Knoxville, Tenn. (January 18, 2011) – SportDOG Brand, a leading manufacturer of sporting dog training gear and accessories, has introduced the industry’s first combination remote dog training and tracking system: the TEK 1.0. The new system is available with GPS tracking capabilities only (Model TEK 1.0L) or with a dual-purpose collar-receiver (Model TEK 1.0LT) that allows remote training via stimulation, vibration or tone.
“This is a huge breakthrough for our customers who run hounds, not to mention bird hunters who rely on far-ranging pointing dogs,” said Lance Tracy, SportDOG Brand’s Vice President. “This product eliminates the need to carry additional telemetry gear. Everything a hunter could possibly need to locate and control his dog is accessible from one compact and well-designed handheld unit.”
The TEK’s compact transceiver features a backlit liquid crystal display and integral electronic compass. Used as a GPS, the scalable screen provides a 75-mile diameter view and multiple-waypoint capabilities. Paired with the tracking collar-receiver, it shows a dog’s location from up to 7 miles away, and reports the dog’s status (stopped or direction of movement). The transceiver, designed with SportDOG Brand’s DryTek™ technology, is waterproof and submersible to 25 feet. It can be programmed to track up to 12 dogs at once.
For training with the 1.0LT model, the transceiver communicates with a collar receiver that connects with the tracking collar receiver. In addition to the tracking features, the system can then also be used to control up to 12 dogs simultaneously via up to 100 levels of e-collar stimulation, vibration or tone.
Like the transceiver, the tracking and training collar receivers feature DryTek waterproofing. All components charge quickly via a single wall adapter, providing a minimum of 20 hours of use between charges.
For more information on SportDOG Brand products, visit www.sportdog.com.