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New software update for Simrad navigation displays

SIMRAD Yachting announced today the release of a new software update for NSS evo3, NSS evo2, NSO evo2 and GO Series displays that includes sonar enhancements, C-MAP charting improvements and touchscreen control of MotorGuide Xi5 trolling motors.

At the heart of the release is FishReveal, an new sonar feature that makes fish easier to see on DownScan Imaging. The upgrade also includes significant enhancements to StructureScan 3D and StructureScan HD plus a new, easy-to-interpret C-MAP Navigation Palette and support for touchscreen control of MotorGuide Xi5 trolling motors.

FishReveal Smart Target Viewing

FishReveal is fish-finding technology that allows anglers to quickly and easily discover how fish orient themselves in and around cover and structure, with clearly defined fish arches. FishReveal Smart Target Viewing combines the best data from traditional CHIRP Sonar views and DownScan Imaging, eliminating the need for split-screen viewing and interpretation.

Enhanced Sonar Imaging

Enhanced Sonar Imaging delivers clarity and range, with near-photographic images to each side and below your boat. According to the manufacturers, by making full use of the colour spectrum, SideScan, DownScan Imaging and StructureScan 3D now produce richer images with greatly enhanced detail and better contrast. These imaging enhancements automatically increase brightness in darker areas, while 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 Navigation Palette

C-MAP charts recently had a major upgrade in readability that is most apparent near shore, where the colours 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 drop-offs, or a point of land. 

MotorGuide Xi5 Trolling Motor Control

Control the Xi5 trolling motor from the touchscreen of your Simrad display, making it easy to maintain your current position or navigate to a new one without leaving the helm. Navigation options include navigating to cursor, a heading, waypoint, along a route, or pre-defined turn pattern.

For more information about the software update, Simrad NSS evo3, NSS evo2, NSO evo2 and GO Series displays or other Simrad marine electronics, or to locate an authorised Simrad dealer, please visit

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