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What's new in the SM3M?

What's new in the SM3M?

Our new SM3M marine recorder is full of improvements on our popular SM2M model.

Wondering what’s changed?Here’s a quick rundown of a few of the features we’ve added to make this our most intuitive and dependable marine recorder and noise logger yet!

Reliability Improvements

  • Heavy duty hydrophone cage offers greater protection
  • Hydrophone waterblock prevents leakage into the device
  • New heavy duty carrying case for the SM3M submersible

Ease-of-Use

  • Easier to program
  • Alerts you when you’ve made a mistake in loading, editing, or running a program
  • Complete control over all internal parameters
  • Automatic set up--simply connect your hydrophone(s), load a program, and press start
  • Status button lets you quickly check usage, battery voltage, and more
  • Metadata embedded in the files and enhanced self diagnostics

Advanced Technology

  • New circuit design
  • Improved battery life
  • Temperature-controlled clock crystal maintains clock accuracy at extreme temperatures
  • Native SDXC support, meaning no re-formatting needed
  • Nap mode allows recorder to improve battery life by up to 50%
  • Record on 2 channels up to 256 kHz or one channel up to 384 kHz
  • ...and more!

If you have any questions about our latest marine recorders, don't hesitate to contact us and we'd be happy to help!

Dive into possibilities: The new SM3 aquatic models

Dive into possibilities: The new SM3 aquatic models

The SM3 aquatic is a device that's tougher than any we’ve ever made. The all new Song Meter features a rugged, die-cast aluminum body and an unprecedented 3 year warrantee. It’s a machine you can count on in the most extreme of environments.

But no two customers have the same demands out in the field, and that’s why it’s also our most flexible product line. Just about any feature can be tailored to fit your needs.

  • There's an ultrasonic and acoustic model
  • They're the only recorders of their kind to simultaneously monitor above and below the water line
  • Record any combination of marine, terrestrial, and avian life
  • Monitor all kinds of aquatic life, from 20Hz to 48kHz
  • Perform acoustic recording and noise logging simultaneously
  • Use out of the box recording programs, or customize your own.
  • Save time by choosing from a menu of standard options, such as daytime, nighttime, or continuous.
  • Or, create your own custom schedule with our easy-to-use configurator software.

Multiple Hardware Options

Outfit the SM3 to your needs. You can choose to record with the standard acoustic hydrophone, or you can opt to upgrade to an ultrasonic hydrophone. See our accessories page for more details.

It’s a two way conversation at the Dolphin Communication Project!

It’s a two way conversation at the Dolphin Communication Project!

When you’re working with animals as precocious as dolphins, the lines can sometimes be blurred as to who is observing whom!

Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski experienced this recently as she was attaching her Wildlife Acoustics SM2M+ marine recorder to a piling to record dolphin sounds. As you can see in the photos and video we posted, she was quickly greeted by delphinid visitors who were very curious about the bright new yellow object being installed!

Many of these dolphins are not strangers to Dr. Dudzinski, however. She’s been visiting and studying them at Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences (RIMS) in Honduras since 2003.

Wildlife Acoustics is proud to support wildlife conservation efforts

Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation Orginization for Bat Conservation Bat Conservation International Bat Conservation Trust