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Echoview Software unveils Echoview 14: advancing hydroacoustic data analysis for all

Echoview 14 media release

Echoview 14

Echoview Software, a renowned leader in aquatic science solutions, is excited to introduce Echoview 14, the latest release of the premier hydroacoustic data processing software for water column research.

Echoview has consistently held its position as the gold standard for analysis and processing of data recorded from an unparalleled array of echosounders and sonars in marine and freshwater environments. It is trusted by governments, scientists, commercial fishers, and non-government organizations globally for a wide range of applications, including aquatic projects, scientific research, environmental assessment and monitoring, aquaculture, and more.

Brett Merritt, CEO of Echoview Software, remarked, “Echoview 14 underscores our commitment to industry and our ongoing collaborations with hardware manufacturers via expanded compatibility with Navico Group, Kongsberg Discovery and Furuno systems. This makes hydroacoustic data analysis more accessible and efficient than ever before.”

Product Manager Briony Hutton said, “Our committed team has worked tirelessly to introduce an impressive range of new features that were requested by our user community. It’s exciting to implement support for new file formats, with Navico Group’s sonar log data recorded by Lowrance fish finders being a key inclusion in Echoview 14. Adding compatibility with consumer-grade hardware creates new potential for accessible research and monitoring deployments."

Key highlights of Echoview 14:

Lowrance File Format Support: Echoview 14 is now compatible with data recorded by Navico Group Lowrance fish finders, including HDS and Elite product lines, plus other consumer Simrad systems that record sl2, sl3, or slg sonar log files.

Additional File Format Support: Compatibility is extended to more new and updated data formats, including Kongsberg EM systems data recorded to kmall and kmwcd files, and Furuno FCV-38 split-beam echosounder version 2 files.

Transect Definition and Analysis: Echoview 14 introduces the concept of transects, allowing users to partition their data ahead of analysis more easily. Whether tracking vessel movement along transects or analyzing stationary data in time series, you can define transects by drawing them manually on cruise tracks or echograms, entering them in a table, or import them from a file.

Transducer Geometry Widget: A new interactive 3D widget is introduced to visualize transducer orientation, ensuring the pointing direction of your single beam or multibeam echosounder is precisely as intended.

New Operators: Echoview 14 provides new operators to refine and manipulate your data. These include the ability to join single beam data collected from gliders with transducers pointing in opposite directions, to resample multibeam pings to smooth and regularize data across pings, and to combine multibeam fans from dual head systems.

Brett Merritt said, “Echoview Software is committed to providing cutting-edge solutions to meet the evolving needs of the hydroacoustic data analysis community. We're excited to contribute to the future of hydroacoustic data analysis through Echoview 14.”

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Echoview Software are experts in hydroacoustic science and software. For over 25 years they have been working with governments, scientists, commercial fishers, and non-government organizations to support the understanding and sustainable use of aquatic resources. Their flagship product, Echoview, is comprehensive, flexible, and trusted software for hydroacoustic data processing, capable of handling data from commonly used echosounders and sonars. The Echoview Software team includes highly skilled Australian and international scientists, developers, and technicians who bring expertise and extensive sector connections to their customers in over 65 countries. For more information on Echoview Software please visit their website here.


Image: Lowrance fish finder data on the left, with the results from Echoview’s target detection algorithm on the right. Following detection, targets can then easily be tracked and counted using Echoview.

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