The iFR-V-SBS is an
integrated field recording system developed for multiple night and
extended duration monitoring projects. The iFR-V-SBS enhances
Binary Acoustic Technologies field recorder product line with support
for industry standard Smart Battery System (SBS) battery packs.
Each battery pack provides three nights of recording. The SBS
battery packs can be swapped out in the field, saving time and equipment
costs for multiple night nomadic monitoring projects.
A typical three night nomadic recording system consists
of an iFR-V-SBS Field Recorder along with an ultrasonic microphone, and
two swappable battery packs. The
system can also be reconfigured into a extended duration recording
system by adding, a USB hard drive, and a 20W solar panel.
The iFR-V-SBS is a fully weather proof system. It
includes an integrated SBS V1.1 battery charge controller, an embedded microcontroller, a
high speed 16-bit digitizing system and two USB connectors which allow
it to operate external USB hard-drives, Compact Flash writers, or USB
Internally, the iFR-V-SBS runs an embedded version of
SPECTíR software. It supports an operation timer, the WAVPACK loss-less
compressed file format, sleep mode to conserve battery power, a file
scrubber to reduce noise-only files, and a
remote file transfer mode that will automatic transfer recordings back
to a specified FTP site.
The iFR-V-SBS operates using Binary Acoustic
Technologies EXT ultrasonic microphone units. It can be outfitted
with either directional or hemispherical ultrasonic microphones. The microphone interface
supports cable lengths of up to 250 feet.