Simrad has just dropped the price of all their NSS touch screen units. In addition to that there are also mail in rebates on them from Simrad in the range of $150-200 depending on the model which are on until April 6th 2014.
If you haven’t had a chance to take a look at these units you owe it to yourself to check them out. Many people don’t know that Navico who owns Lowrance also own Simrad so all the features like Broadband Sounder, StructureScan, SonicHub, etc are available on the Simrad units. The autopilot integration on the Simrad is second to none so for serious trollers these units are the ones to look at. My favorite feature of the NSS units is the roto knob on the keypad which lets you move through the menu and make selections extremely quick if you choose not to use the touch screen.
If you have used Bass Boat Saver to clean your boat you know it works wonders literally everything on your boat. With one exception of course, which is the screen on your electronics. Well BBS has come just out with an awesome screen cleaning product to fill that need.
CEO of Bass Boat Saver and product designer Paul Browning said, “We spent over a year doing research and came up with a surfactant based cleaner that will not damage acrylics and can be used to clean the entire unit.”
We have them in the 4.4oz spray containers in stock for $7.50 and that will clean quite a few screens. We used it to clean over 30 units in our showroom and didn’t even put a dent in the bottle.
The TSM800 is an 8” dedicated touchscreen that comes preloaded with Maretron’s N2KView® vessel monitoring and control software. The N2KView® software allows you to configure as many favorite screens as you want with exactly the information you want to see. The TSM800 provides an extremely simple touch interface for monitoring and controlling critical systems from anywhere on the vessel.
The TSM800 is ruggedized for marine use and includes a solid state disk drive to withstand the pounding associated with waves. Since the TSM800 only dissipates 20 watts, there is no need for internal cooling fans that are noisy and wear out causing electronics to overheat and fail. The TSM800 can be mounted outside given the high bright screen and waterproof front.
As an alternative to controlling the TSM800 through the touch screen, the TSM800 includes two USB ports for connecting keyboards, mouse, or trackballs. The TSM800 also has an Ethernet port for communicating with an NMEA 2000® network through Maretron’s Internet Protocol Gateway (IPG100). Although the TSM800 comes pre-installed with the N2KView® software, a separately purchased license plugged into the IPG100 is required. The Ethernet port is also used for connecting Internet Protocol (IP) cameras for viewing within the N2KView® software.
If you have seen any of the videos floating around online about the Simrad NSS you’ll certainly want to drop by Radioworld next week to have a look at it in person. We will have a demo NSS-8 on display early in the week and it will be here until mid December.
These units are like a Lowrance HDS on steroids! The NSS has one of the fastest processors on the market when navigating through the menu and using the charting features. The touch screen interface makes this unit exceptionally easy to use when customizing screens, changing pages, and creating routes.
The NSS units can easily network with StructureScan, BR24 3G radar units, SonicHub marine audio server, and any existing HDS units you may have on board.
Whether you’re a bass or walleye fishermen or a serious pleasure boater, the NSS units from Simrad are worth taking a look at. Drop by the store mid next week to see the NSS-8 in action and see what all the hype is about!
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