You can define several independent GPS schedules which apply only for some specific events. The collar will use the special schedule when it is triggered by the specific event. The special schedule applies until it is not triggered any longer. The collar will then switch back to the default GPS schedule. Thereby, all schedules can be as complex as you want.
- Standard GPS schedule: This schedule will apply most of the time – whenever no other schedule applies. If you want to focus on events and save energy for them, you can limit it for a rough survey and do only a few fixes per day.
- Activity schedule: This GPS schedule is triggered by the activity of the animal. Whenever the activity level exceeds a user-defined threshold, this schedule applies until activity drops again below the threshold. It could be used to observe e.g. chasing events, the rut or the truly active phases of the collared animal. This schedule is available with all GPS Plus collars (firmware 2.8.9 or higher) with activity sensor enabled and it is optional. It has a higher priority than the Standard GPS schedule but will be overruled by the following ones.
- Virtual Fence schedule: All GPS Plus collars can use the Virtual Fence option. Whenever your collared animal enters one of the defined areas, this special schedule applies. It stops one hour (user-definable) after the animal has left the area. The schedule within the fence could be much tighter but you can do it also the other way around, setting a Virtual Fence e.g. around the “uninteresting” feeding sites of e.g. semi-domestic animals. The Virtual Fence schedule will overrule the Standard schedule and the Activity schedule.
- Proximity schedule: Collars with UHF communication can use the Proximity or Separation sensor (automatically included) and whenever they are in the vicinity / or leave the vicinity of at least one UHF-ID Tag, a special schedule can apply. In most cases, it will include a much denser schedule to observe the small scale movements, e.g. when a wolf pack chases a red deer (collared with UHF-ID Tag). It has a higher priority than the Standard, the Activity and the Virtual Fence schedule and will apply for a user definable time after the last contact.
- Mortality Schedule: This schedule applies in case of a mortality event (mortality sensor active). It involves a special GPS schedule for GSM, Iridium and Globalstar to mark and communicate the latest positions. It overrules all other schedules but lasts only for a short time. After that, the collar will switch back to the default modus and conduct schedules as they apply.
- Mortality Schedule (highest priority)
- Proximity Schedule
- Virtual Fence Schedule
- Activity Schedule
- GPS Schedule (lowest priority)