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Changes to the Wildlife Acoustics Product Lineup in 2016

Changes to the Wildlife Acoustics Product Lineup in 2016

At Wildlife Acoustics, our mission is to continually develop new and better products – while delivering support and service for the products you’ve purchased from us over the years. Toward that mission, this blog post provides an update on the future availability of products you may own.

SM2+ and SM2BAT+ recorders and accessories will continue to be sold through 2016 and then will not be available. If you anticipate needing SM2+ or SM2BAT+ recorders in 2016, please contact us for availability as these will only be built as demand warrants. We will continue to honor warranties, and service these products for years to come. Please consider the SM4 or the SM4BAT as superior alternatives.

If you need to create time-synchronized recordings for localization and/or produce a schedule that does very different things on different days, the SM3 is the recorder of choice. And if you need to capture any combination of birds or other wildlife on a second channel, SM3BAT is the way to go.

SMX-US/SMX-UT ultrasonic microphones for SM2BAT+ recorders have been discontinued. The microphone sensor element used in these microphones was discontinued by Knowles and can no longer be sourced. The SMX-U1 replaces these for use with SM2BAT and provides superior recording performance and weather durability. We will continue to honor warranties.

The SMZC recorder has been replaced by the SM4BAT ZC. We will continue to honor warranties, and service SMZC recorders for years to come.

Echo Meter EM3+ is no longer available and has been replaced by Echo Meter Touch. Even with the cost of an iOS device (e.g. US$199 for an iPod Touch), weatherproof/shockproof case, and extension cable, the Echo Meter Touch is lower cost, while featuring superior graphics and recording quality to the EM3+. We will continue to honor warranties, and service the Echo Meter EM3+ for years to come.

We look forward to your continued business. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

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