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Mercury VesselView Link

PROs:

  • Can purchase a Mercury MFD or use with a number of Simrad or Lowrance MFDs
  • Exact stats while your engine is running, no guessing where the needle is pointing
  • A complete breakdown of every RPM, how many hours, minutes and seconds at a particular RPM

CONs:

  • Mercury MFD screen can be hard to see in direct sunlight
  • It has been reported that sometimes the trim indicators get out of sync
  • A bit pricey

Simrad ForwardScan Transducer

PROs:

  • Built in temperature sensor
  • Connects directly to Simrad NSS evo2, or NSO evo2 via SonarHub sounder module
  • Shallow depth alarm

CONs:

Simrad AP80 Autopilot

PROs:

  • Triple support of independent rudders and multiple thrusters
  • Rotary controller
  • Front accessible USB

CONs:

  • Joystick controller sold separately

Simrad NAIS-400

PROs:

  • Low power consumption, average 170mA at 12VDC
  • Lightweight 250g
  • Waterproof IPX7 standard

CONs:

  • No built in VHF/AIS splitter

Simrad GoFree Wireless Technology

PROs:

  • Multiple mobile devices can view and control the MFD
  • Create custom apps using the open protocol wireless solution
  • Send NMEA 0183 data to apps that support a TCP/IP link

CONs:

  • No technical support for 3rd party WiFi access points
  • GoFree Toolkit (N2K) will not be supported until RTM 3.0 release

Simrad RS35 VHF/AIS Radio

PROs:

  • Dual Channel AIS receiver does not require separate antenna
  • Fleet-wide broadcasting
  • AIS plotting

CONs:

  • Wireless handset sold separately
  • AIS receiver only (no transmit)

Simrad EG50 EPIRB

PROs:

  • Five year battery life
  • Non-hazardous battery for easy, low cost transportation
  • Fitted with integral state of the art 16-channel GPS engine

CONs:

  • Costs close to $1,000

Simrad Broadband 4G Radar

PROs:

  • Beam sharpening with target separation control
  • Long range performance
  • Dual range anywhere from 200 feet to 36 nm

CONs:

  • Beam sharpening control only compatible with Simrad NSE and NSO and B&G Zeus multifunction displays
  • Dual range feature isn't compatible with NSS series
  • Requires separate heading sensor to allow radar overlay

Simrad NSS series multifunction display

PROs:

  • Very user-friendly with touch sensible technology that incorporates touchscreen, knobs, and buttons
  • Built-in GPS
  • NSS7 and NSS8 include Broadband sounder/fishfinder

CONs:

  • Not a compact casing size, especially for the NSS12
  • NSS12 has a high price point from the NSS7 and NSS8
  • The units do not have a SimNet connector, but standard DeviceNet (N2k) connector on the rear

Simrad NSE Series Multifunction Display

PROs:

  • Waypoint converter (import data from Garmin, Raymarine, etc.)
  • Optional HD or broadband radar
  • SimNet and N2K compatibility

CONs:

  • One NMEA 0183 input and output port
  • No touch screen
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