[MARMAM] Wildlife Acoustics Announces the Song Meter SM2M Marine Recorder

Sherwood Snyder sherwood at wildlifeacoustics.com
Fri May 27 07:35:14 PDT 2011

Dear Colleagues,

Please find below an announcement of our new SM2M passive underwater 
acoustic recorder. We believe this product brings unparalleled ease of 
use, features and value to the marine passive recorder market. If you 
would like to learn more about the SM2M or any of our terrestrial 
recording products, please visit www.wildlifeacoustics.com or call  +1 
(978) 369-5225.

Kind regards,

Sherwood Snyder, Product Manager
Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.
office: (978) 369-5225 ext. 502


Wildlife Acoustics Announces the Song Meter SM2M Marine Recorder

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada, May 15, 2011 -- (2nd International 
Marine Conservation Congress) -- Wildlife Acoustics, the leading 
supplier of acoustic monitoring systems for endangered and threatened 
wildlife species around the world, announces a new submersible digital 

The Song Meter SM2M Marine Recorder is built around the proven SM2 
Terrestrial Recorder Platform, the SM2M is a submersible 16-bit digital 
recorder designed for short or long term deployments in fresh or salt 
water to depths of up to 150m. Like the terrestrial SM2 package, the 
SM2M features flexible scheduling, extremely low power consumption, 
pristine digital recording quality and ease of use in a very cost 
effective package.

The housing is compact and lightweight, measuring 16.5 centimeters in 
diameter and 79.4 centimeters long. With no batteries, the recorder 
weighs 9.5 kilograms in air with 5.5 kilograms of buoyancy and, fully 
populated with batteries, weighs 13.5 kilograms in air with 1.5 
kilograms of buoyancy.

The recorder is powered by up to 32 LSD NiMH, alkaline or lithium 
manganese D cell batteries with continuous recording times up to 760 
hours (31 days), 1,330 hours (55 days) and 1,900 hours (79 days) 
respectively. Longer recording times can be achieved using a scheduled 
recording. The SM2M uses a negligible amount of power while waiting for 
a scheduled recording allowing extremely long deployment times for duty 
cycled recordings.

Sample rates are available from 4kHz to 96kHz. The user can easily 
change the sample rate in the schedule program to allow monitoring at 
different sample rates during one deployment. The integrated hydrophone 
has a recording bandwidth of 2Hz - 40kHz with a flat (+/- 1dB) response.

Maximum storage capacity is 128GB using four 32GB SDHC cards with 
planned support of SDXC protocol, allowing even greater capacity. 
Lossless compression is available to nearly double the maximum recording 
length. Intelligent triggers are programmable to further decrease card 

The housing design allows quick refurbishment of the device shipside 
allowing immediate redeployment. The device can be anchored and 
recovered via tether, diver or optional acoustic release.

The Song Meter SM2M Marine Recorder will be July/August 2011 starting at 
US$4,999. Pre-orders can be made via our online ordering system or by 
calling +1 (978) 369-5225.

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