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Animal Sounds

UltraSoundGate 116Hn kit

part # 31172
Cost-effective and very small sized ultrasound recording system with CM16/CMPA condenser microphone, microphone extension cable, balanced analog input, gain adjustment knob, trigger button, rugged aluminium housing, USB 2.0 interface and the Avisoft-RECORDER USGH software. In conjunction with a Netbook PC, a compact UMPC or a tablet PC, this unit provides a very cost-effective solution for bat call recording in the field.
UltraSoundGate 116Hn with mic UltraSoundGate 116Hn with CM16/CMPA microphone USB connector USB connector XLR connector XLR connector
Number of channels 1
ADC type Delta-Sigma architecture with integrated adaptive anti-aliasing filter
Resolution16 bit
Sample rates [kHz] 750, 500, 375, 300, 250, 214, 187.5, 166.6, 150, 125, 100, 75, 62.5, 50
Frequency response 20 Hz - 300 kHz
Acoustic monitor output no
Overload indicator (red LED) no
Peak level meter (4 LEDs) no
Input sensitivity (max trim) -25.2 dBV = -23 dBu = 0.07 Vrms
Input sensitivity (min trim) 0.8 dBV = 3 dBu = 1.1 Vrms
Gain adjustment potentiometer 26 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) 130 mA
Housing compact aluminum enclosure
Physical dimensions (W/H/D) in mm 36 x 43 x 120 (with microphone)
Weight 170 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 116Hn principle

Principle of the UltraSoundGate 116Hn recording system

What are the advantages of Avisoft-UltraSoundGate 116Hn 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 through the PC soundcard using the virtual bat detector mode of 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 116Hn mounted on a Viliv S5 UMPC
USG 116Hn mounted on a Viliv X70EX Tablet PC

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