The tBase is both a wireless power supply and receiver for Kaha Sciences mouse telemeters.
The top of the tBase has an indent (335mm (L) x 190mm (W) x 10mm (D)) which the mouse cage is placed in for the best access to the inductive power field. The tBase generates an inductive power field which extends approximately 7cm above the surface of the indent. When the mouse telemeter is within the tBase power field, the telemeter will be powered and data recorded.
The Configurator System combines both the configurator hardware and ConfigSoft software to allow the wireless configuration and pairing of Kaha mouse telemeters and their tBases.
The system allows you to:
- Change/configure the transmission frequency of the tBase
- Change/configure the transmission frequency of the telemeter
- Run Diagnostics on telemeters and tBases
Only a single Configurator System is required for each laboratory and it is NOT required during data acquisition. Existing Configurator hardware in use with Rat Telemetry Systems can be used with the Mouse Telemetry System however a firmware and ConfigSoft software upgrade may be required.
ConfigSoft telemetry software is part of the Configurator System, which is used to wirelessly control and configure telemeters and tBases. Using ConfigSoft allows 100% control of the telemeters and tBases and therefore reduces handling of the animals and associated stress, it is all done through the software. The software also collects and outputs telemeter and SmartPad diagnostic information and manages their settings. The channel numbers of the Kaha Sciences Telemetry system tell the components (telemeters, tBases and Configurator) which frequencies to communicate on.
ConfigSoft also allows you to select from up to 40 independent transmission or receiving channels, this ensures these no crossovers, data loss, or interference between different telemeters and receivers.