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GO9 XSE Software Update
Release Date: 20 May 2020
We are pleased to announce the release of 20.0 software for Simrad GO multifunction displays.
This release is only for GO5 XSE, GO7 XSR, GO9 XSE and GO12 XSE
New Instrument app
The instruments “App” now available on Simrad GO displays has replaced the former instruments page.
The new look and feel gives a modern aesthetic refresh to match the style of the rest of the system.
Dual mode Wi-Fi
The GO series MFDs can now connect to the Internet AND connect to a mobile device to perform functions such as screen mirroring via the Link App or registration via the Simrad companion app at the same time.
Previously there were two WiFi modes and users would switch between client OR access point.
There are new menu items under Settings > Wireless which makes connecting to the Internet and connecting to mobile devices much easier.
Simrad mobile companion app: Product registration
The new Simrad companion app available for Android and iOS devices works with compatible Simrad multifunction displays for an even richer experience – provides
Mobile charting app
Ability to back up waypoints routes and tracks that can be accessed both on and off the water
Backup & synchronize data to cloud passage planner
C-MAP offers online and app based detailed nautical charts in a clear and sleek design, providing all the information you need to navigate or fish at anytime, anywhere. C-MAP covers seas and lakes worldwide and is part of the new Simrad companion app.
Synchronise user created data such as routes, waypoints and tracks between the Simrad Companion App, or the C-MAP online chart and compatible MFDs
The former C-MAP icon on the system control menu has changed to “Synchronize my data”
NaviOp performance improvements
Vessels with a compatible NaviOp system, NaviOp will now run natively as part of the operating system on the GO7 XSR or GO12, providing a faster and more responsive user experience. Easier to use, it can now be displayed full screen or as part of a split screen and will feature on the display’s homepage.
Ghost Trolling Motor Support
When a Ghost trolling motor is connected there is now sidebar for all controls
Anchor: at current location, at waypoint, at cursor
Heading lock: with heading adjustment
Navigation control of routes
Simrad GO multifunction displays can now control Power-Pole shallow water anchor systems. Communication to the Power-Pole system is via Bluetooth.
When connected to a Power-Pole system there is a new Control Bar icon. This will show controls for each connected power pole.
The Power-Pole battery charge management system displays battery status information.
Power-Pole charge module
Charge module AC power source connection
For installation, wiring and setup information, refer to the Power-Pole documentation supplied with the charge module
Support for up to six Mercury ® Engines
Up to six Mercury engines are now supported. This is up from the previous four-engine support. For more information 5-6 engine support please contact https://www.mercurymarine.com)
Mercury ® VesselView Link update over NMEA 2000
Mercury Vessel View Link modules can now be updated via the network from a Simrad MFD. Removing the need to install an updated SD card directly into the black box.
Mercury ® autopilot features unlocked
The Mercury autopilot features, Drifthook, Bowhook, and Heading Adjust are now unlocked and no longer require purchase
Fixes & Improvements
Added NMEA 2000 MOB PGN 127233
Fix for missing sea temperature on some transducers
An alteration to the internal GPS following some reports from the field that the MFDs are creating too many track points when the source for position is an Internal GPS
AIS own vessel icon not aligning to the AIS Vessel orientation setting under Settings > Vessels
New MFDs made after January 2020 will no longer be able to install software that was released before the date of the units manufacture. The manufacture date located on the About screen called the “Factory software date stamp”
If a Rhodan trolling motor is connected to the NMEA 2000 network, the trolling motor is supported and can be controlled from the MFD. For more information about this trolling motor, refer to Rhodan.
General performance and stability enhancements
Thermal logging in the background has been added to assist in service matters
New progress bar displays when calculating Auto Routing
Fix to prevent the fuel remaining source changing after a power cycle
Fix for some units not remembering Navionics sonar chart live settings after a power cycle