SeaTag-6K

US Domestic Price List

 Introductory Pricing for orders placed by December 31st 2016

We are pleased to offer special pricing to researchers with immediate interest in order to help jump start investigations in the bathypelagic and abyssopelagic zones

10 ea ST-6K/4000m + starter kit: $66,250 

10 ea ST-6K/6000m + starter kit: $76,250 


Standard Pricing
PART NUMBER DESCRIPTION PRICE (each)

ST-6K/4000m

SeaTag-6K tag incl. ST-GOLD 4000 m depth limit 'standard' replacement policy (see terms below)

$8,400.00

ST-6K/6000m

SeaTag-6K tag incl. ST-GOLD 6000 m depth limit 'comprehensive' replacement policy (see terms below)

$9,800.00

ST-MRPS/6K

Replacement 1/2 AA battery & release section

$600.00

ST-MRPL/6K

Replacement AA battery & release section

$700.00

ST-DOCMS

Required with initial purchase.

The SeaTag docking station starter kit is a single, one-time purchase which is for the SeaTag software, a Windows PC with the software installed and tested, the physical docking station to connect tags to the PC, release sections for testing, and a Pelican case with custom foam inserts.

$3,250.00

Please refer to the ST-MOD pricelist for accessory pricing.

ST-GOLD Tag Replacement Policy Options

4000m policy: The crush depth release is set to 4000m, reducing the pressure exposure. This policy option provides a replacement tag if the tag is not reporting, minimally reporting (< 100 messages received) or if the depth sensor is defective. Use this policy is 4000m diving depth is sufficient and the main tagging goal is vertical habitat evaluation.

6000m policy: The crush depth release is set to 6000m, reducing the pressure exposure. This policy option provides a replacement tag if the tag is not reporting, minimally reporting (< 100 messages received), if the depth sensor is defective, if the magnetometer is defective or if no archival messages are received due to a failed FLASH card. Use this policy for deep ocean migratory studies.

Desert Star Systems Terms of Sale

  1. Desert Star System's general terms of sale are specified by the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), supplemented by the following conditions and the warranty statements. Where Desert Star Systems terms of sale are in conflict with UCC, Desert Star Systems terms apply.

  2. At times an advance payment either partially or in full is required for large orders. In these circumstances, no portion of this payment is refundable.

  3. On orders with Net 30 terms, a return is acceptable for 30-days following delivery only if a shipped product is non- conforming within Desert Star Systems’ specification. In addition a return must first be arranged with Desert Star Systems. Payment constitutes acceptance of product and no return is available thereafter.

  4. Desert Star Systems warranty applies (see below). A warranty claim requires that the product is returned to Desert Star Systems. Therefore, warranty is not available for devices deployed or lost at sea unless the device is recovered and returned to Desert Star Systems.

  5. In order to support best success with our products, Desert Star Systems provides a number of resources, support and recommended techniques. We emphasize your use of these resources to optimize results with our products:

    1. Desert Star Systems guarantees only minimal specifications, and instead relies on the publication of measured performance data in the knowledge base, application notes and other documents. Please evaluate this data to estimate suitability for your application. Please contact Desert Star Systems for any additional performance data.

    2. Desert Star Systems provides on-site training and support. This is highly recommended to optimize the system performance and shorten the learning curve.

    3. Please evaluate our products through a small initial purchase before following up with a large scale purchase. Please be aware that large scale orders in general require an advance payment in consideration of the discount, and that this advance payment is non-refundable. In addition, be aware of any lead time expectancies when placing a larger quantity order.

    4. Operations should follow a ramp-up schedule of lab/pool testing, followed by testing in a controlled ocean environment (harbor testing), and then followed by the full deployment. The goal is to identify any problems or technology limitations at the earliest possible stage, when there is a maximum level of control and an ability to correct such problems.

    5. Desert Star Systems return policy and warranty specifically excludes return or warranty claim on account of suitability for purpose. Suitability for purpose is out of Desert Star Systems’ control. Please use a product evaluation based on the above recommended resources and techniques to establish suitability for purpose prior to any purchase.


Warranty Statement

Desert Star Systems (“Seller”) warrants hardware products of its manufacture to be free from defects in design, workmanship and material under normal and proper use and service until the tag is deployed on the animal or up to one year following delivery to Buyer (whichever comes first). Seller agrees to repair or replace at the place of manufacture, without charge except shipping charges, all parts of said products which are returned, for Seller’s inspection, to its factory within the warranty period, provided such inspection discloses that the defects are as above described and provided also that the equipment has not been altered or repaired other than with Seller’s authorization and by its approved procedures, subjected to misuse, improper maintenance, negligence, or accident, damaged or had its serial number or any other part thereof altered, defaced or removed. Software is warranted to conform to Seller’s Software Product Description applicable at the time of shipment to the Buyer. Seller’s sole responsibility hereunder shall be to remedy any non-conformance of software to the Software Product Description during the one-year period following delivery.

Special Replacement Policy for SeaTag-6K Covering Tag Performance & Damage

In addition to this warranty, and in consideration of the little known risks of extreme depth research, SeaTag-6K is always covered by a ST-GOLD policy, providing replacement in the event of tag non-reporting, minimal reporting or certain (but not all) defects arising from use at sea. Please see the SeaTag-6K page at www.desertstar.com for details.

THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY, PERFORMANCE OR FITNESS FOR PURPOSE.

Liability Disclaimer

By purchasing or using any Desert Star Systems product, it is agreed and understood that in no event will Desert Star Systems or any of its representatives be held liable for any personal injuries or death or damages to property resulting from its operation, or for any other damages whether direct, indirect, or consequential even if Desert Star Systems has been advised of such actual or potential damages. Desert Star Systems science products are authorized for use only by properly trained scientists and technicians, and are NOT intended for general consumer use. The user must understand that the products are liable to sudden failure, including for example with SeaTag the premature firing of its energetic release mechanism. Marine activities are inherently dangerous. Proper safety procedures demand that the equipment user never rely solely on any single instrument, method or mechanism for his/her safety or the safety of property.

SeaTag Return & Refund Policy

  1. SeaTag devices may be returned for replacement or refund only within a 30-day period following delivery, and only for non-conformance with Desert Star Systems specifications, as published for the product in the Operator’s or Technical Reference manual. Products must be in factory new condition and without any alterations to qualify for refund or return.

  2. Returns for refund are subject to a 20% re-stocking fee.

  3. Custom configured or designed versions of SeaTag are excluded from return or refund. These orders will be identified with appropriate language such as ‘Customized Product – No Refund or Replacement Available’

  4. Volume orders may require a partial up-front payment to qualify for the volume discount. Any such up-front payment will not be refunded in case of an order cancellation or product return.

Notice to U.S. Government Buyers 

The equipment listed in this price schedule has been developed under phases 1 and 2 the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. Under DoD rules, the dual competition of the SBIR program satisfies the requirements of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA). Thus, contracts for product delivery or follow-on research may be awarded on a sole-source basis, without the need for further competition. The contracting officer should establish, through consultation with the prospective COTR for the proposed contract as well as the COTR on the SBIR project whether the proposed follow-on R&D or production work meets the statutory criteria for ‘SBIR Phase III’.