A sample of the solar recharging GPS-GSM units from CTT with internal antenna ES-400 series

Telemetry Research

Need something special? Designing telemetry equipment requires a delicate balance between power, weight, and capabilities. Thanks to Cellular Tracking Technologies' investments in telemetry R&D, we provide the most data with the fewest compromises in the right format for your species.

GSM Cellular, Argos Satellite, and Radio

We have agreements with over 400 GSM carriers around the world, as well as global Argos satellite technology. In addition, our signals can be received by the Motus network.

GPS, Accelerometry, Inertial Measurements, and More

The telemetry data you analyze is only as good as the sensors collecting the data. We have years of experience connecting sensors with the precisely tuned software necessary to maximize the quality of your data.

Cloud Portal

Easily manage your trackers, analyze your data, and visualize movement in our cloud portal. Make decisions for your data collection, export to MoveBank, download data, see your animals' movement and activity, and perform administrative tasks.

Small birds like Sanderling are tagged once and studied for multiple years with CTT LifeTag

Deployed in over 200 countries on thousands of projects.
View our featured projects below to learn more.

  • Solar recharging and super reliable transmitters from CTT help you succeed

    Whooping Cranes

  • Multi-year partnership with Project Snowstorm

    Project Snowstorm

  • CTT helps conserve and protect endagered species like the California condors

    California Condors

You Are the Best Part of Our Job

Nothing makes our team more excited than helping you make your research a success. Not sure which CTT gear is right for your project? Take 20-30 minutes to talk with us.

What People are Saying About Us

  • CTT LifeTag helps researchers in Florida, USA study scrub jays.
    Tracking movement is difficult, even with technological advances such as VHF and satellite tags that are still labor and time intensive, have exorbitant costs, and are restricted to large bodied organisms. The commercial availability of CTT LifeTags and the CTT SensorStation has opened up a whole new avenue of research by allowing high resolution tracking for smaller organisms at a reasonable cost. For the first time, after 50 years of monitoring this population of Florida Scrub-Jays, we are finally able to monitor an intriguing life stage of nonbreeding jays at an unprecedented scale. After a few days of tagging our first jay, we were already inundated by the amount of data we were receiving and were able to see where our jays going with incredible detail. We are excited to track multiple jays throughout the season which will help us gain a better understanding of spatial patterns, habitat use, and social interactions of nonbreeding jays which we have never been able to do before.
    Young Ha Suh
    Graduate Student, Cornell University
  • VulPro in South Africa protects threatened species with a fleet of CTT transmitters.
    CTT has been an incredible project partner over the past several years and offers incredible service and assistance wherever needed. The tracking devices are to-date, the best devices we have used and not only do they look professional, but that operate efficiently and effectively optimising our research work which allows us to get the best out of our tracking studies, helping us to learn more about the species we are trying to save. What also further impresses me with these devices is, the ability to track vultures over 2 minute intervals if needed; which has allowed us to save vultures after colliding with power lines or being poisoned from eating off a poisoned carcass. We have found new breeding sites, new feeding sites and have learnt so much more about the importance of water to vultures, all which would not have been possible with the use of the CTT devices. With strong ethics and passion for species at their core, CTT is without a doubt, my go to organisation for tracking devices and collaboration with existing and future tracking projects.
    Kerri Wolter
    Founder/Manager, VulPro
  • Scott Weidensaul
    Cellular Tracking Technologies has been an absolutely critical partner since we launched Project SNOWstorm in the winter of 2013-14, with the goal of understanding the winter ecology of snowy owls. Since then, we've used CTT transmitters on more than 75 snowy owls in 14 states and provinces. CTT has been incredibly responsive, working with us in an ongoing, adaptive manner to figure out the best approaches in terms of transmitter design, duty cycles and similar issues for a species that had never been tracked before by GSM. They've consistently pushed the envelope in terms of onboard instrumentation like temperature sensors and accelerometers, always trying to increase the kinds of data we can collect without dramatically increasing weight or cost. We simply couldn't do the work we do without CTT.
    Scott Weidensaul
    co-founder, Project SNOWstorm
  • Biologists set up CTT GPS-GSM devices
    The reintroduction of the Bearded Vulture is one of the most ambitious environmental projects in Andalusia, Spain. Having the maximum number of daily locations is needed, and for this reason, it is important to use a technology like that of Cellular Tracking Technologies. We have deployed CTT transmitters on vultures in the natural park of Cazorla and have had positive results. The transmitters are obtaining many more positions than conventional transmitters and are running without glitches. We have been able to detect unknown patterns movement, and we are learning interesting things about using temporary space breeding area. We plan to continue using CTT’s units in the future.
    Jose Ramon Benitez Izaguirre
    Fundacion Quebrantahuesos
  • Deploying a CTT transmitter on a research raptor
    I have deployed over fifty CTT-1100 GPS-GSM cellular transmitters on Bald and Golden Eagles throughout Virginia. I have been very impressed with performance, data resolution, and durability of the CTT-1000. Further, slots on these units are designed for easy attachment of harness straps. The CTT-1100, as well as all models of transmitters from Cellular Tracking Technologies, are produced by biologists, for biologists. If your research needs require high resolution tracking data then Cellular Tracking Technologies transmitters will exceed your expectations.
    Jeff Cooper
    Biologist, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

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