Echo Meter Touch 2, plug-in modules for iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch allow the user to listen to, record, and automatically identify bats by their ultrasonic echolocation calls. The modules and this companion iOS app reveal the silent and often times invisible world of bats, providing outdoor enthusiasts, citizen scientists, and researchers an affordable and informative way to interact with these important creatures.
There are two models available, either directly from www.wildlifeacoustics.com, or through distributors worldwide. Echo Meter Touch 2 (EMT2) costs $179 and is intended for nature enthusiasts and batting hobbyists. The Pro version (EMT2 Pro) costs $349 and is designed for bat professionals and features a higher quality microphone, adjustable gain, higher sample rate, as well as advanced settings.
The Echo Meter Touch Ultrasonic Modules sense ultrasonic signals, digitize the signal, and transmit the ultrasonic data to your the app on your iOS device. The EMT2 offers exclusive features and unprecedented ease-of-use for a handheld bat detector.
LISTEN TO BAT’S ECHOLOCATIONS
EMT2 translates bat echolocations into frequencies that are audible to humans using two technologies. Wildlife Acoustics’ patented Real Time Expansion (RTE) allows you to listen to bats in real time with unparalleled fidelity. RTE maintains the timing and tonality of the original echolocations. Heterodyne (HET) listening via manual and automatic tuning is also available, for those accustomed to that way of hearing bats.
VIEW THE ECHOLOCATIONS ON A SPECTROGRAM
A real-time spectrogram shows the frequencies and timing of the echolocations. Scroll back in time and zoom in on previous "bat passes."
SEE MOST LIKELY BAT SPECIES IN REAL-TIME***
The Auto ID feature analyzes the echolocation calls and suggests the two most likely bat species matches in real time. This is the same technology used in our professional Kaleidoscope Pro Bat Auto Identification software. Currently, the app can identify 26 species in North America, 25 in Europe and 57 in the neotropics. For more information on Kaleidoscope and a full list of species, visit our website.
RECORD .WAV FILES
Activate triggered recording mode to automatically save bat passes to full spectrum .wav files for analysis on a computer or to view on your iDevice. Or use manual record mode to control start and stop of recording. View the recording spectrogram and add voice or text notes. Listen to the recording using RTE, HET, or traditional Time Expansion Playback (playback at fractional speed to make the ultrasound audible).
SEE YOUR PATH AND RECORDING LOCATIONS
View in satellite or road map view. View identified species codes directly on the map. Go to the recording's spectrogram from the map view. Transfer to your computer to view in Google Earth. Your iDevice must have GPS capability or you must use a Bluetooth GPS receiver for this functionality.
*Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.*
TRANSFER RECORDINGS TO YOUR COMPUTER
The EMT2 can transfer the .wav recordings to your computer over a Wi-Fi network or cabled through iTunes. Using Wi-Fi, the app bundles the recordings in a .zip folder and allows download by entering a URL in any web browser.
SHARE RECORDINGS VIA EMAIL OR MMS MESSAGING
And import and open files that have been shared with you.
***Because bats vary their echolocation calls in response to a wide variety of needs, no automated identification can achieve 100% accuracy in species identification. Auto-ID, though largely accurate, should not be relied on as a basis for scientific research. Auto-ID is intended for use in analyzing recordings of single bats in free flight in low clutter environments. Auto-ID will not work well on recordings of roost emergence, multiple or captive bats, bats in high clutter environments, or bat social calls. Auto-ID does not include every possible bat for each of the covered regions.
+ We have decided to open up all the advanced settings for use on the non-Pro EMT 2. Gain and Sample Rate do require EMT 2 Pro hardware, but all the other settings are now available.
+ Adds “Remove IDs” as an option when selecting Auto-ID on the Recording List screen. This will strip out the ID from both meta-data and the filename prefix.
+Upside down mode for iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. (This was previously available only for iPhone X.) A button at the top of the Live Mode screen flips the screen upside down. This was pretty difficult to implement as Apple does not allow automatically flipping the screen on these phones because of the notch in the display so we will not be able to bring this feature to other screens in the app.
+Adds a “Clean Database” button to the Information Screen. This button will make sure that each recording in the list still points to a recording file on your device. Sometimes recordings can end up in this list with no associated file if the user deletes files in the file system of the device or through iTunes. Cleaning this up when the app is "initializing" on start up just takes too long so this is a way to clean house when needed without start-up delays.
+Fixes several issues with importing individual recordings or entire sessions.
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The ultimate bat detector!
Very useful for bat walks and education.
- Wildlife Acoustics Inc.
- 144.6 MB
- Kräver iOS 9.0 eller senare. Kompatibel med iPhone, iPad och iPod touch.
- Åldersgräns 4+
- Den här appen kan använda din plats även när den inte är öppen, vilket kan minska batteritiden.
- © 2014-2018 Wildlife Acoustics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Patents Pending.
Upp till sex familjemedlemmar kan använda den här appen när Familjedelning är aktiverat.