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Old 08-11-2013, 11:17   #1
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B&g touch port to simrad nss

Hello,
Some of you may know that Simrad is now targetting a different market (fishing and motor boats) leaving the sailboat market to B&G.
But for those equiped with simrad NSS MFD , we cannot enjoy the B&G software enhancement (zeus touch gen 2) even if the hardware is slightly (exactly ?) the same ...

So does someone tried to port B&G NOS app for zeus touch to Simrad NSS ?

Thanks for tour attention
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If you have the Simrad GoFree wifi access point, take a look at the iRegatta app for either Android or IOS. This will probably give you the functionality you are looking for.

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Re: B&g touch port to simrad nss

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Hello,
Some of you may know that Simrad is now targetting a different market (fishing and motor boats) leaving the sailboat market to B&G.
But for those equiped with simrad NSS MFD , we cannot enjoy the B&G software enhancement (zeus touch gen 2) even if the hardware is slightly (exactly ?) the same ...
I asked about this at a boatshow last weekend and was told it's not possible. Pretty bloody annoying!

The Simrad Autopilot does work well on a sailboat though.
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Re: B&g touch port to simrad nss

I'm pretty sure the dealers would prefer to sell a Zeus replacement but my NSS is brand new and it costs a bunch of € !
I already look at just replace the firmware by another but the process do have a control point (which is a good idea) and Zeus /NSS have two different names so it fails.
I'm not a linuxrt specialist nore an hardware one but from what I read the hardware is exactly the same (but this might be a mistake) . This would allow to port the NOS app from one to another and repackage the "firmware" .
But there may be a better idea ?
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I think garmin went a similar route.they targeted dog tags and golf balls. Explains why they do not have a good ais transponder. Garmin products are lacking innovation and robust design quality. I have a bunch of garmin that I like but I see them loosing ground fast.
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Re: B&g touch port to simrad nss

Sorry ?
Did you port b&g to simrad ? (My English is pretty bad and I do not understand the Garmin thing into this... Do they use the same software ?)
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Re: B&g touch port to simrad nss

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But there may be a better idea ?
Absolutely -- the better idea is to sell the Simrad and buy the Zeus.

There is plenty of demand for plotters -- I even sold my ancient, totally obsolete Raymarine plotter for an amazing amount of money!

Just watch the sales (there is a rebate usually twice a year on the B&G stuff) and Bob's your uncle.

The difference in price is cheap compared to the time you will waste screwing around with firmware and possibly bricking your NSS.
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