Simrad debuts multifunction, dual-screen marine navigation system

(EGERSUND, Norway) (Nov. 5) — Simrad, a leading brand in professional marine electronics solutions, owned by Navico, the world's largest marine electronics company, announced today its revolutionary new multifunction navigation system, the Simrad NSO evo2. Setting a new standard in the Glass Bridge navigation, the advanced NSO evo2 brings together the quintessential elements of today’s premier marine electronics — high-power processing for lightning fast charting, sonar, radar and entertainment, stunning dual widescreen displays, a masterfully designed user interface for intuitive multi-touch control, and limitless compatibility for unrivaled integration. Perfectly suited to commercial vessels, the NSO evo2 epitomizes perfection in premium multifunction navigation.

The world’s first multifunction system to offer dual-discrete video output with full HD resolution, Simrad Yachting’s new NSO evo2’s black box distributed system is two powerful MFDs in one. Whether using side-by-side monitors or a single monitor and a GoFree-enabled tablet, the system’s quad-core processors deliver unprecedented, completely independent, display, performance and control of the latest in navigation functionality. A fully expandable system, NSO evo2’s substantial connectivity options provides seamless connectivity with other NS-Series devices onboard as well as the comprehensive range of innovative Simrad Performance Modules.

The NSO evo2’s MO Series monitors provide a stunning low profile, glass-bridge look that provides more screen and less border than other solutions. Available in 16-inch, 19-inch and 24-inch Pilot House (P) non-touch and high-bright Multi-Touch (T) and models, the monitors feature on-glass menu keys, and can be flush mounted in a dash or installed on a VESA mount. Each monitor ships with black and silver trim options.

Offering the latest in TouchSensible™ navigation, the NSO evo2 harnesses the power of Multi-Touch with full support for OP40 wired remote control, to deliver a dynamic and intuitive new user interface. Key navigation features are quickly accessible from the system’s icon-driven home screen, charts can be moved, zoomed and customized with familiar pinch and pull electronics gestures, and the new screen splits and data panel configurations are optimized for widescreen viewing. The NSO evo2 supports Jeppesen C-Map Max-N charts, Navionics® Gold and Platinum, Nautic Insight™ and Lake Insight™, Insight Genesis™ and other third-party products – including the ability to navigate using two distinct chart types simultaneously.

Providing powerful navigation with versatile and simple expansion capabilities, the NSO evo2 provides plug-and-play integration Simrad Broadband 4G™ and 3G™ Radar, GoFree Wireless Wifi-1, BSM-2 CHIRP and BSM-1 echo sounders, StructureScan® Sonar Imaging, SonarHub™ Sounder, SonicHub® marine audio server, Sirius® satellite weather/radio and more. The systems pre-loaded driver library also allows for plug-and-play connectivity to marine electronics displays and add-on technologies from countless manufacturers.

“Our NSO evo2 system with groundbreaking new displays offers access to the most integrated navigation platform on the market while providing the premium feature and benefits for a non-compromising distributed multifunction solutions,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO of Navico. “Combining cutting-edge navigation, and data and media integration, the smart performance of the system is matched by the attention to its efficiency and ease of use. Its plug-and-play installation, widescreen dual multi-touch displays and seamless menu system ensure professional mariners reliable intuitive operation.”

Available from Simrad dealers beginning November 2013, the Simrad NSO evo2 black box has a suggested retail price of US $5,695, with MO-Series Multi-Touch and Pilot House displays ranging from $4449 to $10,000. An intelligently engineered NSO16 evo2 premium performance package includes the NSO evo2 black box and two MO-16T high-bright, multi-touch monitors for US $12,999 — providing the benefits of dual independent displays for the price of one. The system has a two-year limited parts and labor warranty and is protected by the Simrad Advantage Service Program.

For more information on the Simrad NSO evo2 and MO displays, compatible widescreen monitors and technology, or the entire line of Simrad Professional marine electronics, please contact 800-324-1356 (toll-free) in the USA or 800-661-3983 (toll free) in Canada or visit

By Professional Mariner Staff