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The Atom is a professional digital audio recorder with a strong magnetic base for deployment to metal surfaces. Excellent standby and voice-activated recording times on a single charge. Each unit is hand-built and rolled in grit sand then baked at temperature so the texture keeps grubby fingerprints away. The Atom is fitted with one of the finest microphones to capture exceptionally clear audio and a time and date can be applied using a Windows and Mac computer.
The Atom Voice Activated Recorder is hand-built in the UK to a very high standard. It is suitable for gathering audio evidence within a room or vehicle with a stunning performance. A single low profile ON / OFF switch enables voice-activated recording, and a thin neodymium magnetic strip which is applied to the base of the device is suitable for fast deployment to metal areas.
The Atom Recorder is heat-baked and rolled in grit sand to form a slightly rough textured finish and then seal coated which helps keep grubby fingerprint marks at bay.
The newly upgraded Atom II is fitted with a higher capacity internal 1300 mAh fully rechargeable battery with a super-efficient power saving management of just 8 mAh standby time per hour (standby = switched ON but not recording) and 120 mAh per hour while recording. The Atom's small footprint measures just 80 (L) x 40 (W) x 15 (D) making it one of the smartest and powerful recording devices available.
For even longer run times, the Atom can be connected to an external Power Bank (not supplied) which increases the standby and recording times. For example; connecting a power bank with a 6700 mAh capacity would provide approx 6+ days of voice-activated recording. It would be a fair assessment to say the Atom Recorder can rival most other high-end audio recording devices.
The Atom Recorder is fitted with one of the finest microphones available. The microphone has been preset to trigger recording above a threshold -50db sound level and, a special harmonic buffer helps to ween out unwanted background noises, for example: TV and radio whilst emphasising on foreground conversations.
The clever part is the storage space. The Atom Recorder does not create hundreds of separate audio files for each voice-activated recording. Still, it automatically splices all the voice-activated data together into just a single playable audio file. It also intelligently removes short and unwanted false audio detection triggers which fill up memory space.
A time and date stamp is applied upon powering the Atom, providing proof of when the device was deployed. The software for setting the time and date on both Windows and Mac computers is supplied should you need to update it for BST (British Summer Time). Please note due to the Atom storing a single file which contains all separate audio files spliced together, the time and date are stamped for that single file only.
The Atom Recorder is compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems, and no special software is needed to playback audio files. Audio recordings can also be archived or emailed to other recipients in the normal manner. To recharge the device simply connect the Atom to a computer or a mains power via the supplied USB cable.
An external mic can be connected to the Atom Recorder for better covert deployment use. The body of the Atom can remain out of sight while the microhpone tip can, for example; thread under carpeting and peek through a tiny gap. The external mic measures 125 cm long with a 4 mm microphone tip and is machine moulded, noise-free and super flexible with an anti-glare finish and a clip for securing to material or other objects. When the external microphone is connected to the Atom, the preset -50 dB microphone level is automatically heightened to -60 dB to increase sensitivity.
It should be noted the Atom Recorder works fantastically well and without an external microphone which is not required for general room and car recording use.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements such as VOX levels, external mic VOX levels, recording format, compression rate and device name etc.
Note: A USB mains plug (not supplied) is required to recharge the Atom from a mains power, or you may optionally purchase a genuine Apple USB mains plug from the menu above. A USB mains plug is not a necessity, the Atom can be charged through a computer too.
HOW DO I CHARGE THE ATOM RECORDER?
Connect the supplied USB cable to the Atom device and then to a computer or a mains power via a 3-pin USB plug.
IS THE ATOM MAGNETIC?
Yes. A thin layer of magnetic neodymium material is applied to the base which provides additional deployment capabilities, for example; under a vehicle seat, underneath a desk or table or metal surfaces.
WHY WOULD I NEED THE ATOM RECORDER?
There are many reasons why people need to gather audio evidence, for example, you may need to know who enters your room premises, or perhaps you need to gather audio evidence of an ongoing dispute to provide the relevant authorities.
DO YOU SUPPLY AN EXTERNAL MICROPHONE?
Yes. The external microphone cable is 125 cm in length and is made of a thin, flexible anti-glare material with a 4 mm diameter microphone tip. We can provide most cable lengths upon request. External microphones are useful so that only the microphone tip peeks out through carpeting, material or an open crack in a ceiling or wall etc. When connecting an external microphone, the internal mic is disabled, and the sensitivity increases from -50 dB to -60 dB.
It should be noted the Atom Recorder does not require an external microphone for general recording use.
DOES THE ATOM RECORD CONTINUOUSLY OR UPON SOUND DETECTION?
The Atom is programmed to record only upon voice activation. This means when the microphone detects sound above -50 dB; the recording will commence until the sound level drops below the dB threshold. All recorded audio that is stored to the device's 8 GB memory from the time of deployment is compressed into a single playable .WAV file.
Please note we can modify all aspects of the device, so if you prefer continuous recording we can program that, but voice-activated is better for the majority of uses.
CAN YOU ELABORATE FURTHER ON STANDBY AND RECORDING TIMES?
The Atom uses a very low power battery management of just 8 mAh per hour while in standby and 120 mAh per hour while recording. Standby time means the device is switched ON and actively monitoring the dB sound levels to commence recording. Based on these calculations; if the Atom II is in standby for 8 hours (9 am - 5 pm) and hasn't detected audio it will only consume 64 mAh. If the device is recording over an 8 hour period the consumption is much higher ie; 8x 120 Mah = 960 Mah.
The Atom II has a 1300 mAh battery, which means the overall standby and recording times will vary depending on the use for each deployment.
If you require much longer standby and recording times, the Atom II can be connected to a PB-A Cable which then permits any Power Bank to be connected (available from the menu above). For example; connecting a 6700 mAh power bank can provide 5 times more run time.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO BUILD A SPECIAL AUDIO RECORDER FOR MY REQUIREMENTS?
Yes. Please contact us and let's talk.
WHAT AUDIO FORMAT ARE THE FILES SAVED IN?
Recording files are created and stored in the standard .WAV format which is supported by many different audio players.
ARE THERE ANY VISIBLE LED's WHEN RECORDING?
An LED will indicate when the Atom device is being charged, and a short LED will flash when it is about to record. The use of an LED is to show you exactly what is happening whilst being very subtle without bringing unwanted attention. We can disable LED's but, we advise against it.
IS THE AUDIO FILE TIME AND DATE STAMPED?
Yes. And the function is very easy to set for both Windows and Mac. Please note due to the Atom storing just the one file containing all the separate recorded audio files spliced together, the time and date are stamped for that single file.
HOW CAN I PLAYBACK THE AUDIO FILES?
Simply connect the Atom device to a Windows or Mac computer using the supplied USB cable. Once connected, your computer will begin recharging the device and, at the same time, the computer will assign a drive to the recorder (drive a, b, c etc). Inside the drive will contain a folder labelled 'Recordings' and inside this folder will contain just one audio file compressing all voice-activated recordings.
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