Software

BioSonics echosounder systems include data acquisition, real-time analysis, data visualization, post-processing fish tracking and habitat mapping software. That’s right, our user friendly free software is included with the purchase of an echosounder, providing a complete hardware and software solution for your application!

Visual Aquatic Software for Fisheries and Habitat NEW

Visualize, Quantify and Assess the Aquatic Ecosystem:  Fish, Marine Life and Habitat

Use Visual Aquatic to analyze data acquired with the BioSonics series of MX Single Beam and DT-X Split Beam scientific echosounders. BioSonics echosounders produce high quality, geo-referenced, scientifically defensible hydroacoustic data for assessing fish and marine life populations, submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), bathymetry, and bottom (seabed) types.

*Visual Aquatic replaces Visual Habitat. Visual Aquatic includes all of the habitat analysis, editing, and mapping capabilities of the former Visual Habitat, plus it includes new and exciting tools for fisheries data analysis and tracking

Visual Aquatic allows users to isolate Single Echo Detections (SED) from single point scatterers, like fish and other nekton and to create, delete, and edit tracks from the resulting SEDs. In Visual Aquatic you can process or reprocess Visual Acquisition data files even if the files were not originally acquired using VisAcq AutoTrack, a real-time processing tool within Visual Acquisition.  

  • NEW Easy-to-Use fish track editing tools! Create, delete, split or append fish (SED) tracks with just a few clicks!
  • Reports size, location, speed and direction of travel for each fish track
  • Determine submerged plant canopy height and % cover
  • Delineate areas of sand, mud, rock, and other substrates
  • Powerful map-making tools to quickly generate full color layered, contoured habitat maps; export to CSV or KML for GIS mapping.

Use Visual Aquatic to visualize, quantify and assess the entire aquatic ecosystem in one post-processing software!

Visual Aquatic Fish Track Editing
Visual Aquatic Bathymetry Transects

*While you can continue to use an existing installation of Visual Habitat, for the most current features and future updates, we recommend downloading Visual Aquatic!

Real-Time Data Acquisition and Playback Software for BioSonics DT-X and MX Echosounder Systems

Visual Acquisition software is the hydroacoustic data acquisition software included with the purhcase of every BioSonics echosounder.  Simulataneously acquire aquatic ecosystem data on fish and marine life, aquatic vegetation, the bottom and bathymetry.  Visual Acquisition even includes a built-in processing tool, VisAcq AutoTrack, for building echo lists, fish track lists and summary reports!  Process Visual Acquisition data files using the NEW Visual Aquatic sofware to analyze, visualize, and quantify fish, marine life, and habitat results all in one post-processing software!

Download Visual Aquisition to explore the many features and view sample data files!

Biosonics Fisheries Acoustics Echogram using Visual Acuquisition

Real-Time Processing Tool to Automatically Build and Record Fish Track Lists

VisAcq AutoTrack is a module within Visual Acquisition. Simply configure and collect data as usual in Visual Acquisition, then use VisAcq AutoTrack to generate  fish density, distribution by depth strata or distance, size distribution and total number of tracked fish. Automatically build echo lists, fish track lists, and summary reports.

NEW! Use Visual Aquatic to post process VisAcq AutoTrack data! Featuring fish track editing tools! Create, delete, split or append fish (SED) tracks with just a few clicks! 

VisAcq AutoTrack is compatible with any data files collected using a DT-X echosounder. You can even generate track lists from your previously collected files by using a handy re-processing utility. Download Visual Acquisition to preview in demonstration mode, view sample track lists, and playback files your existing files!

Post-Processing Data Analysis for Fisheries Assessment

For accurate assessment of fish and plankton stocks and for hydroacoustic data interpretation and visualization, Visual Analyzer provides access to information about fish location, quantity, size, behavior, and biomass. Visual Analyzer results can be read directly into a GIS or other applications for further analysis and mapping.

Visual Analyzer Echo Integration and Fish Data Analysis

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