USFWS announces Indiana Bat Guidance

Are you uncertain about which hardware and software you’ll need for the 2018 Summer Survey? We have answers for you.

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SM4 Configurator

The SM4 Configurator software lets you modify recorder settings, create and edit recording schedules as well as estimate battery life and memory capacity for deployments. Available for Windows, OSX and Linux.

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Specifications of the the Song Meter SM4BAT FS and ZC

Song Meter SM4BAT

Recording Technology:

  • Single-channel
  • SM4BAT FS: 16-bit .wav
  • SM4BAT ZC: Zero-Crossing

Sample Rates:

  • Full-Spectrum, single-channel;
    192kHz, 256kHz, 384kHz, 500kHz


  • SM4BAT FS: Up to 450 hours (e.g. 45 10-hour nights), depending on bat activity
  • SM4BAT ZC: Up to 700 hours (e.g. 70 10-hour nights)
  • NOTE: SM4BAT FS and ZC run times can vary by as much as 50% depending on the characteristics of specific brands and models of flash cards, the kind and quality of batteries used (alkaline versus rechargeable), temperature and configuration. We recommend SanDisk brand SDHC/SDXC cards.

Power Options:

  • Internal power using 4 D-size alkaline or NiHM batteries
  • External power via optional SM3/SM4 Power Cable


  • 2 SDHC/SDXC flash card slots (Class 4 or greater)*
  • More than 1 terabyte total capacity using 2 512GB SDXC cards
  • *We recommend using SanDisk SDHC/SDXC cards. You can buy them from our store.


  • Height: 8.6" / 218 mm
  • Width: 6.0" / 152 mm
  • Depth: 3.1" / 78 mm


  • 1.6 lbs / .7 kg without batteries
  • 2.9 lbs / 1.3 kg with batteries

Enclosure Material:

  • Polycarbonate

Enclosure Environmental Protection:

  • Fully weatherproof

Operating Temperature:

  • -4°F to +122°F or -20°C to 50°C


  • 3 years

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