UltraSoundGate 116Hnm

part # 31180, 31182, 31179, 31181

Cost-effective and extremely small-sized ultrasound recording system with inbuilt electret microphone, rugged aluminum housing, USB 2.0 interface and the Avisoft-RECORDER USGH software. Due to its small size it can be directly attached (using Velcro tape) to compact tablet PCs.

The USG 116Hnm is available with two different electret microphone types (EP3 #31180, #31182 and FG #31179, #31181) and in two different enclosures [standard (#31180, #31179) and Black edition (#31182, #31181)].

front view (EP3 version)

USB connector

Number of channels 1
ADC type Delta-Sigma architecture with integrated adaptive anti-aliasing filter
Resolution16 bit
Sample rates [kHz] 300, 250, 214, 187.5, 166.6, 150, 125, 100, 75, 62.5, 50
(black edition additionally: 750, 500, 375)
Frequency response 10 – 135 kHz
Electret microphone EP3 (part#31180) or Knowles FG (part #31179)
Acoustic monitor output no
Overload indicator (red LED) no
Peak level meter (4 LEDs) no
Input sensitivity n/a
Gain adjustment potentiometer no (fixed gain)
Input impedance n/a
Analog input connector no
Other inputs no
Computer interface USB 2.0, isochronous high-speed mode
Physical USB connection micro B-type USB socket
Supply current (drawn from the USB) 80 mA
Housing compact aluminum enclosure
Physical dimensions (W/H/D) in mm 42 x 16 x 55 (black edition : 32 x 10 x 50)
Weight 46 g (black edition : 24 g)
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

Available Accessories

Sound analysis software Avisoft-SASLab Pro (the free Lite version is available on the Downloads page)

Principle of the UltraSoundGate 116Hnm recording system

What are the advantages of the Avisoft-UltraSoundGate 116Hnm over other bat detectors?

  • Versatile recording software providing numerous unique functions.
  • Unlimited continuous recording time (the only limitation is the size of the computer harddisk).
  • Realtime spectrogram display during recording.
  • 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.
  • GPS data logging by using the inbuilt GPS receiver of the tablet PC or an external receiver.

USG 116Hnm-BK attached to an Acer Iconia W3

USG 116Hnm attached to a Lenovo ThinkPad 2