Savannah Tracking offers two GPS tracking models for elephant tracking. The standard Savannah model suitable for African Savannah and Asian elephants and our lighter Forest model suitable for forest elephants or for tracking smaller individual e.g. post release tracking of orphaned calves or similar. Both models are available with either GSM or iridium satellite uploading of GPS data. The underlying GPS tracking boards and specifications are fully identical between the two models and two data uploading options with the difference being size of battery, thickness of belting and number of telemetry beacons, resulting in a cheaper and lighter Forest model compared to the standard savannah model. Collars contain telemetry beacons and includes continues on-board behavioural monitoring via tri-axis accelerometer linked to automated alarm functions and SMS alerts for mortality or abnormal behaviour alerts.




Position acquisition:
GPS for positions with user defined averaging function

Activity recording:
12 bit Tri-axis accelerometer.

Two way communication via Iridium or GSM

GSM service providers:
Worldwide roaming with seamless transition between providers, inquire about roaming partners in your area

Iridium links:
Worldwide coverage

Data Access:
Internet based downloading via the free accompanying Savannah Tracking data manager software. Automated Google Earth links for visualization.

Telemetry location:
Two independent transmitters, one VHF and one UHF transmitter (user defined frequencies: VHF 140- 173 MHz. UHF 433 – 450 MHz)

Lifespan and Weight:
Depending on Model @ 24 positions and 4 data reports per day the standard 4 Dcell Savannah Model (14 kg) = 8 years, the 2 Dcell Forest Model (8 kg) = 4 years

Fully user definable geo fencing allowing for point, line and polygon fences and automated SMS alarms in case of zone violation.

Mortality alarms:
Automated SMS alarms in case of ACC detected mortality

HEC system:
RF beacon for integration with the LionShield HWC alarm system (see separate information sheet)

The Iridium and GSM version use an identical shared user interface with similar programming interface. GPS data recorded by similar GPS modules makes data fully comparable between the two reporting versions and two different models