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Ważna informacja techniczna dla użytkowników WildlifeAcoustics


 Ważna informacja techniczna dla użytkowników WildlifeAcoustics - prosimy o zapoznanie się z informacja dotycząca możliwych usterek w mikrofonach przesłana przez producenta


Mechanical issue with a small number of SMM Series Microphones

(Includes SMX-U1, SMM-U1, SMM-A1 and SMM-A2 microphones)

Dear valued customer,

We strive for 100% reliability in our products so you can count on Wildlife Acoustics equipment for trouble free deployments. So when we recently discovered a manufacturing process issue causing 1% of our SMM series microphones to fail prematurely, we moved quickly to fully understand and correct the problem. While 99% of the microphones sold to date will be trouble free for years, we find the 1% early failure rate to be completely unacceptable because we know how important reliable data collection is to you. In this email, you will find instruction on how to test your microphones to see if they are affected. Also, rest assured that we will replace any microphones affected at no cost. And to demonstrate our faith and confidence in our microphones, we are hereby extending our microphone warranty for SMM-series microphones and the SMX-U1 microphone retroactively to 18 months, even against weather.

The specific problem we discovered is an inconsistent application of adhesives resulting in a weakness in two mechanical joints in the microphone assembly. This can result in the microphones coming apart at one of these joints. It is easy for you to test the two joints to make sure this issue does not affect your microphones.

First, if you remove the windscreen, you will see a black plastic inset adhered to the end of the stainless steel tube.



This joint is designed to be weak (allowing for the microphone element itself to be serviceable), but should be strong enough to withstand a light pull. You can test this joint by holding the stainless steel tube with one hand and rubbing your thumb up the tube against the black plastic insert as though you are trying to flip it off the top. The insert should not pull up out of the tube.

Second, there is a joint between the stainless steel tube and a stainless steel plug at the base of the connector. If you hold the tube in one hand and pull on the connector as if trying to pull the connector out of the tube, the parts should not come apart.

Try to avoid rotating the black plastic connector housing relative to the metal tube. It should not be so loose that it can rotate under light finger pressure, but will rotate if you use more force.

In addition to these mechanical checks, always be sure to check your microphones before deployment by making test recordings and/or using a calibrator to make sure your deployments will be successful. If your microphones fail any of the above mechanical tests (or fail to calibrate or fail to make test recordings) we will repair or replace them at no charge under warranty up to 18 months after the date of purchase. Please report any issues to so we can get you up and running again as quickly as possible.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and thank you for your continued faith in us as a reliable partner to meet your bioacoustics monitoring needs.

Sincerely yours,

Ian Agranat, CEO 

Identification Guide to Birds in the Hand


 Identification Guide to Birds in the Hand - już dostępne w sprzedaży w naszym sklepie!

Zapraszamy do składania zamówień - książki są dostępne od ręki

Ecotone - sponsor


We are again a sponsor of :)

Ecotone Calendar 2016 - Wallpapers for free download


You are welcome to download every month for free (for non - commercial use) pictures from Ecotone 2016 Calendar:

January – Żubr (Bison bonasus)  LINK

February - LYNX -  LINK



May - Roe deer - LINK

June - Osprey LINK

July - Swans LINK

August - White-tailed eagleLINK

September - Red Deer LINK

October - Ravens LINK

November - Bohemian waxwing LINK

December - European Wildcat LINK

Cover page LINK

Best Regards Ecotone Team

Changes to the Wildlife Acoustics product lineup


At Wildlife Acoustics, our mission is to continually develop new and better products – while delivering support and service for the products you’ve purchased from us over the years. Toward that mission, this email provides an update on the future availability of products you may own.

SM2+ and SM2BAT+ recorders and accessories will continue to be sold through 2016 and then will not be available. If you anticipate needing SM2+ or SM2BAT+ recorders in 2016, please contact us for availability as these will only be built as demand warrants. We will continue to honor warranties, and service these products for years to come. Please consider the SM4 or the SM4BAT as superior alternatives.

If you need to create time-synchronized recordings for localization and/or produce a schedule that does very different things on different days, the SM3 is the recorder of choice. And if you need to capture any combination of birds or other wildlife on a second channel, SM3BAT is the way to go.

SMX-US/SMX-UT ultrasonic microphones for SM2BAT+ recorders have been discontinued. The microphone sensor element used in these microphones was discontinued by Knowles and can no longer be sourced. The SMX-U1 replaces these for use with SM2BAT and provides superior recording performance and weather durability. We will continue to honor warranties.

The SMZC recorder has been replaced by the SM4BAT ZC. We will continue to honor warranties, and service SMZC recorders for years to come.

Echo Meter EM3+ is no longer available and has been replaced by Echo Meter Touch. Even with the cost of an iOS device (e.g. US$199 for an iPod Touch), weatherproof/shockproof case, and extension cable, the Echo Meter Touch is lower cost, while featuring superior graphics and recording quality to the EM3+. We will continue to honor warranties, and service the Echo Meter EM3+ for years to come.

We look forward to your continued business. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact ECOTONE or directly Wildlife Acoustics

WAŻNA wiadomość dla użytkowników Echo Meter Touch


 WAŻNA wiadomość dla użytkowników Echo Meter Touch

WiFi Transfer Bug in 1.7 version of Echo Meter Touch app

Dear Echo Meter Touch User,

We wanted to let you know that a bug was introduced in version 1.7 of the app which will corrupt recordings when off-loaded via Wi-Fi. iTunes transfer works as normal but all files transferred via Wi-Fi will be corrupted. The files on the iOS device are, however, undamaged and we have a fix we will be releasing in a 1.7.1 update. We hope to get this out in the next couple days and then it will take somewhere around 7 days to get through the Apple approval process.

We are very sorry for letting this bug slip out and will work as hard as we can to expedite the fix! In addition, we are pleased to note that 1.7.1 will include a fix for the audio "stuttering" and "buffering" issues that have affected some customers.

Kind regards

The Wildlife Acoustics Support Team

ECOTONE oficjalnym przedstawicielem WildlifeAcoustics w Polsce


  ECOTONE oficjalnym przedstawicielem WildlifeAcoustics w Polsce

Z radością informujemy o nawiązaniu oficjalnej współpracy z WildlifeAcoustics (USA) - producentem zaawansowanych systemów detekcji / nagrwywania głosów zwierząt. Popularne urządzenia SM2, SM3 a w krótce SM4 będą dostępne w naszej ofercie bezpośrednio od producenta.


Serdecznie zapraszamy do zapoznania sie z ofertą!


Oprogramowanie BatSound Touch Pettersson już dostępne


 Oprogramowanie BatSound Touch Pettersson już dostępne

Poniżej prezentujemy oficjalną informację firmy Pettersson: 

We are pleased to announce the release of the BatSound Touch software - the perfect companion for the M500 USB microphone!

  • Touch screen support.
  • Windows 7, 8 and 10 compatible.
  • High-resolution real-time spectrogram and waveform display.
  • Supports the Pettersson M500 USB Microphone as well as standard Windows sound devices.
  • Manual, triggered and circular buffer recording modes.
  • Live audio of transformed ultrasound.
  • Saves GPS coordinates in the sound files.
  • Compressed view to fit more bat calls into a single screen.
  • Resizable text and buttons to fit screens of different sizes.
  • User-definable file metadata.
  • Various color schemes to fit different occasions.

BatSound Touch does not replace the standard BatSound software. For more advanced analysis, BatSound is recommended. BatSound Touch will be shipped through a download service.




New mist nets series with 14mm mesh - 1014


New series of mist nets denier 110/2 with 14mm mesh available NOW. 1014 nets are designed for catching the smallest passerines.

NEW smartphone holder with adapter ring for digiscoping


Now on sale!

Universal smartphone holder with adapter ring for digiscoping. Fits to all ECOTONE scopes and binoculars and many phone models available on the market.

product code:  USPA


KOWA - nowa seria XD już w sprzedaży!


KOWA - nowa seria XD już w sprzedaży!

Uprzejmie informujemy, że zapowiadana i oczekiwana na rynku seria nowych lornetek firmy KOWA BD XD jest już dostępna. W chwili obecnej producent informuje o dostępności:

BD 8x32 XD - na magazynie

BD 10x32 XD - koniec stycznia

BD 10x56 XD - koniec lutego

BD 12x56 XD - na magazynie

Zapraszamy do składania zamówień

Jednocześnie informujemy, że nie jest dotychczas potwierdzona data dostępności lornetki BD 8x56 XD 

New Ecotone-Kamakura spotting scope in offer!


New 80mm Ecotone-Kamakura  JSG-1spotting scope in offer!

Ecotone KAMAKURA SCOPE JSG - 80 (body)

TITLEY WORKSHOP - 25-28 wrzesień 2014



Serdecznie zapraszamy wszystkich chętnych na pierwsze w kraju warsztaty firmy Titley, które będą prowadzone przez znanego chyba wszystkim Chrisa Corbena.

Warsztaty odbędą się w dniach 25 - 28 września bieżącego roku w miejscowości Wysoka (Międzyrzecz, woj. Lubuskie) i będą w całości poświęcone zagadnieniom związanym z użytkowaniem sprzętu firmy Titley oraz analizie danych w programach AnaLook i AnaPocket.

Poza prelekcjami i warsztatami odbędą się wyjscia w teren (BUNKRY - Pętla Boryszyńska), co daje doskonałą okację zarówno na zapoznanie się z możliwościami detektorów Titley Anabat SD2 i Anabat Express.

Warsztaty będą prowadzone w języku anglielskim z bieżącym tłumaczeniem Dr Mateusza Ciechanowskiego (Uniwersytet Gdański).


- warsztaty prowadzone są w opcji "non-profit" - co oznacza, że ani Titley ani Ecotone nie pobierają opłat dodatkowych - koszt uczestnictwa jest wylącznie kosztem pobytu na miejscu (noclegi, wyżywienie, ubezpieczenie imprezy, wynajem sali i sprzętu itp). W chwili obecnej szacujemy koszt na okolo 600 zl netto / 1 osobę. Ostateczna kalkulacja powstanie w momencie zamknięcia listy uczestniow.


- ważne terminy:

wstępne zapisy - do 15 sierpnia

opłata uczestnictwa - do 1 września

możliwość wycofania z imprezy po wniesieniu opłaty - do 10go września



Prosiy o przesyłanie zgłoszeń w warsztatach na adres e-mail  ECOTONE: biuro"at"







Important news for SM2BAT+ owners


Important news for SM2BAT+ owners

We recently received the following product bulletin from Wildlife Acoustics. Please read the following carefully and if you have any questions please contact ECOTONE or Wildlife Acoustics on the email address below.

Prevent Microphone Damage from Electrostatic Discharge

We have determined that a number of recently reported field failures of microphones are due to unintended electrostatic discharge.

In one scenario, cabled microphones mounted on fiberglass, plastic, or other non-conductive masts may fail when an electrostatic charge builds up from dry air moving over the mast until it can discharge through the microphone. In another scenario, electrostatic charge in the atmosphere during an electrical storm can discharge through a cabled microphone mounted on an ungrounded mast. In both of these scenarios, the microphone can be permanently damaged resulting in significant or total loss of sensitivity.

If you extend our microphones on a pole or a mast of any kind or height, the pole must be properly grounded/earthed to prevent electrostatic discharge through the microphone.

Additionally, you should continue to follow our recommendations for weatherproofing. Make sure the foam windscreen is in good condition and that there is an air pocket inside the foam windscreen between the tip of the microphone and the foam, make sure the hydrophobic membrane is not torn or loose, and keep the microphone pointed horizontally or at a downward angle. In high wind situations, we recommend pointing microphones straight down.

Please contact us at if you have any questions or concerns.

-- Wildlife Acoustics Support Team




Uprzejmie zapraszamy do odwiedzenia działów LORNETKI i LUNETY na naszych stronach - nowe, atrakcyjne ceny na sprzęt KOWA oraz KAMAKURA.

LUNETY KOWA - ceny w dół o około 20%


- Seria Genesis  - ceny w dół o około 20%

- Seria BD32 - ceny w dół o około 15%

- Seria SV - ceny w dół o około 8%

LUNETY KAMAKURA - ceny w dół o około 20%

LORNETKI KAMAKURA -  ceny w dół o około 20%


Zapraszamy do składania zamówień!




PETTERSSON M500 to rewelacyjne rozwiązanie dla użytkowników tabletów i laptopów.


Wystarczy podpiąć mikrofon M500 poprzez zlącze USB aby nagrywać sygnały w doskonałej jakości!


Urządzenie dostarczane jest z oprogramowaniem pozwalającym na nagrania 16bit w wersji Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8


Planowana jest nowa wersja oprogramowania BatSound, pozwalająca na współprace z M500


Więcej informacji w ulotce producenta (LINK)

bcAdmin - łatka pod polskie wytyczne


ecoobs dodał do swojego oprogramowania (bcAdmin2) możliwość generowania raportów pod polskie wytyczne wiatrakowe (chodzi o kwestie 5 sekundowych interwałów).  Program generuje raporty pod polskie wytyczne wymagane w procedurach OOŚ dla farm wiatrowych (i nie tylko).


Certyfikat na stronach


Możliwe problemy z certyfikatem bezpieczeństwa na stronie

W ostatnim czasie, dotarły do nas informacje o ostrzeżeniach dotyczących bezpieczeństwa strony pojawiających się w przeglądarkach internetowych.

Problem został przez nas rozpoznany: dotyczy sposobu w jaki strona jest certyfikowana. Część naszego serwisu - opisy produktów, zdjęcia itp - nie są objęte certyfikacją, podczas gdy strony zawierające dane osobiste - adresy, zamówienia itp - są objęte certyfikatem AlphaSSL. W momencie przechodzenia pomiędzy różnymi częściami serwisu, przeglądarka może zgłosić ostrzeżenie.

Aby swobodnie korzystać z naszego serwisu, należy w momencie pojawienia się takiego ostrzeżenia, postępować zgodnie z informacjami i dodać stronę jako zaufaną (trusted) do listy zaufanych stron. W ten sposób przy kolejnych wizytach w naszym serwisie, strona będzie rozpoznana przez przeglądarkę i nie będą pojawiły się w/w komunikaty.

Pragniemy zapewnić Państwa, że strona jest jak najbardziej bezpieczna i certyfikowana. Dokładamy wszelkich starań aby bezpieczeństwo naszych klientów było zapewnione co potwierdza certyfikat AlphaSSL.


batcorder3 - aktualizacja firmware!


W dniu wczorajszym pojawiła się aktualizacja firmware batcorder3 do wersji SW302. Prosimy o zapoznanie się z instrukcją i pobranie plików (linki na stronie sprzętu: TUTAJ)

batcorder3 już dostępny!


Już w sprzedaży - batcorder3 dostępny w naszej ofercie w cenie poprzednikia!



New Ecotone Web Page


Dear Friends,

Hereby we would like to inform that our OLD web shope at "" page will be changed into the company site. Current web shop address ("") will be the only one to place Internet orders.


Do Science & Get Support - WE ARE BACK!!


Dear Friends!

Our support program "Do Science & Get Support" started from 2009 is back!! We have received a lot of request about possible support and we decided to keep this project as long as possible.

Terms and conditions are as easy as before - publish your research results gained using our mist nets and you will be supported with equipment free of charges! Terms and Conditions - detailed information

Till now we have received requests and gave support for project and researchers from all over the world!

Do not hesitate! ONLY 3 easy steps to get Ecotone's support!!







We would like to inform that web page where all details as well as registration on-line is ready.

Please visit for more details


Important news for D500X users!


Dear Friends,

Below important information for Pettersson D500X users:

We regret to say that we have found that a limited number of recently manufactured D500X may have a problem with one component that affects the oscillator frequency controlling the sampling mechanism. This leads to a lower sampling frequency than intended and hence the displayed frequencies (in the spectrograms) will be higher than the actual frequencies. In the affected units, the difference is typically 10-20%.

We have identified one or more D500X purchased by you to be in the serial number range (591-642) with potentially affected units. If your D500X has the sampling frequency problem, we suggest you send the detector to us for warranty repair under the following address:

Pettersson Elektronik AB

Uppsala Science Park

Dag Hammarskjolds vag 34A

75183 Uppsala


Workshop TELEMETRY 2013 - First Announcement


Dear Colleagues


Due to the growing interest in GPS technology for monitoring and autecological studies, we are increasingly being asked to organise a workshop devoted to this topic. To meet this demand, we have decided to undertake this task in cooperation with scientific research centres. Please read our initial suggestions, and send any comments for possible inclusions.


The main objectives:

· Present the latest opportunities and trends in GPS technology;

· Exchange experiences and ideas between the leaders of the various projects;

· Facilitate contacts and alliances between projects carried out on the same animal species in different countries / regions of Europe;

· Hands-on training in the field of GPS telemetry


Preliminary program provides:

Scientific session

· Short presentations by participants on the projects using, or the potential ability to use, GPS technology

· Poster sessions

· Presentations of the latest GPS telemetry solutions offered by Ecotone

· Field session

· Practical training in handling GPS devices that use radio transmission and transmission through the GSM network

· Education and training in attaching telemetry devices on the different species of birds and mammals


Equipment for demonstration, animals and training provided by Ecotone.


Date: 5-8 April 2013

Venue: Conference Center (Polish Academy of Sciences),

Masurian Lake District, Poland


Due to the fact that all matters relating to the venue, costs, etc., are closely related to the number of participants, the details will be provided in the "First Announcement".


We kindly ask you to confirm interest in participation until the end of October. The decision, to organize the workshop depends on your feedback.

We invite you to contact other interested parties and to circulate this information about the planned workshop.



Ecotone team


batcorder firmware update


We have just published a batcorder firmware update (217). This update solves possible data loss in wind turbine / box setups and adds preliminary support for 64 GB SDXC cards. More information on ecoObs  Update-page