Available on Simrad®
NSStm evo2 and NSOtm evo2
Industry Leader Adds GoFree
Cloud-Based Software Update and Mapping Downloading Capabilities to Its
Advanced Multifunction Displays
a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation,
autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems, announced today the availability of the newly launched GoFreeTM wireless, cloud-enabled features on its full line of NSSTM evo2 and
NSOTM evo2 multifunction displays.
GoFree cloud-enabled technology gives users the capability to receive automatic software update
notifications and be able to download and install these updates directly,
guaranteeing the most up-to-date operating system with all of the latest
features. One of the most exciting new features is access to the GoFree Shop directly
from the displays. With the GoFree Shop, users will have the ability to
purchase, download and immediately use Insight maps, and other third-party maps
from GoFree partners, directly from the home screen of a NSS evo2 or NSO evo2
The GoFree technology also provides consumers
access to the crowd-sourced Insight Genesis®. An easy-to-use,
cloud-based tool, Insight Genesis allows boaters to open a free account, upload
sonar logs, and download up-to-date, personalized contour maps and contribute
to the community based Social Map.
“With the addition of the GoFree cloud-enabled technology
on our NSS evo2 and NSO evo2 displays, we have changed the face of electronic
navigation,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico. “Boaters will be able to download
charts and updates and upload sonar logs directly to the units on their boats.
Boaters can get on their boats and go, confident that the charts and software
they are using are the latest and most accurate versions, so they can make the
most of their time on the water.”
To take advantage of the GoFree technology users must
install the latest free software update. A 3G or wireless connection or Wi-Fi
signal is required to connect to the internet and access the GoFree Shop. A
WiFi-1 wireless module is also required.
For more information on the Simrad NSS,
NSO, the entire Simrad line of marine electronics, or to locate an authorized
Simrad dealer, please visit www.simrad-yachting.com.
For information on GoFree visit www.gofreemarine.com.