PinPoint Beacon

  • Accurate automated locations

    Retrieve your GPS tags more easily with our PinPoint Beacon tags. From 3.5g, you can now have accurate, automated locations and a built-in VHF beacon.

    With the fully programmable schedule, you choose the days and times that GPS locations are recorded and separately when the VHF beacon transmits, to meet the specific requirements of your study. E.g. you may want to have the beacon after the GPS locations have been collected.

    Great for:

    • Relocating tagged animals after migration
    • Keep track during the GPS schedule
    • Retrieving tags after short-term home range studies

    All of this with Biotrack’s made-to-order production service; customising tags for your study.

    Please see the features, specifications for more information, and contact us to discuss your requirements.

    • User friendly and flexible GPS scheduler
    • Schedule the beacon transmissions separately
    • Frequency of VHF Beacon chosen by you
    • Limited recharges, depending on deployment
    • Optional tubes for harness attachment
    • Other customisations (e.g. extra protection, thicker antenna) available on request
    • Mortality detection
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  • Customised to suit your project and species, the PinPoint Beacon tags are made to order.

    Model PinPoint Beacon-75 PinPoint Beacon-120 PinPoint Beacon-240
    Standard weight (g) † 3.7 n/a n/a
    Heavy duty weight (g) 4.1 4.8 10
    Standard model dimensions
    (l x w x h)
    25 x 14 x 7 mm 25 x 14 x 10 mm 55 x 17 x 11 mm
    Flexible scheduling Simple and flexible scheduling for GPS locations and VHF Beacon.
    Spread GPS fixes and VHF beacon signal over days, months or even a whole migration.
    Estimated number of locations Depends on GPS and VHF scheduling; contact us to discuss your application.
    Rechargeable Limited recharges, dependent on deployment
    Mortality Start of inactivity recorded in tag log
    Programmable mortality period
    Operating temperature -5°C to +35°C
    Antenna † 5cm GPS antenna
    18cm VHF antenna
    Waterproofing Standard & Heavy duty models: Splash tolerant
    Warranty* 80% of Estimated Life, to a Maximum Warranty period of 3 months

    † Weight includes tubes for fitting harnesses. Tags can be customised to be more robust with stronger antennas. These options will add weight.

    * 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.

    Please contact one of our Avian Telemetry Specialists to discuss your project.

    Specifications correct as of October 2017.

  • PinPoint Beacon product sheet

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