“At Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary in western New South Wales, AWC has deployed advanced technology Iridium GPS collars on 12 feral cats since the beginning of June. Made especially for AWC by the manufacturer, this is the first time that such collars have ever been used on feral cats.
The collars send data via satellite to a desktop computer, which dramatically increases our ability to gather and analyse movement data. Initial results are stunning: one feral cat has moved over 125 kilometres, while two others have moved more than 60 kilometres.
Such movements have never previously been recorded. Understanding behaviour like this is critical to the design of feral cat control including developing an effective strategy for a potential gene drive solution.” – Atticus Fleming, Chief Executive, Australian Wildlife Conservancy: GPS/Iridium Pod with VHF Collars
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|Suitable Animals||birds, bats, and other tiny mammals||small lizards, tortoises, turtles, frogs, very small mammals||animals that weight at least 500 grams||foxes, Tasmanian Devils|
|Data Recovery Method||UHF Wireless||UHF Wireless||UHF Wireless||Satellite|
|Data Transfer Range||up to 30km||up to 50m||up to 30km||global|
|Drone Data Downloading||S||S||S||N/A|
|Base Station Battery Life||2 days||5 days||2 days||N/A|
|Base Station External Power||S||N/A||S||N/A|
|Change GPS Schedule in Field||S||S||S||S|
|Best in Habitat Type||Open-Light||Any||Any||Any|
|GPS Precision Control||S||S||S||S|
|DIY Kits Available||S||S||N/A||N/A|
|Discount Price Eligible||S||S||S||S|
Wildlife Tracking Devices You Can Trust
We are experts at making custom GPS wildlife tracking devices for small mammals, herps, and birds. In addition, we also make a limited selection of GPS wildlife tracking devices for large animals like feral pigs, crocodiles, and alligators.
Most noteworthy is our recent development (2018), the Hybrid GPS starting at 5 grams including battery. This product is marketed under the name Nano GPS. The main product feature is the substantially increased GPS data transfer range. It opens up unmanned aircraft use to automatically download GPS data from long ranges. We have demonstrated data transfer ranges as great as 30 kilometers. Read more here.
Another interesting development, in 2017, we introduced the Q4000ER selling as Small GPS. The Small GPS is a tremendous performer. Because it combines the long-range data transfer with a high-performance GPS antenna it is suitable for many projects.
2016 saw the introduction of our very tidy GPS with Iridium satellite transceiver sending GPS data by satellite. This product is sold as Medium GPS, collars are as light as 130 grams. While we are not stating that this is the lightest GPS Iridium collar on the market it certainly is in the running for that title.
In 2015 we began shipping the FLR V Micro GPS Data Logger starting at 6 grams including battery. This unique, lower cost product named Micro GPS can be built into over 300 collar and backpack configurations all of which include the remote, automatic data download feature.
Making lightweight GPS tracking products with long battery life is our main expertise
For you, we will design a package with the best combination of electronics, batteries and weight reducing features. Consequently, you will have an effective product that is also humane for your study animals.
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