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Telemetry Receiver Comparison Chart

The table below contains DSI receiver options to assist you in determining the appropriate telemetry receiver for your research needs.  Information regarding size, receiver range, DRA capability, antenna capability, and frequency is detailed for each receiver.
Receiver  Size of Receiver  Signal Range DRA Capability2 Antenna Capability Frequency   Application
 RMC-1 12.5 x 10 x 1.5 in. 
(317 x 253 x 38 mm1)
Sufficient coverage up to 1 m (39 in.)
Supported Internal only  455 kHz
Most often used for monitoring primates, dogs, rabbits, ferrets and other animals housed in metal cages.
 RSC-1 5.25 x 3.3 x 1.2 in.
(132 x 84 x 30 mm)
Sufficient coverage up to 16 in. (41 cm)
Supported3
Internal or auxiliary antenna capability
 455 kHz
Small size to accommodate a variety of specialized cage configurations. Offers support for auxiliary antenna use.
 RPC-1 12.9 x 8.9 x 1.3 in.
(328 x 227 x 33 mm)
Sufficient coverage up to 16 in. (41 cm) Supported Internal only 455 kHz Most often used for monitoring mice, rats, and other animals housed in plastic cages that can be placed on top of the receiver.
 RPC-2 12.9 x 8.9 x 1.3 in.
(328 x 227 x 33 mm)
Sufficient coverage up to 16 in. (41 cm) Not supported Internal only 8 MHz
18 MHz
Most often used with 4ET implants (available in 8 MHz and 18 MHz frequency) for monitoring rats and other animals housed in plastic cages that can be placed on top of the receiver.
 RPC-3 12.9 x 8.9 x 1.3 in.
(328 x 227 x 33 mm)
Sufficient coverage up to 16 in. (41 cm) Supported Internal only  455 kHz
 18 MHz
Most often used for pair house studies involving rats and other small animals housed in plastic cages. The HD-S11-F2 (18 MHz frequency) is only compatible with the RPC-3.


1A clearance of approximately 114 mm is required to connect the cable to the RMC-1.  An optional Right Angle Connector reduces the clearance needed to accommodate the cable to approximately 90 mm.

2The distributed receiver array (DRA) feature allows syncing of up to 8 receivers to be used with a single animal to expand the coverage area and improve signal quality. A single data stream is passed back to the data acquisition computer based on instantaneous switching to the receiver that has the strongest signal strength. The DRA function requires that all receivers within a group are the same receiver model. Please refer to the software user manual for more information on configuring a DRA setup.

3Supported by Ponemah v5.00 and later

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