Simrad ES80

Split-beam multi-frequency fish-finding echo sounder

The Simrad ES80 is the fifth generation professional split-beam fish finder for the world wide fishing community. With the latest computer and signal processing innovations, this sophisticated and intuitive echo sounder operates at frequencies ranging from 10 to 500 kHz. Coupled with a suitable transducer, the ES80 can perform frequency sweeps ('chirps') across a range to capture detailed underwater information.

System description

The Simrad ES80 is the most modern “high-end” split beam echo sounder in the professional fishery market. Based on more than 60 years of research and development in close collaboration with fishermen and leading marine scientists, this wideband echo sounder system has succeeded the famous ES60 and ES70 systems. Simrad has manufactured fish finders for over 65 years, and we have more than 25 years of experience with split-beam technology. Our first split-beam fish finder, operating on 38 kHz, came on the market in 1984. A 70 kHz system quickly followed it. Today, we can offer a wide range of operational frequencies from 18 kHz, used for detecting deep water species, up to 333 kHz, used for finding and measuring plankton. The Simrad ES80 is the fifth-generation professional split beam fish finder for the worldwide fishing community. We have designed it to satisfy the increasing need of our demanding customers: "Top performance at any depth and easy to operate”. The latest innovations in computer and signal processing techniques are used to create a sophisticated but also intuitive echo sounder. The Simrad ES80 is a wideband echo sounder. It can operate with operational frequencies ranging from 10 to 500 kHz. With a suitable transducer, the ES80 can use frequency sweeps ("chirps") across a range of frequencies. This functionality gives you an increased resolution on the longer ranges. Initially designed for our scientific sounders, the ES80 can also offer the "target response" (TS) curve. This function makes it easier to determine which species you are looking at.

Current software version is 24.1

The latest software version is 24.1. For more information, see the links at the bottom of the page.

Screen capture example

This screen capture shows the Simrad ES80 set up for a close inspection of fish close to the bottom. A small school is placed in the Zoom window. Aegean Electronics, Greece, kindly provided the capture. For a larger image, use the link at the bottom of the page.

Key features

  • Split-beam operation
  • FM (linear) and CW pulse forms
  • Wideband frequency sweep ("chirp"), in combination with advanced signal processing, gives an excellent echo quality.
  • Large dynamic range
  • Low self-noise
  • High ping rate
  • Simultaneous transmission of all frequencies
  • Define and save your own user settings
  • Easy operation with an intuitive user interface
  • Clear and easily comprehensive echo data
  • Several transceivers can run simultaneously.

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