Simrad Updates Software for NSO, NSS and GO

The Simrad 20.0 update adds features for the multifunction displays.

The Simrad 20.0 software update adds features its NSO, NSS and GO series multifunction displays. Courtesy Simrad

Simrad has updated the software for its NSO, NSS and GO series multifunction displays.

The 20.0 update includes features such as C-Map Embark passage planner sync, NMEA 2000 update capability for Mercury VesselView Link, and Naviop performance improvements.

C-Map Embark passage planner synchronization lets boaters sync user-created data such as routes, waypoints and tracks between C-Map Embark and their multifunction displays. Boaters and anglers can use C-Map Embark to plan upcoming trips on a smartphone, tablet or computer.


Previously, Naviop information was accessed on a web browser running on Simrad displays. With this upgrade, Naviop runs natively and is directly accessible via a Naviop button on the home screen (or as part of a split screen).

VesselView Link has traditionally been updated via an SD card, making it difficult to perform an update if it is installed in a hard-to-access location. Now, VesselView Link software updates can be run from a display over an NMEA 2000 network.

In addition, the update gives Simrad users control of accessories that were not previously compatible with the multifunction displays. For users of Simrad NSO evo2, evo3 and NSS evo3, the FLIR M232 pan and tilt camera can now be viewed and controlled from the display. There’s also compatibility with the WM-4 Marine Satellite Receiver.


For users of Simrad GO series displays, a new app instrument page can be horizontal, vertical or split screen. The upgrade also allows users to control compatible Power-Pole anchors, and enables support for as many as six Mercury engines.

“We are very excited to offer our Simrad customers this enhanced functionality,” Knut Frostad, CEO of Navico, stated in a press release. “We are not only constantly working on adding new features, but also making the features we have faster, more streamlined and easier to use.”

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