About Big Fin Scientific

 

Our mission:  Drastically lower the costs of collecting Animal and Field Data.

Big Fin Scientific is passionate about lowering costs of ecosystem assessments.   Our software and systems are used by Fishery Managers, Fish Scientists and Field and Animal Researchers of all types to assess the health of animal populations and ecosystems rapidly and inexpensively.  Our ultimate goal: help Humans make smarter decisions regarding our impact and use of the Environment.

Our Software

DCSLinkStream

DCSLinkStream is a highly adaptable application for gathering data in the field.  DCSLinkStream connects to all of your peripherals, like our data-entry fish-boards, calipers, weight-scales, PIT tag readers and label printers to speedily collect all your data.  Whether you’re measuring fish, turtles or trees, DCSLinkStream provides a fast and repeatable method .  DCSLinkStream runs on a wide variety of Android-powered tablets.

DCSUnity

DCSUnity is a web application which works with DCSLinkStream, to bring all of your data from your tablet to your web account, in real-time.    Unity is your online data organizer for all your Field Data.  Share data with colleagues and generate reports without ever downloading a CSV file.

Our Data-Entry Fish Boards

We offer 3 types of data-entry boards, with a variety of lengths.  The 10MFx series is fixed-length at 1m, and offers a choice of DCSLinkStream or stand-alone operation.  The DCS boards come in a variety of lengths (50cm and 85cm are standard).  All the data-entry boards work with DCSLinkStream or your own application.

10MF1 – Marine and Fisheries Measurement Board 1

The 10MF1 features a 1 meter measuring envelope with 1 mm accuracy throughout.  On-board records-storage allows for the capture of 6K+ fish-records before transmitting to a PC for analysis, or fish records can to be sent to the PC or DCSLinkStream in real-time.  Other features include 10-hour battery operation, wireless data transfer and a tough, waterproof enclosure.

10MF2 – Marine and Fisheries Measurement Board 2

The 10MF2 shares the same enclosure and features of the 10MF1, but augments the user-interface with a more powerful processor, WiFi capabilities and full-color, 8″ display (both 10MF models feature sunlight readable displays).

DCS – Data Collection Station Fish-Board

Our Data Collection Station fish-measurement boards offer many of the same features as the 10MFx series boards but comes in a slimmer and highly portable enclosure.  The DCS boards pair with our intuitive, customize-able DCSLinkStream application or your own application on PC, Android or iOS.

DCS.PIT  (New!)

Now you can have PIT-tag reading capability, built right into your DCS fish-board.  The DCS.PIT is exactly the same form-factor as the DCS board, but includes PIT-tag reading circuitry internal to the board enclosure.  The PIT-tag reading antenna is attached externally to the board, so it can be optimally positioned.

About the Company

Our mission:  Drastically lower the costs of collecting Animal and Field Data.

Big Fin Scientific is passionate about lowering costs of ecosystem assessment.   Our software and systems are used by Fishery Managers, Fish Scientists and Field and Animal Researchers of all types to assess the health of animal populations and ecosystems rapidly and inexpensively.  Our ultimate goal: help Humans make smarter decisions regarding our impact and use of the Environment.

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