Designed for a variety of use cases

  • Use in labs, at commercial fishing vessels, research vessels (but in general not restricted to fisheries research!)
  • Stand-alone operation, combined operation with several devices, integrated data acquisition system

General specifications

  • Rugged IP67 POM housing (salt water and shock resistant)
  • Ergonomic design
  • Handy size and weight (123cm x 25cm x 11cm, < 12 kg)
  • Mains and rechargeable battery use (>10 hours)
  • Automatic length and weight measurement*
  • Internal magnetostrictive length sensor (1 mm accuracy)
  • Flexible external device links (e.g. weighing scale)
  • Multiple Interfaces (2x RS232, 1x USB, 1x Ethernet, 1x Wifi)
    (Bluetooth is planned)
  • Internal 3.9″-display (LED back-lighted)
  • Real Time Clock
  • External displays via Wifi (tablet, smartphone, notebook etc.)

    * automatic weight measurement uses external scale

System Specification

  • Controller hardware: BeagleBone Black
  • Operating system: Linux Debian (Jessie 8.3)
  • PostgreSQL database server
    (for measurement data and measurement instructions)
  • Apache2 web server
  • Application programming interface (API) in JSON-format
  • Highly flexible measuring instruction setup
    (configured in database, nested real-time data dependency)
  • Highly flexible user configurable software
    (specific hardware functions, specific API functions, Linux Debian OS functions, nested PostgreSQL functions
  • User configurable hardware
    (multiple keysets, scale layout, total measuring length)

Future-proof design

  • Open source licensing
  • Standard industrial components
  • Standard and open formats and services
  • Full documentation