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Latest Simrad® NSX™ Software Release Simplifies the Boating Experience with Enhanced Features




Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Simrad Yachting, a leader in marine electronics and navigation, has released the new 1.5 software update to its latest multifunction display (MFD) NSX™, which introduces a variety of new features, delivering more innovation for boaters. The software update includes all-new sonar sharing, fully integrated Mercury® interface and control, C-MAP® X-Chart Manager & X-Chart Store, as well as compatibility with a range of third-party charting options.




“The exciting new features that this software update provides are unmatched,” said Kevin Steinbraker, VP and General Manager, Digital Systems of Navico Group. “Our team works diligently on listening to user feedback and delivering enhanced functionality that will not only improve the boating experience but will continue to evolve with users through regular software updates throughout the year. We are dedicated to providing the best in marine electronics and developing products that will enable more adventures on the water.”


With the update’s new sonar sharing feature, anglers can share their sonar across multiple onboard Simrad® NSX displays for additional views. The enhanced NSX also provides full integration with Mercury® engines, featuring connectivity to autopilot, cruise control, troll control and active trim via Mercury SmartCraft® Connect.

Since first launching, NSX was packaged with the latest C-MAP® DISCOVER™ X charts, and the option to upgrade to REVEAL™ X – offering shaded relief layer along with increased clarity of satellite imagery. The update will now allow compatibility with select third party chart options, such as CMOR, StrikeLines, Florida Marine Tracks and more. These options will become available throughout 2023.


Additionally, the new C-MAP X-Chart Manager & X-Chart Store have been introduced, allowing users to purchase, update, upgrade and download C-MAP charts directly to their chartplotter. A huge value to boaters, all C-MAP cartography is automatically available online, on the Simrad® Companion app and NSX – all users need is their one single sign-on.

“We are excited to introduce the new X-Chart Manager and Store,” added Steinbraker. “A first for the industry, this new feature is a huge benefit to users. Memory cards and manual downloads are no longer required because the new offering simplifies the C-MAP chart experience and provides user with everything they need in one place.”


Boaters can get these enhanced features now. To download the software update, users can register their NSX on the Simrad® companion app and the update will be available to download to the phone from anywhere and then transferred to the NSX unit. Additionally, updates can be downloaded by connecting the NSX directly to Wi-Fi or on the Simrad Yachting website via an SD card.

Simrad Yachting developed NSX with the overall purpose of providing a simpler, more fluid boating experience for mid-sized center consoles and dayboats. With ease-of-use at its core, the NSX was designed to feel instantly familiar to create a seamless experience on the water whether it’s wakeboarding, fishing or just another day at the sandbar.



NSX provides ultimate integration, connecting boaters to more tools and Simrad® technologies like the latest HALO radars.


Simrad® NSX is available in 7-, 9- and 12-inch display sizes.