Simrad updates software for navigation displays

(EGERSUND, Norway) — Simrad Yachting, a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fish-finding systems, has released a new software update for NSS evo3, NSS evo2, NSO evo2 and GO Series displays that includes sonar enhancements, new automatic routing functionality, C-MAP charting improvements and touchscreen control of MotorGuide Xi5 trolling motors.

Enhanced sonar imaging

Exclusive to NSS evo3 displays, enhanced sonar imaging delivers clarity and range, with near-photographic images to each side and below your boat. By making full use of the dynamic color spectrum, SideScan, DownScan imaging and StructureScan 3D can now produce richer images with greatly enhanced detail and better contrast. Just as the human eye compensates for varying degrees of darkness, these imaging enhancements automatically increase brightness in darker areas, while simultaneously preventing overexposure in brighter areas. This extends the visible range, making it possible to see what is in the shadows close to the boat or more than 100 feet away.

C-MAP easy routing and Navionics dock-to-dock autorouting

This feature simplifies route creation by automatically plotting the shortest and safest course based on the boat's draft, beam and height – creating a route around a landmass, shoals and other fixed navigational hazards. Dock-to-dock autorouting requires a Navionics+ or Navionics Platinum chart, while the easy routing is activated when using a C-MAP MAX-N+ map.

C-MAP navigation palette

C-MAP charts just got a major upgrade in readability that is most apparent near shore, where the colors used for land, docks, anchorage areas, water, and channels are nicely differentiated and water contour lines are distinct. The new palette makes it easier to see where the boat is in relation to a channel, navaid, ledges and dropoffs, or a point of land. The color scheme is also much easier on the eye.

For more information on the Simrad 18.1 software update or to learn about the complete line of Simrad marine electronics, visit

By Professional Mariner Staff