Song Meter SM2BAT+ Bat Recorder

Product code: 12814-OBS

Song Meter SM2BAT+ Bat Recorder

Product code: 12814-OBS

£1,340.00 ex VAT
  • Availability: Out of stock



Please see the SM4-FS and SM4-ZC as the nearest replacements. Alternatively you can hire SM2BAT+ units from Wildcare.

The SM2BAT+ is probably the most widely used professional static bat detector in the world, and is one of Wildlife Acoustic’s early models.

The original Song Meter for static bat monitoring, the SM2BAT+ has now been superseded by the SM4BAT. It remains available to order through 2016, but thereafter will be obsoleted. We will continue to provide support for the many SM2BAT+ units that are currently in service for as long as we can obtain the necessary parts.

The SM2BAT+ has two ultrasonic microphone channels, and can record in Zero Crossing or in Full Spectrum with a sample rate to 384kHz (or both simultaneously). It can also record acoustic data using the SMX-11 acoustic mic.

  • Programmable recording schedules.
  • Four D-size alkaline or NiMH batteries enable up to 230 hours of recording for main power.
  • 1 year warranty
  • 4 SD card slots
  • Two microphone channels
  • Record in Zero Crossing or Full Spectrum
  • Records acoustic data (using the SMX-II microphone) as well as ultrasonic data (using the SMX-U1 microphone).

 Platform only – you will also need D cell batteries, SD card (Class 4 or better) and SMX-U1 microphone.

We are committed to being the best value for Wildlife Acuostics equipment in the UK and Europe, being the official repair and service centre and offering a range of support products including high capacity battery packs.  We also offer a genuine price match offer and trade discounts for volume users.

In The Field

A host of user-set up features are available with simple button controls which allow different trigger, filter and time settings, ensuring you can just get the real information you need and not lots of unwanted noise files. Files can have a forced preset, allowing you to label them with a job name or number, and if you input the grid reference values for the site, you can utilize the very useful sunset/sunrise automatic scheduling features.

Another useful feature is the ability to record via two microphones on to two separate channels. This effectively gives you two bat recorders within one unit, and when coupled with a microphone extension cable (up to 100m is possible without loss of signal) this can allow simultaneous recordings at ground level and at height, or within and without a building, and many other similar scenarios.

Full spectrum data can be recorded directly into WAV files which can easily be converted to ZC files with the download for free Kaleidoscope conversion software. The data is then compatible with all the main software packages such as Sonobat, Analook, or Batsound. With all this said, we should not forget to mention that the SM2 platform can also be used for making acoustic recordings of other species like birds and frogs, and with the use of a hydrophone attachment, even underwater.

More Info
  • Recording Technology: Dual-channel; ZC or FS: 16-bit .wav
  • Sample Rates: 384kHz
  • Storage: 4 SDXC card slots (Class 4 or greater). .
  • Dimensions: Height: 6.4 cm; Width: 20.3 cm; Depth: 20.3 cm
  • Weight: 0.68 kg without batteries; 1.27 kg with batteries
  • Warranty: 1 year

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