Sonotronics proudly introduces this new addition to available fisheries research technologies. This small, inexpensive, long life unit allows for detection of fish passage within its detection area. Strings, arrays, or individual receivers can be utilized depending on the resolution of detection desired in the study. One of the main principles behind the miniSUR is its ability to save valuable field time by simplifying deployments thus reducing project costs. The miniSUR brings new features and options to the marketplace aiding in the continued development of fisheries research technologies.
1. Site fidelity sudies
2. Spawning area detection
3. Animal attachment for social experiments
4. Simple positioning in array configurations
5. Gates for Active tracking boundaries
6. Towable: for area surveys
The miniSUR allows simple mooring by using tie-wraps to connect to small rope. Transmitters within the units detection area will be logged to the on board memory along with date and time. The miniSUR may be configured in the field to allow use as either a single frequency ACT decoder, or use with rcode transmitters.
The miniSUR is designed to allow mounting to an animal as a small (16mm diameter) expendable unit, as a remotely powered, cabled RS232 system, or as a standalone submersible receiver powered by 3xAAA alkaline batteries.
The miniSUR is compatible with Sonotronics integrated software for communications with multiple receivers – SURsoft. SURsoft may be used to set time and date, download data, configure detection frequency and many other options. SURsoft includes a data processing module (As shown on the figure). The data processing center can be used to process and examine the data obtained from miniSUR’s, saving valuable time in sorting data. Features include examining data by transmitter, processing telemetry data, and viewing a graphic display of activity at an SUR.
SUR-Archer is a hardened PDA operating Windows Mobile, and allows data downloads and time syncing of miniSURs. Its compact size and extremely durable packaging are an attractive alternative to fragile laptops for field data collection. SURArcher also contains all of the features standard Windows Mobile Applications, including Mobile versions of Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, Outlook, and sporting wireless internet, and many other features.