Simrad, world-leader in the design and manufacture of marine electronics, announced today its revolutionary new multifunction navigation system, the Simrad NSO evo2. Setting a new standard in the Glass Bridge navigation experience, the advanced NSO evo2 brings together the quintessential elements of today’s premier marine electronics — high-power processing for lightning fast charting, sonar, radar and entertainment, stunning dual widescreen displays for uncompromising style, a masterfully designed user interface for intuitive multi-touch control, and limitless compatibility for unrivaled integration. Perfectly suited to recreational blue water powerboats and commercial vessels, the NSO evo2 epitomizes perfection in premium multifunction navigation.
The world’s first multifunction system to offer dual-discrete video output with full HD resolution, Simrad Yachting’s new NSO evo2’s black box distributed system is two powerful MFDs in one. Whether using side-by-side monitors or a single monitor and a GoFree-enabled tablet, the system’s quad-core processors deliver unprecedented, completely independent, display, performance and control of the latest in navigation functionality. A fully expandable system, NSO evo2’s substantial connectivity options provides seamless connectivity with other NS-Series devices onboard as well as the comprehensive range of innovative Simrad Performance Modules.
Sporting a sophisticated style to complement the vessel helms of discriminating boaters, the NSO evo2’s MO Series monitors provide a stunning low profile, glass-bridge look that provides more screen and less border than other solutions. Available in 16-inch, 19-inch and 24-inch Pilot House (P) non-touch and high-bright Multi-Touch (T) and models, the monitors feature on-glass menu keys, and can be flush mounted in a dash or installed on a VESA mount. Each monitor ships with black and silver trim options.
Offering the latest in TouchSensible™ navigation, the NSO evo2 harnesses the power of Multi-Touch with full support for OP40 wired remote control, to deliver a dynamic and intuitive new user interface. Key navigation features are quickly accessible from the system’s icon-driven home screen, charts can be moved, zoomed and personalized with familiar consumer electronics gestures, and the new screen splits and data panel configurations are optimized for widescreen viewing. The NSO evo2 also supports the widest choice of cartography options in the market, including Jeppesen C-Map Max-N charts, Navionics® Gold and Platinum, Nautic Insight™ and Lake Insight™, Insight Genesis™ and other third-party products – including the ability to navigate using two distinct chart types simultaneously.
Providing powerful navigation with versatile and simple expansion capabilities, the NSO evo2 provides plug-and-play integration Simrad Broadband 4G™ and 3G™ Radar, GoFree Wireless Wifi-1, BSM-2 CHIRP and BSM-1 echo sounders, StructureScan® Sonar Imaging, SonarHub™ Sounder, SonicHub® marine audio server, Sirius® satellite weather/radio and more. The systems pre-loaded driver library also allows for plug-and-play connectivity to marine electronics displays and add-on technologies from countless manufacturers.
“Our NSO evo2 system with groundbreaking new displays offers access to the most integrated navigation platform on the market while providing the premium feature and benefits for a non-compromising, high-end distributed multifunction solutions,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO of Navico. “Combining reliable, cutting-edge navigation, data and media integration, the impressively sleek style and smart performance of the system is matched by the attention to its efficiency and ease of use. Its plug-and-play installation, eye-catching dual multi-touch displays, seamless menu system and intuitive operation allows boaters to enjoy their time on the water straightaway and not spend it learning a new system.”
Available from Simrad dealers beginning November 2013, the exceptional Simrad NSO evo2 black box has a suggested retail price of US $5,695, with MO-Series Multi-Touch and Pilot House displays ranging from$4449 to $10,000. An intelligently engineered NSO16 evo2 premium performance package includes the NSO evo2 black box and two MO-16T high-bright, multi-touch monitors for US $12,999 — providing the benefits of dual independent displays for the price of one. The system has a two-year limited parts and labor warranty and is protected by the Simrad Advantage Service Program.
For more information on the Simrad NSO evo2 and MO displays, compatible widescreen monitors and technology, or the entire line of Simrad Yachting performance marine electronics, please contact 800-324-1356 (toll-free) in the USA or 800-661-3983 (toll-free) in Canada or visit www.simrad-yachting.com.
About Simrad Yachting: The Simrad Yachting® brand is wholly owned by Navico, Inc. A privately held, international corporation, Navico is currently the world’s largest marine electronics company, and is the parent company to leading marine electronics brands: Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G. Navico has approximately 1,500 employees globally and distribution in more than 100 countries worldwide. www.navico.com
Simrad evo2 Black Box:
The Simrad NSO evo2 features two HDMI video outputs and supports of a wide variety of resolutions and aspect ratios, a full-size Secure Digital (SD) socket for up to 32GB cards, one Ethernet port, two Ethernet ports with PoE, two USB ports, one NMEA 200 Micro-C male input, two NMEA 0183 and touch panel inputs, and two video inputs.
Simrad MO Series Monitors:
MO series wide-screen monitors feature a 16:9 aspect ratio, Picture-in-Picture (PiP) functionality, and a choice of USB or Serial Multi-Touch support and front, rear or VESA mount for ease of installation. In addition, Simrad 24-inch displays (MO24) employ state-of-the-art Multi-Domain Vertical Alignment (MVA) technology ensuring crystal clear viewing at 160-degree angles on both the vertical and horizontal axis.
The NSO evo2 is compatible with the full line of Simrad MO-Series monitors and select third party monitors, for a choice of touchscreen and OP40* wired keypad remote control of wide-screen high-definition glass bridge displays. The Simrad
NSO evo2 has support for 31 languages, is water resistant to the IPx2 standard, has an operating voltage range of 9-31.2 VDC, is equipped with a low-power standby mode and includes reverse polarity protection.
*Integrated NSO evo2 autopilot control functions require OP40 remote.