Wildlife Acoustics Announces Its SM2BAT™ 384kHz Ultrasonic Recorder for Bats

New high sample rate model records vocalizations of the world's bats

Aug 22, 2010, 10:01 ET from Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.

PRAGUE, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- (15th International Bat Research Conference) -- Wildlife Acoustics, the leading supplier of acoustic monitoring systems for endangered and threatened wildlife species around the world, announces a new high frequency 384kHz model of the SM2BAT Ultrasonic Recorder.

The SM2BAT 384kHz Terrestrial Ultrasonic Package, starting at US$999, is a weatherproof, low-power ultrasonic recorder and microphone capable of continuous unattended monitoring and recording of bat echolocation calls for long periods of time. An optional acoustic microphone can be added to a second channel for recording birds, frogs and other non-ultrasonic sounds at different times of day.

"We are excited to offer the 384kHz SM2BAT recorder to meet the requirements of the European market for wind farm pre-construction and post-construction surveys of bat activity," said Ian Agranat, President and CEO of Wildlife Acoustics.  "Researchers now have a choice between our two-channel 192kHz model suitable for North American species, or the new single channel 384kHz model for recording higher frequency species such as the lesser horseshoe bat and others found throughout Europe."

Post-processing "Wac2Wav" software available from Wildlife Acoustics at no charge converts SM2BAT recordings to either standard .WAV files or legacy zero-crossing files while removing false triggers caused by background noise.

The SM2BAT 384 Terrestrial Ultrasonic Package will be available in September and the company is taking orders now.

About Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.

A wildly innovative company:

Wildlife Acoustics, Inc., a privately held Massachusetts corporation, is the leading provider of bio-acoustic monitoring technology for scientists, researchers, and government agencies worldwide since 2003.


SOURCE Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.