Most expectant mares will lie completely prone before and during the
foaling process. EquiFone was designed to detect when the mare is
lying in the foaling position, and alert the breeder via telephone to help
insure that someone is in attendance during foal delivery.
How does EquiFone
The EquiFone system is composed of
a transmitter and a receiver/dialer. The transmitter
is placed in a small pouch, which is then attached to the mares halter.
When the mare lies in the foaling position, the transmitter sends a signal
to the receiver/dialer. The receiver/dialer is a microcomputer telephone
dialing system that calls 1 - 4 pre-stored telephone numbers and transmits
a pre-recorded message to alert the breeder to the fact that the mare is
lying in the foaling position
receiver/dialer receives the signal from the transmitter on the mare when
she lies in the foaling position. It then dials all of the
pre-stored telephone numbers and plays a pre-recorded message to each as
The receiver/dialer is
placed in an indoor area, and connects to a standard phone jack. It
is powered by an AC adapter that plugs into a standard electrical
membrane keypad on the receiver/dialer is dustproof.
NOTE: To use
EquiFone, you must have at least 2 telephone numbers available. One for
EquiFone to call out on, and another one for EquiFone to call to. EquiFone cannot call the same telephone number that it is connected
A typical installation would be:
The receiver/dialer is plugged into a land line phone jack or the GSM
wireless unit, and it calls a
cellular or other phone to alert the breeder, when the mare lies in the
you do not have a land line you may be able to use our GSM Wireless
Unit described below.
The GSM Wireless Unit
works just like a cell phone. Instead of plugging the EquiFone
system into a
land line phone jack, you can plug it into the Wireless Unit and the
Wireless Unit completes the calls. The Wireless Unit is a quad band device and will operate
world wide. You must provide a GSM SIM (GSM Subscriber
Indentity Module) card for the Wireless Unit. You can use a SIM card
from an active GSM cell phone, or you can purchase a "pay as you go"
GSM SIM card from several vendors on-line such as the O2 or H2O wireless
GSM SIM card
from Best Buy at: www.bestbuy.com
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The transmitter is powered by a 9
volt battery. It is inserted into an adjustable pouch that is attached
to the rings on the sides of the mares halter, and it hangs under
the head just forward of the throatlatch area.
When the mare
out in the foaling position the
transmitter sends a signal to the receiver/dialer.
There is a built in delay of 8 - 10 seconds before the transmitter sends
the signal to the receiver/dialer to prevent false alarms in the event the
mare just lies down and gets up again. The mare (including
miniature horses) does not realize she has the transmitter on.
transmitter mounts on the mare in the throatlatch area. Mounting
it in this manner prevents it from getting wet when the mare drinks, and
from getting hung up on water buckets and feeders which can result in
There is no
limit to the number of transmitters that can be used simultaneously with
The distance for transmission from the transmitter on the mare, to the
receiver/dialer is up to 600 feet. Transmission strength is
enhanced by having a clear line of site between the transmitter and the
The appropriate power adapter/plug (120 - 240 volts - 50 - 60 Hz) will
be shipped at no extra charge for the USA, UK, Australia, and Europe.
EquiFone will work for any size/type horse. The only difference between
horse sizes is the length of the straps that connect the transmitter
pouch to the mares halter.
Two years, 100%, parts and labor.
Complete EquiFone system
Ready to install and operate
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Note: If you are ordering transmitters for the
previous model of EquiFone, please see below
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