Tag Registration

Deploying tags without registration is futile – always ensure tags are registered to your Motus project prior to deployment.

All tags used with Motus must first be registered before any data can be acquired from Motus stations.

Automatic Registrations

With some exceptions, all tags purchased from Lotek or CTT are registered automatically to a Motus project upon shipment. This means you must provide the tag manufacturer with your Motus project ID when ordering your tags.

  1. Register with Motus

  2. Create or join a project

  3. Provide the manufacturer (CTT or Lotek) with your project ID when purchasing tags.

Double check that your tags are registered to the correct project before deployment.

Manual Registrations

In some specific instances, it may be necessary for you to register your tags manually. Only do this if you have been instructed by Motus.

Please do not register tags more than once. If you need tags transferred between projects contact us.

  1. Register with Motus

  2. Register your tags: Instructions on registering tags can be found here. To register a tag, you need to make a short recording of its output using a funcubedongle attached to a PC. Tag Registration Kits can be purchased from Motus. Each kit includes a funcube, whip antenna, and tag activator. We strongly encourage you to test and register all tags immediately after receiving them to ensure they’re ready for deployment. Always check your Manage Tags page after registration to ensure they have all been uploaded correctly.

  3. Upload tag registrations: Send us your completed tag registrations from step 2 here using your Motus login information.

Incorrect Burst Intervals

Sometimes bad recordings can result in tag registrations with burst intervals that are an integer multiple of the true burst interval. This is because the recording quality was poor and certain tag bursts were skipped during the registration process.

This issue should be resolved in a timely manner by contacting us with the details including the Motus Tag ID and the true burst interval that should have been recorded.

If this issue is not resolved it will result in missed detections and at least 50% shorter runs.

Tag Fees

Your project will be invoiced based on the number of tags registered following the Motus Collaboration Policy and Fee Schedule.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding tag fees.

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