Implantable Telemetry Hardware
DSI's telemetry hardware simplifies the researcher’s task in retrieving reliable telemetry information from a wide variety of species and housing types. The hardware required to acquire data from conscious, free-moving, small and large laboratory animals specific to the telemetry platform being used.
PhysioTel Digital Hardware
When using the PhysioTel Digital telemetry platform, the following hardware is needed:
- PhysioTel Digital Transceiver (TRX)
provides reliable reception of data transmitted via digital telemetry for a wide variety of species, animal sizes, and housing types.
- Communication Link Controller (CLC)
manages communication between the PhysioTel Digital implants and the acquisition computer. Maintains the digital data from implant to acquisition computer for optimal data integrity.
PhysioTel HD and PhysioTel Hardware
When using the PhysioTel and PhysioTel HD telemetry platform, the following hardware is needed:
- PhysioTel® Receivers
provide reliable reception of data transmitted via telemetry for a wide variety of species, animal sizes, and housing types.
- Matrix 2.0 (MX2)*
manages the communication between the PhysioTel and PhysioTel HD implants and the acquisition computer.
*DSI's Ponemah v5.20
software is also compatible with the Data Exchange Matrix
(DEM) to provide the support for telemetry data transfer from the receivers to the computer. DSI's Dataquest A.R.T.
software is only compatible with the DEM.
Universal System Hardware
The following hardware is necessary for both telemetry platforms:
- Ambient Pressure Reference Monitor (APR-1) - ensures accurate pressure measurements in mice, small animals, or large animals when using DSI transmitters. This special type of barometer measures atmospheric pressure and provides dynamic corrections via a digital signal to the computer.
- Networking Hardware - DSI recommends using a dedicated network to permit the hardware to communicate to the data acquisition computer.
- Router - used to assign IP addresses.
- Switch with PoE (Power over Ethernet) - used to power the hardware and allow multiple connections to the network.
- E2S-1 - used to allow the APR-1 to be connected to the network.
The Telemetry Signal Simulator
simulates the output of PhysioTel® Transmitters. It provides a convenient way to learn and demonstrate the use of the Ponemah System without the need for an implanted transmitter and is an invaluable tool for system setup, user training, demonstration, and system validation.