Shepherd™ Tag


Rugged, Reliable, Long Lasting, BLE Tracking Tag

At the heart of an I-GUIDES® Blue system is a high performance Bluetooth BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) Shepherd™ tag. For asset tracking and management, the advantages of Shepherd™ tags over all other wireless technologies are:

  • Small and rugged packaging, IP-68 rated device
  • Typical 5 year battery life
  • Worldwide deployable, legal to use globally with no special local configurations or license requirement
  • No interference with Wi-Fi or other radio systems
  • SAE AS6023 certified for use on aircraft in flight
  • Shepherd™ tags utilize encrypted CRC that cannot be spoofed or mimicked

Part Number: CS35-BLE-0001
Protection RatingIP 68, total protection from immersion and dust
DurabilityShock: multiple drops 3 feet (1 meter) to concrete
Vibration: 3G sine wave per DIN IEC 68-2-6, 5G random per DIN IEC 68-2-64
Battery Life5 years typical
Battery life is monitored and indicated in the Cloud Manager
Battery ChemistryLithium Metal, Class 9, UN 3091. Fully complies with IATA requirements for Transport of Lithium Metal and Lithium Ion Batteries, ICAO Technical Instruction for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air and the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR).
Temperature-4°F to +185°F (-20°C to +85°C) operating
-40°F to +185°F (-40°C to +85°C) storage
MTTF>150,000 hours not including battery
Range150 feet (46m) to 1,500 feet (457m), determined by reader and antenna choices
Reporting Interval10 seconds heartbeat, 1 second while in motion
Tag DensityUp to 5,000 tags inside each reader zone
Sensorsmotion, shock, tamper, temperature
USAFCC Part 15
CanadaIC (Industry Canada)
EuropeCE (EN 300 220-1, -3, EN 301 489-1, -3, EN 60950)
AerospaceSAE AS 6023 certified for transport and use on aircraft

Part Number: CS35-BLE-0001