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Exhibitors in Madison

Have you noticed lately the number of companies there are selling wildlife telemetry equipment? At The Wildlife Society conference in Madison there were 11 telemetry companies represented. It may interest you to know that we telemetry suppliers tend to travel to these conferences all over the world and often see each other over and over, year after year. We see each other in one country one month and somewhere completely different the very next month. At the conferences, when we are not busy with customers, we tend to do the rounds and say hello to one another. We are a friendly group, strange as that may seem since we are all competing with each other. We chat, inquire about each other’s businesses and generally complain about the weather. One of the more interesting tidbits that I picked up was a piece of personal information from a telemetry company owner. He is actually building his own aircraft. I made the mistake of asking him if the plane was almost finished. As soon as I asked I regretted asking.

A representative of another telemetry company came over to me for a chat and was quite upset about the fact that there were so many telemetry companies exhibiting. But this should be very good for you, the consumer. I’ll have more to say about this in another blog entry.

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