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

GoFree Insight Genesis updated with more free features

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.

GoFree
Navico GoFree

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.

GoFree Insight Genesis New Features

Continue reading GoFree Insight Genesis updated with more free features

Lowrance HDS Gen 2 Software Update v2.0 available

Lowrance has [finally] released the HDS Gen 2 software update for Lowrance Gen 2 Touch and “normal” Lowrance Gen 2 units.

The new features are:

  • Support for GoFree wireless remote operation with the Lowrance WIFI-1 module – so you can “remote control” your HDS Gen2 from iDevices and Android devices. [HDS/Touch]
  • Insight Genesis compatible – so you can create your own maps – but unfortunately still limited to very few locations around the world. If you are not in an approved location – you can’t create an account and use Insight Genesis [HDS/Touch]
  • Map/Chart sharing – Share your Navionics/CMAP or Insight maps with other HDS Gen 2 units [HDS/Touch]
  • Navionics Depth contour shading and highlights [HDS/Touch]
  • Navionics EasyView, Dynamic Tides & Currents [Touch]
  • Internal GPS antenna updated to use 5Hz update speed from 1Hz (5 Hz = 5 times pr second) – latest Lowrance Point-1 external GPS is a 10Hz antenna
  • StructureMap HD Sonar Charts – The old version gave you very resolution limited “Sonar Charts” of your recorded structure scan logs. The new version 2 keeps high resolution. [HDS/Touch]
  • Structure Scan auto contrast [HDS]
  • Now Gen 2 supports the Lowrance Point-1 10Hz external GPS [HDS/Touch]
  • And a new feature – Dual Chart Capability – we don’t know what that covers yet but will investigate [HDS]
  • New panel setups for HDS-8 and HDS-10 [HDS]
  • A screen capture shortcut [HDS]
  • And like Raymarine a/c/e series – a built in PDF reader – for keeping manuals handy. [HDS/Touch]

Version today on release date May 10th : 2.0-45.135

Direct download location:

HDS Gen 2 Touch Software Version 2

HDS Gen 2 Software Version 2 (non touch)

Simrad NSS 2.5 RTM software [almost] released with GoFree support

Simrad’s venture into Wi-Fi controllable navigation equipment came one step closer yesterday with the launch of the new Simrad NSS software version 2.5 RTM.

The version 2.5 includes support for Go-Free – Simrad’s wireless “access point” – that will let you control all your Simrad NSS navigators from tablet and phone devices.

The software update also includes support for Insight Genesis – the Navico “Extend you own maps with sonar data” product.

You can read more? here: Simrad NSS 2.5 RTM – the download is protected by user name and password – but it cant be long now before you can download it.