your hands and is very flexible.

Interpreting the activity data output is made easy for you in 2 ways.  First, pre or post deployment you can connect your Quantum 4000 Enhanced GPS collar to your PC or laptop by USB cable and make various movements with the collar.  This allows you to observe, in real time, how the activity sensor indicates different movements.  Second, when connected by USB cable checking movement data in real time you will not only see the numerical output but you will also see the activity displayed in a graphical format.  Again, these are strictly to facilitate your understanding of how the outputs relate to the movements being made.

But you can also request x,y and z outputs and if you so desire we can tie the activity feature into the GPS functionality so that the GPS will not turn off is no movement is detected for some period of time before a scheduled GPS location.  For small collars with limited GPS battery life this is a great way to increase the lifetime (and therefore the data) that you can expect from a small GPS collar.

Image left, no activity....image right, intense activity

No activity vs. activity

Small GPS for birds

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

I recently had an opportunity to travel to a bird research station located on an island in the western USA.  After inquiring about our Quantum 4000 Feather-Lite GPS units for birds, the biologists involved were kind enough to extend an invitation to their field site.  Keeping the GPS at or below 13 grams is the goal for the project.  We will use a solar panel to charge the power source for the GPS unit.

It was certainly refreshing to get out of the office for a change.  More information about these small GPS units will be available in September.  Quintin

Approaching the island Residents

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.
Quintin