Imagine if you will, a field biologist’s worst nightmare.
You’ve taken care to set up your SM2+ units, deployed them in the field, checked to make sure your units have all powered up, and then set them to sleep. You trek back out of the back country to the access road you fought mud, rain, and blind corners to navigate. You go home, set aside your soaked clothes, pour a cup of your hot beverage of choice, and sit confident knowing your trusty SM2+ recorders will gather all the data you need for that big project.
A month later, you range out to the same patch of woods, unearth your recorders from the fallen pine needles, brush it off, and take the SD cards that hold your precious data back to base. Upon opening your recordings in Song Scope, you find to your deepest horror that nothing was recorded. Your heart sinks as you begin to understand the full consequences to the loss of data. The world spins as a Lovecraftian level of terror creeps in…
I'm pleased to announce that our updated Echo Meter handheld bat detector/recorder will be here by the end of this month.
If you are familiar with the EM3, the new EM3+ keeps all of the powerful features of the original while improving the recording and monitoring quality, “fit and finish” and ergonomics of the recorder. We put considerable effort into these improvements, especially with regards to the look and feel of the device. We worked with a top-rate industrial designer to take our existing button layout and improve usability with new glow-in-the dark graphics. We love the look and think this makes the unit even more intuitive to use. In addition we have added a wrist-strap as that was the number-one most requested feature from our customers. Feel free to trip over roots in the night staring skyward with no fear for your EM3+!
If you are not familiar with the Echo Meter detector/recorder, we had the ambitious design goal of incorporating all the useful features of existing professional detectors and recorders into one handheld-sized device. And succeeded. The EM3+ provides every possible tool to allow you to understand and identify bats in the field.