Offshore Navigation System offers dual radar support.

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Combining NSO marine processor and 10-19 in. display, Simrad NSO Offshore is equipped with OP40 Wired Remote Keypad with rotary controller, programmable dedicated chart, sonar and radar keys, and alphanumeric keypad. System delivers full autopilot control, allowing boaters to combine charting, autopilot, and vessel pages. Compatibility with BEP Marine's CZone(TM) digital switching system enables users to monitor and control nearly any onboard system including lights, bilge pumps, and tank levels.



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Simrad Yachting Introduces NSO Offshore Navigation System



Electronics Leader's Elegant Large-Screen Multifunction Solution Delivers High-Performance Control Features and Flexible Integration Capabilities

Nashua, N.H. - Simrad Yachting, a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilots, communications and fishfinding systems, announced today its new premium series of large multifunction display systems, the Simrad NSO Offshore. Based on the highly acclaimed Simrad NSE platform, the system combines a powerful NSO marine processor, compact keypad controller and 10- to 19-inch large-display options with proven software that offers unparalleled integration capabilities for best-in-class performance. Providing easy expansion and versatility, NSO users can operate up to three displays from a single processor. The NSO system offers discerning yachtsmen best-in-class radar, autosteering, sonar and chartplotter technology from Simrad Yachting.

Designed to maximize navigation functionality for all recreational and professional boating segments, the Simrad NSO Offshore system incorporates a smart, new menu-driven user interface that provides easy access and control of its full feature set and compatible technology. The system includes the new OP40 Wired Remote keypad that delivers NSE-style control optimized for remote operation with a simple rotary controller, programmable dedicated chart, sonar and radar keys, and an alphanumeric keypad. The enhance system also offers dual radar support and can be easily networked with Simrad NSE display systems.

"The new Simrad NSO Offshore is a stunning electronics package that offers the ultimate in flexibility, integration and vessel control in a powerful, proven system," said Louis Chemi, chief operating officer, Navico Americas. "Now larger boat owners can enjoy a stylish, high-performance electronics suite, without the risk and expense of a custom solution, and take advantage of the full range of Simrad Yachting's best-in-class technologies."

The Simrad NSO Offshore navigation system gives boaters complete access to a range of integrated functions and is compatible with some of the most powerful innovations in marine technology -- including the award-winning Simrad BR24 Broadband Radar(TM), HD Digital Radar and BSM-1 Broadband Sounder(TM) module; StructureScan(TM) sonar imaging; WM-2 SIRIUS® satellite weather module; the Simrad GS15 High Speed 5Hz GPS antenna and SonicHub® multi-zone audio entertainment system.

The NSO Offshore delivers full autopilot control allowing boaters to combine charting, autopilot and vessel pages for unprecedented system operation. The system is also compatible with BEP Marine's CZone(TM) digital switching system, allowing users to monitor and control nearly any onboard system including lights, bilge pumps, tank levels and even fuel and power settings. Equipped with an SD card slot for a range of marine mapping options, the NSO is preloaded with Insight USA HD cartography. The navigation system is fully Navionics® Platinum+ compatible and incorporates
TurboView(TM) for enhanced 2D and 3D viewing capabilities.

The NSO Offshore is available in a choice of three screen sizes and resolutions, the DI10, 10.4-inch diagonal SVGA; DI15, 15-inch XGA; and MO19, 19-inch SXGA. All NSO models feature a USB port and offer dual DVI video outputs for easy installation of an additional display. The low power DI10 and DI15 operate with 10-32V DC, while the MO19 is compatible with 21-32V DC power systems. NSO systems are waterproof to the IPx6 standard, and are protected by a two-year limited parts and labor warranty.

The Simrad NSO marine processor (suggested retail price of $4,799 US), OB40 controller ($399 US) and DI10, DI15 and MO19 displays ($1,599, $2,999 and $7,299 US, respectively) are sold separately. The NSO15 package that includes the processor, controller and DI15 15-inch display ($7,699 US) is also available. Arriving in stores in January 2011, the Simrad NSO system can be purchased from authorized Simrad Yachting dealers and distributors throughout the United States and Canada. For more information on the Simrad NSO Offshore navigation system, capable technology or the entire line of Simrad-branded professional-grade marine electronics contact 800-628-4487 (toll-free) in the USA or 800-661-3983 (toll-free) in Canada, or visit www.simrad-yachting.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 and B&G. Navico has approximately 1,500 employees globally and distribution in more than 100 countries worldwide. www.navico.com

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