Simrad NSS Evo2 v2.0-5.1 firmware released with new features

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.

Simrad NSS Evo2
Simrad NSS Evo2 Firmware update v2.0-5.1
  • 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
  • GoFree™ Wireless
    • 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.

Click here to download: Simrad NSS Evo2 Firmware Download

For more info you can also read here: NSS Evo2 and NSO new firmware

New Raymarine Sonar Boxes – CP570 – CP470 – CP370

Raymarine has announced their new Raymarine CP570, Raymarine CP470 and Raymarine CP370 sonar boxes.  The new sonar boxes will be available during March 2015.

The Raymarine CP570 is a new pro Chirp Sonar.  It features intelligent CHIRP signal processing which allows the CP570 to see through dense schools of bait-fish, target game fish with exceptional clarity and show thermoclines.  The sonar has better (smarter) automatic sensitivity controls with “intelligent” noise filtering. The filtering reduce water column noise and enhances target separation.  It has two fully independent sonar channels that deliver faster target identification and up to 4 kW of combined output power. Retail price is set around $1,999.

The Raymarine CP470 Chirp sonar has the same signal processing benefits  of the CP570 – and is value priced @ $1,199 and has 2 kW of total output power.

Raymarine CP370 is the latest “Digital” Sounder from Raymarine. It features some of the same automatic signal processing as the CP470 and CP570 and has up to 1,000 watt of output power.  Retail price is around $699

New Simrad BSM-3 Broadband Sounder with Chirp

Complementing the new Simrad HEROiC user interface in the NSS & NSO Evo2 models –

Simrad BSM-3 Broadband Sounder with Chirp
Simrad BSM-3 Broadband Sounder with Chirp

the new BSM-3 broadband sounder is optimized for the new range of high performance broadband sounders.

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New Raymarine a series with Chirp DownVision launched

It is raining new Raymarine products today… 🙂 The new Raymarine a series displays are launching today. Some are available with Chirp DownVision – others with ClearPulse sonar The models are:

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New Raymarine CP100 Chirp DownVision Sonar for your network

Raymarine has lauched the “network box” version of the Raymarine Dragonfly – the Raymarine CP100 network sonar module with CHIRP Downvision. The CP100 black box sonar brings the same photo-like underwater pictures as the Raymarine Dragonfly to Raymarines latest generation displays like the HybridTouch e Series and the glass bridge gS series.

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Furuno DFF1-UHD Chirp is now shipping

Furuno DFF1-UHD Broadband Chirp Blackbox Sounder Module
The Furuno DFF1-UHD Chirp sounder is now shipping in the USA.

According to one of the fish-finder guru’s on THT – The Furuno DFF1-UHD Chirp unit is now shipping in the USA. We look forward to hearing more about that compared to Simrad, Raymarine & Garmin Chirp sounders.

It was about time as the Furuno crowd was getting impatient