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Wildlife Collars with TWO Remote Communication Systems

Lotek’s GPS 8000 series collars offer two remote communication options for convenient downloading of data.

 

Based on the proven design of our other GPS systems, the GPS 8000 Series of remote tracking collars uses two remote communication options – a high speed UHF modem & an Argos transmitter, OR a UHF modem & a GSM modem, OR an Argos transmitter & a GSM modem – to provide users with more convenience when downloading the collar's data records.

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

  8000MAU 8000SAU 8000MGU 8000SGU
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Dimensions (L x W x H) (mm) 120 x 86 x 126 69 x 49 x 74 120 x 86 x 126 69 x 49 x 74
The collar contains Video Camera compatible (M size only)
GPS receiver (16 channels)
UHF radio modem
VHF tracking beacon
Argos transmitter
Mortality
Temperature
2 axis activity
Hibernation feature
Advanced scheduler
Argos scheduler
Virtual Fence
Video Camera compatible (M size only)
GPS receiver (16 channels)
UHF radio modem
VHF tracking beacon
GSM modem
Mortality
Temperature
2 axis activity
Hibernation feature
 Advanced scheduler
Virtual Fence
Options Basic or advanced differential correction
Drop off compatibility
Handheld command unit
 
Function: To remotely command, control and interrogate GPS 8000 collars.  Interfaces with PC; includes built-in GPS receiver and electronic compass and rechargeable battery.
GSM ground station  N/A Receives SMS messages containing GPS locations from the collars.
Sends a new schedule to the collar by using the specialized software and  a PC or  laptop.
Total collar weight Approx. 1,250g (dependent on belt type and size) Approx. 450g (dependent on belt type and size) Approx. 1 kg (dependent on belt type and size) Approx. 450g (dependent on belt type and size)
Operational life/battery pack**
1 year



2 years



3 years


GPS locations every 1 h
Argos transmission 12h / 3 day

GPS locations every 1 h
Argos transmission 6 h / 7 day

GPS locations every 2 h
Argos transmission 6 h / 14 day


GPS locations every 3 h
Argos transmission 6 h / 7 day (1.5 Years)

GPS locations every 6 h



Argos transmission 6 h / 14 day


GPS locations every 30 min. ***


GPS locations every 1 hr. + 10 min.***

GPS locations every 2 hours***


GPS locations every 2 hours*** (1.5 years)


GPS locations every 4 hours***
Data download speed via radio Non-differential is 10 records/second (at 2400 baud rate)
Differential is 3 records/second (at 2400 baud rate)
User replaceable battery pack 3B57 3B50 3B57 3B50
User programmable
Via cable with download link
GPS & Beacon Schedule & Argos Schedule
Mortality Delay
Time
GPS & Beacon Schedule
Mortality Delay
Time
Field upload via radio GPS & Beacon Schedules
Time
Field upload via GSM Network N/A GPS & Beacon Schedules
Mortality Delay
Remote download via radio Data & diagnostics
Remote download via GSM Network N/A Data & diagnostics
Data link operating frequency 420-460 MHz
Data modulation baud rate 2400 baud
Approximate UHF range Up to 10 km ground to air, depending on the terrain
VHF beacon frequency Customer specified
148-174 MHz, 216 -220 MHz
Operating temperature range -30˚C to +50˚C
Software interface Windows XP® or higher recommended


* Please call Lotek for more information
** Battery life estimates are based on 60 second repetition rate, 0.5W output power and may fluctuate due to variance in individual battery capacity as per manufacturer, as well as operating conditions including ambient temperature, landscape, etc.
*** Estimates based on 90 second average time to calculate a fix and 7 GPS
locactions/SMS

The GPS 8000 series is ideally suited to provide locational data for:

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

It can be used on wide variety of species, including bears, lions, lynxes, white tail deer, mule deer, coyotes, mountain lions, wolves, bison, elk, moose, feral hogs and big horn sheep.