BATEXPLORER – SOFTWARE

  • Organize recordings easily and fast
  • Automatic bat call detection
  • Listening, viewing and classifying recordings
  • Automate recurring actions with tasks
  • Bat species suggestions

Manage BATLOGGER recordings QUICKLY and easily

Organize your bat call recordings in projects. Filter and sort to find the relevant data quickly.  Various diagrams and charts summarize the data well-arranged. Import, export and backup features simplify the handling of a large number of recordings.

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Analysis made Easy

The software automatically detects bat calls and displays them clearly. Customizable spectrogram and waveform visualizations with zoom and measuring aids facilitate the evaluation. Computer-assisted species identification using the integrated bat species library (European and UK species).

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GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR RECORDINGS

Listen to the recordings, also time-stretched or superimposed and thus in the audible range. Thanks to the BATLOGGER's GPS you can see on a map where the recordings were made. All BATLOGGER metadata (temperature, triggers, ...) is displayed.

After the analysis, your data can easily be further processed. Export the results for example into your GIS or create your own statistics with a spreadsheet tool.

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AUTOMATE RECURRING TASKS

To speed up the analysis, various actions can be applied to recordings that meet certain criteria. For example, mark (or delete) all recordings with poor quality, add notes to certain recordings or even automatically assign species. You can add/remove/edit/reorder tasks as you wish.

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Editions / Feature-Matrix

Feature
LITE
STANDARD
PROFESSIONAL
Manage BATLOGGER recordings quickly and easily in projects
LITE
STANDARD
PROFESSIONAL
BatExplorer projects
Projects help you organize your recordings, edit multiple recordings at once, create useful statistics, and much more.
Automatically find and measure bat calls
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STANDARD
PROFESSIONAL
Bat calls
Bat search calls are automatically detected, marked and analyzed. Various call parameters, e.g. peak frequency or call shape, are determined and allow a determination of the species.
Bat species suggestions
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STANDARD
PROFESSIONAL
Species suggestions
The software calculates species proposals according to the selected species library and the averaged call parameters of a recording.
Listening, evaluating and classifying recordings
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STANDARD
PROFESSIONAL
Analyse recordings
Various tools allow a detailed analysis of the ultrasound recordings:
  • Assign a species to the recording (classify)
  • Measure call parameters
  • Call parameter statistics
  • Filter species by call characteristics
  • Listen to recordings in different modes
Integrated bat species library
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Bat species libraries
The application contains several bat species libraries. A library contains a list of species that can be assigned to recordings. Supplied libraries:
  • European bats with German names (European bats DE)
  • European bats with English names (European bats EN)
  • Bats in Great Britain (UK bats EN)
Filter and sort recordings
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PROFESSIONAL
Filter
Extensive filters can be set to find specific recordings or group them according to specific characteristics. The search criteria can be saved for later reuse.
Spectrogram and waveform visualizations
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STANDARD
PROFESSIONAL
Recording views
The recorded raw data (WAV data) can be displayed in different ways. Each method has its own strength when it comes to parameter measurements and species classification. The most important view for the bat call analysis is the spectrogram view. In addition, the data is also displayed as a waveform or spectrum. The data can be measured and visualized with a variety of tools. For example, the bat calls can be highlighted or the call intervals can be displayed.
Diagrams and statistics
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Statistics
Bat activities, frequencies and species are displayed as clear diagrams. Export as image file.
Map view with recording locations and GPX routes
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STANDARD
PROFESSIONAL
Map view
Displays the recording locations on the map. If a GPX track has been recorded, it will also be displayed. In addition, further track files can be imported. The recordings can optionally be displayed as a heatmap.
Data export (CSV, GPX, KML, PNG, WAV)
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Export
The recordings and the associated metadata such as species, calls, temperature, notes and many others can be exported for further processing.
Display recording metadata (trigger parameters, temperature, ...)
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Metadata
Display of all metadata recorded together with the recording. E.g. location coordinates, temperature, time, trigger parameters, device serial number,...
Light/dark theme
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STANDARD
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GUI-Theme
The user interface can be displayed with a bright or dark theme.
Customize species color indicators
STANDARD
PROFESSIONAL
Customize colors
Adjust the color markings according to your preferences. The colour markings are used to better distinguish the different species and are also used in statistics and maps.
Edit tasks and create new tasks
PROFESSIONAL
Automation with Tasks
To speed up the analysis, recurring tasks can be automated. For example, mark (or delete) poor quality recordings, add notes to specific recordings or even automatically assign species. You can add/remove/edit/reorder tasks as you wish.
  • Delete recordings
  • Assign a specific species
  • Assign species proposal
  • Create notes
  • Rate recordings
Create/import project templates
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Project templates
Project templates allow you to manage different settings for different scenarios. For example, if your work consists of monitoring wind turbines and capturing for transects, it may be helpful to have two different templates, one for each domain. For example, the one for wind turbines has more restrictions on call detection, while the one for transects, for example, may have a less restrictive filter for "Find bad recordings".
Create/import species libraries
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Species libraries
Create your own species libraries and use them in your projects. You can exchange your own species libraries with like-minded people.
Extended export functions
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Export
Highly configurable export options for statistical data for further processing in other applications. E.g. calls per minute or recordings grouped by species etc.
Import different recording formats into projects (RAW, FLAC, WAV, time-stretched, real-time, multichannel)
PROFESSIONAL
Supported recording formats
Recordings from various devices can be processed. If necessary, the files are converted.
Import structured CSV data and assign it to the recordings
PROFESSIONAL
Import additional data
Structured data (CSV) can be read in and assigned to the recordings. Due to the intelligent assignment possibilities, data from other sources can also be processed.
Import log files into the project and display them
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BATREC.LOG
For a complete monitoring it is important to have data about the device status even in times with no recordings. The BATLOGGER devices store a log file which records continuously. This data is automatically transferred into the project and saved so that the complete recording phase can be reconstructed at any time.
Complement (missing) recording locations automatically from GPX data
PROFESSIONAL
Add recording locations from a GPX track file
Recording locations can be assigned from a GPX track file, e.g. if recordings were made with devices without GPS. It is even possible to interpolate missing places with this function, even if no GPX file was recorded at all. The data is merged using the time stamps of the trackpoints and the recording time stamps.
Registration reminder
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Free LITE
Free (Registration needed) STANDARD
from 249.- CHF/year PROFESSIONAL
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Download / TRIALversion

 Download BatExplorer for free and activate the TRIAL/STANDARD edition directly in the software.

Documentation

More information about the software can be found in the Online User Guide.

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Why Pro?

  • Automatically process recurring tasks
  • Use different project templates
  • Create your own species libraries
  • Use configurable export options
  • Import recordings from various devices
  • Import structured data
  • Add recording locations from GPX data
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How to buy

The PRO version can be bought as a download or CD. To purchase it, please click on the right link. For VAT reasons, there are different options available. 

Orders from Switzerland: Webshop Elekon

Orders from the EU for companies with VAT no.: Webshop Elekon

Orders from the EU without VAT no.:  Webshop WIGUM (only CD version available)

Orders from the rest of the world: Webshop Elekon (only CD version available)

Prices for multiple licenses

number of licensesprice per license (excl. VAT)
1CHF 249.– / year
5CHF 239.– / year
10CHF 229.– / year
20CHF 219.– / year
30CHF 209.– / year
40CHF 199.– / year
50CHF 189.– / year