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Vitaprint Blog

Core-shell bioprinting

At IRNAS we are experienced in providing custom solutions for various bioprinting applications. For core-shell bioprinting, we have developed a custom nozzle that can be fed with material from two extruders simultaneously, allowing precise control of flow and deposition.

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IoT Blog

Dismantlable waterproof enclosure vs. encapsulation resin

Many of our solutions must ensure reliable operation under harsh conditions and therefore require a robust and durable enclosure capable of protecting the electronic components inside. When developing Arribada PitStop Turtle Tag tracking system, we prepared two different solutions, a dismantlable waterproof enclosure and casting in an encapsulation resin, with both options providing advantages for the specific applications.

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IoT Blog

LoRaWAN® messages from the darkness

IRNAS has been actively involved in environmental and animal conservation since its founding in 2014. Last year, we have been working with Smart Parks to develop a modular LoRaWAN® GPS tracker for use as a collar payload on wildlife like Lions, Wisents, Elephants and also park rangers and vehicles.

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Projects

OpenCollar Elephant Tracker

The Elephant Tracker is the largest OpenCollar tracker available and features an extra-large sized waterproof housing, advanced GPS tracker with LoRaWAN and Bluetooth connectivity, additional Lacuna Space LoRaWAN satellite connectivity and years of battery life under normal conditions.

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Projects

OpenCollar Lion Tracker

The Lion Tracker is a medium-sized GPS tracker with LoRaWAN connectivity that has a wide range of possible applications. The device is fully encapsulated to withstand harsh outdoor conditions and is suitable for animal, ranger, car or asset tracking.

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Projects

OpenCollar Pangolin Tracker

The Pangolin Tracker is a small-sized GPS tracker with LoRaWAN connectivity and a primary lithium battery for a long-life operation. The device is fully encapsulated to withstand harsh outdoor conditions. A modified cattle tag is used for the attachment of the tracker, either to the pangolin’s scale or as an ear tag for larger animals.

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Projects

OpenCollar Rhino Tracker

The Rhino Tracker is the smallest OpenCollar tracker available and features a compact GPS tracker with LoRaWAN connectivity and a primary lithium battery for a long-life operation. The device is fully encapsulated to withstand harsh outdoor conditions and is suitable for the rhino horn implantation.

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Projects

OpenCollar Wisent Tracker

The Wisent Tracker features a medium-sized waterproof housing, GPS tracker with LoRaWAN connectivity and years of battery life under normal conditions. The tracker is mounted to an animal using a highly durable BioThane collar with an optional drop-off mechanism also available.

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IoT Blog

2020 – 20 years of IoT

Building a solution that will work in 2040 is entirely feasible today with technologies and solutions currently available. To enable such a long lifetime from the communication perspective, a suitable technology must be chosen and the whole solution must be very rigorously tested.

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