Horizon

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Develop your own unique tracking solutions

Horizon is an open source plug-and-play solution for engineers, developers or students who want to develop their own custom telemetry solutions.

Co-developed together with the Zoological Society of London, Horizon was used by the National Geographic Society to track plastic waste leaving the Gange’s delta as part of their Sea to Source Expedition.

The Horizon Developer Kit includes GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, a 9-Axis Accelerometer, 3G Cellular and an Argos ARTIC R2 transmitter to get you up and running quickly, compatible with next generation ARGOS-4 satellites and the future Kineis constellation of nanosatellites.

Tracking plastic with open source Argos satellite tags
Horizon was co-designed with the Zoological Society of London
Horizon was co-designed with the Zoological Society of London

Message in a bottle: tracking plastic across oceans

Have you ever wondered where plastic drink bottles, food containers and everyday plastic items end up once they enter waterways?.

A special bottle cavity was designed to house an Arribada Horizon Developer’s Kit, utilising both the cellular and Argos satellite module to track plastic water bottles throughout the Ganges River system in India and Bangladesh. Whenever mobile phone networks were available (i.e urban areas), each bottle would transmit its GPS location until they reached the open ocean and mobile phone reception was lost, at which point the Argos satellite transmitter would take over and transmit the bottleā€™s location every three hours.

One bottle travelled over 2845km

Open source satellite tag bottle enclosure
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Plug-and-play out of the box

We’ve interfaced our Horizon GPS board with our new Argos ARTIC R2 transmitter to get you up and running quickly, compatible with next generation ARGOS-4 satellites and the future Kineis constellation of nanosatellites.

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Developer friendly

Configure and modify settings using our straight forward Python tools over USB, or use the built-in Bluetooth 5.0 to communicate with the tag wirelessly.

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Integrate into your custom solution

After evaluating, connect the Argos ARTIC transmitter to your own custom device / solution and integrate with your own hardware and microcontroller without having to re-spin the board.

We’re all in this together

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