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 LightHouse v9.40 software update

Raymarine has once again updated their LightHouse software to Version 9.4

Here is a list of the updates

  • Raymarine Lighthouse Chart Support
  • Redesigned User Interface
  • Chart Data selection
  • Navionics Sonar Chart support
  • Navionics Freshest Data reminder
  • Multitouch support for a Series multifunction displays
  • Reorganization and Renaming of Menu items and structure
  • Autohide Databar
  • Increase of Waypoints (3000 Total, 100 Groups), Routes (150 containing 200 WTPs), Tracks (15 Tracks – 10000 points)
  • GPX file formation support
  • Waypoint Symbols
  • Symbol Search
  • Waypoint area search
  • Multiple Sonar selection
  • Distance unit setup (ability to set upper and lower denominations separately)
  • Expanded ETA & TTG data items
  • Expanded support of PGN 127489 (Engine alarms)
  • Added DSC support over SeaTalkNG/NMEA2000
  • Support for 8 displays (originally was 6)
  • Sonar app – In absence of speed transducer system defaults to ‘NONE’ rather than default previously
  • Various fixes and improvements
  • User manual updated

The updates are available to download from here and is suitable for everyone who owns any of the Raymarine aSeries, cSeries, eSeries and gS Series

New Simrad NSS version 3 software update

Simrad has taken the Simrad NSS Version 3 out of Beta and published it today (September 20th 2013)

Simrad NSS V3 software available for download
Simrad NSS 3 software update available

Simrad’s own link is currently missing the file extension from their link so it won’t download directly from their website.  But here is a direct link that works:

Simrad has fixed their link – but a direct link is still on the following page

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