by Dom Wiseman

Simrad Yachting has announced the release of the new NSO evo3 navigation system for large cruising and sportfishing boats.

The NSO evo3 design deliver simplified installation and continues to deliver the power and flexibility that makes the NSO series the go to solution when designing a system for larger cruising and sportfishing vessels. Owners can connect NSO evo3 to Simrad network modules plus add GPS, autopilot, keypad controllers and other accessories to create the ideal vessel-wide system.

NSO evo3’s high-definition (1920 x 1080) display puts you in total control of your on-board electronics. It has an easy to use touch screen interface with a bright display. The new system supports class leading clarity. It is able to be viewed from any angle, and is optimised for viewing when wearing polarised sunglasses. The system can support a maximum of a six-panel, split-screen layout.

Powered by a high-performance iMX6 quad-core processor the display is incredibly responsive and is quicker to draw charts and provide updates. The response to a tap of the screen is instant. The new units are capable of powering Halo™ Radar, the S5100 CHIRP Sounder module, ForwardScan™ forward-looking sonar and StructureScan® 3D sonar imaging. Simrad also claim it has built in power to spare for any future high-performance innovations.

It can even connect to smartphones, tablets and internet hotspots with integrated wireless connectivity. Advanced networking is also possible with a standard HMDI input/output, OP50 support, plus direct connection and control of audio, autopilot and NMEA 2000® and J1939 engines.

Displays can be purchased as part of a kit, which comes with everything needed to build a glass helm system, including a GPS antenna, chart card reader, NMEA 2000® Starter Kit and OP50 Remote Controller. The OP50 provides keypad control of up to six separate displays, perfect for a multi-display helm layout.

NSO Evo 3 is available in 16, 19 and 24 inch integrated displays.