VERTEX Plus Collars

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VERTEX Plus Collars

The VERTEX Plus collar is the successor series of the GPS PLUS collar which is one of the most used GPS collars in wildlife sciences worldwide.It is based on a completely new electronic and hardware set-up but uses the proven design including housing and belt. It surpasses its ancestor on any level including energy efficiency, data accuracy and transmission as well as field reliability.

The VERTEX Plus collars are built on a modular concept that allows you to choose a configuration best suited to your study design.

The basic set-up consists of a standard GPS, further features out of the communication and Sensor option group can be added. It can also be coupled with External Sensors and UHF ID Tags. It offers all programming and configuration tools available for VECTRONIC collars including the Virtual Fence option or the Interactive Programming. The VERTEX Plus can be used as a simpler „StoreOnBoard“ version with limited features and abilities too (see below). All can of course be equipped with a Drop Off to retrieve the collar non-invasively.

Communication Options

Sensor Options

GPS PLUS Globalstar-3 round shaped collar for carnivores (VERTEX counterpart looks the same)
GPS PLUS Globalstar-3 round shaped collar for carnivores (VERTEX counterpart looks the same)
GPS PLUS-1 oval shaped collar for ungulate with UHF bi-directional communication (VERTEX counterpart looks the same)
GPS PLUS-1 oval shaped collar for ungulate with UHF bi-directional communication (VERTEX counterpart looks the same)

External Sensors and UHF ID Tag technology

you will need the UHF communication to work this options

for birthing detection, instant mortality warnings and physiological data such as heart rate monitoring

for inter- or intra species interaction including mother-fawn relations using the expendable fawn collar.

Collar shape and batteries

We offer 3 different collar shapes to have a fitting design for all species. We offer a round design mainly used on carnivores such as bears, a oval shaped design suitable for most herbivores and a mixture of both (Oval on top / round on the battery/bottom side) for some equid species or for example boars. We offer fitting batteries in different mostly interchangeable sizes:

  • 1C battery (only for UHF and SoB) for small species (collar weight starting with 325g)
  • 1D-5D battery for medium – big sized species
  • 7D battery for the biggest species such as buffaloes and very long collaring periods
  • a special design for elephants as well (13D cells)

The batteries can also host a Drop Off for non-invasive collar retrieval. It is encapsulated in the battery and cas easily be exchanged with the battery by the user even in the field.

VERTEX Plus SoB

The VERTEX Plus Store On Board collar is a data logger without remote communication options. It comes with a reduced feature list (e.g. no Virtual Fence function) but is otherwise equipped with the same high sensitive GPS device as the whole VERTEX Plus series and uses the same durable and animal-friendly materials. Data can be downloaded via cable USB-interface. It is a suitable solution for livestock applications, but also for wildlife studies with high recapture rates.

There is much more to know!

Please get in touch with us to get all information about the VERTEX Plus collar. We can also brief you on further differences between the GPS PLUS and VERTEX series.