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  • GPS Argos tag

    The world’s smallest certified GPS Argos tag – from just 3.5g

    GPS Locations automatically relayed by Argos satellites, so no need for tag retrieval.

    Accurate, automated GPS locations are taken at times/dates programmed by you, to meet the requirement of your study. The locations are then automatically relayed by Argos Satellite, from anywhere in the world, ready to be downloaded online. If retrieved, the tag can be recharged and used repeatedly.

    Great for:

    • Accurately tracking unknown migration routes
    • Low site fidelity species
    • Dispersal tracking
    • Flexible, user-programmable GPS schedule
    • Argos transmission only at end of study, to reduce Argos costs
    • User rechargeable (if tag retrieved)
    • Optional end tubes for harness attachment
  • PinPoint Argos

    GPS Argos tag
  • The PinPoint Argos tags are made to order. Other versions are continually in development so please contact us for more information on other options.

    Model PinPoint GPS
    Argos 75
    PinPoint GPS
    Argos 120
    PinPoint GPS
    Argos 240
    Standard weight (g) † 3.7 n/a n/a
    Heavy duty weight (g) 4.1 4.8 10
    Location attempts * 30 50 75
    Standard model dimensions (l x w x h) † 25 x 14 x 7 mm 25 x 14 x 10 mm 55 x 17 x11 mm
    Flexible scheduling GPS fixes spread over days, months or even a whole migration
    Data Download Terminal Transmission (standard): data sent back to Argos at end of schedule
    OR
    Pass predication: data sent back to Argos after every 3rd successful GPS fix
    Rechargeable Limited recharges, dependent on deployment
    Operating temperature -5°C to +35°
    Antennas 5cm Antenna for GPS
    18cm Antenna for Argos
    Waterproofing Standard & Heavy duty models: Splash tolerant
    Warranty** 80% of Estimated Life, to a Maximum Warranty period of 6 months

    † Tags can be further customised for attachment method, antenna strength and potting level. Note that these options will affect weight and dimensions. Please contact one of our Avian Telemetry Specialists to discuss your project requirements.

    * Locations may be attempted but the bird’s behaviour can prevent GPS communication & Argos data download.

    ** All PinPoint Tags are Warrantied to be free of defects in materials and workmanship under Normal Use for a period of 80% of Estimated Life for the first deployment schedule, unless otherwise specified, to a specified Maximum Warranty Period. The Tags should function (meaning to charge and take fixes) for the entirety of the Tag’s Warranty Period. For Remote Download PinPoint Tag Models (Argos, Iridium, VHF or GSM) the customer must prove that the Tag is in circumstances where it has had a good opportunity to collect GPS locations and where data reception is possible via the applicable method, in order to make a valid warranty claim. No Signal Protection (for PinPoint Argos Tags end transmission only) - Customers may choose to purchase No Signal Protection. If there is no signal during the specified Warranty Life, provided the schedule would indicate a transmission during that period.

    Specifications correct as of October 2017

    To use the Argos data download, an Argos account is required, with an Argos ID Code for each tag. More information about this can be provided by your Avian Telemetry Specialist, please contact us for more details.

  • PinPoint Argos product sheet

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