Scielex Electronic Measuring Boards

The  Scielex Fish Measuring Board provides fisheries researchers with a fast, efficient and cost-effective method for transferring fish length, together with other information to almost any digital device.

An industrial linear position sensor is used to provide a highly linear and repeatable length measurement and data is transferred automatically via RS232 cable or Bluetooth when a sample is taken.

The Bluetooth connection may be made with almost any device that can connect to a Bluetooth keyboard. This includes, PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. The Measuring Board appears as a Bluetooth Keyboard and data is sent as key presses.

Standard length ranges: 400 mm, 900 mm, 1200 mm. Other lengths area available on request.

The Scielex board has an internal NiMh battery which provides approximately 40 hrs of continuous use.

Dimensions: Width: 250 mm; Height: 130 mm; Length: 380 mm + Length Range.

The unit is also sealed to IP66 rating.

See a short video link here showing the measuring board integrated with an external RFID (PIT) tag reader -

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Wedderburn and Marel Marine Scales (for use on vessels)

Marel and Wedderburn Marine Scales (motion compensated for on-board measuring)

Both Wedderburn and Marel Marine Scales are specifically designed for use on board fishing vessels and factory trawlers.  With an in built motion compensation algorithm, they are able to be used on unstable decks and are the perfect match for Scielex or Bioscribe measuring boards when used on board a vessel.

Wedderburn and Marel Marine Scales are both equipped with motion compensation devices which compensate for the motion of a vessel at sea, making weighing almost as fast and accurate as on land.

Wedderburn have developed an Australian-made marine weighing scale specifically for the Australian Marine Industry.  Their on-board motion compensated marine scales incorporate motion and tilt compensation for weighing at sea, and due to Wedderburn’s Marine Motion Compensated Software, you’ll no longer need to calibrate your marine scales whilst out at sea. The Wedderburn on-board motion compensated marine scale is being used by commercial fisherman and marine researchers throughout Australia enhancing efficiencies in South Australia, San Remo, Tin Can Bay, Portland, Tasmania, Queensland, Darwin, Fremantle, Point Samson, Bundaberg, Townsville, Eden, Lakes Entrance, Jakarta, Georgia (USA), South Carolina (USA), Florida (USA).

Click to find further details of the Wedderburn scales.

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A&D Scales (for use on stable surfaces)

Electronic weight measurement equipment

Hallprint is now a global supplier of A&D brand weight scales to the fisheries market. These are fully waterproof (IP67 rated) and excellent value for money. We can offer you a package to suit your needs from scales with a 3200g capacity at 0.01g accuracy to a 30kg capacity scale with 1g accuracy. These scales are perfectly matched for use with the Bioscribe electronic measuring board which when connected has drivers to acquire data directly from them through a hotkey on the decal. We work closely with each customer to ensure the best suited product combination for their requirements. A&D scales are backed by a 5 year warranty on selected models.

Please contact us for more information and pricing on A&D scale options or perhaps a tailored package deal to include a Bioscribe measuring board.

Electronic (Bluetooth) Vernier Caliper Adapter

Hallprint can also supply waterproof (IP67) Scielex Bluetooth adapters for easily converting your carapace and shell measurements to key presses by Bluetooth.  Animals can be sexed at the same time as they are measured by simply pressing the M or F button when measurements are taken.  The speed and accuracy of measuring and sexing is enhanced as is the recording accuracy as the data can be bluetoothed to your smartphone or bluetooth tablet.


  • Converts Mitutoyo Calliper measurements to key presses via Bluetooth
  • May be used in ‘keyboard’ mode (unit appears as a Bluetooth keyboard) or in ‘serial pipe’ mode (data appears on a virtual RS232 port)
  • Three waterproof press buttons to take samples
  • Class 1 Bluetooth link
  • Rechargeable Lithium battery
  • Sealed and waterproof to IP67
  • Supplied with PC software for setup - adjustable prefix, button press text, delimiter, and terminator
Record and store length and other parameters immediately on your tablet or smart phone with Scielex's Bluetooth calliper adapters.

Record and store length and other parameters immediately on your tablet or smart phone with Scielex's Bluetooth calliper adapters.

Scielex's Bluetooth calliper adapters attach easily to Mitutoyo stainless steel callipers saving time and boosting data security and accuracy

Scielex's Bluetooth calliper adapters attach easily to Mitutoyo stainless steel callipers saving time and boosting data security and accuracy

Bioscribe Electronic Fish Measuring Board

Bioscribe Electronic Fish Measuring Board

Hallprint is now the exclusive global supplier of the amazing new "Bioscribe" electronic fish measuring boards produced by Reality Check in New Zealand after almost 10 years of development work.  These boards are by far the most durable, waterproof and capable electronic boards available on the market. The savings in terms of reduced labour costs and reduced recording errors/data loss can be many times the initial outlay over a relatively short time period.

Please contact us now to discuss the exciting opportunities that can be created by these boards for your research work, whether this be for your hatchery work, tagging study, commercial survey or another project.  Please download our current brochure below for full details (Adobe Reader needed).


  • length measurements to 1.4 m
  • accurate to within +/- 0.5 mm
  • full QWERTY keyboard
  • inductive sensing stylus input
  • built in RFID/PIT tag reader (optional)
  • fully customisable decal layouts with hotkeys
  • waterproof - IP67 and IP68 standards
  • continuous operation - 15 hours on battery
  • built from impact and scratch resistant materials
  • permanent in board data storage with embedded Linux computer
  • wireless or wired real time data transfer
  • sends data directly to macro enabled Excel over WiFi, RS232, USB or ethernet
  • data acquired directly from A&D or Marel marine weighing scales
  • award winning design!

Download: Bioscribe Overview Brochure   bioscribe_overview.pdf  1.03Mb

The Bioscribe measuring board is supplied in a robust Pelican case with all cables, power supply and extension adapters. The Bioscribe is waterproof, dustproof and shock proof (IP676) and easy to operate in any conditions.

Waterproof cable joins for stylus, mains power, and RS232/USB/Ethernet connectivity (unit is also has WiFi connectivity)


Bioscribe electronic fish 800 mm measuring board with 600 mm extension (allows 1400 mm)

Fish measurements and a range of fully customisable hotkey recordings are taken with an inductively coupled sensor stylus