About Echolog

Echolog broadcasts raw data from the following echosounders:

  • Simrad EK80, ES80, WBAT, EKAuto, Kongsberg EA640
  • Simrad Ex60, Ex70, EK15
  • BioSonics DT series
  • Kongsberg Mesotech M3/Flexview (beamformed)
  • Sound Metrics ARIS
  • Sound Metrics DIDSON

This allows live viewing in Echoview to be done while the data are being logged.

Echolog can run as a stand-alone Windows application or in conjunction with Echoview.

You can run Echolog without an echosounder for evaluation, setup or demonstration purposes using Echosim 60 or Echosim 80.


  • Echolog does not support EK500 or EK60 compressed data.
  • Echolog 60 and Echolog 80 are no longer installed post Echoview 10. If you require them, please contact the Echoview support team (support@echoview.com)

Program Interaction

Echolog sending data to Echoview

The following diagram shows Echolog reading files from the survey folder and sending that information to Echoview for display and analysis.

System power options

Microsoft Windows offers power options on the Control Panel which can request system shutdown or hibernation after periods of inactivity. Echolog will disable these while it is running to ensure that logging is not interrupted.

See also

Using Echolog
About Echosim 80

About Echosim 60
About Echolog applications