VERTEX Survey Collars

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VERTEX Survey Collars

The VERTEX Survey series is the newest line in our collar assortment and represents a complete new branch of collars.The VERTEX Survey collars have been designed for long-term survival and monitoring studies and replace conventional VHF tracking collars. They combine a long lasting and reliable VHF tracking collar with a GPS collar and regular GPS data updates using satellite communication at significantly reduced costs.

The collar is built with only one housing including battery and electronic which makes it very resistant towards mechanical damage and environmental influences. This design also enables the user to deploy a collar to a wide range of species and specimen as it is highly flexible in length adjustment.

It comes in two variants (Globalstar & Iridium) which differ in the number of GPS locations possible per day and also communication flexibility (see below). They are available with 3 different battery sizes allowing now the usage on many small species as well.

 

VERTEX Survey Globalstar

  • up to two GPS fixes per day
  • new GPS scheduling rules for very high programming flexibility
  • daily updates with location, ambient temperature using Globalstar satellite communication
  • powerful VHF beacon included for on-site tracking
  • mortality notification message (optional also to a mobile number)
  • very long study periods
  • compact housing / electronic reduces weight and size of the collar
  • very high collar adjustment range

The drop shape is especially designed for ungulate species, distributing the weight perfectly to the sides. Collar holds a 2D battery unit.

VERTEX Survey Iridium

  • unlimited GPS fixes per day
  • new GPS scheduling rules for very high programming flexibility
  • daily updates with location, ambient temperature using Iridium satellite communication
  • two way communication to alter and adapt the scheduling of VHF beacon, GPS and data transmission
  • powerful VHF beacon included for on-site tracking
  • mortality notification message (optional also to a mobile number)
  • very long study periods
  • compact housing / electronic reduces weight and size of the collar
  • very high collar adjustment range

Sensor & Communication Options

Battery Sizes

  • 1C battery for small species (collar weight less than 350g)
  • 1D battery for medium sized species
  • 2D battery for bigger species and very long collaring periods

The round shape is especially designed for carnivore species, perfectly matching the neck shape. The pictures showe all collar sizes with 1C, 1D and 2D battery unit.