The GSM HE910 module from Telit Wireless Solutions has been chosen by LX Design House for the operation of a koala tracking solution. LX Design House are developing the tracking collar for the Australian Koala Foundation, which required a solution that provided long-range operation and location accuracy for the difficult to spot, camouflaged koala.
The Telit GSM HE910 module, which was chosen for the company's base stations, meets these requirements by offering a location accuracy of less than 2.5m and GPS co-ordinates that provide activity level information. The module also meets the Australian Koala Foundation's requirements for a solution with a small physical profile and low power consumption.
Due to the deforestation of eucalyptus forests, koalas have become a threatened species. This deforestation has made koalas vulnerable, with approximately 4000 of the 100,000 national population being killed by dogs and cars each year.
“These iconic, furry little Australian creatures are listed as a threatened species, so working with LX and facilitating the creation of an incredibly light tracking solution was a particularly rewarding experience,” said Derick Tsang, President of Telit APAC.