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.
PTD System Hardware

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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.
PhysioTel HD System Hardware

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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.