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Ecotone Logger KITE-M GPS-GSM

Product code: KITE-M GPS-GSM.


Ecotone Logger KITE-M GPS-GSM
Product details:

KITE-M GPS-GSM is the most advanced & multifunctional GPS logger for worldwide, all-yearround & fine resolution animal tracking.
Dimension: 58x27x24mm
Weight: 19g

Examples of species for which model KITE-M GPS-GSM has been used: Black Grouse, Northern pintail, Caracara, Red Kite

Except GPS trackers, KITE loggers can collect precise activity reports, raw acceleration data recorded in bursts, diving depth profiles, barometric pressure, temperature, immersion duration and more. Data collection is divided into separate GPS-SMS and GPS-GPRS/UHF data banks, which are individually programmable and with different data transmission methods for each of them.

• almost unlimited & low cost data transfer via GPRS/3G;
• over-the-air (OTA) automatic firmware upgrade via 3G link;
• detailed daily activity reports based on acceleration sensor.

New features and changes:
All the GPS-GSM, GPS-UHF-GSM and long range GPS-UHF bird trackers and mammal collars have got new hardware and the firmware:
• better power management and lower power consumption;
• barometric sensor or temperature and depth recorder (TDR) available for all models;
• all loggers use 2G/3G quad band HSPA/GSM worldwide & US modems;
• data download alternatively via 2G/3G GPRS to FTP server;
• memory increased to 2 GB (no real limits for the recorded data);
• accelerometer and precise temperature sensor have been added to all models;
• optional built-in VHF beacon with an automatic modes enabling mortality detection.

New functions :
• GPS can be controlled by the acceleration sensor - logger records positions only when animal is moving. This feature allows to track movements with better resolution and save energy when object do not move;
• all loggers are equipped with acceleration sensor and can collect raw acceleration data recorded in programmable (1-30 Hz ) bursts as well record precise daily activity reports;

• the daily “activity report 48" for the GPS-GSM system comes once a day in one SMS.
Each record consists of an amount of recorded movements, sampled every 4 seconds and summarised separately for the X, Y, Z axis; It includes 3x48 records collected every 30 minutes.;
• the “activity report 480" for the GPS-UHF-GPRS have much better resolution, records are collected every 3 minutes and consists of an amount of recorded movements, sampled every 4 seconds and summarised separately for the X, Y, Z axis (3x480 records daily).

The graphs below show one day of activity data of the same vulture individual, recorded simultaneously with the use of three different methods:

• Activity report 48 (48 points/day x 3 axis)

 • Activity report 480 (480 points/day x 3 axis)

• Acceleration raw data recorded in bursts


Available data transmission methods:

Present in all trackers with GSM modem. Transmits only data collected in the GPS-SMS bank. Enables data transfer and settings change in places where even very weak 2G or 3G GSM signal is present. Data collected in GPS-SMS data bank: GPS position, activity, temperature, battery voltage, GSM signal strength, logger operating parameters & activity report “report 48" send in one SMS daily. Optionally: GPS altitude, speed, barometric pressure & light intensity. Due to a high energy use for transmission and GSM charges, collection of 4-12 GPS positions/day is recommended, however if necessary - up to 1440 GPS positions/day are possible.

Present in all trackers with GSM modem. Transmits only data collected in GPS-GPRS/UHF bank. The GPS-GPRS/UHF part uses less energy for data transmission and allows to collect many more fixes than with the GPS-SMS. This communication method allows transmission of almost unlimited data quantities, including acceleration and TDR data. Data collected in GPS-GPRS/UHF data bank:
GPS position, speed, GPS altitude, GPS precision parameters, GPS heading, battery voltage, logger operating parameters, barometric pressure or hydrostatic pressure, temperature and immersion duration, acceleration, 3-axis data recorded in a programmable bursts (1-30 Hz) and detailed activity report “report 480".

• GPS-UHF (optional):
UHF long range link (LRD) to all GPS-GSM trackers or as a default in only GPS-UHF models. The same data from GPS-GPRS/UHF bank can be transmitted via optional UHF long range link to the to field installed base station. This transmission consumes low power, at the same time avoiding charges for data. Recommended for places where SMS and GPRS transmission is not possible. Transmission range in the line of sight: ground-to-ground ~800m, ground-to-air or air-to-ground >6km;

Available data transmission combinations in KITE GPS-GSM series:

 Key features:
• independently programmable GPS-SMS and GPS-GPRS/UHF modules;
• worldwide & USA 2G/3G quad band HSPA/GSM communication range;
• data access & programming from password protected web profile or via long range (LR) UHF link;
• programmable data delivery schedules;
• GPS-SMS and GPS-GPRS/UHF intervals: user programmable, from 1 minute to 24 hours;
• GPS controlled by: operating-hours schedule, light sensor (day/night), immersion or acceleration sensor;
• data export to MOVEBANK from GPS-SMS bank;
• long-life rechargeable battery;
• highly efficient solar charger, works as well in a low light conditions;
• 2 GB memory capacity.

• UHF long range (LRD) link to hand operated or field installed base station. Designed for automatic data download and settings change;
• VHF beacon 146-152 MHz, programmable remotely, with an automatic mode enabling mortality detection;
• diving depth & temperature sensor (TDR), diving duration sensor & pressure-proof design;
• barometric pressure & temperature sensor;
• ready for wind farm monitoring (WFM) system;
• double powering system (main - not rechargeable and solar rechargeable battery);
• implementation of ARGOS data download in places where GSM or UHF cannot be used (in progress).

• No GPS signal"- detects when GPS signal is not present and stops searching in a den,cave, etc.;
• UHF signal from base station can stop GPS data collection, protects battery in a burrow, den or when animal is in the nest;*
• UHF digital telemetry. It has ~50% bigger range than UHF communication link. Enables easier animal locating as well as improves data download.*
* Only when optional built-in UHF transceiver is present.

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