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.
The PinPoint Argos tags are made to order. Other versions are continually in development so please contact us for more information on other options.
|Standard weight (g) †||3.5||n/a||n/a|
|Heavy duty weight (g)||4.1||4.8||10|
|Marinised weight (g)||5.8||7.2||15|
|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
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
Marinised Models: Rated to 50 m, tested to 80 m.
|Warranty||6 months or 80% of the scheduled life, whichever is shorter|
† 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.
Specifications correct as of May 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.