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Animal Sounds

UltraSoundGate 116He kit

part # 31166
# 31167
# 31168
# 31169
Cost-effective and small sized ultrasound recording system with a balanced analog input, trigger button, acoustic monitoring output, rugged aluminium housing, USB 2.0 interface and Avisoft-RECORDER USGH. In conjunction with a low-cost netbook computer or a compact UMPC, this unit provides a cost effective, but still powerful solution for bat call recording in the field. The model 116He is available with either an electret (part# 31166, 31167) or condenser microphone (part# 31168, 31169).
UltraSoundGate 116He
UltraSoundGate 116He back view
UltraSoundGate 116He top
UltraSoundGate 116He front view
Number of channels 1
ADC type Delta-Sigma architecture with integrated adaptive anti-aliasing filter
Resolution16 bit or 8 bit
Sample rates [kHz] 300, 250, 214, 187.5, 166.6, 150, 125, 100, 75, 62.5, 50
Frequency response 10 - 120 kHz
Acoustic monitor output yes (adjustable 2 to 30-fold undersampling), fixed volume
Overload indicator (red LED) no
Peak level meter (4 LEDs) no
Input sensitivity (max trim) -43.2dBV = -41 dBu = 6.9 mVrms
Input sensitivity (min trim) -3.2dBV = -1 dBu = 0.69 Vrms
Gain adjustment potentiometer 40 dB continuous range
Input impedance 50 kOhm
Analog input connector female XLR-5 socket
Other inputs none
Computer interface USB 2.0, isochronous high-speed mode
Physical USB connection standard B-type USB socket
Supply current (drawn from the USB) 185 mA
Housing compact aluminum enclosure
Physical dimensions (W/H/D) in mm 63 x 33 x 170 (with microphone)
Weight 220 g (with microphone)
Included software Avisoft-RECORDER USGH
System requirements PC with at least an Intel Atom at 1 GHz, running Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10

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USG 116He principle

Principle of the UltraSoundGate 116He recording system

What are the advantages of Avisoft-UltraSoundGate 116He over other bat detectors?

  • Increased dynamic range (16 bit A/D conversion instead of 8 or 12 bits).
  • Unlimited continuous recording time (the only limitation is the size of the computer harddisk).
  • Realtime spectrogram display during recording (can also be disabled).
  • Acoustic monitoring either using the broad-band monitor output on the USG device or the virtual bat detector mode in the Avisoft-RECORDER software (heterodyning or aliasing technique).
  • Very rugged full metal housing suited for rough field use.
  • Optional GPS data logging by attaching an USB or Bluetooth GPS receiver to the PC.
See also the flyer UltraSoundGate advertising flyer (411KB pdf file).

USG 116Hxx mounted on a Viliv X70EX Tablet PC

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