Data Collection Systems

DCS5 Fish&Field Boards

The perfect compliment to DCSLinkstream, the new DCS5 family of boards offers the lowest costs ever for electronic fish-measurement boards.  Now you can convert to digital measurements for under $3K, including a waterproof tablet!

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The DCS5 is the most user-friendly, adaptable, lowest-cost electronic fish-board on the market.

DCS5 Micro
The DCS5 Micro is our smallest, lightest controller ever.  Now with full-color RGB light-ring for user feedback in full sunlight.  This Micro is shown with a protective shroud, which comes as a low-cost option.
DCS5 XT Controller
The DCS5 XT Controller offers a full keypad, super-bright-white LEDs for user feedback in full sunlight and a built-in PIT tag reader (optional).  Keys are backlit for night work.  The Li-Po battery in the controller box offers 8 hours minimum of backlit work.  Custom key layouts are available with very little cost. (All keys are programmable/assignable.)

2 boxes to choose from.  Connect any length measurement sensor, up to 2.5 meters long.

Both DCS5 boxes feature IP67 waterproof assemblies, millimeter-accurate sensors, sunlight-viewable LED feedback, Bluetooth and USB connectivity.  Connect the DCS5 to DCSLinkstream or your own application.

Micro – Maximum mobility and lowest cost.  Features include: Super-bright, full-color LED ring for operation feedback in full sunlight plus field-replaceable / waterproof battery packs that snap into the measure-deck.

XT – The full-size XT features a backlit keypad for data-entry and hot-keys, batteries are in the box, options for a speaker/resonator, a built-in PIT reader and extended-life batteries.  The XT can even support a connected Dragonboard running Android or Windows with external touch monitor, for a complete stand-alone system without PC, if that’s your game.

Both options offer 8 hour battery life as standard.  Everything is modular so you can mix and match.  Pick your controller and your sensor length.  We’ll send you a quote with everything you need.

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The DCSLinkstream Application

You don’t need a fish-board to use DCSLinkstream, our amazing mobile Field-Data application.  Download a 30 day full-functioned trial.

Android Tablets

There are many Android tablets available on the market.  Any modern tablet with an 8″ or larger will run DCSLinkstream.

That being said, we have identified a handful of tablets which provide sunlight readable screens and IP67 ratings (ie, they’re submersible to 1m) .  You can find this selection, along with pricing, at the Big Fin Scientific online store.

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