UltraSoundGate 116He

part # 31166, 31167

Cost-effective and small sized ultrasound recording system with a balanced analog input, trigger button, acoustic monitoring output, rugged aluminium housing, USB 2.0 interface and Avisoft-RECORDER USG/USGH. In conjunction with a low-cost netbook computer such as the Asus Eee PC 901 (Win XP version), this unit provides a cost effective, but still powerful solution for bat call recording in the field.

UltraSoundGate 116He back view

UltraSoundGate 116He front view

Number of channels 1
ADC type Delta-Sigma architecture with integrated adaptive anti-aliasing filter
Resolution16 bit or 8 bit
Sample rates [kHz] 300, 250, 214, 192, 187.5, 166.6, 150, 125, 100, 96, 75, 62.5, 50
Frequency response 10 – 120 kHz
Acoustic monitor output yes (fixed 10-fold undersampling), fixed volume
Overload indicator (red LED) no
Peak level meter (4 LEDs) no
Input sensitivity (max trim) -43.2dBV = -41 dBu = 6.9 mVrms
Input sensitivity (min trim) -3.2dBV = -1 dBu = 0.69 Vrms
Gain adjustment potentiometer 40 dB continuous range
Input impedance 50 kOhm
Analog input connector female XLR-5 socket
Other inputs none
Computer interface USB 1.1, isochronous full-speed mode
Physical USB connection standard B-type USB socket
Supply current (drawn from the USB) 185 mA
Housing compact aluminum enclosure
Physical dimensions (W/H/D) in mm 63 x 33 x 170 (with microphone)
Weight 220 g (with microphone)
Included software Avisoft-RECORDER USGH for Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista and 7

Available Accessories

  • A 200V polarization voltage generator can be added on reqest in order to support the CM16/CMPA condenser microphone.
  • Notebook carrying frame
  • Sound analysis software Avisoft-SASLab Pro

Principle of the UltraSoundGate 116e recording system

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

  • Increased dynamic range (16 bit A/D conversion instead of 8 or 12 bits).
  • Unlimited continuous recording time (the only limitation is the size of the computer harddisk).
  • Realtime spectrogram display during recording (can also be disabled).
  • Acoustic monitoring either using the broad-band monitor output on the USG device or the virtual bat detector mode in the Avisoft-RECORDER software (heterodyning or aliasing technique).
  • In contrast to other PCMCIA-based direct-sampling solutions, the UltraSoundGate system is truly portable and well suited for rough field use. There are no fragile or bulky components that might prevent a flawless field work.
  • Optional GPS data logging by attaching an USB or Bluetooth GPS receiver to the PC.