Data & Hardware Support

As a result of close and ongoing collaboration with the fisheries acoustics community, Echoview is used to analyze data from:

  • Single-beam echosounders, including:
    • Single-beam, dual-beam and split-beam systems
    • Wideband/broadband systems
  • Multibeam echosounders and sonars (including data from imaging sonars/acoustic cameras)
  • Omnisonars and scanning sonars
  • Acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCP)
  • Video cameras
  • External sensors

Supported hardware

Echoview is compatible with the data files logged by a wide range of hardware, and support is added for new formats as required. The complete and most recent list of supported formats is provided in the Echoview help file.

Single-beam echosounders

  • ASL Environmental Sciences Acoustic Zooplankton Fish Profiler (AZFP)
  • BioSonics model 102, DE4000, DE5000, DE6000, DT4000, DT5000, DT6000 and DTX series
  • Furuno FQ80, ETR-30N and FCV-30
  • HTI Models 241, 243 and 244
  • Sonic KFC and KFS series
  • Precision Acoustic Systems PAS-103
  • SciFish 2100
  • Simrad EK80 (including WBT, WBAT), ES80, EK70, EK60, EK15, ES70, ES60, EQ60, EY60, EK500
  • Kongsberg EA500, EY500, EA600 and EA400
  • SonarData EchoListener

Wideband/broadband echosounders

Multibeam echosounders and sonars

Omnisonar and scanning sonars



  • Video recorded to *.mov, *.avi, *.wmv, *.mpeg, *.mp4 or *.m4v files
  • Still images saved as *.jpg or *.jpeg files

External sensors

  • Data from selected external sensors such as GPS units, motion reference units (MRUs) and trawl sensors that is recorded to supported file formats listed above

If your file format is not supported, but you would like it to be, please contact us.

More information can be found in our Data and Hardware Support brochure or by contacting

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