News

  • Adapting our thermal cameras to detect people with a fever

    Two weeks ago one of our engineers asked if we could use our technology to help with the COVID-19 outbreak. A little brainstorming ensured. One ide...
  • Morepork/ruru in Karaka Bay

    Automatic algorithms developed by The Cacophony Project have been used to find recordings of Morepork in Karaka Bay and Centennial Park.
  • Updated Bird Monitor and Sidekick apps.

    Two Android apps developed by the Cacophony Project have recently been updated: the Bird Monitor and Sidekick apps. Bird Monitor At the heart of t...
  • Cacophony Index back processing now complete

    We started calculating Cacophony Index values for each bird recording back in December. A few weeks ago we made the Cacophony Index accessible usin...
  • Camera updates: new lens, AI on camera, and more.

    I was recently asked what was new with the camera. As I looked at the work we had done recently, I thought it was worth sharing. New lens design ...
  • You can now see your Cacophony Index

    As promised, the fantastic engineers at The Cacophony Project have released the first version of the Cacophony Index and you can now have a look at...
  • Software updates - November 2019

    The Cacophony team now have a weekly release cycle where new software is released to a test environment and tested software is released to producti...
  • Bird monitors can use battery packs now

    The power bank enabler is now available for sale, allow you to use power banks with your bird monitor, and a smaller, lower cost solar option.
  • Automatic bird detection is coming

    We have a new machine learning engineer working on a Cacophony Index, automatic speech detection and automatic bird classification
  • Updated camera manual

    We have just updated the manual for the thermal camera. This includes changes for: The new waterproof plug Battery usage, safety and transport Sim...
  • Camera batteries now available

    We have received our first shipment of batteries for our Thermal Cameras, tested them and they are now available for sale. The battery will last ap...
  • The Cacophony Project’s presentation at Pestival 2019

    Last weekend we attended Auckland City Council’s Pestival. It was a great opportunity to find out about the initiatives around Tāmaki Makaurau and...