Published On: Thu, May 22nd, 2014

Telit M2M Technology to aid Turtles and Tourism on North Carolina Coast

Telit M2M Technology

Telit Wireless Solutions, a global source for high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products as well as services, announced that Turtle Sense, a project designed to be able to precisely predict when sea turtles hatch and then surface from their nests, will incorporate Telit HE910 modules to communicate sensor data braced with the exclusive objective of protecting the sea turtles which stand in danger of extinction alongside the area’s critical tourism industry.  The Turtle Sense technology was advanced courtesy; Nerds-Without-Borders an organization that rests the onus that- conscientious people, acting without self-interest as well as working with concerted efforts can resolve many of the world’s complications.


For the reason that- coastal economies bank upon tourism ranging from public access to beaches, business and environmental interests must balance the popularity of coastal towns along with requirements aimed at the preservation of sea turtle nesting areas prescribed in the Endangered Species Act.

It so happens that Cape Hatteras National Seashore is located off the North Carolina coast. Nesting female sea turtles return to the beaches where they were born to lay their eggs. Months later, tiny turtles come out of their shells, out of their nest, and move towards the ocean. At the present time, when a sea turtle nest is found on the beach, a small enclosure is built around the nest to keep pedestrians and vehicles away. Approximately 50 to 55 days later, the nest closure is expanded, often closing the beach to vehicular traffic. Now there stands no unswerving way to predict when the tiny turtles will appear from their nests adjoining the dune line and parade to the surf. Therefore, closures at times last more than a month.

Eric Kaplan, initiator of the non-profit Hatteras Island Ocean Center and chairman of a technology company, has recommended a solution founded on M2M communications technology that will aid predict the hatching as well as emergence events and, sequentially, abate the number of days when large portions of the beach are blocked. It is noteworthy that – first generation technology was tested in 2013 on four nests. This summer about 20 nests will be supervised by means of second generation technology.

The design is grounded on Telit’s HE910modules, which are incorporated in Janus plug-in Terminus modems. Cable connections are made to sensors that are buried in the nests: they stand to measure temperature besides movement.  The sensors are controlled by a microprocessor, which from its corresponding end communicates with that of a second microprocessor on the modem, which consecutively transfers the sensor data to the HE910, in due course transmitting it to the cloud over the m2mAIR Mobile cellular network.

So as to involve battery life all the way through- the nesting, incubation plus hatching period, transmission timing starts slow and intermittent and upsurges in frequency once activity is reported. Via the use of this innovative technology, Cape Hatteras National Seashore is hoping to be able to precisely predict sea turtle hatching and emergence opined National Park Service wildlife biologist Britta Muiznieks. Supplementing that – “Previous studies have been unsuccessful on predicting these events with reliable accuracy.”

Along with HE910 HSPA+ modules, Turtle Sense is communicating over the Telit m2mAIR Mobile network – truly taking advantage of the Telit One Stop.

“Telit has a long-standing tradition of collaborating with organizations like Hatteras Island Ocean Center,” alleged Carlos Perez, EVP Global Sales Telit Wireless Solutions. Furthering that – “Along with products and technical assistance, Telit also looks for ways to create awareness for projects like this innovative, environmentally-conscious solution.”

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Jawed Akhtar

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Telit M2M Technology to aid Turtles and Tourism on North Carolina Coast