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Wildlife Acoustics’ Kaleidoscope Software Marine Noise Analysis Module Produces Background Noise Reports With The Touch Of A Button.

Advancement in underwater noise analysis software automatically produces reports according to industry and NOAA standards.

The Kaleidoscope Marine Noise Analysis Module

Maynard, MA – March 24, 2015 – Wildlife Acoustics, Inc., the worldwide provider of bioacoustics recording technology, is introducing an enhancement to its Kaleidoscope high speed analysis software.

"The adoption of the EU marine directive means that we need to provide our marine customers with a software tool that was designed to their specific analysis needs", said founder and CEO, Ian Agranat. "Our new Kaleidoscope Noise Analysis module allows researchers to scan marine recordings and automatically produce noise level reports with the touch of a button, saving valuable analysis time.” The Marine Noise Analysis Module is unique in that users can quickly produce reports supporting any three standards - Third- Octave bands, IEC established A, B, C and D weighting and NOAA combined marine mammal filters."

The Kaleidoscope Marine Noise Analysis Module is meant to be paired with the company’s Song Meter SM3M Deep Water, SM3M Submersible and SM3 Aquatic marine bioacoustics recorders. Says Agranat, “Given that our Song Meter platform of recorders can store more than two terabytes of acoustic data, Kaleidoscope with the Marine Noise Analysis Module is a must-have combination tool for these long-deployment recorders.

Free Two Week Trial Available

A one-year Noise Analysis Module license includes a viewer and may be purchased for $499.00 US. The Kaleidoscope’s Noise Analysis Module is available for a free two week trial.

See The Kaleidoscope Noise Analysis Module In Action

Wildlife Acoustics will be exhibiting at Ocean Business 2015, stand G8, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK, from April 14 to 16.

About Wildlife Acoustics

Wildlife Acoustics is a privately held corporation and the leading provider of bioacoustics monitoring systems for researchers, scientists, conservationists, universities and government agencies worldwide. Wildlife Acoustics' bioacoustics recorders are deployed in over 70 countries and on every continent including Antarctica.

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Contact:

Robert Gierschick
Director of Marketing
Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.
3 Clock Tower Place, Suite 210 Maynard, MA 01754
+1 (978) 369-5225
bob@wildifeacoustics.com

Wildlife Acoustics Song Meters Deployed At Duddon Sands UK Offshore Wind Farm

Gardline Environmental uses Song Meter's innovative dual sensitivity hydrophone setup to measure noise level changes during piling activity.

Song Meter SM2M Submersible

(MAYNARD, MA) May 1, 2014 — Wildlife Acoustics, the worldwide provider of bioacoustics recording and analytical technology is supplying Gardline Environmental Ltd (GEL) with its Song Meter SM2M marine bioacoustics recording units for monitoring work in the East Irish Sea.

"The SM2M autonomous recorders have been used by Gardline Environmental Ltd since late 2012 and the units have been used extensively offshore since," said Mona Doss, Wildlife Acoustics' director of sales. "We're pleased that Gardline Environmental is utilizing our Song Meter SM2M recorders for latest DONG Energy UK offshore wind farm project."

DONG Energy’s West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm is located in the East Irish Sea approximately 14 km of the Cumbria coast, UK. As a condition of the Marine License (consent to develop), the developer was required to ‘undertake measurements of the noise generated by the installation of the foundation pieces’. GEL was awarded the construction noise monitoring project with a methodology which required the use of autonomous recording units like Wildlife Acoustics' Song Meters.

Fixed point measurements were obtained using seabed moored Wildlife Acoustics Song Meter SM2M recorders. The Song Meters provided monitoring of any noise level changes for the complete duration of the piling activity; recording data before, during and after each piling event, covering soft start (where the hammer energy is increased over time) and background noise levels during periods of inactivity.

The recorders used two channels; a hydrophone with reduced sensitivity for high sound pressure levels applications such as piling activities, and a standard hydrophone suitable for background noise measurements. The units were deployed prior to the commencement of each piling event, and recovered shortly afterwards with a maximum deployment duration of 13 hours and average 7 hours per measurement, utilizing a continuous recording duty cycle.

This project was the first which utilized the dual sensitivity hydrophones on the Song Meter SM2M globally. The units have been used on other UK offshore wind farm sites and are due to be shipped to New Zealand this spring for seismic survey noise measurement work.

Contact:
Robert Gierschick, Director of Marketing
Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.
bob@wildlifeacoustics.com
+1 (978) 369-5225

Wildlife Acoustics Featured In...

Wildlife Acoustics was featured in the Boston Business Journal: April 11, 2014
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Wildlife Acoustics Announces Be Like A Bat Playhouse Program at NSTA

BOSTON April 2, 2014 Wildlife Acoustics is giving young students a chance to peek at the world through the eyes of a bat with its Be Like a Bat Playhouse Program.

The worldwide provider of bioacoustics recording and analytical technology will be giving away three custom-designed, oversized bat playhouses at the National Science Teachers Association Conference (NSTA).

Be a Bat Playhouse

Each playhouse is more than 5 feet tall and is modeled after a real bat house, letting the imaginations of 4-to-7-year-olds run wild as they become “microbats.”

"The Be Like A Bat Playhouse effort was a creative collaboration in the very best sense of the term," said Robert Gierschick, director of marketing for Wildlife Acoustics." Our partners donated their time and talent to make this project possible, and we had fun thinking like 4-to-7-year olds for a change.”

As students explore the playhouses, they will experience a day in the life of a bat, from roosting (hanging out with buddies) and echolocation (communicating with others) to “flying” in and out of the bat house.

The boxes for the playhouses were donated by Rand Whitney, and the colorful “Bat Facts” graphics that cover the playhouses were donated by Shawmut. Bat Conservation International developed a special K-2 curriculum that ties the playhouse into group activities.

"Because the children get to act like bats, the program delivers lessons in bat biology and bioacoustics in an active and engaging way", said Andrew Walker, CEO of Bat Conservation International. "Perhaps we'll even lead some youngsters into the fields of science and animal biology."

About Wildlife Acoustics

Wildlife Acoustics is the leading provider of bioacoustics monitoring systems for researchers, scientists, conservationists and government agencies worldwide. Its mission is to serve the needs of biologists and conservationists around the globe and create tools that enable them to better understand the changes in the global environment.

Our innovative and affordable hardware, software, and curriculum increase teacher effectiveness and student engagement and promote the cause of the Citizen Scientist in K-12 classrooms.

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About Bat Conservation International

Bat Conservation International is dedicated to the lasting conservation of the world’s 1300+ species of bats. BCI works throughout the world with local communities, government and civic leaders, businesses, scientists and other conservation organizations to identify, protect and manage critical habitats for bats and raise public awareness and appreciation of these remarkable creatures. More information on BCI and its work can be found at www.batcon.org

About Shawmut

Shawmut was founded in 1951 with a commitment to providing quality, service, and value. Today, we are a full-service solutions company, offering our clients design, writing and marketing services as well as printing, mailing, fulfillment, and online fulfillment and inventory in real time. Visit us at www.shawmutprinting.com

About Rand Whitney

Rand-Whitney Container has built its reputation in the packaging industry on delivering creative, cost-saving packaging solutions. Independently owned and operated by The Kraft Group, Rand-Whitney invests substantial capital in new technologies, expanded in-house capabilities, and a quality paper supply to ensure it always meets the emergent demands of its local and international customers. To learn more about Rand-Whitney visit www.randwhitney.com

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Wildlife Acoustics Ships New Line of Song Meter Bioacoustics Recorders.

Song Meter SM3

Third generation Song Meter SM3 and SM3BAT represent breakthrough in wildlife recording technology.

MAYNARD, MA — MARCH 20, 2014 — Wildlife Acoustics, the worldwide provider of bioacoustics recording and analytical technology, is shipping its new, 3rd generation Song Meter SM3 and SM3BAT bioacoustics recorders.

"Our new Song Meter SM3 and SM3BAT sets a new performance benchmark for bioacoustics recorders", said founder and CEO, Ian Agranat. "After shipping almost 14,000 Song Meter recorders to over 60 countries, taking in feedback from our customers all over the world and making significant investments in new hardware, software and firmware, the SM3 platform has capabilities that outstrip competing bioacoustics recorders."

The Song Meter SM3 and SM3BAT have a long list of user-friendly features. From their die cast aluminum, powder coated enclosures, weather-proof SD card and battery bays to custom-designed connectors, the Song Meters can survive anything from scorching desert and frozen regions to humid jungle environments. So much so that the Song Meter is backed by the longest warranty in its class: 3 years.

Extended Deployments and Reduced Cost of Ownership

Song Meter SM3

Song Meters use new high efficiency switching power supplies and power management firmware that extend deployments by 20% over the prior generation SM2+ recorder. "Bat professionals will appreciate close to a 50% increase in deployment time over our SM2BAT+ bioacoustics recorder," said Agranat. Song Meters can also store more than a terabyte of echolocation and wildlife vocalization data, reducing the need for frequent trips into the field.

Enhanced Machine Intelligence

Song Meter SM3 BAT

The SM3 and SM3BAT come with out-of-the box recording programs; including daytime, night time, and continuous recording schedules with automatic configuration. Agranat explains, "Just pick your desired schedule and press the Start button to begin making recordings immediately. Or, you can customize to implement the most sophisticated schedules and settings you can dream up to suit your exact needs."

Simultaneous Recording of Any Combination of Terrestrial and Marine Wildlife

The Song Meter is the only recorder of its kind that can simultaneously record any combination of bat echolocations, bird and frog calls and marine vocalizations. The SM3 and SM3BAT can use an assortment of its new SM3-A1 acoustic and SM3-U1 ultrasonic mics and soon to be released hydrophone, allowing scientists to easily record a diversity of wildlife.

The SM3 acoustic recorder comes complete with two installed acoustic mics and sells for $849.00. The SM3BAT ultrasonic recorder comes complete with the new SM3-U1 ultrasonic mic and 3 meter cable and sells for $1598.00

About Wildlife Acoustics

Wildlife Acoustics is a privately held corporation and the leading provider of bioacoustics monitoring systems for researchers, scientists, conservationists, universities and government agencies worldwide. Wildlife Acoustics' bioacoustics recorders are deployed in over 60 countries and on every continent including Antarctica.

Follow Wildlife Acoustics on Twitter @WildlifeAcoust and "Like" us on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/WildlifeAcoustics.

Contact:
Robert Gierschick, Director of Marketing
Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.
3 Clock Tower Place, Suite 210
Maynard, MA 01754
+1 (978) 369-5225

Wildlife Acoustics is proud to support wildlife conservation efforts

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