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VERTEX PLUS Collars

The VERTEX PLUS collars have been designed for advanced wildlife studies. They 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 and several sensors. Further features consisting of communication and sensor options group can be added as you can see in the table below. 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. All can of course be equipped with a Drop Off to retrieve the collar non-invasively.

  • IRIDIUM
  • GLOBALSTAR
  • GSM
  • UHF
  • also available without communication (Store on board)
  • Recording up to 365.500 GPS positions
  • Basic 3-axis activity sensor
  • Mortality sensor
  • Temperature sensor
  • VHF Beacon
  • Hibernation sensor
  • Virtual Fence
  • Communication schedule
  • Battery type from 1C to 15D
  • Field-replaceable battery
  • Drop Off
  • Advanced 3-axis acceleration sensor (up to 32Hz)
  • UHF ID Tag Option
  • UHF External Sensors
    • Proximity System
    • Separation Option
    • Heartbeat Rumen Implant (MIT)
    • Vaginal Implant Transmitter (VIT)
    • Camera
battery type Globalstar
1 position send
per message
IRIDUM
12 positions send per message
GSM
8 positions send
per message
UHF
position download in field
weight
(without Drop Off)
1C not available for this communication type 188 – 504 days starting with
312 g**
1D 266 – 412 days 323 – 568 days 376 – 753 days 449 – 1113 days starting with
470 g**
2D 559 – 865 days 680 – 1193 days 791 – 1582 days 943 – 2337 days starting with
630 g**
3D 879 – 1360 days 1068 – 1875 days 1243 – 2486 days > 4years starting with
830 g**
4D 1225 – 1896 days 1489 – 2613 days > 4 years >  5 years starting with
1030 g**
5D 1598 – 2473 days > 5 years > 6 years > 7 years starting with
1200 g**
7D > 6 years > 7 years > 8 years > 8 years starting with
1500 g**
*example calculation for following settings: GPS schedule with one GPS position every 2 hours,
the VHF beacon active for 12 hours per day with Pulse Length 20ms, Period Length 1500ms,
Output Power +10 dBm and no additional features running in 0°C ambient temperature
**weight varies depending on belt configuration and communication type
add 70 gram for collar with Drop Off

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VERTEX PLUS Collar
Battery: 3D
Belting: Oval-round shaped, yellow, Cotton Belt Break Away and internal Drop Off

Some VERTEX PLUS Collar variations:

Features of the chosen collar:

  • Battery: 3D, curved
  • Shape: Round
  • Weight: Starting with 830 g
  • Belting: Standard, black
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Further information about the 3D curved battery, round shaped collar:

This VERTEX Plus Collar is mostly designed for carnivores with round necks. The collar integrates an internal Drop Off to release the collar on demand. This collar has quite a big battery pack in comparison to other models but therefore an outstanding lifetime. This collar variation was (amongst others) deployed to the following species: black bear, brown bear, lion, tiger, Asian lion, giant panda, grizzly bear, et al.

Features of the chosen collar:

  • Battery: 2D
  • Shape: Oval
  • Weight: Starting with 630 g
  • Belting: Standard, black
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Further information about the 2D, oval shaped collar:

This VERTEX Plus Collar is designed for herbivores. The collar integrates an internal Drop Off to release the collar on demand. This collar is a standard format and has been proven in the field massively. This collar variation was (amongst others) deployed to the following species: Wild boar, sika deer, cattle, elk, white-lipped peccary, black-tailed deer, ibex, red deer, bison, caribou, mule deer, reindeer, et al.

Features of the chosen collar:

  • Battery: 1D
  • Shape: Round
  • Weight: Starting with 470 g
  • Belting: Standard, red
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Further information about the 1D, round shaped collar:

This VERTEX Plus Collar is mostly designed for carnivores with round necks. The collar integrates an internal Drop Off to release the collar on demand. This collar is specifically light as it includes a 1D battery. This collar variation was (amongst others) deployed to the following species: Leopard, coyote, mountain lion, wolf, puma, cougar, jaguar, snow leopard, brown bear, black bear, guard dog, hyena, wolf, red wolf, maned wolf, et al.

Features of the chosen collar:

  • Battery: 5D
  • Shape: Oval
  • Weight: Starting with 1200 g
  • Belting: Buckle fastener, blue
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Further information about the 5D battery, oval shaped, buckle fastener collar:

This VERTEX Plus Collar is mostly designed for cattle. The collar-belt integrates a buckle fastener. This ensures simple and quick collar attachment and detachment. This collar variation was (amongst others) deployed to the following species: Bos gaurus, bison, moose, cattle, et al.

Features of the chosen collar:

  • Battery: 4D
  • Shape: Oval
  • Weight: Starting with 1030 g
  • Belting: Standard, black
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Further information about the 4D battery, oval shaped, camera collar:

This VERTEX Plus Collar integrates a camera. It is mostly designed for behavioral and interaction studies. This collar with the camera side view is to record interaction with fawns. The collar includes an internal Drop Off to release the collar on demand. This collar variation was (amongst others) deployed to the following species: Horse, wild ass, red deer, tapir, caribou, reindeer, et al.