HOTMOBILE 6-35V DC option is suitable for all types of self powered movable assets such as boats, motorcycles, quad bikes, motor vehicles, trucks, tractors, mining machinery, etc.. HOTMOBILE rechargeable option is suitable for all non-powered assets such as trailers, containers, rental equipment, seed bags, money bags, etc..
HOTGUARD is suitable for all types personnel and self monitoring: Guards, hikers, hunters, outdoor sports, elderly, police, defense forces, research, surveying,VIP protection, mountain climbing, search and resque, etc.. It is available in both long life and slimline options and can strap top arm, leg, waist and neck or simply put into a shirt-, jacket- or webbing pocket. HOTGUARD has a built-in auto mapping function and even a covert mode. HOTGUARD monitors activity, behaviour, climatic exposure and health with the added benifit of coupled GPS data.
HOTSTOCK and HOTGAME syndromic surveillance collars are available in specific packages for each individual species (sheep, goats, cattle, horses, dogs, rhino, procupine, caracal, buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, etc.) and in the case of livestock also the farming practice type (Intensive/Extensive farming). HOTSTOCK collars are rechargeable whilst HOTGAME collars have ultra long life replaceable batteries.
Consumer’s associate trilateration by way of the various navigation satellite constellations with one universal term namely GPS. I wonder whether this will ever change. Thumbs up to the US Department of Defense for a good lesson in association branding! Prior to the development of the GPS system, the first satellite system was called Transit and was operational at the beginning of 1964. Transit had no timing devices aboard the satellites and the time it took a receiver to calculate its position was about 15 minutes.
The limitations of GPS are well known and industry is counting off the days to 2010 when Galileo’s full satellite network becomes available. A promised one-meter accuracy and greater penetration in urban areas, inside buildings and under trees will be available. In the wake of Galileo, GPS is now being modernized and with more satellites to choose from, multi channel adaptive anti-jamming universal receivers now flood the market. By 2015 an estimated 400 million satellite users are expected.
Thanks to GPS being free with somewhat limited signal strength and satellite availability, it drove innovation and gave birth to a legacy of super receivers, small devices and free satellite availability. With the availability of an additional 27 free use super satellites, with promised higher accuracy and better signal penetration, the development of even smaller devices will be possible. This will drive demand through innovative new applications. The consequential stimulation in growth will also drive costs down.
GPS have been used for conservation research purposes for the past decade. Though a very difficult and expensive practice, invaluable information is being gathered through this means and much is being learned from the recording of animal movement behaviour. Poaching still haunts the conservation community as endangered species and even GPS collared animals are being slaughtered. Game scouts have a difficult and dangerous task of patrolling reserves and coordinate their anti-poaching efforts. Field researchers are exposed to the same risks.
Livestock farmers are already suffering great losses due to diseases, below average animal production and severe climatic conditions. Other aggravating factors are a lack in natural resource management, which in some cases is directly related to farmland that can’t be utilized due to predation and theft. Animals have to be crawled at night and not even farmers themselves feel safe anymore.
Tiny super efficient trilateration enhanced AI biotelemetry robots have found interesting application in conservation and farming. These devices, more closely related to HMI passive/active robots are attached to animals and humans to monitor their wearer’s position, climate exposure, health and body language. Active versions of these tiny biotelemetry robots are able to modify undesired animal behaviour, virtually herd or fence animals in and even wake up a sleepy guard. All information is processed onboard and location based data extractions are transmitted to an internationally accessible interactive Web based GIS interface.
HOTGROUP patented and started development on these tiny AI robots back in 2003. Though still new, this technology has already sparked international interest.
What makes this technology so significant is that it is reliable, efficient, effective and affordable. Applications range from livestock protection & precision farming, guard monitoring & protection, wildlife research and anti-poaching, personal health monitoring and protection to vehicle fleet management.
Information from 5 sets of super sensitive 4D sensors, inclusive of satellite and climatic information, is processed by intelligent onboard software in an effort to accurately monitor the wearer’s sensory responses apart from to its immediate environment apart from its physical activities.
The understanding and interpretation of animal emotions is best left to the experts, but a way has to be found to translate animal primal emotional states into easily understandable human terms. Animal sensory responses are therefore translated into associated human emotional responses when subjected to similar types of stimuli. Animals sensing a predator would exhibit a species-specific behaviour.
Probably the greatest advantage of this combined satellite navigation and robot technology is its ability to detect and map progressive risk behaviour in true real-time information. Risk being defined as the possibility of a loss. Regardless of whether it is sheep grouping together because a possible threat has been sensed or a guard becoming sleepy, the status quo is being monitored as it happens. It is therefore possible to identify and monitor risk up front before it results in a loss. It is thus a true position based early warning system that allows in time pro-active action.
Other uses of this position based technology include early disease detection, animal estrus detection for artificial insemination timing, severe climatic change pre-warning to limit livestock losses during heat and cold spells and heat and cold stress detection that severely affect animal reproduction. It also does guard vigilance and patrol monitoring which obviously provides solo field worker safety. Keeping an eye on the use of the patrol vehicle is another useful feature. Risk identification without location information does not make much sense.
Satellite navigation technology will continue to drive innovation. It will find its way into many more new and exciting applications, assisting us on planet earth to search our way through the jungles of progress and negative social behaviour necessitating the management of predictable risk.