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Raise this microphone as far as possible from all obstructions (~12'+ above ground) and extend it into the airspce you intend to monitor.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCompatible with \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/collections\/sonobat-software\" title=\"SonoBat Bat Call Analysis Software\"\u003eSonoBatLIVE\u003c\/a\u003e and \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/play.google.com\/store\/apps\/details?id=com.digitalbiology.audio\u0026amp;hl=en\" title=\"Bat Recorder Android app\"\u003eBat Recorder Android app\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCompatible with \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/transect-app-for-visualizing-mobile-transect-data\" title=\"Myotisoft Transect\"\u003eMyotisoft Transect\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCompatible with \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/collections\/sonobat-software\" title=\"SonoBat Bat Call Analysis Software\"\u003eSonoBat Bat Call Analysis software\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style310\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"style229\"\u003eAR180-EXT Specifications:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFrequency Range : 1 to 180 KHz\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDynamic Range : \u0026gt; 84 dB (Full BW) and \u0026gt; 90 dB (Audio BW)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRange Limits (SPL +\/- 3 dB) : Max : 90 dB, Min : 0 dB (Full) \/ -6 dB (audio)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMaximum Separation : 250 feet using CAT 6 cable\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHigh speed USB 2.0 interface with recorders\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDurable aluminum enclosure\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWeather Tolerant\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1\/4-20 standard camera mount\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003eAvailable In Stock, \u003cem\u003eUsually Ships 1-2 Days\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e"}

Binary Acoustic Technology AR180-EXT

Product Description
$1,450.00
Maximum quantity available reached.

The AR180-EXT is a professional quality ultrasonic receiver that is designed for ultrasonic recording and acoustic analysis. It employs a directional, wide bandwidth ultrasonic element along with ultrasonic to digital conversion technology to produce a high quality, digitally sampled, acoustic stream that is injected directly into a laptop computer or field recorder to perform ultrasonic monitoring, and analysis.

The AR180-EXT system is specifically designed for bat monitoring applications which require that the detector is mounted quite a distance away from the recording device. The system consists of an ultrasonic microphone element and a ultrasonic digitizer unit. The two units are separable up to 250 feet and are connected using industry standard CAT-5e or CAT-6 cable.

The AR180-EXT is shipped with a 20 foot cable.  Longer cables can also be supplied, but with an additional charge

 Product Highlights

  • Extendable microphone element
  • Direct digital conversion technology
  • 1KHz to 180 KHz operating range
  • High sensitivity
  • High speed USB 2.0 interface
  • Durable aluminum enclosure
  • 1/4-20 camera mount
  • Price includes a 20 foot Cable

AR180-EXT is better at:

  • Applications where a long cable run is necessary between the microphone element and the actual recorder or computer.
  • Active recording/viewing live full spectrum activity, and then selectively recording only the bat pass of interest.
  • Educational demos; people are entranced by the "campfire effect" of watching bat activity go by live.
  • Passive monitoring; the AR180EXT is housed in a robust weatherproof housing more appropriate for inclement weather.
  • Orient this microphone horizontally to minimize moisture into the microphone element. Raise this microphone as far as possible from all obstructions (~12'+ above ground) and extend it into the airspce you intend to monitor.
  • Compatible with SonoBatLIVE and Bat Recorder Android app
  • Compatible with Myotisoft Transect
  • Compatible with SonoBat Bat Call Analysis software

AR180-EXT Specifications:

  • Frequency Range : 1 to 180 KHz
  • Dynamic Range : > 84 dB (Full BW) and > 90 dB (Audio BW)
  • Range Limits (SPL +/- 3 dB) : Max : 90 dB, Min : 0 dB (Full) / -6 dB (audio)
  • Maximum Separation : 250 feet using CAT 6 cable
  • High speed USB 2.0 interface with recorders
  • Durable aluminum enclosure
  • Weather Tolerant
  • 1/4-20 standard camera mount

Available In Stock, Usually Ships 1-2 Days


"In Stock" items may ship same day to up to 3 business days after placing your order.

"Out of Stock" items may still be purchased, but realize these items may be built-to-order or we may be at the mercy of our vendors for parts of your order or product. Shipping for out of stock items may be days or weeks after placing your order. Some speciaity items may have estimated availability mentioned in their product description above.

All international orders must be paid in full via credit card or international money order before shipping.  We currently accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard and bank/wire transfers.

For international orders, any duties, tariffs or broker fees are not included in the order amount and will be collected by the shipper upon delivery. Any such fees are the responsibility of the customer. 

Please ensure the shipping address you provide can accept UPS deliveries. BCM is not responsible for any fees or delays incurred from an incorrect shipping address.

In Spanish: Todos los pedidos internacionales deben pagarse en su totalidad mediante tarjeta de crédito o giro postal internacional antes de su envío. aceptamos American Express, Visa y Mastercard.  No somos capaces de aceptar banco.

Para los pedidos internacionales, los impuestos, aranceles u honorarios de agente no están incluidos en el orden cantidad y serán recogidos por el cargador a la entrega. estas matrículas son responsabilidad del cliente.        

Por favor garantizar la dirección del envío que usted proporcione puede aceptar envíos ups. bcm no se hace responsable por el pago de honorarios o retrasos de una incorrecta dirección de envío.

What states does sales tax apply?
If you live in PA, you will be charged sales tax according to your state’s sales tax rules.  Tax Exempt Businesses/Organizations in PA only: contact us to place your order (717-241-2228). Please have your tax exempt number.

What can I return?
You may return new, unopened items sold within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Shirts, hats, and mugs are made to order and are not returnable.

When will I get my refund?
Most refunds are fully refunded in 3-5 business days after we receive and process your return.

Does BCM do replacements?
We can only replace the exact item and version you ordered, and you are responsible to return the damaged item within 30 days. If you want to exchange for a different item, you will need to return the item and place a new order.

Pettersson D500x and M500 Bat Detectors Return and Exchange Policy
All detectors are tested by BCM staff before shipping to customers. Please contact BCM first detailing the issue you are having with the hardware and obtain a Return Authorization. Should email or phone troubleshooting fail to resolve the issue, you should send the unit in suitable packaging to BCM, with the RA number written on the packaging.

BCM will confirm the unit is defective was not abused or water damaged. BCM will replace the unit at our discretion usually within one week. Units requiring repairs may take 6-8 weeks.

Pettersson factory warranty is one year.

D500x External Microphone Return Policy
All microphones are tested by BCM staff before shipping to customers. Please contact BCM first detailing the issue you are having with the Microphone and obtain a Return Authorization. Should email or phone troubleshooting fail to resolve the issue, you should send the unit in suitable packaging to BCM, with the RA number written on the packaging.

DOA microphones are replaced immediately at no charge. There is a $150 for refurbishing used microphones, shipped immediately if in stock.

Electronics
Electronics purchased from BCM are easily returned within 30 days of receipt of shipment. These items must be in new condition with original packaging and accessories. All bat detectors sold by BCM are supported by the device's manufacturers. In the unlikely event a detector appears to be defective, please contact the customer support network for the computer manufacturer to have it serviced under warranty. Pettersson D500x/M500 devices have specific policies, see above.

Software
Software titles purchased from BCM are easily returned within 30 days of receipt of shipment. These items must be unopened and still in their plastic wrap.

General items

Other items purchased from BCM can only be returned if:

  • The return is packaged and shipped in the original packaging.
  • The items are still in new condition.
  • You ship your return within 30 days of receipt of the original shipment.

Any returns that do not meet the above qualifications may receive a reduced refund or be returned to the purchaser. Some items may incur a restocking fee as these items must be inspected, tested, and repackaged. If a restocking fee applies it will be noted on the product information page.  All returns will be less original shipping costs.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • I’m leaning towards the AR180EXT, as it seems the most robust option and we want this to work in the long-term. All of the others seem a little risky, and we are installing this in a remote location in Northern Ontario, where conditions are harsh! I am thinking we’ll probably need to uninstall it in the winter time. Am I right in thinking the BAT microphones could be refurbished (at some expense lower than complete replacement)?

    I took apart a BAT mic once by accident and it’s very simple. The golden mic element up front is what is exposed to the weather and it is very easy to replace. It’s just 2 wires and it’s disconnected if I recall.   Get the mic up high and angle it horizontal or down a touch, use conservative trigger settings so as to avoid the trash and the data burden will be manageable. I put mine in a tube recessed just a little bit. The AR125/150 is strongly directional by default so you can get away with putting an extra enclosure around it a little more than other mics.    All my wires are totally encased in pvc conduit on that one. I still worry about wasps building nests in the mic enclosure you might consider filling any gaps with something so there is no space for insects to make homes. 

  • Hi, we are looking for bat calls in frequency ranges up to 150 kHz. I see that this unit has an operating range up to 180 kHz but would this be the analysis frequency range or the recording sample rate? Our current recorders record at 384 kHz to allow for analysis up to ~192 kHz.

    The AR180-EXT sample rate would be 360 kHz and the highest frequency it can resolve is 180 kHz. It is intended for very long deployments in harsh environments where just the microphone is exposed.

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