Industry Leader Adds GoFree Cloud-Based Software Update and Mapping Downloading Capabilities to Its Advanced Multifunction Displays
Tulsa, Okla – Simrad®, a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems, announced today the availability of the newly launched GoFreeTM wireless, cloud-enabled features on its full line of NSS™ evo2 and NSO™ evo2 multifunction displays.
GoFree cloud-enabled technology gives users the capability to receive automatic software update notifications and be able to download and install these updates directly, guaranteeing the most up-to-date operating system with all of the latest features. One of the most exciting new features is access to the GoFree Shop directly from the displays. With the GoFree Shop, users will have the ability to purchase, download and immediately use Insight maps, and other third-party maps from GoFree partners, directly from the home screen of a NSS evo2 or NSO evo2 display.
The GoFree technology also provides consumers access to the crowd-sourced Insight Genesis®. An easy-to-use, cloud-based tool, Insight Genesis allows boaters to open a free account, upload sonar logs, and download up-to-date, personalized contour maps and contribute to the community based Social Map.
“With the addition of the GoFree cloud-enabled technology on our NSS evo2 and NSO evo2 displays, we have changed the face of electronic navigation,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico. “Boaters will be able to download charts and updates and upload sonar logs directly to the units on their boats. Boaters can get on their boats and go, confident that the charts and software they are using are the latest and most accurate versions, so they can make the most of their time on the water.”
To take advantage of the GoFree technology users must install the latest free software update. A 3G or wireless connection or Wi-Fi signal is required to connect to the internet and access the GoFree Shop. A WiFi-1 wireless module is also required.
For more information on the Simrad NSS, NSO, the entire Simrad line of marine electronics, or to locate an authorized Simrad dealer, please visit www.simrad-yachting.com. For information on GoFree visit www.gofreemarine.com.
About Simrad Yachting: The Simrad brand is wholly owned by Navico, Inc., a privately held, international marine electronics company. Navico is currently the world’s largest marine electronics company, and is the parent company to leading marine electronics brands: Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and GoFree. Navico has approximately 1,500 employees globally and distribution in more than 100 countries worldwide. www.navico.com