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.
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.
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.
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.