Press Release Summary:
Offering icon-driven interface and multi-touch control to facilitate operation aboard power cruisers and sportfishing vessels, NSS evo2 provides processing capabilities that accelerate execution of chart, sonar, radar, and entertainment functions. Sounder capabilities and options for echosounder technologies are also included. Offered with 7, 9, 12, and 16 in. widescreen displays, customizable system supports networking and also provides full autopilot integration.
Original Press Release:
Simrad Unveils Intelligent New NSS EVO2 Series
Electronics Leader Debuts Ideal Navigation System for Cruisers and Offshore Anglers
Egersund, Norway — The Simrad brand, world-leader in the design and manufacture of marine electronics, announced today its new NS Series multifunction navigation system, the Simrad NSS evo2. The perfect combination of integration, design and performance, the NSS evo2 provides the ideal navigation solution for power cruisers and sportfishing vessels. The Simrad NSS evo2 offers a dynamic, user-friendly icon driven interface and multi-touch control for easy operation. Its high-power processing capabilities deliver lightning fast chart, sonar, radar and entertainment functions. For serious offshore anglers, NSS evo2 has integrated sounder capabilities and the widest available options for echosounder technologies, while cruisers will appreciate the system’s compatibility with the award-winning Broadband Radar and multitude of cartography offerings. The Simrad NSS evo2’s high-performance navigation, industry-leading integration capabilities and sophisticated low-profile, flush mount design give it the optimal mix of form, fit and function for the most discerning blue-water boaters.
The NSS evo2 has a sleek, modern extremely low-profile look with classic black or brushed silver trim panels that maximize screen size in a minimal footprint. Available in 7-, 9-, 12- and 16-inch screen sizes, the ultra-bright widescreen displays enhance the appearance of any helm. The Simrad NSS evo2 features TouchSensible™ multi-touch control with logical keypad input and push-to-select rotary knob for precision control in any sea condition. The system offers quick and seamless multi-touch access to performance features with an intuitive icon-driven menu interface. Charts can be moved, zoomed and personalized with familiar tablet-like gestures, while new pre-set screen splits and data panel configurations are optimized for widescreen viewing whether fishing or cruising.
Offering boaters powerful navigation versatility and an unprecedented selection of simple, plug-and-play expansion capabilities, the NSS evo2 provides full autopilot integration with a dedicated navigation screen for cruising. For serious anglers, the NSS evo2 features the best built-in fishfinding technologies on the market including the BSM-1 Broadband Sounder, BSM-2 CHIRP sounder and StructureScan® HD. The NSS evo2 is compatible with all innovative Simrad performance modules including Broadband 4G™ and 3G™ Radar; GoFree Wireless Wifi-1; SonarHub™ Sounder, SonicHub® marine audio server; Sirius® satellite weather/radio and more. Fully customizable, boaters can network up to six NSS evo2 multifunction displays, view engine data and control onboard devices through digital switching. The system is also equipped with a HDMI video output for compatible monitors and video input for night vision camera support.
The NSS evo2 multifunction display features a high-performance, high-gain integrated GPS antenna for clear, strong and accurate positioning whether it is flush-mounted or bracket mounted with included hardware. Like all Simrad NS Series MFDs, the NSS evo2 supports the widest choice of cartography options in the market; compatible cartography includes Nautic Insight™ and Lake Insight™, Jeppesen C-Map Max-N charts, Navionics® Gold and Platinum, Insight Genesis™ and a variety of other third-party charts. NSS evo2 users can even navigate using two distinct chart types simultaneously.
“With the introduction of our NSS evo2, every blue water cruiser and angler has access to their ideal navigation solution,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO of Navico. “It offers impeccable speed and performance, and the most integrated navigation portfolio on the market for award-winning radar, sonar and entertainment solutions. The NSS evo2 provides convenient and intuitive usability, and looks stunning on any helm.”
Available December 2013 from authorized Simrad Yachting dealers and distributors throughout the United States and Canada, the Simrad NSS7 evo2 and NSS9 evo2 and have suggested retail price (SRP) range of US $1,529 to $2,949, respectively. The NSS12 evo2 and NSS16 evo2, with SRP ranges of $3,999 to $5,699, will begin shipping in March 2014. The NSS evo2 series displays have a two-year limited parts and labor warranty and are protected by the Simrad Advantage Service Program.
For more information on the Simrad NSS evo2 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 the Simrad brand, Simrad is dedicated to providing navigation and marine electronic solutions for powerboats. It is a wholly owned part of Navico. 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