An ultra long-life tracking unit requiring no external power for applications with no power source. Weighing under 100 grams and small enough to slip into almost any space this unit provides discrete breadcrumb tracks. Operation is motion-triggered, and location (GPS) logging can be as often as every minute, or can be on start of movement, or stopping. Data transmission can be linked to Start-of-movement, Stopping, or simply daily or weekly. The choice of operation depends on the application and battery life required. Typically a 1 minute fix interval with transmission on Start and Stop would give 18 hours tracking. If the requirement can be met by a daily report then the fLead LongLife provides approximately 24 months of operation.
The location can be scheduled to log to an on-board archive that is not uploaded automatically, and this operation allows for extensive movement data to be recorded without the battery being run down to the same extent as would occur if the logs were being transmitted. The device can independently report location daily. Specific archive logs that are relevant can then be requested as the need arises.
For a research application the logs can be collected over months (or even years), with only limited data being transmitted so the location remains known. The fLead Extreme can then be recovered and the archive requested in a lab-type environment.
UTrackIT offer the LongLife technology in a number of packages and battery configurations based on the specific expectation in terms of life, transmit rate, and logging frequency, as well as size and weight expectations. Depending on your specific positioning requirement, and the correctly matched cell, this can offer you location awareness for any length of time. The standard product is shipped in an IP67 enclosure 80mm x 43mm tube and will provide 4-hourly locations that are collected, and transmitted daily; providing 18 months to 2 years of motion-triggered tracking.