With two years of R&D behind it, the NSX aims to be a game-changing chartplotter.
Simrad’s new multifunction display (MFD), the NSX, is the latest in a stream of multi-tasking MFDs aimed at making navigation less of a chore. Following two years of R&D and extensive customer feedback, Simrad claim that it is at the forefront of evolution in chartplotters and fish finders. Being a mid-range system, it is available in 7in, 9in and 12in display sizes. Based on a new operating system, it is ‘built from the ground up, to redefine boating experiences’.
The NSX features an innovative and modern interface, with a new intuitive touch screen display and crystal-clear views. It is built with open-cockpit boats in mind, so its touch screen facility will work in wet weather. The display definition is superb, notably the shaded relief on land and on the seabed – impressive for a ‘mid-range’ system. The night vision mode is equally outstanding, possibly the best I have seen so far. Charting is courtesy of the new C-MAP Reveal X digital charts, providing a very high standard of satellite imagery overlay. The level of satellite detail can be controlled – important when you do not want an information overload. Like many systems, it has the ability to plot a route to anywhere you place your finger on the display. In this case, it takes out all the guesswork and detailed chartwork by plotting a safe route around any navigation hazards. Autorouting also enables users to integrate easily with their radar, while getting the most out of their autopilot systems.
The drag-and-drop display is simple and intuitive, so you can quickly customise your NSX as it suits you – and in accordance with your specific cruising needs on the day. Simple set-up wizards guide users through each step during device set-up, and Simrad app integration makes connectivity from your smartphone straightforward. The operating system allows users to expand the NSX with additional functionality, providing easy integration and support for a wide range of third-party applications. Those who love fishing can utilise it to view high-resolution images below and to the sides, with Active Imaging and CHIRP sonar, SideScan/DownScan Imaging and FishReveal. Should you need to, you can search greater depths with a wide range of compatible transducers.
There is a full suite of Simrad technology at the touch of a finger, with networking/connectivity solutions, including modem plug-in for additional connectivity to devices, and an ethernet port for full networking capabilities.
Available now, prices start at £899 (inc. VAT).