Taurus-500

This product is no longer manufactured or for sale. All information here is for existing customers only

DOES IT take you as long to write up your TB/Brucellosis test as it does to perform the actual test? With the Taurus–500 you can write up your test in just a few minutes and with its user-friendly input system it doesn’t take any longer at the farm either. Sound too good to be true? 

Well it isn’t, it’s here now and will save you time and money. 

The Taurus-500 is designed: 

  • To be quick and simple to use 
  • Specifically with the busy farm vet in mind 
  • To save time inputting data on the farm 
  • To produce Ministry-style reports in seconds 
  • To make the skin measurements for you 

The Taurus-500 is a compact microprocessor-controlled data logger that has been designed specifically for the veterinary market. With this in mind every function has been thought about to reduce the time taken to perform routine tasks like TB and Brucellosis testing. Wherever possible we have used pre-fill for fields that are likely to be repetitive such as breed, age, sex and herd number. With the purpose-designed callipers skin measurements can be taken and recorded directly into the instrument. Alternatively where the callipers may be a hindrance to a smooth-running test the Taurus –500 will accept keyed-in values. Everything you used to do with a pencil and paper can now be done with the Taurus-500. You can even put in notes about animals, which will appear in the notes section of the TB52 form. And we know that you will often be performing a TB test at the same time as a Brucellosis test so we’ve added a few fields that mean you can combine the data in one quick test. Back at the practice the PC sorts out which of the data to print on each form and can even send them both directly to the Ministry for you. 

The Taurus-500 Key Features 

  • Key Features of the Taurus-500 
  • Rapid cow-side farm data entry 
  • Rugged reliable unit 
  • Can hold data for up to 500 cows 
  • Produces instantly printable TB52A and BS5A forms 
  • Purpose-designed callipers make skin measurement quick and easy 
  • Combine TB and Brucellosis data to save time 
  • Rechargeable unit for true portability 
  • Simple Windows™ software means compatibility with all printers 
  • Print, fax or e-mail your reports 
  • Intelligent pre-fill on many data fields to save time 
  • Instant cross-reference on all ear tag entries to avoid duplicates 
  • List of untested animals for spot checking 
  • Quick-search facilities for ear numbers 

Technical Specifications

General

  • Screen size 75mm x 25mm 
  • Screen type Reflective LCD 4 row x 20 character 
  • Calliper connection 9-way D-Type connector 
  • PC Connection 9-way D-Type connector 

Data Storage

  • Medium Internal Non-volatile RAM 
  • Data retention 5 years 
  • Data size 8 x 32K internal EEPROM 
  • Max No. of farms 10 
  • Max No. of animals 945
  • Platforms supported Windows 95/98/XP/2000/NT 
  • Software media CD-ROM or Floppy disc 
  • Installed forms TB52/TB52A, BS5/BS5A 

Mechanical

  • Dimensions: 23cm x 11cm x 5cm
  • Weight: 600g
  • Construction: Rugged Polyamide plastic in light grey
  • Calliper range: 0-50mm
  • Calliper resolution: 1mm

Electrical

  • Electrical Supply 4 x AA batteries 
  • Power 75mW 
  • Current consumption 12.5mA nominal 
  • Battery Life 125 hours+ continuous use 

Vetronic Services Ltd 2014

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