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3rd party software recommendations

e-obs logger generate a lot of different data. We offer some proccessing tools with the Data Decoder but mostly leave that to the experts themselves. Please check out our paper library for details on specific analysis. Here some 3rd party software recommendations that will get you started:

Movebank is a free online platform that helps researchers manage, share, analyze and archive animal movement data.

  • archive animal movement data for future use, as controlled by the data owners.
  • enable collaborations between researchers, students, conservation organizations and governments who are interested in animal movement.
  • help scientists address new questions by combining datasets to test ideas related to ecological patterns, evolutionary processes and disease spread.
  • promote open access to animal movement data, in particular when the data collection is publicly funded.
  • allow the public to explore the amazing animal movements recorded by animal trackers.

The Movebank Acceleration Viewer is a free tool within / coupled with Movebank. It has tools for viewing and analyzing acceleration and GPS data acquired by e-obs telemetry tags.

Firetail is a commercial software extending the Movebank Acceleration Viewer, developed by the Schäuffelhut Berger GmbH, Germany. It is designed with Movebank and the latest e-obs features in mind.

  • View GPS points directly after download from tag in the field. Handles more than 500.000 GPS points.
  • Display more than 10M acceleration samples – time sychronized with GPS points.
  • Firetail offers different visualizations and various options for processing tracking data. Select data by area, time period and more.

Data Decoder

The DataDecoder is your primary tool to process recorded data. Please make sure to always use the latest DataDecoder version. New devices (BaseStations and/or animal tags) may have a new version of onboard software (firmware) which requires a new DataDecoder! Generally all new DataDecoder versions can also process data (logger.bin-files) coming from older devices, therefore it is normally not necessary to keep older DataDecoder versions.

Name Date Comment
decoder-v7-1.exe

08.10.2014

Corrected version of decoder-v7_0.

decoder-v7-2.exe

29.04.2015

Corrected ACC samplerate for some older special tags with Baboon-Software.

decoder-v7-3.exe

01.08.2017

Tighter version checking.

decoder-v7-4.exe

12.09.2017

Including the 920 Mhz version.

decoder-v7-5.exe

20.02.2018

Support for new tags.

decoder-v8.exe

23.10.2018

Corrected ACC, support for new tags.

decoder-v10s1.exe

26.04.2019

Support for new tags with IMU.

decoder-v11.exe

06.09.2019

Improved Error handling.

decoder-v13.exe

22.06.2020

For better distinction of ACC data coming from IMU.

decoder-v14-win64.exe

14.06.2021

Support for new collars with IMU and Geofence. Should also run on MAC with Wine.

Name Date Comment

decoder-linux64-v7-1.gz

08.10.2014

Corrected version of decoder-linux64-v7-0.

decoder-linux64-v7-2.gz

29.04.2015

Corrected ACC samplerate for some older special tags with Baboon-Software.

decoder-linux64-v7-3.gz

01.08.2017

Tighter version checking.

decoder-linux64-v7-4.gz

12.09.2017

Including the 920 Mhz version.

decoder-linux64-v7-5.gz

20.02.2018

Support for new tags.

decoder-linux64-v8.gz

23.10.2018

Corrected ACC, support for new tags.

decoder-linux64-v8.gz

23.10.2018

Corrected ACC, support for new tags.

decoder-linux64-v10.gz

26.04.2019

Support for new tags with IMU.

decoder-linux64-v11.gz

06.09.2019

Improved Error handling.

decoder-linux64-v13.gz

22.06.2020

For better distinction of ACC data coming from IMU.

decoder-linux64-v14.gz

14.06.2021

Support for new Collars with IMU and geofence.

You can use WINE to run the Windows Version (see above) of the data decoder within MAC OS X Catalina. Customers told us, that you start the data decoder on the command line like this: „wine64 decoder_v14_win64.exe“. Alternatively you can install Microsoft Windows on your MAC and then use the data decoder version for Windows.

Setuptool

Name Date Comment

EobsSetupTool-Windows-release-v1.3.2.zip

13.08.2019

Support for new devices.

EobsSetupTool-release-v2.0.0.zip

11.05.2021

New Setuptool with many new features.

EobsSetupTool-release-v2.0.2.zip

21.05.2021

Improvements.

Name Date Comment

EobsSetupTool-release-v1.3.2.zip

13.08.2019

Support for new devices.

EobsSetupTool-release-v2.0.0.tar

11.05.2021

New Setuptool with many new features.

EobsSetupTool-release-v2.0.2.tar

21.05.2021

Improvements.

AccelDemo

Please contact us directly.

USB Driver

The USB driver for the basestations for Windows you can find here.

For further support and software updates please contact us directly.