Echo Meter Touch
The most advanced bat detector, regardless of price.
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Echo Meter Touch is an innovative combination of hardware and software that lets you record and listen to bat calls in real-time – on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
- Built-in Kaleidoscope classifiers suggest the top bat species match in real-time.
- Data is displayed real-time via information-rich, highly configurable, full-color spectrograms.
- GPS enabled devices tag each recording with exact location.
- Recordings can easily be transferred to any computer for further analysis and reporting.
At only $399.00, there's no other professional bat research tool that offers this combination of portability, high-quality recording, species identification, and high-detail spectrogram analysis capabilities.
“Overall the Touch is an awesome piece of kit… for the professional bat worker I'd say it's a no brainer.” – Martin O’Connor, ARBTECH
Try the app for free.
The Echo Meter app is free, and available right now in the Apple App Store. It comes pre-loaded with sample recordings, letting you experience many of the advantages Echo Meter Touch will bring to your bat research. Download the app today to see for yourself why Echo Meter Touch is quickly becoming the portable tool of choice for bat biologists all over the world.
"In the middle of the Tasmania winter we took the echo meter touch out and found a hive of forest bat (Vespadelus sp.) activity over a local lagoon! It was incredible to be able to have 7 people see the calls on the tablet while the bats foraged in front of us!" – Lisa Cawthen
The Ultrasonic Module
Simply plug the Ultrasonic Module into the Lightning Connector of your iOS device and immediately start monitoring, recording and analysing bat echolocations. The Ultrasonic Module is compact enough to slip into a shirt pocket, it is made up of premium grade ultrasonic sensor, custom preamp and gain circuitry, an analog-to-digital converter and a microprocessor. The microprocessor streams the data in real-time at 256 kHz to your compatible iPad or iPhone.
The Echo Meter Touch App
Combined with the Ultrasonic Module, the Echo Meter Touch app has everything you need to monitor, record and identify bats in the field.
The app lets you listen to bats in real-time and simultaneously view them on a full-color spectrogram and waveform plot. Wildlife Acoustics' patented Real-Time Expansion (RTE) lets you listen to echolocations in real-time while maintaining the timing and tonality of the bat echolocation. You can also listen to prior echolocations using RTE or traditional time expansion (slow playback).
If you have an iPhone or an iPad that is GPS enabled, Echo Meter Touch will tag your recordings with useful location data. (See FAQ for more information on which devices have GPS)
The app can transfer full spectrum .wav recordings to your computer over a wireless network or cabled through iTunes. Using Wi-Fi, Echo Meter Touch bundles the recordings in a compressed .zip folder and allows downloads by entering a URL in a web browser. Combined with the Auto-ID upgrade, you can identify the species of the bat in the recording and export it with the recording.
The integral Bat Auto-ID feature uses our latest Kaleidoscope Pro classifiers to suggest the most likely bat species match in real-time. This makes the Echo Meter Touch a very powerful, fast and convenient tool for on-site professional bat work.
The free Echo Meter Touch app is available on the Apple App Store. It includes two bat recordings that let you start practicing with your iOS device right away.
NOTE: Auto ID is intended for use in analyzing recordings of single bats in free flight, low clutter environments. On average, more than half of such recordings will result in classifications with 80% accuracy. Recordings of roost emergence, multiple bats, captive bats, bats in high-clutter environments or bat social calls are not suitable for Auto ID and results may not be accurate.