Simrad MOnitors, the other NSO evo2 shoe drops

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

8 Responses

  1. Jonathan Udell says:

    The pricing you show is correct.

  2. Quitsa says:

    Ben, if you get a chance ask the Simrad people about the infamous eternally delayed NSE software update. I suspect they are so focused on new product development that the older stuff is getting zero attention.
    I admit to a fixation on this because if I had not been misled into thinking that the new features I was told about at the Miami boat show last winter were imminent, I would have a Furuno TZ system on my boat and be a lot happier.

  3. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Lots of info about the NSO evo2 and Monitors here:
    http://www.simrad-yachting.com/en-US/Products/NSO-Systems-and-Marine-Monitors/
    Simrad is also putting up new videos as about it at a rapid rate:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcX-8bOcEok&feature=c4-overview&list=UUlRRYmBF56xzJU0FNSPhrVg
    Quitsa, I’ll try to get your question answered.

  4. Jan Graefe says:

    Ben–Any news from Simrad on a release date for their next broadband radar version (5G)?

  5. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Jan, I doubt we’ll see much change in the 3G/4G radomes any time soon. I think they’ve squeezed about all the performance possible from that technology (and something like 20 million $ of R&D 😉
    But there are rumors that Simrad may do something interesting with their open array radars…

  6. Quitsa says:

    There are commercial solid state open array radars such as the Kelvin Hughes “Sharpeye” — that would be quite a coup for Simrad to bring to the consumer market, who don’t even make their own open arrays now as far as I know, just rebadge.
    Probably come out with this stuff before NSE v.4.0 software… (yes those are sour grapes).

  7. Peter C. says:

    @Quitsa
    I have NSE on board..can you tell us what’s new for v4.0?

  8. Quitsa says:

    Peter, I have heard various features described. These include support for C-Map Max N cartography, limited functionality with the Go Free WiFi adapter, and support for new software on the BSM-2 sounder box that enhances its performance. Not sure what else might be planned.

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