Simrad has announced the availability of the newly launched GoFree wireless, cloud-enabled features on its full line of NSS evo2 and NSO 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, ensuring an up- to-date operating system with all of the latest features.
One of the features is access to the GoFree shop directly from the displays. With the GoFree shop, users will have the ability to purchase, download and use Insight maps and other third-party maps from GoFree partners, directly from the home screen of a NSS evo2 or NSO evo2 display.
GoFree 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, personalised contour maps and contribute to the community based Social Map.
To take advantage of the GoFree technology users must install the latest free software update. A Simrad WiFi-1 wireless module and a Wi-Fi connection are required to connect to the internet and access the GoFree Shop. Mobile connectivity is available when used with a 3G- or 4G-capable smartphone that supports internet connection sharing or ‘tethering’ over Wi-Fi.