SPLASH10-F (Fastloc®) tags are data-archiving, satellite transmitting tags designed for tracking vertical and horizontal movements of free-range marine animals.
A SPLASH10-F tag works best for researchers conducting fine-scale movement studies on diving animals like cetaceans, sea turtles and pinnipeds.
The SPLASH10-F comes in a variety of shapes for a variety of attachments—whatever works best for your animal.
Fastloc technology is what sets this tag apart. Fastloc uses GPS to provide highly accurate locations in under a second. Fastloc allows for fine-scale locations on animals that surface too quickly for a traditional GPS or Argos fix—Fastloc acquires positions every few minutes compared to a maximum of a few dozen a day with Argos-only tags.
Key Benefits of Fastloc:
Key Features of SPLASH10-F Tags Include:
Additional Data Products Available:
This user guide will give you all the essential information needed for interacting with, configuring, and deploying this tag.
Installs the Mk10Host program used for communicating with SPLASH tags. Mk10Host allows you to set up the tag’s deployment parameters and allows you to download archived data when the tag is recovered.
Driver for the Wildlife Computers USB Communications cable. A 32-bit version is available on our Download page.
Tag Portal—convenient online programming for configuring tag settings.
Below are the physical specifications of different SPLASH10-F models. A full description of the features is available on the downloadable SPLASH10-F Product Features (PDF).
|Sensors||Depth, Temperature, Wet/Dry, Fastloc (light and|
|Depth Sensor Range||0-2000 m***|
|Depth Sensor Resolution||0.5 m***|
|Depth Sensor Accuracy||±1% of reading|
|Temperature Sensor Range||-40 °C to 60 °C|
|Temperature Sensor Resolution||0.05 °C|
|Temperature Sensor Accuracy||±0.1°C|
|Light Sensor (When Installed)||5 x 10-12 W cm-2 to 5 x 10-2 W cm-2|
|Operating Temperature Rating (°C)||-20 °C to 50 °C|
|Recommended Storage Temperature Range (°C)||-20 °C to 5 °C|
|Conductivity Operational Limits||0.1 to 5 S m-1|
|Length (mm), Diameter (mm), Weight (g), Pressure Rating,|
Maximum Deployment Length
*** indicates the specification is dependent upon the configuration model
Tag features and specifications subject to change without notice
Antenna length not to scale