A prototype of the Nanobat bat-detector was first shown to an audience of chiropterologists in July 2010 during the 14th Australasian Bat Conference. Apparently, it's a family product, combining the skills of both Roger Coles and his brother. I have been pushing Roger to tell us more, but this is the little information he wanted to reveal: We are approaching the pre-production stage of the Nanobat detector so that prototypes can be sent out for testing but there are a few issues to resolve. I have been using Nanobat in the field and the results are superb and it is very reliable indeed. It works by manual handheld recording and auto recording mode with flexible triggering. We now also have a graphics display like an oscilloscope to monitor incoming signals as well as the main sampling screen which has a level meter on it.
I'm about to submit a short article to the Australasian Bat Society Newsletter outlining the current state of development. The Nanobat will deliver full spectrum digital recordings of very high quality, limited by only the type of microphone used. Pricing will be comparable to the SM2bat system as this is competitive, but hopefully somewhat cheaper for the basic detector system and certainly a lot smaller! There are many options to develop on the Nanobat but we must first get it into the marketplace.
Sorry, that's all...
Last updated 23.3.2011