Telonics Product Programmer

Telonics Product Programmer (TPP) is a powerful software tool used to program Telonics transmitters, and Telonics CR-5 and CR-7 collar release mechanisms. TPP gives you the ability to modify aspects of your Telonics GEN4 GPS and VHF transmitters including data collection and transmission intervals. TPP is designed for ease of use, with simple point-and-click navigation through the program.

TPP allows you to:

  • Investigate various GPS collection schedules; Iridium/Globalstar/Argos transmission schedules; and VHF schedules and pulse rates that might be applicable to your project
  • Estimate battery life and Iridium or Globalstar data collection costs under various scenarios
  • View programmable settings contained in your transmitter or CR-5 or CR-7 release
  • Predict Argos satellite overpasses in order to define optimal transmission windows
  • Save, print, and compare possible programming options
  • Recognize and correct potential problems as noted in warning and error messages
  • Switch between pre-programmed Auxiliary schedules in GPS-Iridium units with such schedules available (TGW-4*77-4 models)
  • Remotely trigger release of CR-5 or CR-7 collar releases when paired with GPS-Iridium units which support such triggered release (TGW-4*77-4 models)

Licensed and authorized users can also:

  • Program your own transmitters; including making changes right up until deployment
  • Fully reprogram GPS-Iridium units over-the-air through Iridium
  • Program release dates into CR-5 and CR-7 collar release mechanisms

User definable settings vary among products, but for most GPS-based systems they include:

  • Timing of attempted GPS positions, either at specified intervals or under more complex seasonal schedules
  • Activity, Mortality, and Temperature sensing options
  • Iridium, Globalstar, or Argos options
  • VHF transmitter frequency, pulse rates, and schedule

Screenshots

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Initial portion of TPP programming record for a GPS-Iridium unit

Portion of TPP programming record for a GPS-Iridium unit showing use of QFP and a seasonal data collection schedule

Example of portions of a programming record for an Argos unit

Download

Telonics Product Programmer (TPP) requires an authorization code for complete functionality. Without an authorization code, you are unable to program transmitters or collar release mechanisms. You may install and evaluate TPP before purchasing a license and corresponding authorization code. This will allow you to test various programming scenarios. It will also allow switching among pre-programmed auxiliary schedules as may be programmed into some GPS-iridium units.

Download v3.72.1635, 2017.07.25 (TPP-Setup-3.72.1635.exe 15,712,416 bytes)

Driver Installation Instructions

Purchasing TPP

When you purchase Telonics Product Programmer, you receive an authorization code that enables TPP support for specific Telonics product models. Listed below are the authorization codes currently available for sale. TPP will not program models that you are not authorized or licensed to use. If you require TPP support for additional Telonics product models, you must purchase an additional authorization code or upgrade to the authorization code that supports all models. However, you won't need to download or install additional software. Please contact Telonics for pricing.

TPP will assume complete functionality when you enter your authorization code in the Help->About window.

A Telonics license permits you to run TPP on only one computer at any given time. Concurrent use of the program on more than one computer is not permitted unless you purchase multiple licenses.

Authorization CodeSupported Models
TPP-GPSAll Gen4 GPS models:
Store-On-Board, GPS-Argos, Spread Spectrum (SST), Globalstar, and Iridium
TPP-ARGOSArgos transmitters (without GPS)
TPP-VHFMK-11 & MK-12 beacons
TPP-CRCR-5 and CR-7 programmable collar release
TPP-ALLAll models

System Requirements

Configuring Argos Services

If you plan on using Telonics Data Converter (TDC) to convert your data, you must use specific Argos processing options. Before your deployment begins, please contact Argos and request the following settings for your Argos Technical File:

  • 32 8-bit sensors for Argos IDs less than 32768; 31 8-bit sensors for all other Argos IDs (including new IDs)
  • Message length is variable, so length should not be checked
  • Decimal/A1 (recommended) or Hexadecimal/A2 formatting

Telonics recommends that you use ArgosDirect (formerly known as Argos Automated Distribution Service or ADS) to receive your data. When you contact Argos, please request ArgosDirect service with the following settings:

  • Select the "DS" data format, which includes all validated locations and all messages collected by all satellites
  • Select the "Attached text file (.txt)" output format
  • You may optionally choose to have your data "compressed"
  • Do not request data encryption
  • Select email as your delivery option and specify an email address

Version History

2017.07.25 What's new in version 3.72.1635?

  1. Fixes an issue that had prevented TPP from sending a TPF file over the Iridium link.
  2. Fixes a bug that had prevented the previous TPP version from opening a TPF file for LPT models.

2017.06.29 What's new in version 3.71.1632?

  1. Installs new firmware in Globalstar models.

2017.06.16 What's new in version 3.70.1627?

  1. Supports new firmware for Iridium models.
  2. Installs new firmware in RDW-665 model.
  3. Adds TGW-4000-4 and TGW-4200-4 models.

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Related Products

TSC-7A Smart Cable The TSC-7A is a multi-use interface cable terminated with a USB A connector and a male BNC (bayonet style) connector. The cable is used to connect various Telonics products to a computer when using Telonics Product Programmer (TPP), Telonics Data Converter (TDC), or the CR-2a BCP-2 programming software. The BNC connector allows quick and easy attachment of various adapters.

CN008351-001 Adapter
CN008351-001 Adapter
Female BNC to alligator clips for use with the TSC-7A cable. This adapter is used for systems where programming/download connections are made using the antenna tip or saltwater switch buttons.

CN006977-001 Adapter
CN006977-001 Adapter
Adapter for connection of TSC-7A cable to CR-2a or CR-5 release.

WI009742-001 Adapter
WI009742-001 Adapter
Adapter for connection of TSC-7A cable to CR-7 release.