Too small for a collar? Try the GPS, VHF TAG
Lotek Group has introduced an innovative family of GPS products, the LiteTrack family, intended for small mammals. These collars collect GPS signals at a users’ specified rate, feature a VHF beacon and are optionally capable of remote download of collected GPS data. Some species are just too small for a collar. In this situation you can consider a glue on device, such as the MicroLiteTrack 5.
Operating life can vary depending on application and study needs and objectives. It can be more than doubled using ‘SWIFT’ fix technology. Please contact one of our Telemetry Specialists to discuss your study needs.
Home range analysis, Survival, Reintroductions in historical habitat, Disease transmission, Habitat use and movement behaviour, Efficient Eradication planning and management
|GPS life  (days)|
|Standard fixes||21 @ 3 fixes per day
7 @ 24 fixes per day
|SWIFT fixes||46 @ 3 fixes per day
19 @ 24 fixes per day
|VHF life  (days)||~7|
1. Presented numbers are theoretical operating lives at 25˚C using cell manufacturers stated capacity at 20% derating. Actual lives may vary at the extremes of the operating temperature range by up to 50%. Operating GPS life has been estimated with VHF beacon programmed to operate 21 hours per week on average. GPS schedule can be adjusted to match either study length or goals.
2. This is an estimate of how long the VHF beacon continues to operate after GPS records its last scheduled fix.
Frequency Range: 148MHz to 174MHz
External Whip Antenna: Vertical / Horizontal
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