Waterproof GPS for ShearwaterÂ with optional wireless data transfer
Specifically designed for seabirds
Starting at 2 grams we offer a myriad of bird GPS tracking choices that include intensive GPS positioning, custom low profile design, light weight, automatic and remote GPS data download. Our ordering process is honed to eliminate complication and ensure that your waterproof, aerodynamic and hydrodynamic seabird GPS data loggers will be designed for you with the features you need.
Value added options such as the Smart GPS feature will eliminate squandering precious battery life on behavior like nesting while focusing more on GPS positioning during flight.
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How it works
As a Telemetry Solutions client you will utilize our website to quickly download our user friendly software. The software is your interface to create a GPS positioning schedule for your GPS data loggers. All of our products use simple USB connections that allow you to upload your schedule 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 seabird 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 either by capturing the bird and downloading data via USB cable or with the optional wireless data download option (range up to 500 meters). This option adds 1.5 grams to the overall weight of the product. 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 for the data to be downloaded remotely. The Telemetry Solutions’s base station can trigger the automatic data download. Please click this link to watch a video describing the remote data download in more detail.
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.
- GPS additional time for highly precise GPS positions
- Remote and automated GPS data download
- Smart GPS for longer battery life and more relevant data
- Ability to change GPS schedule remotely
- On/Off switch
- Bendable circuit board to shape and fit bird properly
- Rechargeable battery
- Alternative GPS schedule when flight is detected
- Activity logging in 3 axes