Detector suggestions for demos and basic active monitoring (not compatible with automated ID software)
Detector suggestions for professional active monitoring (compatible with automated ID software)
Detector suggestions for professional passive monitoring (compatible with automated ID software)
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This high quality digital recorder is perfect for recording output from the Pettersson D240x when you don't want to be tied to a laptop. Easy to use for active monitoring, and can be used for one night of time stamped passive monitoring. Connects to a laptop via a common cable to provide the same sound quality as if your calls were recorded directly into a laptop. For use with the D240x only.
$249. Turn on and listen - that's all. The ultrasonic sounds are automatically transformed into the audible range. What makes the BATSCANNER unique is that the kHz display is determined and readjusted automatically by the fundamental call frequency of the bats. Nothing needs to be adjusted. Suggested for: educational demos & active monitoring.
$2,099. Monitor bats live in heterodyne with automatic tuning. Record high quality FS bat calls on an SD card with the richest meta-information of any FS detector. Built in GPS receiver and built in temperature logger; running transects has never been easier. Suggested for: active monitoring, passive monitoring, transects.
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From $1,595. This is the "gold standard" passive bat detector/microphone combo that all others are compared to. Pettersson's well engineered hardware design has only required incremental refinements since release; most recently addding features that allow this "passive detector" to effectively be used for active monitoring. Suggested for: passive monitoring and active monitoring.
$495. This inexpensive heterodyne-only detector can be tuned to a 10 kHz bandwidth to listen for bat activity. You can easily tell search calls from feeding buzzes and with practice you can begin to break bats into species groups. Perfect for educational use, bat walks, and basic bat activity surveys. Suggested for: educational demos and active monitoring.
$329. This inexpensive heterodyne-only detector can be tuned to a 10 kHz bandwidth to listen for bat activity. You can easily tell search calls from feeding buzzes and with practice you can begin to break bats into species groups. Perfect for educational use, bat walks, and basic bat activity surveys. Suggested for: educational demos, active monitoring.
$5,899. This professional level lab quality instrument is the King of Bat Detectors. It is the most sophisticated bat detector/recorder in the world, capable of everything- HET, FD, TE, and DR. The microphone is handmade by Lars Pettersson himself. Suggested for: active monitoring, selective manual recording, passive recording for one night.
$650. This professional USB powered microphone comes with capture software that enables real time monitoring of full spectrum bat calls. Works with tablets, netbooks, and laptops. Compatible with SonoBat. Suggested for: mobile transects, educational demos, active monitoring, passive bat call analysis & recording.
$2,195. For automatic passive recording capable of long cable runs without signal loss, drop this detector/recorder combo off and pick it up days or weeks later to find time and date stamped bat calls recorded in full spectrum. Suggested for: passive monitoring.
$1,095. This professional USB powered omnidirectional microphone comes with capture software that enables real time monitoring of full spectrum bat calls. 250 kHz sample rate. Compatible with SonoBat. Suggested for: mobile transects, educational demos, active monitoring, passive bat call analysis & recording.
$1,550. Completely weatherproof mic at 375 kHz sample rate. Compatible with SonoBat. Capable of extremely long cable runs for extreme deployments. Suggested for: long term passive deployments, mobile transects, educational demos, active monitoring & analysis.
The L400 is an ultrasound loudspeaker with built-in amplifier that can be connected to any recording device capable of playing ultrasonic signals. It is loudest, clearest ultrasonic playback speaker with the least distortion we have used. Suggested for: lab experiments, acoustic lures, teaching active monitroing techniques, testing microphones.
BAT BD100 Bat Deterrent
This device generates a broadband signal that jams bat echolocation making it difficult for bats to navigate and therefore avoid the area. Initially developed for industrial wind facilities, this ia a low power residential version that deters bat activity in a 12' radius. Suggested for: short duration bat exclusions.
Bat Conservation International Acoustic Monitoring Workshop.
Southwest Research Station, Portal, AZ May 2009.
Pettersson Elektronik was founded in 1983 by Lars Pettersson, as a spin-off from a research project at the Institute of Technology of Uppsala University, Sweden. The objective of the project was to develop a new type of bat detector, which eventually resulted in Pettersson Elektronik's first bat detector, the D920. In 2013 Pettersson celebrated 30 years as one of the pioneers of recording ultrasound and studying bat calls.
Their products have been developed in close co-operation with leading bat researchers. BCM has tried many from various manufacturers but it seems Pettersson remains the "gold standard" of products with the highest quality and reliability that all others are compared to. Pettersson has brought more bat detectors to market; than anyone. Please take a moment to visit our virtual Pettersson bat detector museum to recall fond memories of the field work of yesteryear, or at least have a "gee whiz" moment for sake of posterity.