Emitter Telemetry System

For Mice, Rats & Small Animals

The E-Mitter Telemetry System allows you to continuously monitor temperature, gross motor activity and heart rate of mice, rats and other small animals.

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Emitter Telemetry System

For Mice, Rats & Small Animals

The E-Mitter Telemetry System allows you to continuously monitor temperature, gross motor activity and heart rate of mice, rats and other small animals. Because the Emitter Telemetry System operates without batteries and can be implanted for up to 2 years, high costs and downtime due to explantation, refurbishment and re-implantation are avoided.


 

E-Mitter Telemetry Implants

E-Mitter Telemetry Implants E-Mitters are small, wireless, battery-free telemetry implants for use with mice and rats. E-Mitters are powered by capturing energy from electrical fields generated by the ER-4000 Energizer/Receiver

  • Wireless – No Tether
  • No Batteries
  • 2-Year Lifespan
  •  No Refurbishing
  •  No Recalibration
  •  Lightweight

 

E-Mitters do not require any refurbishments or calibration during their 2-year lifespan. The E-Mitter Telemetry System is perfect for any short or long-term studies.

E-Mitters are powered by capturing energy from electrical fields generated by the ER-4000 Energizer/Receiver. This allows the E-Mitter to operate without a battery and remain implanted indefinitely or to be reused in multiple animals over its 2-year functional lifespan.

 

G2 E-MITTER G2 E-MITTER

The G2 E-Mitter is the smallest E-Mitter we offer and measures 15.5mm x 6.5mm. Because of its small size, it is useful for measuring core body temperature and gross motor activity in mice.

G2 HR E-MITTER G2 HR E-MITTER

At 19.5 x 6.5mm, the G2 HR E-Mitter has the ability to monitor heart rate, core body temperature and gross motor activity in mice and rats ranging from 25 to 250 grams.

PTD 4000 E-MITTER PTD 4000 E-MITTER

The PDT 4000 E-Mitter dimensions are 23mm x 8mm and will provide core body temperature and gross motor activity in rats with a weight range of 250 – 900 grams.

PDT 4000 HR E-MITTER PDT 4000 HR E-MITTER

The PDT 4000 HR E-Mitter dimensions are 26mm x 8mm. This transponder allows you to measures heart rate, core body temperature and gross motor activity in rats with a weight range of 250 – 900 grams.

 

Benefits of the E-Mitter Telemetry System

Wireless Wireless
With no wires, you don’t have to worry about tethers, exit site infections, or other hard-wired problems.
No Batteries No Batteries
E-Mitters are powered by the ER-4000 Energizer/Receiver that conveniently fits under most standard lab cages. This means no downtime or recurring costs for battery refurbishment or recalibration.
Low cost Low cost/long-term monitoring
As E-Mitters require no batteries and have a 2-year lifespan they can be reused over and over for short-term studies or implanted indefinitely for long-term studies.
Accurate and reliable Accurate and reliable
Reports physiologic and behavioral data from unrestrained animals in our VitalView software.
Lightweight Lightweight
Transponders are lightweight and range from 1.1 g – 2.2 g.
Software Software
E-Mitters use VitalView software for data acquisition and analysis.

 


 

ER4000 Energiser / receiver

ER4000 Energizer / Receiver The ER4000 Energizer/Receiver provides power to and receives measurement data back from implanted E-Mitters. It conveniently fits under most standard lab animal cages and can work together with our Mouse and Rat running wheels.

  • 7-9 year lifespan
  • Connect Up to 32 to a standard Windows PC
  • Withstands room temperatures of 4-6 Degrees C or higher.

 

The ER4000 Receiver is a required component for our Emitter-Telemetry System where you can only assign one (1) Emitter per one (1) Receiver during an active data collection for single-housed type rodents.

You can randomly assign any Emitter to a Receiver by updating the Vital View Telemetry Data Acquisition software prior to the start of a new data collection.

 

Benefits of the ER4000 Energizer / Receiver

Use with Mice & Rats Use with Mice & Rats
The ER4000 will connect to any of our E-Mitter implants and is compatible with both a Mouse and Rat size cage
Made of Durable Material Made of Durable Material
You can spill any type of liquid (excluding acid) on its base area without doing any damage
Up to 32 Receivers Up to 32 Receivers
Assign each receiver it’s own ID Number using the VitalView Telemetry Software.
Flexible Placement Flexible Placement
The ER4000 Receiver can be placed on a standard shelving unit, table-top or Circadian Type Chamber. It can also be placed at the base of the cage body (recommended) or to the side of the cage body.

 


 

VitalView® Telemetry Software

VitalView® Telemetry Software
VitalView® Telemetry Software
VitalView® Telemetry Data Acquisition Software allows you to monitor and record data in real-time when using Starr Life Science’s E-Mitter® Telemetry Implant on a 24-7 basis

  • Record up to 96 Data Channels
  • Data Export
  • Data Collection Monitor
  • Easy ASCII data file conversion
  • Can create individual .AWD files

 

VitalView® Telemetry software allows you to configure the experiment and data collection parameters when using the  Emitter Telemetry Implants. The software manages communications with the hardware and stores and displays basic graphical data analysis.  It also provides descriptive statistics and prepares the data for export.

VitalView® is a convenient PC/Windows-based platform designed to monitor an entire suite of parameters. Built-in flexibility permits user-defined sampling size, data filtering, and epoch lengths.

 

Benefits of the VitalView Telemetry Software

Easy Configuration Easy Configuration
Provides tools to configure hardware, confirm proper E-Mitter implant placement, create user-defined sampling rate and epoch size, and organize data channels by test subject and experimental grouping.
Monitor Data Collection Monitor Data Collection
The data collection monitor Screen (Homepage screen) allows you to monitor data during your study.
Data Export Data Export
Export ASCII and Actiview® (.awd) data formats at any time without interrupting the main recording. Free Excel support.
96 DAata Channels 96 Data Channels
Record up to 96 data channels
ASCII Data File ASCII Data File
Easily convert data into an ASCII data file

 

E-Mitter Telemetry Implants

 

Shape Cylindrical
Encapsulation Borosilicate glass & biocompatible epoxy
Heart Rate Leads MP35N alloy, 0.13 mm wire, 0.56 mm OD coil, silicon insulation
Charge/Comm Range 12 cm
Temperature Range 18° C – 42° C
Temperature Accuracy ±0.1° C
Heart Rate Range 120 – 900 BPM
Activity Gross motor activity
Implant Model Number

Size (mm)

Weight (g)

Volume(cc)*

HR Lead (mm)**

G2

15.5 x 6.5

1.1

0.5

G2 HR

19.5 x 6.5

1.5

0.8

90

TA

23 x 8

1.6

1.1

HR

26 x 8

2.2

1.2

65

* Volume does not include HR leads
** User can trim length.


 

ER4000 Energizer / Receiver

 

Receiver dimensions 20” x 10” x 2.5”
Commumication Type USB
Number of Receivers per one data collection computer 32 units
Number of Receivers required per Power Supply Unit 4 units
Receiver’s Required Spacing 8″ horizontally x 14-16″ vertically from base of Receiver to Emitters position