Software Update

FishReveal Smart Target View makes fish identification fast and easy. Image Simrad

Simrad Updates Navigation Displays

Simrad Yachting announced the release of 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. At the heart of the release is FishReveal, an exciting new sonar feature that makes fish easier to see on DownScan Imaging. The upgrade also includes significant enhancements to StructureScan 3D and StructureScan HD…

Zeus3 chartplotter showing alternative PredictWind routing. (Photo: B&G)

B&G Updates Chartplotters with Weather Services

B&G, a sailing navigation and instrument specialist, has announced new software updates that will bring PredictWind weather services direct to Zeus and Vulcan chartplotter range. The online forecasting service provides the latest weather and sailing information to sailors all around the world. The software update will enable sailors with PredictWind accounts to plan routes in seconds using PredictWind data such as wind, swell, rain, cloud, isobar and air temperature information directly on a B&G chartplotter.

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Simrad, B&G Introduce Network Diagnostic Software

Simrad and B&G have announced the Network Analyzer and Service Assistant available for all Zeus2 and Zeus2 Glass Helm multifunction displays, and Vulcan chartplotters, NSS evo2, NSO evo2, and GO multifunction displays with GoFree connectivity. Available in the latest Simrad and B&G software downloads, users will now be notified of system software updates no matter how far offshore they are as long as they have wireless connection with the Network Analyzer. The new Service Assistant…

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Vesper Updates XB-8000 AIS Transponder

Vesper Marine announced today that its XB-8000 Class B AIS has a software update available for all new and existing owners, incorporating new features and capabilities to enhance marine safety. The XB-8000 is an upgradeable AIS platform, designed to be compatible with a continuous stream of feature updates, adding a host of new and unique capabilities. The most recent update makes it the first AIS transponder to allow users to connect an external buzzer to enable an audible alarm for AIS Man Overboard (MOB)…

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Simrad Launches Navigational Interface TripInte

Recently launched with a free software upgrade, Simrad TripIntel navigational interface provides NSS evo2, NSO evo2 and GO7 users with an easy to use and interpret graphical presentation of real-time vital statistics and range data. Simrad TripIntel consists of a Cruise Performance Indicator and History tab, which offer users valuable at-a-glance insight that can improve safety, reduce costs and maximize performance. Estimated fuel range, total distance travelled, route taken…

Software Update Expands Simrad Display Functionality

Simrad NSS and NSO evo2 users are able to download a free software upgrade for Simrad NSS and NSO evo2 multifunction displays. The latest software updates, RTM 3.5 for NSS evo2, RTM 4.5 for NSO evo2 and RTM 2.0 for GO7, enable TripIntel, StructureScan 3D, SonicHub2 capabilities and significant enhancements to the WM-3 Weather Module. Offering boaters valuable vessel-tracking information, TripIntel presents vital data in an intuitive graphical format providing everything a boater needs to plan and manage a day offshore. By offering actionable performance enhancements, users gain insight that can improve safety, cut costs and maximize time on the water.

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B&G Gives Racers New Startline Functionality

Sailing navigation and instrument specialist B&G announced its latest software update for the Zeus2 series of multifunctional displays (MFD) and Glass Helm systems. The software update introduces a new Race Panel menu screen to the Zeus2 display, offering easy access to a selection of powerful sail racing features. Featuring four modes that provide sailors with multiple display choices, Race Panel includes: Race Timer, the “What if?” function, H5000-style Startline data and Deckman-style Startline scaled view.

the standalone multi-touch chartplotter and echo sounder—GO7

Simrad Debuts GO7 Multi-touch Display

Simrad Yachting announced today the release of the GO7 standalone multi-touch chartplotter and echo sounder. Offering boaters an affordable option for electronic navigation, the feature-packed GO7 is an ideal fit for RIBs, runabouts and cruisers, providing quick and easy access to the vital information boaters require to safely maximize their time on the water. The highly customizable user interface allows boaters to easily navigate through displays – even in the toughest offshore conditions.

New Satellite Weather Receiver Launched

Furuno’s new BBWX3 SiriusXM Marine Weather Receiver utilizes SiriusXM’s subscription based marine weather service for live, up-to-date weather forecast information. The BBWX3 connects to the NavNet 3D, TZtouch or TZtouch2 network with an Ethernet cable. Once connected, and the SiriusXM subscription is activated, the user can view weather content on the NavNet screen, including current weather reports, NOWRad Radar images; high-res Sea Surface Temperatures, marine forecasts; storm tracking; buoy reports; wave height forecasts and more.

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Navico Launches GoFree Brand

Navico, manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, has launched its newest brand, GoFree. Designed to deliver content and services to consumers for use with Lowrance, Simrad and B&G Multifunction Displays (MFDs), as well as mobile devices. GoFree products include all existing Insight charts, Insight Genesis personalized mapping service with Social Map community data sharing, BioBase aquatic map Software as a Service (SaaS), the online GoFree Shop which offers content from Jeppesen…

B&G Offers Free Software Update for Zeus Displays

B&G, a manufacturer of instruments and marine electronics for sailing, has announced  a free software update for Zeus, Zeus Touch and Zeus2 Multifunction Displays. These updates add new features to the Zeus family of products and closer integration with the new B&G H5000 instrument system. In addition to H5000 support, Zeus button-led units will gain the added benefits of FLIR camera and B&G ZC1 wired remote control integration. The ZC1 remote control unit can control up to four Zeus displays with Pilot control and MOB functions.

KVH mini-VSAT Broadband coverage map

KVH Expands mini-VSAT Broadband Network in Asia-Pacific

To serve its growing commercial maritime customer base in the Asia-Pacific region, KVH Industries, Inc. said it has doubled the service delivered by the JCSAT-1B satellite, which is part of KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband network. This additional capacity, available as of last month, will support mariners in the Asia-Pacific region, which includes some of the world’s busiest shipping routes, and is one of the fastest-growing areas in the world for maritime broadband demand. “The additional…

NavNet TZtouch Software Updates Adds New Features

Last year, Furuno introduced the first multi touch navigation MFD to the market place with NavNet TZtouch. Built on the latest dual-core processor, Furuno’s intention was to periodically refresh TZtouch with new software features, further enhancing the product. The first software update brought us unprecedented FLIR camera integration and sophisticated fuel management tools. Now Furuno has released version 3.01 software for NavNet TZtouch, delivering several new capabilities through tight integration with several peripheral products. One of the most anticipated additions to NavNet TZtouch has been Furuno’s TruEcho CHIRP DFF1-UHD Fish Finder.