News

BarnOwl now on Win 10 - March 2016
BarnOwl at Mt Pleasant, NSW - November 2016
BarnOwl in Canada - February 2016
SmartaData Rail Noise Monitors in New Zealand - November 2015
BarnOwl Version 7 Release - April 2015
BarnOwl Version Trailer - December 2014
BarnOwl in Scotland - September 2014
SoundScience delivers Rail Noise Monitors - September 2013
SoundScience takes on Rail Friction Management system maintenance - June 2013
SoundScience delivers Construction Noise Monitors - October 2012
SoundScience will attend NSW Minerals Council Environment and Community Conference - July 2013
SoundScience seeks worldwide partner - September 2009
NATA calibration of BarnOwl - April 2009
BarnOwl available as remote station - August 2008
SoundScience receives Commercial Ready Plus Grant - January 2008
BarnOwl accepted into Australian Technology Showcase - December 2007
BarnOwl European patent accepted - Environmental Noise Monitoring - August 2007
BarnOwl granted US patent - Environmental Noise Monitoring - July 2007
BarnOwl Version 4 released - May 2007
BarnOwl available in 12v low power version - February 2007
BarnOwl granted Australian patent - Environmental Noise Monitoring - January 2007
BarnOwl wins Excellence in Acoustics Award – November 2005
BarnOwl Receives COMET Grant - August 2005

BarnOwl now on Win 10 - March 2017

BarnOwl has been updated and now able to run on Windows 10.

BarnOwl at Mt Pleasant, NSW - November 2016

Three BarnOwl systems are currently being installed as the construction phase of this Hunter valley mine operated by MACH Energy commences. They are part of an environmental monitoring system being managed by ecotech.

BarnOwl in Canada - February 2016

SoundScience, through its relationship with Bruel and Kjaer has supplied three BarnOwl systems into two different Goldcorp mines. Contact Neil Gross if you would like to arrange to visit the system in operation in Scotland.

Rail Noise Monitor in New Zealand - November 2015

SoundScience Smartadata RNM has been purchased by Greater Wellington Regional Council to assist with their ongoing environmental management of rail squeal noise at Johnsonville. Contact Neil Gross if you would like to arrange to visit the system in operation in Scotland. Read the testimonial here.

BarnOwl Version 7 Release - April 2015

Version 7 of the BarnOwl® software, ncorporates significant advances in acoustic and communications technology as well as making it Windows 7 compatible. Some of the enhancements include:

• detecting the complete spectrum of sound arriving from a selected direction. This represents a major advance in BarnOwl’s sound detection capabilities, and provides another level of information for use in source identification.

• real-time data from the field unit available directly in industry-standard SQL and Named Pipes formats. This provides a new level of flexibility.

BarnOwl Trailer - December 2014

SoundScience can deliver BarnOwl® in a self contained trailer format complete with solar panels and batteries. Park, face the panels to the sun, drop the feet, the microphones slide out and lock in position, take the microphone bearings and you're ready to monitor. Follow this link to the product page BarnOwl Trailer

View the data remotely on your smartphone via our SmartaData web interface.

BarnOwl in Scotland - September 2014

SoundScience is pleased to announce that after approximately a year of trials and proof of concept, East Ayreshire Council have purchased a system to assist with their ongoing environmental management of noise. Contact Neil Gross if you would like to arrange to visit the system in operation in Scotland.

SoundScience delivers Rail Noise Monitor - September 2013

Soundscience delivers the first of four custom Rail Noise Monitors (RNM). These assist with wheel squal monitoring and allows the customer to identify offending wagons. Find out more at RNM.

SoundScience takes on management of Rail Friction Management - June 2013

Soundscience takes on maintenance of TORFMA at a number of sites. These assist with wheel squal minimisation and allows TfNSW to identify the lubrication is being reliably supplied to the rail. SoundScience visits the sites regularly to top up lubricants and undertake any necessary maintenance as well as meet reporting requirements.

SoundScience delivers Construction Noise Monitors - October 2012

Soundscience delivers 4 construction noise monitros to assist Lend Lease with teh noise monitoring and management of the Barabgaroo site.

SoundScience Supports NSW Minerals Councils Conference - July 2013

Soundscience has been a keen supporter of this event for many years now and enjoys catching up with our existing customers as well as giving us the opportunit to talk about the BarnOwl directional technology to prospective customers considering new mines sites or expandion of existing facilities. Follow this link to a youtube video about the conference. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=JQQJg9xkcKQ

SoundScience Seeks Partner/s - September 2009

Soundscience are seeking partner/s to distribute BarnOwl on a worldwide basis. We expect our partner to truly understand the value directional noise monitoring can provide their clients and be able to provide turnkey monitoring solutions.

NATA Calibration Now Available for BarnOwl - April 2009
SoundScience can now organise for the acoutical components of the BarnOwl system to be NATA calibrated as a whole as a non integrating sound level meter. This provides certainty about the acoustical accuracy of the hardware and software.

BarnOwl Available as Remote Station - August 2008

BarnOwl is now available in an "industrial pc" format which means the need for site sheds and mains power can be reduced or eliminated. The unit has succssfully operated in a temperature controlled environment between 40-50 degrees with no apparent change in performance.

SoundScience Receives Commercial Ready Plus Grant - January 2008

SoundScience is pleased to announce that BarnOwl has received an AusIndustry Commercial Ready Plus grant to assist in the development of the next version of this patented technology.

BarnOwl Accepted into Australian Technology Showcase - December 2007

BarnOwl has been accepted into the Australian Technology Showcase which provides assistance to companies to export their products to the global market.

 

BarnOwl European patent accepted - August 2007

SoundScience is pleased to announce that BarnOwl has received Rule 51(4) communication indicating its European patent has been accepted. We expect to find suitable distribution channels in Europe as soon as possible.

BarnOwl Granted US Patent - July 2007

SoundScience is pleased to announce that BarnOwl has been granted its US patent. We expect to find suitable distribution channels in North America as soon as possible.

BarnOwl Version 4 released - May 2007

BarnOwl Version 4 is the most recent version of the BarnOwl system and was developed to provide customers with improvements that include new features to enhance BarnOwl's capabilities and reliability enhancements to reduce unscheduled maintenance time.

New Features
Directional monitoring of filtered noise levels now available
Audio streaming integrated into the BarnOwl software to improve quality
Percentile noise levels for directional data – values of L10, L5, L1 and Lmax can now be determined in addition to Leq
Analysis of recorded audio files means report generator can generate narrow band, third octave and octave band spectra from saved audio files
Database support extended to Microsoft SQL Server
   
Reliability Enhancements
Improved network communications protocol – communications between the Field Unit and remote computers now use TCP/IP sockets rather than file transfers, reducing the risk of communications failure and providing better error recovery, as well as reducing network traffic.
Improved reporting of network errors – increases the number of network errors captured and provides more user friendly error messages.
Microsoft DotNet framework – use of this program framework allows simpler distribution of patches and updates to the software.

BarnOwl available in 12v low power version - February 2007

SoundScience is pleased to announce that BarnOwl is now available in a 12v low power mobile version based on the Sinus Soundbook technology (which incorporates a Panasonic Toughbook).

For customers requiring permanent systems, the unit will now be able to operate continuously in a remote environment, with appropriate solar panels and batteries.

More importantly, for customers requiring a mobile system i.e. Regulatory Authorities, Acoustic Consultants or clients using it more as a diagnostic tool, the system can operate for several hours and is now extremely lightweight and portable.

For diagnostic use BarnOwl is available for short-term hire as well as purchase. For more information please contact us.

BarnOwl Granted Australian Patent - January 2007

SoundScience is pleased to announce that BarnOwl has been granted an Australian Patent.

BarnOwl wins Excellence in Acoustics award – November 2005

SoundScience is pleased to accept this prestigious award within the Australian acoustic industry. CSR Bradford Insulation in conjunction with the Australian Acoustical Society present this award on an annual basis. It is open to any aspect of Australian acoustics which is considered to be "excellent" by the panel of 3, comprising a representative from CSR Bradford and two members of the Society.

BarnOwl accepted into COMET programme – November 2005

SoundScience is accepted into the AusIndustry 2 year COMET (COmmercialising EMerging Technolgies) programme to assist in the national and international commercialisation of the directional noise monitoring technology.