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Wildlife Collars with Remote Communication via Argos

Lotek's ArgosTrack automatic tracking and monitoring systems provide position and other sensor data ideally suited to wildlife behaviour and habitat utilization studies.

Based on the field proven design of our GPS systems, Lotek Wireless Inc. is pleased to introduce its newest addition to the satellite tracking product family.

The newest family members are ArgosTrack and GPS Argos wildlife collars. ArgosTrack are typical Argos positioning transmitters, whereas GPS Argos are GPS dataloggers which transmit GPS locations through the Argos system.

ArgosTrack collar weight starts at 250 grams and GPS Argos start at about 450 grams. Operating life can extend up to 2 years depending upon model, position and communication schedule.

GPS Argos is an Argos communication option available with GPS 4400 series.

All collars are offered with or without remote self-release mechanisms, and feature user replaceable battery packs.

Lotek offers unlimited support and a full one year warranty on all our equipment.

   ArgosTrackSD ArgosTrackM
Argos sattelite system coverage
The collar contains:                                                                                                                              ArgosTrack
VHF tracking beacon
Temperature sensor
Activity sensor
Option Drop off compatible
Total collar weight
(dependent on belt type and size)
(dependent on belt type and size)
Field replaceable battery pack 3B50 3B57
Field programmable
(via cable)
Argos communication schedule and VHF beacon schedule
Operational life1
1 year2

2 years2

3 years2

Argos transmissions 8 hours/day

Argos transmissions 8 hours/every other day

Argos transmissions 22 hours/day

Argos transmissions 10 hours/day

Argos transmissions 7 hours/day
Positions accuracy 150m
Operating temperature range -30°C to +50°C
VHF beacon frequency 148-174 MHz

1. Battery life estimates may fluctuate due to variance in individual battery capacity as per manufacturer, as well as operating conditions including ambient temperature, landscape, species, etc.
2. Estimates are based on 90 sec. repetition rate.

GPS Argos is ideally suited to provide locational data for:

  • detailed home range analysis
  • precise movement corridors
  • micro-habitat analysis

It can be used on such animals as moose, wolf, deer and bear, to name but a few.

For more information on the Argos sattelite system and the monthly service charges, please contact Argos directly at

An ARGOS manual is provided at and an application for setting an Argos account at (PDF) and (PDF).