Eye4Software Hydromagic

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Eye4Software Hydromagic - Knowledge Base - Echosounders



Q112001 Do you have an up-to-date list of echosounders that are known to work well with your software ?
A list of supported hardware (including echosounders and fishfinders) can be found here. Please note, that when a device isn't listed, this does not mean it does not work with our software. It is safe to say that every echosounder or fishfinder that supports either the NMEA0183 (DP ...
Tags:  Echosounders, Fishfinders, Supported Hardware


Q112002 Where to enter the transducer offset ?
To enter the transducer offset, also known as keel offset, select "Preferences..." from the "Options" menu and select the "Calibration" tab. You will see an option "Use echosounder offset". Enable this option and enter the distance between the bottom of the transducer and the waterline in t ...
Tags:  Echosounder, Transducer Offset, Keel Offset


Q112003 Is it possible to map bottom hardness using your software ?
Yes, this is possible, however this feature is not supported for all echosounders. For Hydromagic to calculate the bottom hardness, you need echosounder hardware which is capable of: Return reflectivity Return bottom-loss Return multiple return signals (E1 and E2) Retur ...
Tags:  Bottom Hardness, Dual Frequency, Reflectivity, Return Signals, Bottom Loss


Q112004 Where do I configure the draft in your software?
In hydrography, the (static) draft is the offset between the bottom of the echosounder's transducer and the water surface. This is normally a fixed value and should not change very often. Some echosounders allow you to define this draft in the echosounder's configuration.In cases in which it isn't ...
Tags:  Transducer offset, draft, dynamic draft, sounder offset


Q112005 Can I connect devices with Bluetooth?
Yes this is supported.When a device has been paired with your computer, virtual serial ports will be created on your system.They will be called something like "Standard serial port over Bluetooth link #1".Just check which "COMxx" port is associated with the serial port, and use this to configure the ...
Tags:  Bluetooth, Serial ports, wireless


Q112006 Where do I configure the horizontal distance between the transducer and GPS antenna?
In order to get accurate soundings when GPS antenna and echosounder transducer are not mounted on the same location, an offset has to be calculated by taking the X and Y offset between the sensors and project this position using the vessels heading.In Hydromagic, the position of the transducer and a ...
Tags:  Vessel Shape, Transducer offset, Sensor offsets, Heading, Vessel Designer, Vessel Shape Editor