Raven

Raven Pro
Raven Exhibit
Raven Lite

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Users with licenses for Raven Pro 1.4 can upgrade for free to Raven Pro 1.5. Just download and install Raven Pro 1.5, and your license should be automatically detected.

Per country discounts of 100% off the price of Raven Pro are available.



License Type Agreement Price
(US $)
Number of Computers Term More Information How to Buy

Raven Pro

Demo View Free 1 10 minutes View download
Trial View Free 1 30 days View e-mail
Commercial View $800 1 Permanent View online, e-mail
Standard (Academic, government, non-profit research) View $400 1 Permanent View online, e-mail
Subscription (Academic, government, non-profit research) View $100 1 1 year View online, e-mail

Instructional (evaluation) View Free 1 6 months View e-mail
Instructional (initial) View $400 4 Permanent View online, e-mail
Instructional (additional) View $100 1 Permanent View online, e-mail
Student and postdoc View $100 1 1 year, free renewal View online, e-mail
Student semester class View $50 1 6 months View online, e-mail
Cornell University faculty, staff, postdoc and student View Free 1 Permanent View e-mail

Per country discounts

Free

1 Standard
Subscription
Instructional
Student
View e-mail


License Type Agreement Price Number of Computers Term More Information How to Buy

Raven Exhibit

Demo View Free 1 30 minutes View download
Software license View $2000 1 Permanent View online, e-mail
Standard content packages $500 1 Permanent View online, e-mail
Custom content packages Custom 1 Permanent View e-mail

Raven Lite

Demo View Free Unlimited 5 minutes View download
Standard View Free Unlimited Permanent View register online

License Information

Number of Computers

Licensing for Raven is based on the number of computers on which the software will be concurrently used. You can install the software on any number of computers, but you must purchase licenses for each computer on which the software will be used at any one time. For example, if you use Raven Pro at home and at work, and if you are never using Raven at home and at work at the same time, then you only need one license for the two computers. If you use Raven on a Windows PC and a Macintosh computer but never at the same time, then you need only one license. If you use Raven on two computers at the same time, then you need to purchase two licenses.

 

Raven Pro - Demonstration version

This option is available to all potential users to allow them to try the software. The software will launch and run for 10 minutes, not allowing you to save any data. It will then exit and allow you to restart the software.

 

Raven Pro - Trial license

This license option is available to all potential users to allow them to try the software. The license is valid for 30 days, after which the software will not run. If, during the trial, you purchase a license, you'll be able to register the new license before or after the trial license expires.

 

Raven Pro - Commercial license

This license option is intended for corporations conducting research using Raven Pro or anyone making money by using Raven Pro, including charging money for images or access to images that were created using Raven Pro. The basic single-user commercial license fee for Raven is $800. This license is not intended for anyone who wants to use Raven Pro in a public display setting or for anyone who is charging an admission price for access to Raven Pro. Anyone wishing to use Raven Pro in a public setting such as in a museum or zoo exhibit should contact us for licensing terms for Raven Pro or Raven Exhibit.

Please note: It may take 15-30 minutes for you to receive your Raven Pro license information.

 

Raven Pro - Academic, Government, and Non-profit Research License

This license option is intended for students, teachers, professors, academic researchers, government agency researchers, non-profit researchers, and individuals conducting personal research which is not to be used to make a profit. The basic single-user research license fee for Raven Pro is $400.

Please note: It may take 15-30 minutes for you to receive your Raven Pro license information.

 

Raven Pro - Subscription License

This license option is intended for students, teachers, professors, academic researchers, government agency researchers, non-profit researchers, and individuals conducting personal research which is not to be used to make a profit. It is not available to commercial customers. The license expires one year from the date of purchase, at which time Raven will stop working. The basic single-user research subscription license fee for Raven Pro is $100 per year. Fees for subscription licenses are not applicable to any other Raven licenses that may be purchased later.

Please note: It may take 15-30 minutes for you to receive your Raven Pro license information.

 

Raven Pro - Instructional License

This license option is available to instructors at academic institutions. The basic instructional license fee of $400 provides for installation and concurrent use on up to four (4) instructional machines. An instructional machine is one owned by the licensing institution on which Raven Pro will be used exclusively for coursework. This may include lab, classroom, or field work. Personal machines and machines on which Raven Pro is not used exclusively for coursework are specifically excluded. Additional instructional licenses can be purchased for $100 per machine. Note that $400 is the minimum price for this type of license -- you cannot just pay $200 to install on two machines.

Instructors may evaluate Raven Pro on a single computer as a teaching tool for free for six (6) months. This allows them to experience how Raven can be used in the classroom.

Please note: It may take 15-30 minutes for you to receive your Raven Pro license information.

 

Raven Pro - Student License

Any student (K-12; undergraduate or graduate education at a college or university) or postdoc is eligible to purchase a one-year student license for $100. These licenses expire one year after the date of purchase, at which time Raven Pro will stop working. You can renew the subscription for free by writing to us to confirm that you are still a student or postdoc. You must provide the name and email address of your instructor or advisor so we can verify your student or postdoc status. Once we confirm this with your instructor or advisor, we will send you a license good for another year.

Please note: It may take 15-30 minutes for you to receive your Raven Pro license information.

 

Raven Pro - Student Semester Class License

Any student enrolled in a course that uses Raven Pro is eligible to purchase a limited-time student license for $50. These student licenses expire at the end of each semester (January 31 for the fall semester, and June 30 for the spring semester), at which time Raven will stop working. Fees for student licenses are not applicable to any other Raven licenses that may be purchased later. Student licenses provide a way that students can install Raven on their personal computers to use for the duration of a course.

Please note: It may take 15-30 minutes for you to receive your Raven Pro license information.

 

Raven Pro - Cornell University License

NEW! Since Raven Pro software is developed at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University faculty, staff, postdocs, students and alumni are now eligible for a free Raven Pro license. Just send us an e-mail, tell us who you are, in what department you work, and what your project is, and we will send you a license for Raven Pro.

 

Raven Lite - Demonstration version

This option is available to all potential users to allow them to try the software. The software will launch and run for 5 minutes, not allowing you to save any data. It will then exit and allow you to restart the software.

 

Raven Lite

Licenses for Raven Lite are now free. Raven Lite is intended for use by individuals and is not licensed for use in a public display setting or for anyone who is charging an admission price for access to Raven Lite. Anyone wishing to use Raven Lite in a public setting such as in a museum or zoo exhibit should contact us for licensing terms for Raven Lite or Raven Exhibit.

Once you have registered for a license, you will receive an e-mail message containing a license code and instructions for transforming the demo version into a fully functional version. No further downloads will be needed for this purpose. If you do not receive your license information within 30 minutes of your registration, please send an e-mail to raven_lite@cornell.edu.

 

Raven Exhibit - Demonstration version

This option is available at trade shows, to people who write or call for information, and now to online users as well. Users can try the software at their institution for evaluation purposes only. The software will launch and run for 30 minutes. It will then exit and allow you to restart the software. It includes 12 example sounds with photos and natural history text to allow you to see Raven Exhibit in action. If you would like to run it on two monitors side by side as it runs in many installations, please contact us to find out how to do this.

 

Raven Exhibit

Raven Exhibit is a customizable software program so we have standard and customized pricing.

Options include recorder with real-time spectrogram, customized play lists from which users can choose, demo mode to attract users to the exhibit, and comparison of any two sounds including users' own voices. The software may be licensed with or without sounds, images, and sound descriptions. Standard play lists of birds from different parts of the United States are available, as well as Sounds of the Wild including mammals, amphibians, insects, and reptiles, and Sounds of the Sea, including dolphins, porpoises, whales, seals, fish, and natural and man-made ocean sounds. Each standard package includes 25 sounds plus associated photos and species accounts. Customized play lists are available, including birds of your county or birds or each season as determined using eBird, as requested and are subject to customized pricing.

For a list of species included in each content package, click on the content package title below.

Demo sounds  
Sounds of the Sea Sounds of the Wild
Birds of the Northeast (USA) More Birds of the Northeast (USA)
Birds of the Southeast (USA) More Birds of the Southeast (USA)
Birds of the Upper Midwest (USA) More Birds of the Upper Midwest (USA)
Birds of the Great Plains (USA) More Birds of the Great Plains (USA)
Birds of Texas (USA) More Birds of Texas (USA)
Birds of the Desert Southwest (USA) More Birds of the Desert Southwest (USA)
Birds of the Mountain States (USA) More Birds of the Mountain States (USA)
Birds of California (USA) More Birds of California (USA)
Birds of the Pacific Northwest (USA) More Birds of the Pacific Northwest (USA)
Birds of Alaska (USA) More Birds of Alaska (USA)

 

Raven Pro Discounts

Per country discounts

Discounts of 100% off the retail price of Raven Pro are available to non-commercial users from specific countries based on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita at Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), a metric used by the United Nations as part of its Human Development Index. Discounts are available for Standard (Academic, government, non-profit research), Subscription (Academic, government, non-profit research), Instructional, and Student licenses. Any potential user from a country that is under current embargo by the US government should not attempt to download or use Raven, nor will we sell licenses to those users.

Call or send e-mail to see if you are eligible to receive a free license. Please be prepared to document your status as a student, teacher, professor, academic researchers, government agency researcher, non-profit researcher, or individuals conducting personal research which is not to be used to make a profit, such as:

Below is a list of countries where users are eligible for a discount, revised annually on or about July 1.

Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa
Angola Armenia Azerbaijan Bangladesh
Belarus Belize Benin Bhutan
Bolivia Bosnia Botswana Brazil
Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cabo Verde
Cambodia Cameroon Central African Republic Chad
China Colombia Comoros Costa Rica
Cote DIvoire Dem Rep of Congo Djibouti Dominica
Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador
Eritrea Ethiopia Fiji Gabon
Gambia Georgia Ghana Grenada
Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana
Haiti Honduras India Indonesia
Iraq IvoryCoast Jamaica Jordan
Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Kosovo
Kosrae Kyrgyzstan Laos Lebanon
Lesotho Liberia Libya Macedonia
Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives
Mali Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius
Mexico Micronesia Moldova Mongolia
Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar
Namibia Nepal Nicaragua Niger
Nigeria Pakistan Palau Panama
Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peoples Rep of China Peru
Philippines Ponape Republic of Congo Republic of Yemen
Romania Rwanda SaoTome and Principe Senegal
Serbia Sierra Leone Solomon Islands Somalia
South Africa South Sudan Sri Lanka St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia St. Vincent and Grenadine Suriname Swaziland
Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Timor-Leste
Tinian Togo Tonga Truk
Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Tuvalu
Uganda Ukraine Uzbekistan Vanuatu
Vietnam West Bank and Gaza Western Samoa Yap
Zambia Zimbabwe

 

Phone, e-mail, and mail orders

To purchase Raven Pro or Raven Exhibit licenses by phone or purchase order, or to check on eligibility for developing country discounts, send e-mail to raven_orders@cornell.edu.

If you are a New York State or California resident and are exempt from state sales tax, send e-mail to raven_orders@cornell.edu.

To mail a check or purchase order, print a Raven order form

 

The Bioacoustics Research Program reserves the right to change license options and prices at any time.