BOATING NEWS: Software Update Brings New Functionality to Simrad NSO EVO2, NSS EVO2 and GO7
Simrad NSS and NSO evo2 users are able to download a powerful, free software upgrade for Simrad NSS and NSO evo2 multifunction displays. The latest software updates, RTM 3.5 for NSS evo2, RTM 4.5 for NSO evo2 and RTM 2.0 for GO7, enable TripIntelTM, StructureScan® 3D, and SonicHub2 capabilities. TRIPINTEL Offering boaters valuable vessel-tracking information, TripIntel presents vital data in an intuitive graphical format providing everything a boater needs to plan and manage a day offshore. By offering actionable performance enhancements, users gain insight that can improve safety, cut costs and maximise time on the water. TripIntel consists of a Cruise Performance Indicator and a History tab. The Cruise Performance Indicator is added to the instrument bar of the GO7, NSS and NSO evo2, and provides a combination fuel gauge, digital fuel economy readout and bar graphs indicating both instantaneous fuel burn and long-term fuel economy. To optimise fuel economy, these real-time bar graphs show a “green zone” helping boaters fine-tune trim and throttle while underway to achieve maximum fuel economy. Boaters are also able to configure fuel economy targets suitable for the specific hull and engine combinations. The TripIntel History tab records important information assisting in the planning of future trips with insight into boat performance data such as estimated fuel range, total distance travelled, route taken, boat speed, fuel consumption and current tides. STRUCTURESCAN 3D For NSS and NSO evo2 users, the latest update adds StructureScan 3D functionality when used with the StructureScan 3D module and transducer. Allowing anglers to see fish, structure and bottom contour in a stunning three-dimensional view, StructureScan 3D imaging scans underwater terrain and fish-holding structure and creates a high-resolution, 180-degree, three-dimensional view beneath the boat. With this unique imaging view, anglers gain a better understanding of where fish and structure are located in relation to their boat. SONICHUB2 The ultimate marine audio entertainment system, the Simrad SonicHub2 features integrated Bluetooth®wireless technology that provides music streaming ─ including Pandora® (wherever Pandora is available) from a smartphone or tablet. The system has a built-in AM/FM receiver, supports USB drive audio/ video playback and features SIRIUSXM® radio connectivity (U.S. only) ─ all with full control from the display. www.simrad-yachting.com
On-water demonstration of Simrad 3D on the Gold Coast Seaway.