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Kaleidoscope Pro analysis software

Kaleidoscope Pro analysis software

Kaleidoscope Pro's Bat Auto-ID analyzes recordings of bat echolocations and automatically suggests the most likely bat species.

 

Whether you’re conducting species inventory, presence/absence surveys, endangered species detection or habitat health monitoring, Kaleidoscope Pro significantly minimizes the time it takes to find what you’re looking for.

 

Subscription Credits: Kaleidoscope Pro is available through the purchase of a subscription credit. A credit, when activated in the Kaleidoscope program, gives you access to Kaleidoscope Pro for a 12-month period for one user across two devices. A credit can be applied to a new subscription or to renew an existing subscription. Credits do not expire. If needed, you may purchase multiple credits for a multi-year project at a single time and reserve unused credits until you need them..

 

How It Works

Kaleidoscope Pro Bat Auto-ID is built by using clustering technology and data from hundreds of thousands of recordings that have been identified and reviewed by our partner experts.

 

GENERATE REPORTS

Kaleidoscope Pro presents Bat Auto-ID results, along with other metadata such as call parameters, timestamps, temperature, etc, in a table that's easily exported into Excel and other applications for pivot table and chart creation.

 

Available Bat Classifiers

Auto ID classifiers are currently available for species in North America, U.K., Europe, Neotropics and South Africa. You can look at our cross validation classifier performance testing results here to better understand the scope of our training data and the areas where species with similar calls can be confused.

Note: It’s important to note that while the Bat Auto-ID is powerful, it is not 100% accurate, as bats can make similar sounds, noise can interfere with a clear recording and other environmental contexts make automated IDs very difficult. Customers should always manually verify the suggested ID. In full transparency, Wildlife Acoustics publishes a classifier performance spreadsheet to illustrate how well our classifiers perform and which species may be confused with others.

 

Is My Computer Compatible with Kaleidoscope Software?

Kaleidoscope software will run on most current generation computers. If you intend to process large data sets, we recommend using a computer with as many fast processing cores and as much RAM as possible.

For the best performance, all data should ideally be processed from a hard drive or solid state drive installed in the same computer that is running Kaleidoscope. A directly connected external hard drive can also be used. Files should not be processed over a network or to or from an SD card, or any other slow external storage medium. 

Kaleidoscope is supported on Windows 7 and later, Red Hat Linux, and macOS 10.8 or later.

  • Cluster Analysis

    By grouping like-sounds together, you can more efficiently view, listen and identify species and cut your workload by up to 90%.

    Cluster Your Recordings

    Kaleidoscope Pro automatically scans your recordings and pulls out distinct sounds and phrases, such as frog calls or bird songs, and groups them into clusters. Once grouped, view, sort and label each cluster to efficiently analyze your recordings. Customize cluster settings to help you more easily search for a specific species or refine for classifiers.

    Build Classifiers

    If you’re searching for specific species, you can build upon the automated cluster analysis to create a classifier within Kaleidoscope Pro. Build a simple classifier by labeling the cluster with the species name. Or build an advanced classifier by training the software with positive identifications and false identifications.

    RUN CLASSIFIERS ON OTHER RECORDINGS

    Once you have built a classifier, you can run it on other recordings to look for specific species.

    Generate Reports

    Kaleidoscope Pro presents the cluster or classifier results, along with other metadata such as timestamps, temperature, etc., in a table that is easily exported into Excel and other applications for pivot table and chart creation.

  • Auto Identification

    Kaleidoscope Pro's Bat Auto-ID analyzes recordings of bat echolocations and automatically suggests the most likely bat species.

    How It Works

    Kaleidoscope Pro Bat Auto-ID is built by using clustering technology and data from hundreds of thousands of recordings that have been identified and reviewed by our partner experts.

    GENERATE REPORTS

    Kaleidoscope Pro presents Bat Auto-ID results, along with other metadata such as call parameters, timestamps, temperature, etc, in a table that's easily exported into Excel and other applications for pivot table and chart creation.

    Available Bat Classifiers

    Auto ID classifiers are currently available for species in North America, U.K., Europe, Neotropics and South Africa. You can look at our cross validation classifier performance testing results here to better understand the scope of our training data and the areas where species with similar calls can be confused.

    Note: It’s important to note that while the Bat Auto-ID is powerful, it is not 100% accurate, as bats can make similar sounds, noise can interfere with a clear recording and other environmental contexts make automated IDs very difficult. Customers should always manually verify the suggested ID. In full transparency, Wildlife Acoustics publishes a classifier performance spreadsheet to illustrate how well the classifiers perform and which species may be confused with others.

  • Sound Level Analysis

    Scan 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
    • Third octave band analysis
    • NOAA standards 

    Sound level data is reported in a table that's easily exported into Excel and other applications for pivot table and chart creation.

  • Smart Search & Cloud Storage

    Search your recordings to quickly find what you're looking for. Store your recordings in the secure cloud for safe backup or to share and collaborate with others. Use remote cloud computing to run analysis remotely.

    How It Works

    Smart Search

    Search for recordings based on details such as time, temperature, identifications, or even spectral qualities of the recording. For example:

    • Search for recordings that contain Myotis bats that were made at "Great Pond" in July.
    • Search for recordings that contain Meadowlarks made after 6pm when the temperature is below 12 degrees C.
    • Search for recordings that contain Auto-ID of Eastern red bat or any species of Myotis with a characteristic frequency between 35 and 40 kHz.

    Smart Search works on recordings stored locally or on Kaleidoscope Pro’s Managed Cloud Accounts. For customers with an IT department, set up your own local PostgreSQL database and/r leverage your own S3 AWS. Don’t have an IT department? With Managed Cloud Accounts and a built-in Cloud database, you can store your recordings online and free up the space on your hard drives. Smart search also allows you to pull data from other users who have shared access with you. 

    Cloud Storage for File Sharing and Collaboration

    Cloud Storage brings all of your recordings together in a single, easy-to-access location – right from within Kaleidoscope Pro. Your recordings will be secure and backed-up. And because they're in the cloud, you'll be able to share them with other Kaleidoscope Pro users anywhere in the world. 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.

    Remote Cloud Computing

    Run Kaleidoscope analysis on your cloud stored recordings using cloud supercomputers. 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.

  • Kaleidoscope Pro Cost Scenarios

    When you purchase a Kaleidoscope Pro Subscription and create a Wildlife Acoustics Managed Cloud Account, you'll get access to all Managed Cloud features including File Storage, Searchable Database, and Cloud-Based Computing. Your Managed Cloud Account also lets you manage File Sharing features and billing.

    Cloud Credits Included

    Each month, your Managed Cloud account is loaded with Cloud Credits. These Credits are included in your Kaleidoscope Pro Subscription at no additional charge if the credit card for your Managed Cloud Account matches and is selected as the credit card for your Kaleidoscope Pro Subscription. For many users, the included Credits cover all monthly usage. When you exhaust monthly Credits, we charge incremental usage to the credit card.

    To help you understand what's included, and what you might expect for additional charges, we've prepared a couple of real-world cost scenarios, detailed cost examples and an FAQ below. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us. 

    Real-World Monthly Cost Scenarios

    Cluster 50GB of recordings to look for a rare bird species

    You currently have no files stored in your Managed Cloud Account. Today you need to analyze 50GBs of recording files. You upload your recordings to the Kaleidoscope Pro Cloud, use Cloud-based Computing for faster cluster analysis time, and keep the files in your Cloud Account. 

    Total Month’s Cost: No charge (All activity is within your monthly credit)

    Details:

    • Upload 50GB of files to Kaleidoscope Cloud: No charge (within your 100GB monthly credit)
    • Cloud Storage: No charge (within your 100GB monthly credit)
    • Database Storage: No charge (within your 1GB monthly credit)
    • Cloud-Based Computing: No charge (within your 100GB/100,000 input files monthly credit)

    Determine bat species presence from a wind farm pre-construction survey with 1,200 files and 9GB of Data

    You need to analyze 1,200 full-spectrum recordings, totaling 9GB in size. You’re already storing 100GB of files, uploaded previously, in your Cloud Account. Today’s upload will increase your total cloud storage to 109GBs. Also, today, you’ll be running 2 analysis batches using Kaleidoscope Pro Cloud-Based Computing. 

    Total Month’s Cost: $0.27 (File Storage will now be 117GB. Exceeds 100GB monthly credit by 17GBs)

    Details:

    • Upload 9GBs of files to Kaleidoscope Cloud: No charge (within your 100GB monthly credit)
    • Cloud Storage: $0.27 (File Storage will now be 109GB. Exceeds 100GB monthly credit by 9GB)
    • Database Storage: No charge (within your 1GB/monthly credit)
    • Cloud-Based Computing: No charge (within your 100GB/100,000 input files monthly credit)

    Detailed Monthly Cost Examples:

    File Upload Charges

    Each month, 100 gigabytes of file uploads are included, free of charge. After 100 gigabytes, the charge is $0.03 per gigabyte.

    File upload cost examples:

    • 100 gigabytes x $0.03 per gigabyte = $3.00 - monthly credit ($3) = $0 charge
    • 200 gigabytes x $0.03 per gigabyte = $6.00 - monthly credit ($3) = $3.00 charge
    • 300 gigabytes x $0.03 per gigabyte = $9.00 - monthly credit ($3) = $6.00 charge
    • 400 gigabytes x $0.03 per gigabyte = $12.00 - monthly credit ($3) = $9.00 charge

    File Storage Charges

    Each month, 100 gigabytes of file storage is included, free of charge. After 100 gigabytes, the storage charge is $0.03 per gigabyte.

    File storage cost examples:

    • 100 gigabytes x $0.03 per gigabyte = $3.00 - monthly credit ($3) = $0 charge
    • 200 gigabytes x $0.03 per gigabyte = $6.00 - monthly credit ($3) = $3.00 charge
    • 300 gigabytes x $0.03 per gigabyte = $9.00 - monthly credit ($3) = $6.00 charge
    • 400 gigabytes x $0.03 per gigabyte = $12.00 - monthly credit ($3) = $9.00 charge

    Database Storage Charges

    Each month, 1 gigabyte of database (metadata) storage is included, free of charge. After 1 gigabyte, you are charged $1 per gigabyte each month. Note that metadata file size is typically very small. Typical database storage does not exceed the 1 gigabyte free monthly allotment.

    Database Metadata File storage cost examples:

    • .25 gigabytes x $1 per gigabyte = $0.25 - monthly credit ($1) = $0 charge
    • .50 gigabytes x $1 per gigabyte = $0.50 - monthly credit ($1) = $0 charge
    • 1 gigabytes x $1 per gigabyte = $1 - monthly credit ($1) = $0 Charge
    • 1.25 gigabytes x $1 per gigabyte = $1.25 - monthly credit ($1) = $0.25 charge
    • 1.50 gigabytes x $1 per gigabyte = $1.50 - monthly credit ($1) = $0.50 charge
    • 2 gigabytes x $1 per gigabyte = $2.00 - monthly credit ($1) = $2 charge

    Cloud Computing Charges

    After your files are uploaded, you can analyse them in batches using Kaleidoscope’s Cloud Computing feature. Each month you can analyze 100 gigabytes of files or 100,000 input files, free of charge. After 100 gigabytes or 100,000 input files, the Cloud Processing charge is $0.03 per gigabyte or $.03 per additional 1,000 input files. Each month you can analyze 100 gigabytes of files or 100,000 input files, free of charge, whichever limit is reached first.

    Cloud cost examples:

    • 100 gigabytes x $0.03 per gigabyte = $3.00 - monthly credit ($3) = $0 charge
    • 200 gigabytes x $0.03 per gigabyte = $6.00 - monthly credit ($3) = $3.00 charge
    • 300 gigabytes x $0.03 per gigabyte = $9.00 - monthly credit ($3) = $6.00 charge
    • 400 gigabytes x $0.03 per gigabyte = $12.00 - monthly credit ($3) = $9.00 charge

    Or:

    • 100,000 input files x $0.03 per 1,000 = $3.00 - monthly credit ($3) = $0 charge
    • 200,000 input files x $0.03 per 1,000 = $6.00 - monthly credit ($3) = $3 charge
  • Bat Classifiers

    UK & Europe

    Barbastella barbastellus (Western barbastelle)

    Eptesicus isabellinus (Meridional serotine)

    Eptesicus nilssonii (Northern)

    Eptesicus serotinus (Serotine)

    Hypsugo savii (Savi's pipistrelle)

    Miniopterus schreibersii (Common bent-wing)

    Myotis alcathoe (Alcathoe's)

    Myotis bechsteinii (Bechstein's)

    Myotis brandtii (Brandt's)

    Myotis capaccinii (Long-fingered)

    Myotis dasycneme (Pond)

    Myotis daubentonii (Daubenton's)

    Myotis emarginatus (Geoffroy'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)

    Rhinolophus euryale (Mediterranean horseshoe)

    Rhinolophus ferrumequinum (Greater horseshoe)

    Rhinolophus hipposideros (Lesser horseshoe)

    Tadarida teniotis (European free-tailed)

    Vespertilio murinus (Particoloured)

     

    North America

    Antrozous pallidus (Pallid)

    Corynorhinus townsendii (Townsend's big-eared)

    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)

    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)


    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)

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