Hardware FAQs

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You can use a standard tagger tool to install the DoggTags we recommend the Ytex UltraTagger applicator because our kits include Ytex tag backs.

We recommend as close up into the center of the ear as possible, but there is no significant difference for the animal alerts to work properly.

The WelfareTags store up to five days of sensor data at any time without any loss of data. Once they are within range of the DoggBone again, tag data is automatically gathered. 

The TraceTag and YardTag do not store data but broadcast whenever they are within range of the DoggBone reader.

No. The DoggTags ear tags collect data via Bluetooth and transmit that data to the DoggBone reader or your cell phone regardless of whether you have a cell signal or not.

Cell service is needed by the DoggBone to upload data to the cloud OR the DoggBone can be configured on a wifi network if one is available.

For those who do not have reliable cell service or a wifi network, our StarDogg DoggBone will be available for purchase later this year.

TraceTags last up to 5 years. 

WelfareTags last up to 2 years. 

YardTags up to 13 months.

You can turn on the LED on the DoggTags from your phone to find which animal you are looking for. 

Yes, The DoggTags be moved and assigned digitally from one animal to another. This makes HerdDogg tags cost effective in their ability to be used on multiple animals.

Once the battery life has expired, new replacement tags will need to be purchased.  All prior data from the old tag is stored within the HerdDogg system and is found in the animal’s history.  Historical data stays with the animal.  The system tracks and will notify the user of a low battery tags

No.  RFID tags operate off a different system.  RFID tags require a special reader at close range.

Doggtags run off 5G Bluetooth.  The tags can be read by either our Doggbone reader out to 100 yards or your mobile phone at around 30-50 ft.

DoggTags only have an internal number, they do not have a visual ID.  Within the HerdDogg platform, DoggTags support the producer’s ID of choice and support a digital link to multiple tag types: visual, RFIF, name, etc.

The number of DoggBone readers depends on your facility set up and desired amount of monitoring.  We recommend that you use one DoggBone for every 250 DoggTags – OR – If you are supporting multiple sites within your premise, install a DoggBone at strategic locations for inventory management.

No.  DoggTags are not 24/7 step/location tracking GPS tags.  DoggTags track the location of the animals by linking the animal with the DoggBone reader that has read the tag.  If multiple readers are deployed and named according to location, whichever DoggBone reads the tag is identified and logged into the system by time and date.

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