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Pettersson M500
Lightweight Full-spectrum Power.
The Pettersson M500 is a small, USB-powered ultrasonic microphone housed in durable, black aluminum enclosure. Utilizing the same advanced electret microphone technology as the D500x detector, the M500 can be used both in directional and omnidirectional modes (with or without the directional horn). The microphone features low-noise technology, high sampling frequency and has an efficient anti-aliasing filter to provide the highest quality recordings.

Pettersson M500-384
The most versatile ultrasonic microphone available.
Much like the M500, the M500-384 is protected by a durable black aluminum enclosure and uses the same electret microphone technology as the standard M500, and the well-known D500x. However, the M500-384 gives users the ability to capture and record high-quality, full spectrum recordings of bat calls or other ultrasonic signals with a wide array of electronic devices such as computers/laptops, tablets, and even more conveniently—a smartphone. In addition, when coupled with one of these devices users have the option to choose the recording app that best suits them.

Both the M500 and M500-384 can be used in direction and omnidirectional modes. However, if you intend to use your smartphone as a primary device for recording ultrasound, users will need the M500-384. In addition to its compatibility with 3rd party recording applications*, this model can work independently of a specific operating system.

*The software/hardware used with the M500-384 must support recording at 384kHz. Some lower-end devices have been found not to support USB audio at 384 kHz. A 0.5 m USB (type-A to mini-B) cable is included.ŠA type mini-B to micro-B/OTG USB cable, suitable for use with aŠsmartphone or tablet, can be purchased separately.

Real-time monitoring
The M500 works with Pettersson's easy to use recording program (BatSound Touch Lite) that saves recordings as 16-bit wave files. The program also offers various triggering modes, including manual and automatic, pre-trigger option, and the ability to choose between “level-triggered” or frequency-triggered operation; and with built-in waveform and spectrogram displays, bat passes can be visually observed in real time. Email Pettersson for a copy of the latest version of BatSound Lite.

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Screenshot of BatSound Touch in realtime view that is built optimized for the M500 though other standard USB microphones may be used. Live view in compressed mode is available. For when active recording is desired, use the "Circular Buffer Recording" feature. You can record up to 16 seconds of the previous activity in 500 kHz full spectrum glory, using a better microphone than what is found on some systems costing thousands of dollars.

 

Real-time monitoring on your Android-based smartphone
The M500-384 works with Digital Biology's super low cost ($6!) Bat Recorder app for Android-based smart devices. This app offers all the basic features needed for simple active monitoring including manual and adjustable automatic triggered recording. Bat passes can be visually observed in real time. Save full spectrum 16-bit .wav recordings to the microSD card in your smartphone, then open them in your analysis program of choice (SonoBat, BatSound, Kalideoscope, etc.)

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Bat Recorder app from Digital Biology coupled with the high-quality Pettersson M500-384 makes for a super active monitoring solution. Here we used Bat Recorder to quickly tell both MYAU and TABR were emerging from this mini bat condo in North Florida.

 

PETM5002The M500 is ideal for:

Highly flexible with many software and platform choices:

* requires the M500-384 model or an existing M500 which has been changed to the 384 version via a firmware change

 

item7BCM is actively contributing to the development of this software to be sure it is useful and efficient for real scientific surveys workflows while not overwhelming the casual user. Available Spring 2015 and optimized for Windows 7 and higher tablets, or netbooks, laptops, desktops, or Macs running Parallels or Boot Camp.

BCM instructor Janet Tyburec tries to "break" the beta version of Batsound Touch after our AZ Capture Techniques Workshop in June 2015. BatSound Touch was officially released in September 2015.

Pettersson M500 Specifications:

 

 

Pettersson M500: $395.00 USD elitesilver001praddtocart2viewcart

Price includes (1) M500, (1) 1' USB-to-Micro USB cable, digital instruction manual, and Pettersson BatSound Touch Lite capture software

Compatible with BatSound Touch. Also compatible with SonoBat Live with a firmware change to restrict sampling to 384 kHz (after change the M500 will still work with BatSound Touch).

 

Windows Capture Software: SonoBat Live, BatSound Touch Lite, BatSound Touch, SoundChaser, Audacity

Linux Capture Software: Audacity

Mac OS X Capture Software: SonoBat Live, Audacity

 

Bat Call Analysis Software: any software accepting full spectrum .wav files (SonoBat, Kaleidoscope PRO) or EchoClass and BCID when files are downsampled to zero-cross data.

 

Pettersson M500-384: $395.00 USD elitesilver001praddtocart1viewcart1

Price includes (1) M500-384, (1) 1' USB-to-Micro USB cable, digital instruction manual, and Pettersson BatSound Touch Lite capture software

With the somewhat lower sample rate, a number of other software options become available for use with this device:

 

Windows Capture Software: SonoBat Live, BatSound Touch Lite, BatSound Touch, SoundChaser, Audacity

Android Capture Software: Bat Recorder, USB Bat Detector

iOS Capture Software: Ultrasonic Analyzer (using the Apple Camera Adapter)

Linux Capture Software: Audacity

Mac OS X Capture Software: SonoBat Live, Audacity

 

Bat Call Analysis Software: any software accepting full spectrum .wav files (SonoBat, Kaleidoscope PRO) or EchoClass and BCID when files are downsampled to zero-cross data.

 

Shipping charge will be calculated during checkout. International shipping will be quoted after you place your order.

 

 

Pettersson M500 USB Microphone Accessories

handyrope1T1USB A to Mini B USB2 Cable
10' Microphone cable. Perfect length to get your M500 mic above you or a vehicle out of the clutter and closer to where bats are, and still have a few feet of cable to set a tablet/laptop down or hand off. White so it's just easier to find in the dark. This cable directly connects a M500 to a laptop/netbook/tablet with a full size USB port.

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handyrope1T2USB Mini B to Micro OTG

8'' Microphone connection to Android devices. Directly connect an M500 to your Andriod based phone or tablet that only has a Micro USB "On the Go" connector. Intended for handheld use, just use rubber bands or velcro your M500 to your device.

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USBExtention230' USB Active Extension Cable

Normal USB cables can be run up to 20'. Beyond that, you must use an Active Extension Cable. We have deployed two AEC on a M500, in conjunction with a regular cable which successfully ran all night 70' from a netbook without a hitch. Note: some low power tablets such as the Asus AT100 cannot drive this extension cable. We have not tested on an Andriod device.

 

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handyrope1T3USB Micro OTG to USB A

5'' Microphone adapter to Android devices. For longer USB cable runs to your Android device, using "full size" USB connectors. Right angle on the Micro side for easier smartphone holding.

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Pettersson M500 & M500-384
Full Spectrum USB-Powered Ultrasonic Microphones

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