Loligo® Systems develops research equipment for aquatic biology. Our products allow scientists all over the world to excel in the fields of swimming performance, respirometry, blood physiology and behavior analysis in a diversity of marine and freshwater organisms. We offer customized solutions as well as free scientific advice and support to anyone in need. Loligo® Systems is here to help.
ShuttleSoft 3 is fast and user-friendly real-time video tracking and analysis software for Windows 10. It is used with our aquatic shuttle box systems for automated preference/avoidance tests in fish or inverts. The software communicates seamlessly with required hardware for video recording, water parameter sensing, and pump control for water parameter regulation.
This major upgraded version features many improvements and additions as well as a much better and faster tracking performance on regular PCs. ShuttleSoft 3 can now record video, log data, and regulate water parameters in up to three shuttle tanks at a time – all from a single PC. And with the possibility of tracking multiple objects, you can now reduce your time spent on shuttle box experiments considerably.
You can track multiple objects simultaneously in up to three tanks. ShuttleSoft 3 can even distinguish objects of same (or different) shape, color, and size, and it can handle occlusions, e.g., collisions or crossing paths. ShuttleSoft 3 works with most video cameras and file formats, and it includes a video recording tool so that you can replay each experiment offline. Videos can be exported as .avi files with or without data overlay.
Exported videos can be analyzed separately from live experiments. This offline feature applies to static shuttle box experiments, and means that you can video record your experiment, and then analyze the video whenever you have time.
ShuttleSoft 3 also boasts an in-depth data analysis dashboard. You can view live data and statistics during live experiments or analyze one or multiple experiments offline. Besides data parameter calculations and statistics, each data parameter is also shown in a customizable graph that can be exported individually. Additionally, you can export all data or a selection hereof as an Excel file for further analysis.
Zones, e.g., high zone and low zone, masks, and filter settings are easily created, and can be changed during an experiment to account for changes, e.g., in the ambient light level.
Use this industrial grade 4-fold power strip for software-driven control and monitoring of equipment via LAN/Ethernet or Bluetooth.
Connect pumps, solenoid valves, or stirrers to one of four independent electrical sockets switching at zero current (ZCS), e.g., for automated respirometry, water quality regulation, shuttle box experiments etc.
Electrical parameters like input voltage and power consumption (in Amps) for each relay, can be monitored and logged in Loligo® software for diagnostics of connected appliances.
The Treadmill swim tunnel is a specialized version of a standard Loligo® swim tunnel. The floor of the test section is a motorized belt, and speed can be controlled independent of the water velocity, so that you can force-exercise flatfish, rays, crustaceans or other benthic animals that walk rather than swim.
The moving belt is made from a transparent food-grade rubber material (TPE) enabling video filming from below, and filming can be done through the planar acrylic lid and outer sidewall too.
The compact design and small volume still allow for respirometric methods.
Applications include physiology, behavior, bioenergetics, biomechanics or kinematic measurements on walking fish/inverts.
Here is a video of the treadmill in motion.
This 360º swim tunnel is a specialized version of a standard Loligo® swim tunnel. A wider middle section houses a dry compartment for a camera to film swimming animals from inside the test section through a thin acrylic wall. This means that the swimming animal can be viewed and filmed from all four angles: left, right, from above, and from underneath, and all through single acrylic walls for optimum optical quality.
Hence, we named this baby the 360º swim tunnel!
The compact design and small volume still allow for respirometric methods. Applications include physiology, behavior, bioenergetics, biomechanics or kinematic measurements.