The tracking device transmits and stores the location and behaviour
information periodically, according to an established scenario (user
defined schedule), when a defined violation of “normal” behaviour
is observed or on request from the user. This data is received in
real time by a base station located within range of the tagged
animals or the data is downloaded when the animal enters a coverage
addition to the base stations, additional download receivers or
“repeater stations” can be positioned within the study area or
mounted on vehicles to extend the coverage area of the base station
by relaying transmissions from the tags to the base station if
required or downloading data from collars and dumping it to the base
stations when in range.
base station re-transmits data to a remote server through a global
system for mobile communications (GSM) network. The data is stored
and is protected on the remote server through a series of on and off
site backup systems.
location and behaviour of all the tagged animal as well as telemetry
systems operational status data can be accessed by a user in real
time through an internet based web browser on a password protected
website. The communication channels (from the tags to the end user)
are bidirectional, which allows the user to change any parameters on
the tags or radio tracking and monitoring system via a web-browser.