Installing Echoview and utilities

Before you begin

The installation or use of the software indicates acceptance of the license conditions. Please read the End User License Agreement (EULA) displayed during the installation process.

Computer requirements

Echoview is compatible with Windows 8.1, 10, and 11. The specifications and capabilities of your computer will influence the speed of data processing, so we recommend using the best computer available to you. See the Computer requirements and Purchasing a computer pages for further information.

Run as administrator

You must be logged in as a device administrator during installation. You must also run Echoview once as an administrator to ensure registry settings are correct.

Echoview and associated utility programs can be installed using the following instructions:

  1. Plug the Echoview Installation USB drive into your computer if you have one, or download the installation file for the current release from the Echoview website.
  2. Double-click the file called EchoviewSetup.exe to start the installation process.
  3. Click the Install Echoview button in the Echoview Setup window that appears.
  4. Read the License Agreement and Information screens.
  5. Choose the location to install program files. We recommend using the default locations.
  6. Once Echoview is installed, right-click on the Echoview icon on your desktop or in your Start menu, select Run as Administrator, and then close Echoview. You only need to do this once.
  7. Plug in the Echoview dongle and run Echoview.
  8. If your computer has Internet access, go to the Help menu, click Check for Updates, and install any updates that may be available.
  9. If you have a dongle, confirm your license details by going to the Help menu, clicking About Echoview and then clicking the License Information button.


  • Installation of a major release will by default create a new Echoview folder.
  • Installing a minor release or revision will overwrite the previous minor release of Echoview. If you wish to keep a previous minor release or revision of Echoview, we recommend you rename the Echoview folder or move the folder before running the installation.
  • The installation creates folders and files for general use under C:\Users\Public\Documents\Echoview Software\Echoview N where N is the Echoview version. The folders include:
    • Color Schemes
    • Example data
    • Example live viewing
    • Live viewing templates
    • Templates
    • Wms servers
  • The installation process doesn't move pre-existing general materials from prior Echoview installations.
  • Live viewing folders and data under the default C:\Users\Public\Documents\Echoview Software\Live viewing folder include:
    • Sample EK60 data
    • Sample EK500 data
    • Survey output
  • If Echoview installation fails to complete, we suggest disabling or pausing any antivirus protection before installing Echoview again. On devices managed by your institute/organization, we suggest that you inquire with your IT support/Helpdesk team before modifying antivirus protection.
  • From Echoview 11 onward, Echolog 60 and Echolog 80 are no longer included in the installation package. If you require them, please contact the Echoview support team (
  • The HASP dongle device driver is required to use the Echoview dongle. This driver will be installed automatically during the Echoview installation process. See Dongle installation for further information.

We recommend that you regularly go to the Help menu, click Check for Updates, and review and install any updates that are available. Generally, new and minor versions provide valuable new features, and new revisions may include bug fixes or small improvements to existing features.

For installation assistance, please contact

Computer requirements
Dongle installation
Echoview Editions
Echoview version numbers
About Echoview modules
Licenses and demonstration mode