CURRENT PRICES: Elephant GPS/GPRS collar @ Rs 120.000* + Server charges @ Rs 10.000* per year
NEW: Multi-operator SIM card @ Rs 9.600* per year (see below)
* Indicative price for 1 unit. Plus applicable taxes. Subject to change. Read our Pricing Policy & Conditions of Sales.
The latest technology at the service of wildlife tracking now available in India.
ElephanTTrackinG was born from the need to develop and share a reliable and flexible tracking system for elephants in India on a non-profit basis. For us, GPS collars represent an indispensable tool to study the movements of wild elephants. It can be used as an advance warning system for the prevention of Human Elephant Conflict, but also as a modern alternative to the historical practice of chaining tamed elephants, so that they may free-range in their natural habitat.
Our aim is to provide top technology at the lowest possible price with the foremost concern for wildlife conservation. We designed ElephanTTrackinG with the highest requirements and we are its first users. So download the PDF file, write to us and join the ElephanTTrackinG community. You can also purchase and donate a collar to an organization working with elephants.
New features of the ElephanTTrackinG collars :
— The collars are sturdy and harmless, principally made of natural rubber. They have been designed based on over 3 years of tests in real conditions in the field.
— The collars include an electronic module or ‘tracker’ and a counterweight.
— The tracker is protected against shocks and water by a custom made shell and a double waterproofing seal.
— The tracker acquires the GPS position and forwards it directly to the server using the available 2G or 3G network.
— In case of failed transmission, the data is stored in the tracker and sent at the next connection.
— The counterweight is made of chromium coated steel. It has been specially designed so that it can lock the collar without any holes to any size within minutes. You don’t need to measure the neck-girth of the elephant in advance (usually about 2m for an adult female and 3m for a male). Our collars are delivered with a length of 4m so as to fit any elephant and the excess is cut once fitted.
Map the movement of elephants within seconds :
Manage your monitoring program with the ElephanTTrackinG website :
Once your ElephanTTrackinG account is created and you receive your personal password, you can access the website and discover its multiple functions:
— Activate or deactivate your trackers.
— Rename your trackers/animals.
— Create groups of animals that should appear together or separately on the map.
Locate the animal in the field with the Android and iPhone application :
Once a member, download the application and when in the field, you can :
— Map the last positions of each animal,
— Locate the animal with the compass function,
— Receive an alert if the animal crosses the limit of a virtual zone you have created,
— Check the battery level, the next position, etc...
Pricing policy :
Our prime motive is the conservation of wildlife and in our view, it is not a business nor an industry. With this non-profit philosophy, we have attempted to price the ElephanTTrackinG equipment and services at the lowest possible so that it can be used widely in India and South Asia by all of you who share the same concerns that guide us. However, since our products and services are sourced from various industries that do not all share our principles and motives, the more people will join us and use the system, the better we can control prices.
DONATE an ElephanTTrackinG collar to an organization working with elephants.
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Prepare your ElephanTTrackinG program :
— The first step is to study with the help of a regular mobile phone the availability of GSM networks in the area where you plan to deploy the collars. This is crucial to decide which technology you need to use and which operator to select.
— The price of one elephant GPS collar is posted on our website and updated from time to time. Applicable sales taxes are to be added. This covers the costs of parts, assembling and testing.
— Payment is to be made in full at the time of order, by transfer or cheque. Sorry, no cash, no credit facilities.
— For each collar, you need to pay a service charge (see current prices) per year for your 24h/24 access to the server. This amount includes the maintenance of the server and the website, the download of the Android or iPhone application, the update of the website and applications, the storage and protection of your data in 2 datacenters.
— Unless you opt for multi-operator SIM cards, for each collar, you need a post-paid SIM card (standard size only, not mini, micro or nano) to be chosen among the mobile operators with the best network in the area where you want to work. This SIM card should work both on 2G or 3G and allow Mobile data and roaming.
Multi-operator SIM cards :
ElephanTTrackinG collars can now be provided with multi-operator SIM cards that work with most GSM operators in India. Using such SIM cards offers several advantages :
— You don't need to go through the time-consuming process of obtaining a local SIM card.
— Multi-operator SIM cards work anywhere in India except restricted areas, so you don't need a specific SIM card according to the area where you want to use the elephant collars.
— Your collars will benefit from the combined networks of several GSM operators. Therefore, the collars will transmit from a much larger area than that of one single network, which is crucial in forest areas.
Conditions of sales :
Prices are subject to change. For exact costs, please ask for a quotation. All our collars are checked with your SIM cards before delivery. We are confident about their sturdiness and reliability. Even after, it is easy to check on the website if they are working properly, but the conditions of use of elephant tracking collars are so unpredictable (physical shocks, temperature, water, etc...) that we do not guarantee the equipment against any damage once delivered.
However, we can service and repair your collars in Bangalore, so that only the damaged parts and replacement charges are billed (plus shipment). You will be sent a quotation to be approved beforehand.