If you conduct bat surveys and require the ability to store terabytes of data and the battery life to record in the field for weeks at a time, the compact and lightweight Song Meter SM4BAT FS is the perfect tool. Powered by four D-cell batteries it will record for 275 - 450 hours, depending on bat activity.
Scheduling functions allow you to set the detector to record continuously or to use complex schedules based on specific times of the day or relative to sunset and sunrise. You can also tell the SM4BAT FS on what day you would like it to begin recording, or whether to begin immediately. Your inputted schedule will then be repeated daily until you stop it or until it is limited by battery life or memory space.
This compact device is proven and reliable, with built-in fail-safe and fault-tolerant tech. Advanced triggering ensures the device only records when bats are present, and an optional noise scrubber automatically deletes false triggers that do not contain bats.
- Weatherproof design suitable for any environment
- Designed for use with the SMM-U2 microphone
- Extended field deployments, with up to 48 ten-hour nights
- Choose a quick-start schedule or easily create your own
- Set date, time and location for multiple recorders with GPS attachment
- Optional 16 kHz high pass filter to reduce lower frequency noise
- W4V compression for doubling your SD card capacity without degradation
Dimensions (mm): 218 x 152 x 78
Weight (g; without batteries): 730
Weight (g; with batteries): 1300
Enclosure material: Polycarbonate
Fully Weatherproof: Yes
Operating Temp: -4° to 185° F / -20°C to 85°C
Recording Technology: 16-bit PCM .wav files or compressed .w4v files
Sample Rates (kHz; full-Spectrum): 192, 256, 384, 500
Run-time (hrs): Up to 480 (48 x 10 nights), depending on bat activity
*Run times can vary by 50% depending on specific brands and models of flashcards, batteries used (alkaline versus rechargeable), temperature and configuration.
Internal power: 4x D-size alkaline or rechargeable NiHM batteries
Ext. power: via optional SM3/SM4 Power Cable
Storage: 2x SDHC/SDXC flash card slots (class 4 or greater)
Total capacity: More than 1 terabyte using 2x 512GB SDXC cards
*Compression is available to further increase storage capacity. We recommend SanDisk brand SDHC/SDXC cards.
Warranty: 3 years (excluding microphones, batteries, and accessories)
Specifications for SSM-U2
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