Wildlife Acoustics Kaleidoscope
Analyse Terabytes of Ultrasonic or Acoustic Data Quickly & Easily
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Hi there,

What can I say about the Wildlife Acoustics Kaleidoscope Software?

If you're looking for analysis software that makes it easy to quickly scan through thousands of sound files, label recordings and create custom classifiers, Kaleidoscope is hard to beat.

You can subscribe to Kaleidoscope Pro or, if you're in a university, you can buy a Kaleidoscope Pro University subscription (requires a university purchase order).

Renewing your Kaleidoscope Licence: To renew your Kaleidoscope licence simply purchase an annual subscription and we will email you with further instructions.

Suitable for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

I want you to be 100% happy with your purchase so call me on 0333 9000 927 for advice.

Warm Regards,

Martin.

Kaleidoscope is available as a licence key after purchase.
Licence key prices include VAT!
(If you're outside the UK, we can supply without VAT)

ANALYZE TERABYTES OF ACOUSTIC OR ULTRASONIC RECORDINGS QUICKLY AND EASILY.
Kaleidoscope Pro is an integrated suite of software tools that let you cluster and visualize recordings, automatically identify bats, and analyze sound.

CLUSTER ANALYSIS

LABEL RECORDINGS AND CREATE CUSTOM CLASSIFIERS, FAST.

Within minutes, Kaleidoscope Pro can quickly analyze thousands of ultrasonic or acoustic recording files. The software detects similar vocalizations, and groups them into Clusters. This innovative feature eliminates hours of tedious listening, making it much easier to examine vocalizations and label recordings. For acoustic recording files, Kaleidoscope Pro's clustering technology lets you build your own classifiers from known recordings to help you find matching patterns in new recordings.

AUTO-ID BAT CLASSIFIERS

IDENTIFY BAT SPECIES FASTER.

In addition to Cluster Analysis, Kaleidoscope Pro includes auto-ID bat classifiers that suggest the most likely species of bat found in the recordings. Currently, Kaleidoscope Pro helps you identify bat species from North America, the U.K., Europe, South Africa, and the Neotropics – with more regions and species in development. We also work continuously to improve the accuracy of existing classifiers.

KALEIDOSCOPE VIEWER

LISTEN, VIEW, IDENTIFY AND LABEL.

For examining ultrasonic and acoustic sound files visually, Kaleidoscope includes an easy-to-use viewer that displays the details of each recording. Listen to recordings, apply bandpass filters, and adjust playback speed and amplitude. For bat work, the Viewer works with full-spectrum, time-expansion or zero-crossing recordings.

KALEIDOSCOPE VIEWER IS FREE!

After your Kaleidoscope Pro Trial expires, you can continue to use Kaleidoscope Viewer and Kaleidoscope File Converter, free-of-charge.

MANAGED CLOUD ACCOUNTS

ALL OF YOUR ANALYSIS EFFORTS, TOGETHER IN A SINGLE CLOUD-BASED SOLUTION.

Kaleidoscope Pro 5 features Managed Cloud Accounts. Subscribers can make limited use of the cloud at no charge. View Pricing

CLOUD STORAGE

A complete online solution. Cloud Storage brings all of your bioacoustic files together in a single, easy-to-access location – right from within Kaleidoscope Pro. Your files will be secure and backed-up. And becuase they're in the cloud, you'll be able to share files and metdata with other Kaleidoscope Pro users.

CLOUD DATABASE

Cloud Database provides fast and easy access to all the meta data contained in your recordings. Quickly search for any combination of meta data. Add custom fields and create custom project forms – ideal for standardized meta data used for projects and initiatives such as the North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat).

CLOUD-BASED COMPUTING

Together with Cloud-Based Storage, this convenient feature takes the processing burden from your computer. This powerful feature is well-suited for analyzing large batches of files. Use it when your computer is too slow, you're on the road, or you just need to focus on other tasks.

FILE SHARING AND COLLABORATION

Designed for geographically dispersed teams who need to share bioacoustic recording files and meta data. User access is easily controlled from within your Managed Cloud account. Invite as many other Kaleidoscope Pro subscribers as you like, and control what each user has access to.

NOISE ANALYSIS

The Kaleidoscope Pro Noise Analysis feature allows you to scan a batch of recordings to analyze the noise spectrum and generate a report of noise levels in accordance with various standards. Analysis includes weighted SPL and SEL measurements as well as third octave band analysis.

EASY REPORT GENERATION

Kaleidoscope Pro presents the cluster or classifier results in a table that's easily exported into Excel and other applications for pivot table and chart creation.

TRY ALL THE FEATURES FREE FOR 15 DAYS

Kaleidoscope Pro is available for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems at a 12-month Professional subscription of $399. University subscription of $299 is also available. Contact Wildlife Acoustics for University purchases.

FREE OR PRO?

Kaleidoscope Viewer and File Converter are free. Cluster Analysis, Bat Auto-ID and Cloud features are available with a Kaleidoscope Pro annual subscription.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS 
Your computer should have at least 8 GB RAM memory for efficient operation.

WINDOWS: Minimum OS Win 7

MAC OSX: Minimum OS 10.8

After download move the Kaleidoscope 5 app to the Applications folder.

LINUX:

Linux (Debian 9 amd64): Requires libfftw3-single3, libxml2, libpq5, libcurl3, libgtk2.0-0, libc6

Linux (Ubuntu 18 amd64): Requires libfftw3-single3, libxml2, libpq5, libcurl4, libgtk2.0-0, libc6

Linux (Red Hat RHEL7 x86_64): requires fftw-libs-single, libxml2 (2.9.4), postgresql-libs (9.6), libcurl (7.53.1)

CPU OPTIMIZATION

Kaleidoscope 5 can run multiple operations (threads) simultaneously during batch processing. This allows Kaleidoscope 5 to take full advantage of computers that implement multiple CPU cores. By default, Kaleidoscope 5 will try to maximize efficiency by using a number of threads equal to the number of available cores, plus one. Memory usage will also grow proportionally with the number of concurrently processing threads. The number of threads used by Kaleidoscope 5 can be adjusted via the pull-down menu in the upper right corner of the Control Panel. This may be necessary on a machine with limited memory or CPU power available. It may also be desirable to lower the number of simultaneous threads if other tasks are running while Kaleidoscope 5 is working in the background.

DRIVE OPTIMIZATION

For general archiving, any type of data storage will work. The speed and efficiency of the drive that contains the input and output files will make a significant difference to the time it takes for Kaleidoscope 5 to do batch processes. In general, the internal drive of the computer will provide the most reliable performance. If an external storage medium is used, batch process performance may be adversely affected. For example, an SSD will always provide better performance than a USB thumb drive. If input files are initially stored on a slow external storage medium, copying the files to the internal drive of the computer before running the batch process may be required.

AVAILABLE BAT CLASSIFIERS 

Currently, we have bat species classifiers for North America, the Neotropics, the U.K. and Europe and South Africa. We're continually developing new classifiers as well as improving existing ones.

Note: Classifiers in the Echo Meter Touch app may lag the Kaleidoscope classifiers by several weeks. Watch for updates to the app to get the latest classifiers.

NORTH AMERICA:

Antrozous pallidus (Pallid), Corynorhinus townsendii (Townsend's big-eared bat), Eptesicus fuscus (Big brown), Euderma maculatum (Spotted), Eumops floridanus (Bonneted), Eumops perotis (Western mastiff), Eumops underwoodi(Underwood's bonneted), Lasionycteris noctivagans (Silver-haired), Lasiurus blossevilli (Western red), Lasiurus borealis (Eastern red), Lasiurus cinereus (Hoary), Lasiurus ega (Southern yellow), Lasiurus intermedius (Northern yellow), Lasiurus seminolus (Seminole bat), Lasiurus xanthinus (Western yellow), Macrotus californicus (California leaf-nosed), Molossus molossus (Pallas's mastiff), Mormoops megalophylla (Ghost faced), Myotis austroriparius(Southeastern myotis), Myotis californicus (California myotis), Myotis ciliolabrum (Western Small-footed), Myotis evotis (Long-eared myotis), Myotis grisescens (Gray), Myotis leibii (Small-footed), Myotis lucifugus (Little brown), Myotis occultus (Arizona myotis), Myotis septentrionalis (Northern long-eared myotis), Myotis sodalis (Indiana), Myotis thysanodes (Fringed myotis), Myotis velifer (Cave myotis), Myotis volans (Long-legged myotis), Myotis yumanensis (Yuma myotis), Nycticeius humeralis (Evening), Nyctinomops femorosaccus (Pocketed free-tailed), Nyctinomops macrotis (Big free-tailed), Parastrellus hesperus (Western pipistrelle), Perimyotis subflavus (Tricolored), Tadarida brasiliensis (Mexican free-tailed)

UK AND EUROPE:

Barbastella barbastellus (Western barbastelle)*, Eptesicus isabellinus (Meridional serotine), Eptesicus isabellinus(Meridional serotine), Eptesicus nilssonii (Northern), Eptesicus serotinus (Serotine)*, Hypsugo savii (Savi's pipistrelle), Miniopterus schreibersii (Common bent-wing), Miniopterus schreibersii (Common bent-wing), Myotis alcathoe (Alcathoe's), Myotis bechsteinii (Bechstein's)*, Myotis brandtii (Brandt's)*, Myotis capaccinii (Long-fingered), Myotis capaccinii (Long-fingered), Myotis dasycneme (Pond), Myotis daubentonii (Daubenton's)*, Myotis emarginatus (Geoffroy's), Myotis escalerai (Escalera's), Myotis escalerai (Escalera's), Myotis myotis (Greater mouse-eared), Myotis mystacinus (Whiskered), Myotis nattereri (Natterer's)*, Nyctalus lasiopterus (Greater noctule), Nyctalus leisleri (Lesser noctule)*, Nyctalus noctula (Common noctule)*, Pipistrellus kuhlii (Kuhl's pipistrelle), Pipistrellus nathusii (Nathusius's pipistrelle)*, Pipistrellus pipistrellus (Common pipistrelle)*, Pipistrellus pygmaeus(Soprano pipistrelle)*, Plecotus auritus (Brown long eared)*, Plecotus austriacus (Grey long-eared), Plecotus austriacus (Grey long-eared), Rhinolophus euryale (Mediterranean horseshoe), Rhinolophus ferrumequinum (Greater horseshoe)*, Rhinolophus hipposideros (Lesser horseshoe)*, Tadarida teniotis (European free-tailed), Tadarida teniotis (European free-tailed), Vespertilio murinus (Particoloured)

NEOTROPICAL:

Antrozous pallidus (Pallid), Balantiopteryx io (Thomas's sac-winged), Balantiopteryx plicata (Gray sac-winged), Balantiopteryx plicata (Gray sac-winged), Bauerus dubiaquercus (Van Gelder's), Centronycteris centralis (Thomas's shaggy), Centronycteris maximiliani (Shaggy), Corynorhinus townsendii (Townsend's big-eared), Cynomops mexicanus(Mexican dog-faced), Diclidurus albus (Northern ghost), Eptesicus brasiliensis (Brazilian brown), Eptesicus furinalis(Argentine brown), Eptesicus fuscus (Big brown), Euderma maculatum (Spotted), Eumops glaucinus (Eumops floridanus), Eumops perotis (Western Mastiff), Eumops underwoodi (Underwood's bonneted), Lasionycteris noctivagans (Silver haired), Lasionycteris noctivagans (Silver-haired), Lasiurus blossevillii (Desert red), Lasiurus borealis(Eastern red), Lasiurus cinereus (Hoary), Lasiurus ega (Southern yellow), Lasiurus insularis (Cuban Yellow), Lasiurus intermedius (Northern yellow), Lasiurus seminolus (Seminole), Lasiurus xanthinus (Western yellow), Lasiurus xanthinus (Western yellow), Macrotus californicus (California leaf-nosed), Macrotus californicus (California leaf-nosed), Molossus molossus (Velvety free-tailed), Molossus rufus (Black mastiff), Molossus sinaloae (Sinaloan mastiff), Myotis occultus (Arizona myotis), Myotis velifer (Cave myotis), Nyctinomops femorosaccus (Pocketed free-tail), Nyctinomops macrotis (Big free-tailed)

SOUTH AFRICA:

Chaerophon pumilus (Little free-tailed), Eptesicus hottentotus (Long-tailed house), Laephotis botswanae (Botswanan long-eared), Miniopterus natalensis (Natal long-fingered), Myotis bocagei (Rufous mouse-eared), Neoromicia capensis (Cape serotine), Pipistrellus hesperidus (Dusky pipistrelle), Rhinolophus blasii (Blasius's horseshoe), Rhinolophus capensis (Cape horseshoe), Rhinolophus clivosis (Geoffroy's horseshoe), Rhinolophus denti (Dent's horseshoe), Rhinolophus fumigatus (Rüppell's horseshoe), Rhinolophus hildebrandtii (Hildebrandt's horseshoe), Rhinolophus landeri (Lander's horseshoe), Rhinolophus simulator (Bushveld horseshoe), Rhinolophus smithersi(Smithers's horseshoe), Rhinolophus swinnyi (Swinny's horseshoe), Sauromys petrophilus (Roberts's flat-headed ), Scotophilus dinganii (African yellow), Scotophilus Nigrita (Schreber's yellow), Tadarida aegyptiaca (Egyptian free-tailed)

NOTE: Auto ID is intended for use in analyzing recordings of single bats in free flight, low clutter environments. Recordings of roost emergence, multiple bats, captive bats, bats in high-clutter environments or bat social calls are not suitable for Auto ID and results may not be accurate.

Auto-ID for Bats
Basic Cluster Analysis
Simple Classifiers
Advanced Classifiers
Cluster Analysis for Bats
Noise Level Analysis
Metadata Workflow
Cloud Support
Database Support
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Passive Zero Cross

Recorders for leaving out on site and producing zero crossing files.

Passive Full Spectrum

Recorders to be left out on site and producing full spectrum files.

Active Full Spectrum

Hand-held recorders that can record full spectrum files and most of them log GPS co-ordinates.

Comment from a client:

"My bat detector microphone failed during a dawn survey and knew that I had a group of dusk surveys starting in two days time. I was not in a good place as I did not have a spare, but my equipment was less than a year old.

After my survey I contacted Martin by email and he called me back on the same day, a few hours later, after a quick nap. He told me he did not have a part in stock, but had already contacted the supplier on my behalf.

The next day I received a replacement part, free of charge and express delivered from Switzerland. I thought it was amazing, and could not believe it was resolved so quickly.

Due to Martin's exceptional service I was good to go with the surveys, and I really would like to thank Martin and Wildlife & Countryside Services for making the dusk surveys happen." 

David Kent

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