Implantable Telemetry Hardware
DSI offers telemetry systems to monitor both rodents and large animals. PhysioTel and PhysioTel HD rodent telemetry require a Matrix 2.0 (MX2) and PhysioTel Receivers. PhysioTel Digital large animal telemetry requires a Communication Link Controller (CLC) and PhysioTel Digital Transceivers (TRX-1).
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.
- POD2 takes the guesswork out of setting up studies by ensuring your implants are on, configured, and ready for data collection with the following critical information:
- Implant ID
- Serial number
- Implant frequency
- Indication of successful implant activation
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.
Universal System Hardware
The following hardware is necessary for both telemetry platforms:
- Ambient Pressure Reference (APR-2) - is required when measuring pressure via telemetry implants in order to compensate for the absolute measurements. The APR-2 measures atmospheric pressure and provides dynamic corrections. It is compatible with router and switch directly.
- 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 legacy APR-1 to be connected to the network.
Optional hardware for both telemetry platforms include:
- Signal Interface - used to acquire and synchronize non-telemetric analog and digital signals with telemetry data in Ponemah v6.x.