The Finder is a small handheld device that pairs with your smartphone using a Bluetooth connection. It runs the complete radio interface to your Tags, including a compressed LoRaWAN® gateway function capable of supporting up to 64 Tags in the 868MHz and 915MHz bands, without any network costs or subscriptions.
The Finder gateway function is based on the LoRaWAN® protocols and used to send and receive messages over long distances* to your Tags and is the mechanism for wake-up, location reporting, remote configuration updates and Tag operating modes. The Finder also supports the UWB ranging technology for precise distance measurements within a 150m* range.
The Finder connects to your Smartphone running the TagRanger® App using it's Bluetooth connection. This allows all Tag communications to be relayed to and from the App for visual mapping, warnings, control and data downloads. Refer to the Feature Set page for the full extent of the Finder capabilities.
The internal battery can be recharged using a microUSB cable and there is a multifunction LED to indicate operating modes. The LED can be disabled by the user through the configuration settings if not required.
Power is controlled by holding a magnet (supplied) against the Finder between the USB connector and the LED.
* Like any other radio system (cellular, satellite, VHF etc) LoRaWAN® and UWB range is highly variable depending on the local environment. LoRaWAN® range between a Finder and a Tag has been demonstrated at 21km and UWB up to 150m with an ideal line-of-sight scenario (hilltop to hilltop with no obstructions), but this will be reduced by trees, vegetation, buildings, hills and even the tagged animal itself. Reduce the effects of blocking by using the Finder from as high a position as possible.