Song Meters SM4BAT


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Sold by BIOWEB just in America, excluding US and Canada.
To use into US and Canada, please contact Wildlife Acoustics directly.

Which Song Meter is right for you?

The SM4BAT is the next-generation bat detector/recorder. It's smaller, lighter and easier to use than the SM3BAT.

» Learn more about the Song Meter SM3BAT

Choose the SM4BAT if:
- You need to work with just bats.
- You need to record in one channel.
- It features new, easy-to-use scheduling blocks that meet almost every need.

Compact, lightweight, single-channel bat detector/recorder, available in full-spectrum and zero-crossing models.
Developed specifically for bat research, the SM4BAT recorders combine innovative design with a new low-power processor and easy-to-use scheduling features. The SM4BAT will make bat research simpler, faster, less costly and more reliable.

The SM4BAT FS records to full-spectrum WAV files. Full spectrum recordings have a 20dB signal-to-noise ratio advantage over zero-crossing recorders so you will record more bats with higher quality for analysis.

The SM4BAT ZC The SM4BAT-ZC is a native zero-crossing recorder. While recording less information than a full spectrum recorder, it may be "good enough" for some applications while offering lower power consumption, smaller storage requirements, and lower cost.

Small, secure and weatherproof.
Designed around the footprint of 4 D-size batteries and made of rugged polycarbonate, the SM4BAT is less than half the weight and size of the SM3BAT. The integrated mounting bracket and weatherproof security cover keep the unit safe and dry in the most punishing environments.

Longest deployment times available.
The new, low-power microprocessor, combined with 4 D-size batteries, enable the longest deployment times of any other bat recorder available. The SM4BAT FS has a recording run time of 250 to 450 hours depending on bat activity and other factors. The SM4BAT ZC run time of 600 to 700 hours. See Specifications for details.

Easy to program.
To get you started quickly, the SM4BAT features a brand new, easy-to-use, Quick Start menu and Scheduler. Use built-in schedules, or customize them for your specific recording needs.

Available GPS accessory to set clock and location.
When deploying multiple recorders, use a single GPS accessory to automatically set the date, time and location settings of all recorders. The GPS accessory can also be attached to log the recording locations and path for mobile transects.

Record in high fidelity using the new ultrasonic and acoustic microphones.
The new, weather resistant SMM-U1 ultrasonic microphone features high quality FG microphone elements that have improved signal to noise ratios and flatter frequency response over our previous microphones. Gain is applied at the microphone to increase signals in the cables (up to 100 meters) therefore reducing electrical noise interference. The result is higher quality recordings, even when the cables are run along side other cables on metrology towers or in wind turbines.

Feel confident knowing you're backed by the longest warranty available.
The Song Meter SM4BAT was designed for use in extreme weather conditions – from caves, jungles, deserts to parts in between. The recorder has been subjected to environmental shock, drop testing, static discharge and extreme water incursion.

We're so confident that the SM4BAT can endure the most extreme environmental conditions, we back it with a 3 year warranty. That means you can focus on research, not equipment.

Save countless hours of analysis time using Kaleidoscope Pro bat auto-ID analysis software.

Save countless hours of analysis time using Kaleidoscope Pro bat auto-ID analysis software.
It's one matter to capture hundreds of hours of echolocation data but it's a another matter to quickly and accurately sort and analyze the data. Kaleidoscope Pro software can automate and speed up your analysis work. The software allows you to view and analyze your recordings and automatically identify recorded species.

Learn more about Kaleidoscope Software

The SM4BAT does not include a microphone. You can select cabled ultrasonic and acoustic mics, ultrasonic and acoustic hydrophones. Directional microphone horns and system calibrator are available. SD cards, rechargable batteries and power adaptors may be purchased as well.

  • Recording Technology
    - Single-channel
    - SM4BAT FS: 16-bit .wav
    - SM4BAT ZC: Zero-Crossing

    Sample Rates
    - Full-Spectrum, single-channel; 192kHz, 256kHz, 384kHz, 500kHz

    Dimensions and Weight
    - Length/Height: 8.6 inches (21.80 cm)
    - Width: 6.0 inches (15.20 cm)
    - Depth: 3.1 inches (7.8 cm)
    - Weight: 1.6 pounds (0.7 kg)
    - Weight (with 4 Batteries): 2.9 pounds (1.3 kg)
    - Operating Temperature: -4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C)

    - Main Power: 4.5 - 17V DC (4 internal D-size batteries)
    - External Power Connector: (5 to 17V DC)
    - Power Consumption: 0.5 mW (sleeping); 250 – 800 mW (recording)
    - Battery Specifications: The recorder uses four (4) standard D size disposable alkaline batteries, rechargeable NiMH batteries, or lithium batteries. Battery life can vary widely depending on the battery type, brand, charger, temperature, and other factors.

    Memory Cards
    - 2 SDHC/SDXC flash card slots (Class 4 or greater).
    - Memory Sizes: Up to 1.0 terabyte (1024 gigabytes) supported total capacity using 512 GB SDXC memory cards for all memory slots.
    - Formats: FAT32 for SDHC or exFAT for SDXC
    - Compression typically increases effective capacity by 40%.

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  • - Song Meter SM4BAT Microphone Options
    - Song Meter Microphone Cable Options
    - Song Meter SM4BAT Power Options
    - Song Meter SM4BAT Storage Options
    - Song Meter SM4BAT Analysis Software
  • - Song Meter SM4BAT Accessories

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