Power Tracker II Electronic ID System

Power Tracker II Electronic ID System

Utilizing patented technology, the Tracker Series systems provide precise, secure, and permanent animal identification. Traditionally, accurate laboratory animal identification has been difficult to achieve due to less efficient methods of identification. Old techniques such as ear-punching, tagging, toe clipping and tail tattooing are time consuming, stressful to the animal, and typically not always reliable in long-term studies.

• Most reliable method for animal identification
• Saves time and money
• Simple to implant
• Two sizes of tags:
    ‐ 12 mm size is ideal for mice on up
    ‐ 14 mm size is larger and has a slightly longer read range

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72-0091 Power Tracker II Electronic ID System
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Utilizing patented technology, the Tracker Series systems provide precise, secure, and permanent animal identification. Traditionally, accurate laboratory animal identification has been difficult to achieve due to less efficient methods of identification. Old techniques such as ear-punching, tagging, toe clipping and tail tattooing are time consuming, stressful to the animal, and typically not always reliable in long-term studies.

• Most reliable method for animal identification
• Saves time and money
• Simple to implant
• Two sizes of tags:
    ‐ 12 mm size is ideal for mice on up
    ‐ 14 mm size is larger and has a slightly longer read range

The key to these systems is a microchip hermetically sealed within a bioinert glass capsule the size of a grain of rice. These capsules have a patented anti-migratory coating that helps promote tissue growth and reduce the possibility of rejection. Battery free and biologically inert, the Identification Tag is quickly and safely positioned with a standard injection procedure using a specially designed Needle and Syringe Implanter. Each Identification Tag is factory encoded with a unique 9 digit ID number which can never be altered, whether by malice or accident, once encoded. The Identification Tag may be recycled if recovered at sacrifice. It may also be stored with tissue samples for long term identification. The Tags will not be harmed or erased by fixatives or freezing.

Two sizes of Identifications Tags are available. The 12 mm size is suitable for mice and larger animals. The 14 mm size is suitable for rats and larger animals and provides a little longer read range. These ID Tags are available both sterile and non-sterile and are supplied in a package of 25. Each sterile Tag is supplied in a disposable, single use syringe with needle. The sterile Tag is held in position at the bevel of the needle and will not slip out of the needle until the plunger is depressed. The ID Tag number is printed on a peel and stick label (1 label provided for each Tag) for recording convenience. This format is ideal for GLP compliance as well as fieldwork. The non-sterile Tags are provided in a convenient Tag Dispenser within a sealable plastic vial. The Tag Dispenser can be stored in the vial and submersed in an acceptable cold sterilization solution (isopropanol is recommended). The Tags are removed with the Syringe Implanter. Additionally, the Needle of the Syringe Implanter can be stored in the Tag Dispenser and also submersed in the cold sterilization solution.

When an animal’s identification is required, simply pass the Reader over the animal and the ID number is displayed. The Reader generates a low-energy radio signal that energizes the Identification Tag (A), which then transmits its unique ID number back to the Reader (B). The number is displayed on a liquid crystal display in an easy to read format. In addition, all of our Readers are capable of transmitting via a standard RS-232 interface to a computer, where the Windows Wedge software allows your Windows application to directly capture and log ID numbers. For the PowerTracker II and III Systems an AC adapter and computer interface cables are required.

Power Tracker II System
The Power Tracker II System is a portable, water-resistant, handheld Identification Tag Reader. Its patented Multi-Mode technology enables tags from different manufacturers to be read (currently AVID and FECA-VA coded radio frequency tags). The ID code is displayed on the Reader's 16 character LCD or can be downloaded via RS-232 to a PC computer. In the operational mode, the Reader emits two beep tones and visual LED flashes to signal that an Identificaiton tag has been read. When not in use, four beep tones sound every three minutes to warn the user that the unit is still on. Supplied with one Nicad rechargeable battery and battery charger.

Also available for the PowerTracker II and III Systems is a handheld computer for times when directly connecting your Reader to your computer is not possible. Please call Harvard Apparatus for details.

Each of our Tracker Systems is supplied complete with the specified Reader, a durable Carrying Case, 25 unique, 12 mm, non-sterile Identification Tags, and Syringe Implanter with Needle. The PowerTracker II and III systems also include a Nicad battery charger. Should you require a larger size ID tag, they are available separately.

Specifications72-0091
Depth English8.2
Depth Metric21
Display16 Character Liquid Crystal Display
Height English3.5
Height Metric9
Operating Frequency125
Operating Temperature Range English32 to 122
Operating Temperature Range Metric0 to 50
PowerRechargeable Nicad Battery or AC Adapter, 110 V AC Adapter, 110 V
Storage Temperature Range English4 to 158
Storage Temperature Range Metric
Tag Length English0.45
Tag Length Metric12
Tag Life Expectancy>1,000,000 read activations
Tag Read Time< 40
Tag Weight English0.0021
Tag Weight Metric0.06
Tag Width English0.08
Tag Width Metric2.1
Typical Read Distance 12 mm Tag English6
Typical Read Distance 12 mm Tag Metric15
Typical Read Distance 14 mm Tag English7
Typical Read Distance 14 mm Tag Metric17.5
Weight English1.7
Weight Metric770
Width English6
Width Metric15