Today, we would like to introduce to you one of our main sponsors, without whose contribution the portal would have been more difficult to realize. Besides their sponsorship, a very important fact is that the company’s products, especially its high quality ultrasonic detectors were and are constantly used in the research of Romanian bats.

Pettersson Elektronik AB is a company specialized in electronic equipment for detection and analysis of bioacoustic ultrasonic signals. With our Ultrasound Detectors, or bat detectors, the ultrasonic calls from bats can be monitored, which is very helpful for identifying different species. We also supply analysis software for sound analysis and BatSound has become a very popular software among bat researchers. Another interesting product type are the ultrasound speakers, which can be used as acoustic lures, to attract bats.

Pettersson Elektronik was founded in 1983 by Lars Pettersson, as a spin-off from a research project at the Institute of Technology of Uppsala University, Sweden. The objective of the project was to develop a new type of bat detector, which eventually resulted in Pettersson Elektronik’s first bat detector, the D920. Over the years to come, a large number of new bat detector models – as well as other related products, such as analysis software – were developed and were well received by the bat research community. In 1986, the D960 bat detector was introduced. As to the best of our knowledge, this was the first commercially available time expansion bat detector.

Pettersson Elektronik has maintained a close contact with the academic world and is located in Uppsala Science Park, close to many of the departments of Uppsala University. In addition to running Pettersson Elektronik, Lars Pettersson also has had a position as assistant professor in electrical engineering and signal processing at the University of Gävle for more than 20 years. In 2001 Lars received the Distinguished Service Award by Bat Conservation International.

The Pettersson products have been developed in close co-operation with leading bat researchers and we are proud to offer products of the highest quality and reliability. With its 33 years in business, Pettersson Elektronik is one of the most experienced bat detector companies on the market.

We are grateful for the significant contribution made towards the project “Uniting the efforts of Romanian bat conservation”, the bat portal, the 2nd National Bat Research Conference, including the offering of price for the best oral presentation.