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Wildlife Acoustics Song Meter Passive Audio Recorder

The Song Meter SM2+ is a digital audio / ultrasonic recorder specifically designed for scheduled recording of wildlife vocalizations. Depending on the model, the one package can be employed to monitor and record:
Ultrasonic bat calls, Bird song, Frog calls, Insect Activity, Fish and other underwater sounds

SM2+ and SM2BAT+ Available via order only

Songmeter

Key benefits of this exciting new technology:


Full spectrum recording

All amplitude and harmonic information is preserved

Huge capacity

Capable of 740 hours of highest sample rate audio recordings, or over 17000 hours at the lowest setting

Very efficient

SM2+ can record for 1 hr/day for months, on one set of D-cells (audio/mono mode)

Two recorders in one

For example, record frogs on one channel and bats on another, simultaneously or at different times

Versatile scheduling

Record simple single events, or program complex conditional and looped record schedules

Smart schedules

SM2+ automatically adjusts for changing dawn and dusk times

Efficient microphones

Mics are highly sensitive, weatherproof and omni-directional. They can be deployed on 100 metre leads

Field practical

The SM2+ housing is small, lightweight and weatherproof

Call recognition

Potential call analysis and automated species identification through Song Scope software

Multi role

SM2BAT+ can also be used as a real-time portable bat detector

Selectable record format

Record directly to zero cross, WAV or compressed WAC file formats

Real value for money

Most importantly SM2+ is very affordable the lowest price full spectrum recorder available

The SM2+ is impressive in terms of high data capacity and long run times. This is not at the expense of data quality however, considering the stereo sampling rate of 96 kHz (SM2+) or 384 KHz (SM2BAT+) both at 16 bit resolution. To further enhance the quality of data, a number of programmable filters can be configured to reduce redundant information.

SM2+ offers great flexibility of scheduled programming. Record schedules can be very quick and simple, or as complex as you need for special projects. Programming is set via the PC based Configuration Utility then copied to any number of SM2+ units via SD card. Alternatively programming can be done directly on the SM2+ in the field. The system even knows when sunrise and sunset occurs on any day, so will adjust record schedules accordingly.

Microphone design is a key strength of the SM2+ package. Firstly they are omni-directional, thus enabling a vastly increased sampling volume while reducing the biasing of data. Secondly they are weatherproof, an important characteristic of any field device. Finally, the microphones can be attached either directly to the SM2+ housing, or each mic can be run on extension cables 100 metres distant. This allows effective comparative monitoring of adjacent habitats or other landscape features.

Song Meter features a built in temperature sensor and data logger, plus has facility for a range of external sensor types. For very long deployments, an external power source can run the Song Meter.

Two base versions are offered- the SM2+ Terrestrial Acoustic Package or the SM2BAT+ Terrestrial Ultrasonic Package. With the addition of an SMX-II audio mic, the latter can record audio plus 192 KHz ultrasonic (on left and right channel respectively), either simultaneously or at different times. If 384 KHz ultrasonic is selected, audio recording is still possible but not simultaneously with ultrasonic monitoring).

Subsequent captured calls can be analysed with optional Song Scope bio-analysis software using sophisticated patented digital signal processing algorithms. Jump to the Song Scope page.

Faunatech/Austbat is the authorized Australian distributor of Wildlife Acoustics Song Meter, Echo Meter and Song Scope products. We hold stocks of SM2+, SM2BAT+ and EM3 (plus accessories) in our inventory. This enables us to offer immediate dispatch, eliminating supply delays and customs derived complications. We offer solid product advice, both pre and post sale. Importantly, we handle warranty issues with a minimum of fuss and delay, reducing downtime and inconvenience to our customers.

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SM2 Recharge Module

The Faunatech SM2 recharge module is a self contained solution to provide long term power delivery to your SM2 device. Powered by a high capacity 12 Ah 6 volt battery with included songmeter lead, the 9 watt solar panel and collapsible universal mounting bracket provides a convenient long term remote power solution.


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