Garmin has released a big GPSMAP software update for Feb 2016. The update has very “big version number” increases. The update does ONLY cover current Garmin chartplotters – and not the legacy models. (As SemperFishing on TheHullTruth says – think Legacy if your Garmin is GRAY in colour – current models are BLACK at the moment)
The updates covers among others – support for the new Garmin G2 HD and G2 Vision HD charts and improved auto guidance with the new charts. Plus there is new options for the Quickdraw maps in HD. And a lot of other update. Read on – release notes for major platforms below. Continue reading Garmin GPSMAP Feb 2016 Software Update
The latest Simrad NSS Evo2 firmware v2.0 has been released. It supports Chirp and DownScan at the same time, ForwardScan and more ways to customize Navigation page data. There are also new Internet features available where you can download/show maps online, upload structure scan data direct from chart plotter and download Insight Genesis created maps. It is ready for download and is recommended for all owners of Evo2 devices.
Update – February 2015
Higher Medium CHIRP ping speed for clearer image and faster/smoother scrolling
Support for simultaneous use of CHIRP and DownScan™ sonar imaging
Support for ForwardScan™ forward-looking sonar
Navigation page data items are now user-customisable
Navigation page information bars for time & distance to destination, time & distance to next waypoint
Various system stability and performance improvements
Access the online GoFree™ Shop to browse cartography and software available for your NSS evo2 multifunction display.
Purchase and download from the GoFree™ Shop directly to your NSS evo2 display’s memory card for immediate use on the water.
Receive automatic notifications when software updates are available, download and install updates without leaving your boat.
Upload your sonar logs directly to our Insight Genesis cloud software, and create detailed depth-contour maps of your favourite coastal and inland fishing spots for free.
Download your own Insight Genesis maps, and the community-created Social Maps, direct to your chartplotter for use on the water (Premium Insight Genesis subscribers only).
All GoFree™ wireless capabilities requires the optional WIFI-1 module. Online functions including the GoFree™ Shop, software updates, and Insight Genesis require a wireless internet connection.
The NSO Evo2 also got updated to V3 and has many of the features listed above.
Navico today announced updates to the GoFree Insight Genesis program. The Insight Genesis program is Navico’s “Custom Mapping and Content system” for the Navico range of chart-plotters that encompass the Simrad, Lowrance and B&G brands.
With GoFree Insight Genesis you can upload sonar logs recorded on multifunction chart-plotters in the Navico range. After some cloud processing GoFree Insight Genesis allows you to download your personalized contour maps to your devices.
The latest Simrad NSS Evo2 series got a software update today. The new version 1.5 NSS Evo2 software contains one new important feature – “Bridge Control” – which is kind of a profile setting. With Bridge Control you easily can shift all screens from for example a Navigation setup to a Docking setup. The update also contains auto routing functions for both Navionics and Jeppesen charts.
The new software update is compatible with the 7, 9, 12 and 16 inch NSS Evo 2 and is available for download today HERE
Simrad NSS Evo2 Bridge Control
Easily manage multiple displays across a helm station
Create your own bridge presets for activities such as docking, navigation, fishing, or diving
With one simple action you can configure the entire helm station
Link up to four displays as a ‘bridge’, and control what appears across those displays
Define up to four separate bridges, for vessels with dual helms or multiple stations
Create, edit, and delete bridges and bridge presets on the fly
Also compatible with Simrad NSS evo2 multifunction displays
Simrad NSS Evo2 Navionics Autorouting / Jeppesen Easy Routing (unavailable in North America)
Brings the convenience and ease of in-car style navigation to boating
Select a destination, and the chartplotter will automatically suggest the shortest, safest route
Routes chosen for the draught and dimensions of your vessel
Navionics Autorouting requires Navionics+ or Navionics Platinum charts