Drop Off Mechanism

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Drop Off Mechanism

To retrieve your collar without having to recapture the animal, we offer two optional Drop Off mechanisms:

  • a timer-controlled version with an adjustable Drop Off time of up to 5 years; this version operates in two modes:
    • relative mode: The Drop Off releases the collar at the end of a user-defined time period starting with the removal of the Drop Off magnet.
    • absolute mode: The Drop Off releases the collar at a preprogrammed time and date.
  • a radio-and-timer-controlled version with time-control and additional radio-control to release the collar on command if you are in range of the animal (maximum 500 meter, depending on terrain); maximum lifetime of this Drop Off is 4 years.

Battery pack with Drop Off for round collar
Battery pack with Drop Off for round collar
All Drop Offs are integrated into the battery pack, so there are no additional structures on the collar which might get damaged or irritate the animal.

On both systems Drop Off time can be set with a resolution of hours, starting at a minimum Drop Off time of 5 days. It is not possible to reprogram the Drop Offs remotely once the collar is deployed but you can change the timer settings as long as the collar is in your hands. For reprogramming the Drop Off as well as for releasing a radio- and timer-controlled Drop Off on demand a UHF Handheld Terminal Version 5 or higher or a Drop Off Release Transmitter is required.

Battery pack with Drop Off for oval collar
Battery pack with Drop Off for oval collar
If you do not use UHF collars and the UHF Handheld Terminal, you can organise your Drop Offs with the Drop Off Release Transmitter. It is especially designed to

  • read out the telemetry of Drop Offs within a range of several centimeters
  • send a new release mode and time to Drop Offs within a range of several centimeters
  • release radio-and-timer-controlled drop Offs from a distance of up to 500m (line-of-sight)
  • receive ID signals from VECTRONIC UHF-tags used for the Proximity Sensor

Drop Off Product Sheet

Drop Off Release Transmitter Product Sheet

Drop Off Release Transmitter
Drop Off Release Transmitter