In order to better understand the behavior of the pet industry in Australia, cero has reached a collaboration with experts in the field of digital technology. It is reported that it is developing a prototype smart collar called “companion collar” so that owners can track the whereabouts of their pets. Of course, pet tracking technology is nothing new. The problem is that the tracker scheme, which relies on Bluetooth / Wi Fi, works only over a short distance. < / P > < p > with the help of GPS satellite navigation and positioning scheme, not only is the package price too expensive for ordinary people to bear, but also need to remember to supplement power for tracking equipment regularly. < / P > < p > as for the new pet tracker jointly developed by CSIRO (data61) and Ceres tag, it actually comes from the current electronic ear tag technology for tracking and monitoring cattle. < / P > < p > by combining Bluetooth and satellite positioning technology, it can track pets in real time and push positioning information to app end on mobile devices. If the pet throws out the preset electronic fence boundary, the system can also issue a warning in time. Dr. Phil Valencia, senior research engineer of CSIRO data61, explained: the pet companion collar uses data61’s EIP embedded intelligent platform and ble low-power Bluetooth technology to determine whether the pet is nearby. When the collar is far away from the home network, it can automatically switch to micro satellite communication. < / P > < p > it is worth mentioning that if the pet stays within the virtual boundary, the companion collar will switch to power saving mode to extend the service life and reduce the trouble of frequent charging. If the pet wanders further, the collar will switch to GPS mode intelligently. [image] Google secretly tests 6GHz networks in 17 states of the United States