Model VR100 - General Purpose Ultrasonic Receiver



The VR100 is a general-purpose ultrasonic receiver designed for manual tracking of aquatic animals from small boats or for recording laboratory data.

The VR100 receiver’s principal value is in its flexibility. The VR100 can be used to track coded or continuous tag types simultaneously on a wide variety of animals ranging from salmon smolts to sharks.

Depending on the transmitter type, the receiver can also collect telemetry data such as temperature, depth and acceleration.

The VR100 is used with the VH165 (50-85 kHz) directional hydrophone, the VH180 (180 kHz) omni-directional hydrophones, and the VH110 (50-85 kHz) directional hydrophone. Directional hydrophones extend the receiver’s capabilities for real-time animal tracking studies.

  • Wide dynamic range permitting simultaneous detection of near and distant tags without gain adjustment
  •  GPS time and position display and data logging
  •  Improved sensitivity and noise rejection over conventional analog receivers

Frequency range : 12 to 200 kHz
Dimensions (approx.) : 34 cm x 32 cm (with handle extended) x 15 cm
Weight with gel cell : 6.5 kg
Battery life : Approximately 12 hours with backlight off
PC communication : Computer controlled via USB connection
Software : VR100 PC Host Software for Windows XP/Vista/7
Gain control : Automatic or manual
Hydrophone type : Omni-directional: VH165 (50-85 kHz), VH180 (180 kHz)
Directional: VH110 (50-85 kHz)
Display : 4 x 20 character LCD display
Signal strength meter : LCD screen displays relative signal strength numerically and graphically
Water resistance : Splash resistance

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