Egersund, Norway – The evolution of the Simrad® brand built into one multifunction display and then taken to the extremes to satisfy the world’s most demanding sportfishing enthusiasts – this is the Simrad NSS evo3. Announced today, the evo3 series is the realization of the future of fishing, the connected vessel and boating electronics. The combined styling, technology and performance of the units push new boundaries. Navigate, take control and enjoy an unprecedented level of built-in functionality with NSS evo3. Advanced SolarMAX™ HD screens, dual channel CHIRP, glass-helm design and refined user interface, plus a host of premium features and direct connections will make the NSS evo3 series the new choice of power boaters and sport fishermen around the globe.
The NSS evo3 series includes 16-, 12-, 9- and 7-inch models with an updated, easy-to-use interface with TouchSensible™ touchscreen, keypad and rotary-control knob, making the units easier to operate when the boat is in motion, in all weather conditions giving the boater absolute control. The interface is precise and reliable and includes expanded scrolling functionality for quicker access to networked technologies; restyled Exit, Power and MOB buttons that are moved to the corners of the keypad for easier access in darkness; new menu button and cursor-scrolling keypad grouping for easy and fast operation when users lock-out the touchscreen; and a new programmable WheelKey button that can be customized to serve a variety of personalized functions or direct autopilot control. Intuitive new touchscreen software adds even more precision with modernized bridge-control modes and panel access that are the easiest to understand yet; a unique press-and-hold cursor function that immediately opens the settings menu for the function of interest; and a simple sonar menu shift improvement that allows the user to always see the most recent sonar data – never missing a target.
Simrad SolarMAX HD display technology provides high-definition visuals and exceptional clarity with extra-wide viewing angles, perfect for use in direct sunlight as well as low light environments. The distinctive difference in the evolution of NSS evo3 displays come from the most advanced in-plane switching (IPS) screens in the marine industry, providing superior color accuracy and boosted high-resolution perfectly designed to enhance viewing of the Halo™ pulse compression radar PPI and the dual channel CHIRP sonar when target separation is most important. Optimized LED backlighting and contrast levels further improve the boater’s experience and ability to see clearly in the widest possible range of on-the-water conditions. Most importantly, water immunity has been taken to a new level to meet the highest expectations of users by delivering the one thing everyone expects of marine electronics, the touchscreen works accurately even when under constant sea spray and foul weather – covered in fresh or salt water – it won’t impact responsiveness. SolarMAX HD promotes a sense of well being that boaters deserve.
Designed for the offshore fishermen that demand the perfect sportfishing sonar, dual channel CHIRP enables wide angle and deep view sonar images from the same transducer (with a dual channel CHIRP sonar transducer installed on the boat), or from multiple installed transducers. The NSS evo3 built-in CHIRP sonar is the evolution of practicality, purpose-built to equip charter captains and tournament anglers with unprecedented views of both low and high CHIRP channels at the same time. With the NSS evo3, captains can cover more water and mark fish targets more clearly with Network Dual Sounder technology, which provides sonar data from a network of CHIRP transducers across all helm stations – with the ability to display multiple sonar inputs simultaneously.
On a global level whether cruising or fishing, Simrad is committed to building safer systems and improving the boating experience with a combination of technologies. NSS evo3 provides next-generation connected vessels with a fast, 10 Hz internal GPS antenna, full autopilot integration, engine monitoring interfaces and TripIntel™ trip computer – making it easy to plan journeys based on fuel range, tide and detailed trip history. Built in Wi-Fi enables access to GoFree® online services to download software updates and purchase a wide choice of global cartography solutions, and delivers smartphone monitoring and tablet control to extend the display’s reach well beyond the helm. With GoFree® wireless capabilities and the new Simrad Network Analyzer Service Assistant, it is easy for users to keep their entire system up to date, automatically downloading and installing the latest software not only for the display but for all compatible modules connected by NMEA 2000® or Ethernet.
Improve situational awareness by adding Broadband 3G™, Broadband 4G™ or the award-winning Halo radar system – all of which are fully compatible, designed for ease of use and installation, providing a clear view of what’s surrounding the boat. Add ForwardScan™ sonar to navigate with more confidence, safely identifying any obstacles that lie beneath the water ahead.
“Simrad NSS evo3 multifunction displays add another chapter to our rich heritage of producing the best recreational navigation systems,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico. “With premium SolarMAX HD displays, dual channel CHIRP and Network Dual Sounder technology, we are confident NSS evo3 displays will be the first choice of boaters and sport fisherman worldwide.”
NSS Evo3 is compatible with the most expansive selection of optional cartography on the market, including Insight Genesis™ custom mapping, Insight PRO by C-MAP, Lake Insight HD by C-MAP, C-MAP MAX-N+, Navionics® and more. Charts can be downloaded over Wi-Fi or installed using the unit’s dual microSD card slots.
The Simrad NSS16 evo3, NSS12 evo3, NSS9 evo3 and NSS7 evo3 can be purchased from authorized dealers and distributors for:
- NSS16 evo3 MFD with C-MAP Insight $5,499
- NSS12 evo3 MFD with C-MAP Insight $3,499
- NSS9 evo3 MFD with C-MAP Insight $2,299
- NSS7 evo3 MFD with C-MAP Insight $1,299
NSS evo3 will be available in February 2017. For more information on the Simrad NSS evo3 displays, the NSS evo product family or the entire line of Simrad Yachting marine electronics visit www.simrad-yachting.com.