ScaleAQ is a world class supplier of cameras for the global aquaculture industry. Since 1985, we have been helping aquaculture operators to perfect feeding using video images from their cages, and we know of several cases where our cameras continue to work superbly after more than 20 years under water. With solid experience and documented high quality products, ScaleAQ is the natural choice when you want a future-oriented camera solution that will last for many years to come.
Global presence, local service
With 27 offices spread across 11 countries, service and maintenance options for your camera solution are never far away. We offer maintenance programs that ensure maximum uptime for your camera system, but in the event that you encounter problems we will be able to assist you via our support service or by expediting the dispatch of local technicians to your site.
More than just live images
It is no longer enough for an underwater camera to supply images of the fish to the control room on the feed barge or to a remote operations center. It is becoming increasingly common to use video streams as the basis for pellet detection, appetite analyses, lice counting, biomass measurement and other analyses based on algorithms and machine learning. The underlying basis for such analyses is a video stream – and the better the camera, the better the analyses. But that’s only half the story – and barely that. The other half is all about the customer deciding where to transmit the video stream to, where to download it and which analyses to utilize. In short: the camera system you choose must be of a high quality, work in the long-term and allow for integration with algorithms or technologies from different suppliers via an open interface.
ScaleAQ extends your feeding window
All cameras supplied by ScaleAQ provide you with an image specially tuned to read the appetite of the fish. Our range of cameras spans from analog SD cameras, which have been the industry standard for years, to advanced digital HD cameras with very high light sensitivity. The quality of the image is not determined by the number of pixels, even thought it can be all too easy to think that. The lens and transmission technology, not to mention the light sensitivity, all play a vital role in enabling you to see the fish as clearly as possible in the morning and as late as possible in the afternoon and evening. This is why ScaleAQ offer the most light sensitive cameras available on the market. As long as the fish can see the pellet, you can see the fish.
As long as the fish can see the pellet, you can feed.
We supply our own proprietary software Vision together with every camera system. However, in line with our philosophy about openness and freedom of choice, you can also control a ScaleAQ camera or winch using third party solutions. We offer open APIs for camera and winch control. This means that a ScaleAQ camera system can easily be fitted into infrastructure featuring technology and equipment from different suppliers.
Infrastructure and data collection
At present, there are large volumes of video, sensor and feeding data that need to flow from the cage to the feeding operator on the barge or in the feeding control center. ScaleAQ offers both wireless and fiber solutions for this. But you need your data to do more than just flow – it needs to be possible to collect it, store it and distribute it to a data warehouse or use it in reporting and analysis programs. ScaleAQ has its own integration platform for this purpose: we gather all the relevant digital data from your feed barge and make it available where you want it, including data from systems supplied by third parties.
Fish don’t stand still – which is why your camera can’t do that either. A key aspect of our camera system is our proprietary multiwinch. This is a specially designed unit that enables you to move the camera both horizontally and vertically in the cage, ensuring you always have the best image of whatever is going on. This also makes your camera a great tool for checking your net and carrying out inspections for dead fish.