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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 wide band echo sounder system has succeeded the famous ES60 and ES70 systems.

Simrad has manufactured fish finders for more than 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. It was quickly followed by a 70 kHz system. 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 find and measure plankton.

The Simrad ES80 is the fifth generation professional split beam fish finder for the world wide fishing community. The latest innovations in computer and signal processing technology are used to create a sophisticated, but also intuitive, echo sounder. It is designed to satisfy the increasing need from our demanding customers: "Top performance at any depth and easy to operate”.

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 gives you increased resolution on the longer ranges.

Originally designed for out 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.

The echo sounder system is modular, and you can assemble any combinations of transceivers and transducers to fit your purposes. In a typical configuration, the ES80 comprises:

  • Display
  • One Processor Unit
  • One or more transceiver units
  • An Ethernet switch (if more than one transceiver is used)
  • One or more single- or split beam transducers

The ES80 can work with the General Purpose Transceiver (GPT), the Wide Band Transceiver (WBT) and the EK15 Transceiver.