EK80 Portable

Compact echo sounder

The EK80 Portable is a compact version of the EK80 echo sounder system used by marine research vessels all around the world. It is an all-in-one rugged solution with a compact PC, echo sounder, and GPS. Built-in WiFi lets you control and operate the system from any handheld device or laptop.


  • Fish-finding echo sounder
  • Sonar
  • Transducers
  • Multibeam echo sounder software
  • Scientific Echosounders
  • Split-Beam transducer
  • Single beam transducer
  • Multi-frequency transducer

Comprehensive Portability

The EK80 Portable is a compact solution that can be deployed from a small vessel in a rough environment. Built around the WBT Mini transceiver, it utilizes the EK80 software on an integrated computer with built-in GPS. Remote desktop access via WiFi allows control by handheld device or laptop. For backup, a small touch-screen is built into the solution. The system is compatible with any Simrad echo sounder transducer, and a selection of EK80 licenses are available. The integrated transceiver supports chirp (FM) and continuous wave (CW) pulse forms and has four individual transceiver channels with multiplexing functionality.

Versatile Applications

The EK80 Portable serves various fields such as marine and freshwater research, enabling portable setup for mobile surveys from small boats in lakes, fixed location fish counting in rivers, and monitoring fish passage at hydropower dams. Additional uses include habitat mapping and plankton studies. The system’s rugged and splash-proof design, with an integrated computer running the EK80 echo sounder software, provides complete functionality. Essential data is recorded to the integrated SSD or a USB flash drive.

Key features

  • Ready to use
  • Integrated computer and display
  • Integrated GPS receiver
  • Integrated WiFi
  • A member of the EK80 wideband echo sounder family
  • Rugged and compact design
  • Splash-proof housing
  • Four independent channels with built-in multiplexing are available
  • Built-in calibration tool
  • A wide range of transducers is available

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