Our PinPoint range of GPS tags can be made to last longer by using our solar housing. Lightweight casing gives a starting weight of around 6 g. We have considered the aerodynamics of the tag, while still providing a large surface area for the solar panels. There are a variety of designs to improve the exposure of the solar panels to the sun, including transparent domes or feather grooves, which maintain the streamlined format, and provide harness attachment points.
The performance of the tag will depend on many factors, and we have ways of estimating how many locations are possible given the knowledge you have of the species. Please ask one of our Telemetry Specialists to see which PinPoint lines are available in solar format and to get a study-specific estimate of the optimal schedule.
Amazing Functionality for such a Small Size
Starting at just 6 g, not only can these tags log accurate GPS locations, they can also transmit those locations to Argos satellites around the world, so you don’t need to know where your animal is going, it will tell you.
Scheduling tags is both easy and has great flexibility to get the locations exactly when you want
Convenient Data Processing
Download the data from the ARGOS web platform and convert into spreadsheets or GoogleEarth files.
Extended life with streamlined tags
Optimised casing to maximise exposure of the solar panels while keeping the tag streamlined to reduce drag.
Almost everyone wants their tags to work forever, and these housings can certainly extend the life of the tag for a given weight.
However, you need to consider whether it works for your application, by considering which remote download functionality is most appropriate and whether your study species spends sufficient time in the open to gather enough solar energy to power the tag.
Please discussion your specific application with out Telemetry Specialists to consider whether it will be appropriate.
Solar – S
Solar – M
Solar – L
|Estimated number of locations||Contact one of our Avian Telemetry Specialists for estimates.
Dependent on insolation and GPS acquisition time
|Base dimensions (mm)||40 x 18||60 x 22||80 x 25|
|Height dimensions||From 11mm – Tag body height & dome shape customised to order|
|Rechargeable||Solar panel recharging|
|Operating temperature||-5°C to +35°C|
|Antenna||5cm GPS antenna
18-23 cm Argos antenna
|Warranty||6 months or 80% of the scheduled life,
whichever is shorter
1. Dependent on case design and antennas. Please ask one of our Avian Telemetry Specialists for further information.