New Simrad NSS Evo2 software update v1.5

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.

Simrad NSS Evo2
New Simrad NSS Evo2 software version 1.5 with auto-routing and “Bridge Control” profiles

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
  • Jeppesen Easy Routing requires Jeppesen CMAP MAX-N+ charts

Simrad NSS Evo2 Jeppesen Tides and Currents

  • Display predicted tides and currents for a location in real-time
  • Make tide and current projections for a future trip
  • Zoom in to see dynamic current data directly incorporated into your navigational charts
  • Animated icons indicate current speed and direction
  • Requires Jeppesen CMAP MAX-N charts

Navionics iDevice apps gets auto route functionality [update 1]

Just a quick news flash – today’s Navionics Mobile app for iDevices can now do auto routing on the water. If it will be as good as Garmin auto guidance is yet to be seen

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The price is $4.99 and is available now after an update and in app purchase. You might have to download latest maps from Navionics to make it work but so far no success for me

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Update – well the Auto Routing is very touchy. After a few attempts I have found out the App can randomly do routes towards me (so in reverse to what I tried first) sometimes it will work – other times it won’t. I am in a narrow dredged canal area but still?  And it also seems like many of the bridges around has no height which might not help. But even without bridges it is still quite “random” if it works or not.

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