Technology

Our engineering team develops cutting-edge, yet cost-effective, hardware and software solutions. These solutions support terrestrial, aquatic, and marine passive-acoustic monitoring (PAM) efforts and acoustic studies of behavioral ecology, evolution, and conservation biology. We aim to make these technologies available to researchers worldwide to support a wide range of conservation efforts. Here is a selected list of tools we developed in-house:

Hardware Technology

The Yang Center develops hardware systems to support terrestrial, aquatic, and marine passive-acoustic monitoring (PAM) efforts and acoustic studies of behavioral ecology, evolution, and conservation biology. We aim to make these technologies available to researchers worldwide to support a wide range of research and conservation efforts.

  • SwiftOne Recorder
    SwiftOne: Terrestrial Autonomous Recording Unit

    Research and development is in our DNA. We are committed to improving both our hardware and software technologies to enhance wildlife research and conservation efforts across the globe. As a part of this commitment, our team has implemented new features…

  • Rockhopper – Marine Passive Acoustic Recording Unit

    Following the footprints of its predecessor, Rockhopper acoustic recording units were developed to enable scientists to study any acoustically active marine species of interest. Due to its origin at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the recording instrument was named after…

Software Technology

The Yang Center is a leading developer of bioacoustics software, building data analysis, synthesis, and visualization tools for diverse taxa. Our software facilitates research in terrestrial, aquatic, and marine passive-acoustic monitoring (PAM) as well as behavioral ecology, evolution, and conservation biology. Yang Center software technologies are available to researchers worldwide.

  • Sox-o-matic – Audio File Management Software

    An introduction to Sox-o-matic

    Sox-o-matic is a program that facilitates file management by simplifying the process of compressing, converting, and renaming audio files. The video clip above provides a brief user guide to the installation, utility, and operation of the program.

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  • Raven-X

    The goal of of the Matlab-based Raven-X tool set is to integrate high-performance computing (HPC) technologies and bioacoustics data-mining capabilities. Raven-X provides a hardware-independent solution, or framework, for processing large acoustic data sets (‘aka’ BIG data) to the bioacoustics community. The…

  • Raven Pro, Lite, and Exhibit

    Raven is a software program for the acquisition, visualization, measurement, and analysis of sounds. We offer three different packages:

    Raven Pro is a powerful, user-friendly research and teaching tool for scientists working with acoustic signals. Raven Pro’s highly configurable views provide unparalleled…

  • Metadata Management

    Keeping track of hundreds of projects and deployments isn’t an easy task and data that aren’t properly archived and accessible aren’t useful. To accomplish this we manage our metadata with a FileMaker relational database called “CCB Projects and Archives” developed…