This is why, on more than one occasion, our personnel have traveled to Tasmania. We have made both Small and Medium GPS for Tasmanian Devils. Tasmanian Devil GPS collars need to be quite round and smooth. To make the collar smoother than usual, we developed a special coating for our belting material.
There were several different projects that have used our GPS collars in Tasmania, not just on Devils. Our customer support policy is that we offer support 7 days per week which helps when The Australians need support on Monday, their time. That is Sunday night in California and a perfect opportunity to start the week, helping someone overcome the ins and outs of using GPS collars half a world away.
GPS for Tasmanian Devil-How it works
From the collar, GPS data are transmitted to a password protected website where you can view, map or download the data from each of your collars. If you like we can also send the data directly to any email addresses of your choosing. Each collar generates a unique subject line enabling you to create rules that keep your inbox free of excessive new emails. Create an email folder for each collar and not only will your inbox be clean, at a glance you will see when new data have arrived and which collar sent that new data.
The GPS schedule is totally up to you. Set the schedule prior to deployment but know that you can change it remotely from our secure Iridium website. You can also transmit a message to trigger the drop off mechanism (if equipped). You can change the precision of the GPS position data remotely too. Finally, you can change the interval at which the data are transmitted. All of this is done from anywhere that you can log into our website.
Typically we power each electronic circuit separately. In the case of a Tasmanian Devil collar that means a battery for the VHF transmitter, one for the GPS data logger another for the Iridium transceiver and one for the drop off* if so equipped. The reason behind this is to isolate the current used by each part of the collar to better predict battery life for each circuit.
*Drop off relies upon GPS battery to track time and trigger drop action but drop off is actually powered by separate battery.
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