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Kaleidoscope Neotropics Analysis Software

Wildlife Acoustics

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NHBS Price: £975.00 inc VAT $1253/€1064 approx

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Kaleidoscope Neotropics Analysis Software from Wildlife Acoustics allows rapid batch conversion and Neotropic species classification of files recorded using a Song Meter or other bat detector. It enables fast conversion from WAV (16-bit uncompressed PCM), WAC (Wildlife Acoustics Compression) or Zero Crossing to any of these three formats. Output files can be organised into either daily or nightly sub-directories for ease of viewing and output filenames include the date and time of the recording as well as the Song Meter unit identifier (if one has been programmed into it by the user). The software also allows you to set filters based on target frequencies and pulse lengths which will eliminate any “noise” files in which there is unlikely to be any useful information. (An option to save these noise files in a separate subfolder means that any calls which are mistakenly filtered can be retrieved).

For files that were recorded using a Song Meter or Echo Meter possessing GPS capabilities, this GPS information can also be extracted using Kaleidoscope. Two output options are available; csv or kml. Csv files consist of a table containing date, time, latitude, longitude and audio file name data, and this information is provided for each trigger. Kml data can be opened directly in Google Earth and will show a marker for each trigger. Waypoints at user-defined intervals can also be extracted.

Unlike the free version of this software, Kaleidoscope Neotropics also includes a package of classifiers for Neotropic bat species, allowing you to quickly identify species from your batch of calls. From these packages it is possible to select or deselect the species you are interested in and, by doing this reduce the chance of false positives. When files have been processed using the chosen classifiers, results are presented in a file in the chosen output directory and these results include both a margin of confidence and a p-value signifying the maximum likelihood estimator for each classified call. Please note that, at present, Myotis are classified only to Genus level.

Kaleidoscope Neotropics comes with the Kaleidoscope Viewer, an advanced tool for the viewing and analysis of bat call spectrograms. It is both fast and easy to use and is incredibly flexible, allowing you to customise your spectrogram in the way that suits you. It can even overlay zero-crossing information right onto the spectrogram providing all the information you need to conduct an in depth and efficient analysis. This single user license includes 12 months of free support, including all product updates, improvements, and new classifiers.

Kaleidoscope Neotropics is available for use with Windows and Mac computers - please let us know which one you require at the time of ordering by including this information in the comments box or by speaking to a member of our customer services team.

Key features:

Spectrogram and Audio Tools
Kaleidoscope Neotropics comes with the Kaleidoscope Viewer which creates high quality spectrograms of your audio data. Within the Viewer it is possible to take manual measurements of your calls as well as review and change any automatic classifications. Meta data can also be added or edited and all information can be exported.

High Speed Batch Processing
Kaleidoscope can undertake a number of tasks in parallel on an entire batch of recordings. These include performing Cluster Analysis, Noise Analysis, extracting GPS data, splitting long recordings into smaller ones and splitting stereo recordings into single channel.

Data Export
Quickly export your classifier and cluster results to Excel and other applications.

Noise Analysis
Easily scan a batch of recordings to generate a report of noise levels.


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