NSO-II
Operator Manual
ENGLISH
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Preface
As Navico is continuously improving this product, we retain the right to make changes to
the product at any time which may not be reflected in this version of the manual. Please
contact your nearest distributor if you require any further assistance.
It is the owner’s sole responsibility to install and use the instrument and transducers in a
manner that will not cause accidents, personal injury or property damage. The user of this
product is solely responsible for observing safe boating practices.
NAVICO HOLDING AS AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, BRANCHES AND AFFILIATES DISCLAIM
ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT IN A WAY THAT MAY CAUSE ACCIDENTS,
DAMAGE OR THAT MAY VIOLATE THE LAW.
Governing Language: This statement, any instruction manuals, user guides and other
information relating to the product (Documentation) may be translated to, or has been
translated from, another language (Translation). In the event of any conflict between any
Translation of the Documentation, the English language version of the Documentation
will be the official version of the Documentation.
This manual represents the product as at the time of printing. Navico Holding AS and its
subsidiaries, branches and affiliates reserve the right to make changes to specifications
without notice.
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 Navico Holding AS.
Warranty
The warranty card is supplied as a separate document.
In case of any queries, refer to the brand website of your display or system:
www.simrad-yachting.com
Declarations and conformance
This equipment is intended for use in international waters as well as coastal sea areas
administered by countries of the E.U. and E.E.A. For more information refer to the separate
NSO-II Installation manual.
About this manual
This manual is a reference guide for operating the Simrad NSO-II systems. It assumes that
all equipment is installed and configured, and that the system is ready to use.
The manual assumes that the user has basic knowledge of navigation, nautical
terminology and practices.
The manual does not cover basic background information about how equipment such as
radars, echo sounders and AIS work. Such information is available from our website:
www.simrad-yachting.com/en/Support/Library.
Important text that requires special attention from the reader is emphasized as follows:
¼¼ Note: Used to draw the reader’s attention to a comment or some important information.
Warning: Used when it is necessary to warn personnel that they should proceed
carefully to prevent risk of injury and/or damage to equipment/personnel.
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The software
This manual is written for Simrad NSO-II Release to Market 1 (RTM1). Please check website
for details on release version.
¼¼ Note: The About dialog above is an example only and may not match the software installed on your unit!
The manual will be continuously updated to match new software releases. The latest
available manual version can be downloaded from www.simrad-yachting.com
pdf viewer
A pdf viewer provides the opportunity to read the manuals and other pdf files on the
NSO-II screen. NSO-II manuals can be downloaded from www.simrad-yachting.com to an
SD card or USB stick and then copied to the unit’s internal memory.
To maneuver in the pdf, use softkeys and multi-touch gestures as shown below:
Search, Page Up/
Down
Scroll pages
Touch screen and smoothly move one finger up/down
or left/right
Panning on page
Touch screen and smoothly move one finger in any
direction
Zoom in
Touch screen and smoothly drag two fingers away
from each other
Zoom out
Exit the pdf viewer
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Tap the relevant softkeys
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Touch screen and smoothly drag two fingers together
Tap the X in the upper right corner
Contents
9Introduction
9
10
11
OP40 Remote Control of NSO-II
Touch terminology and icons
NSO-II screen layout
14
Basic operation
14
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15
15
16
16
Turn power on/off
Using the touchscreen
Pages and panels
Menus
Dialog boxes
Positioning a Man Over Board mark
17Charts
17
17
17
17
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21
22
Chart panel
Chart scale
Panning the chart
Vessel symbol
Using the cursor on the chart panel
Positioning the chart on the panel
Chart settings panel
Chart overlay
Selecting chart type
Insight and CMAP chart options
Navionics chart options
26
Waypoints, routes & tracks
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27
27
28
Waypoints
Routes
Tracks
Waypoints, route and tracks panels
29
Navigating with the NSO-II
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31
Goto menu
Navigating on the chart
Navigating with the autopilot
Navigation settings panel
Navigation panels
33Autopilot
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41
Safe operation with the autopilot
Activating the autopilot
Autopilot panel
Selecting autopilot modes
Autopilot mode overview
Controlling steering performance in automatic modes
Using the autopilot in standby mode
Power steering (NFU)
Follow-up steering (FU)
AUTO mode (auto compass)
NoDrift mode
Navigating with the NSO-II
Sailing with the autopilot
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Wind steering and navigation
Using the NSO-II in an AP24/AP28 system
Using the autopilot in an EVC system
Autopilot settings panel
47Radar
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54
Radar panel
Radar operational modes
Using the cursor on the radar panel
Optimizing the radar image
Positioning the radar center
Measuring range and bearing to a target
Setting a guard zone around your vessel
Radar options
MARPA targets
Radar overlay
Radar settings panel
55Echosounder
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Setting up the echosounder panel
Zooming
Adjusting color and gain settings
Using the cursor on the echosounder panel
Placing a mark on an echosounder image
Measuring distance
Pausing the echosounder
Recording echosounder data
Echo options
StructureScan™ overlay
Echosounder settings panel
62StructureScan™
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Setting up the StructureScan™ image
Zooming
Adjusting the color settings
Using the cursor on the StructureScan™ panel
Placing a mark on a StructureScan™ image
Measuring distance
Pausing StructureScan™
Recording StructureScan™ data
Structure options
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Activating Structure overlay
StructureMap sources
StructureMap tips
Recording StructureScan data
Using StructureMap with mapping cards
Structure options
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Instrument panels
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70
Dashboards
Customizing the Instrument panel
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AIS - Automatic Identification System
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Target symbols
Viewing information about AIS targets
Vessel alarms
Vessel settings panel
AIS SART
75Audio
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Enabling audio
Audio media bar
Setting up the SonicHub speakers
Operating the audio source
Audio playback
Using the FM/AM radio
Using the Sirius radio
FUSION-Link Support
80Weather
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GRIB weather
SiriusXM™ weather (North America only)
Weather alarms
85Video
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Video panel
Setting up the video panel
FLIR camera control
88
BEP CZone
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BEP CZone panel
CZone modes
CZone system overview options
CZone info panel
CZone AC Main Control Interface (AMCI) and AC Output Interface (ACOI) support
90
Alarm system
90
90
91
Type of messages
Acknowledging a message
Alarms dialog
92
Tools page
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93
93
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93
Vessels
Alarms
Satellites
Find
Waypoints/routes/tracks
Trip Log
Sun/moon
Tides
95GoFreeTM wireless
98
Operating the NSO-II with a wireless device
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100 Customizing your system
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Page overview
Create favorite pages
Setting the appearance of the instrument bar
Changing system settings
103Simulator
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Simulator mode
Demo mode
Selecting simulator source files
Advanced simulator settings
104Maintenance
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105
Preventive maintenance
Simple maintenance procedures
Software upgrades
Trouble shooting
Backing up your system data
106 Menu and dialog overview
106 Panel menus
106 Goto menu
107 Settings dialogs
109Index
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Introduction
OP40 Remote Control of NSO-II
Connecting an OP40 Remote Controller to NSO-II will enable a combination of key
operation and multi-touch gestures to operate the functions of the NSO-II. For
details on connection and setup, refer to separate OP40 manual.
2 3
1
16
GO TO
VESSEL
6 MNO
CHART
RADAR
8 TUV
9 WXYZ
ECHO
NAV
0
PWR
INFO
PAGES
2 ABC
3 DEF
4 GHI
5 JKL
7 PQRS
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14
7
8
9
OUT
IN
PLOT
MARK
1
STBY
AUTO
Key
DISPLAY
MOB
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13
10
MENU
WIN
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Description
1
MOB (Man Overboard). A long press will position a Man Over Board (MOB)
waypoint at the vessel’s current position
2
Display under command LEDs. Indicates which display the OP40 is controlling.
3
DISPLAY: A short press changes which display the OP40 is controlling. A long
press (5 sec.) turns on all NSO/NSO-II units on the network, and enters OP40
configuration and system startup
4
PLOT/MARK key. A short press activates the Plot menu, a long press positions a
waypoint at the vessel position
5
Zoom IN zoom OUT buttons for radar, echosounder and chart pages
6
GOTO/VESSEL key. A short press activates the Goto menu, a long press centers
the chart to vessel position
7
P key activates/confirms current selection
8
Rotary knob. The function of the knob is depending on active context
9
X key cancels changes and returns to previous menu level
10
Cursor keypad. Used to move the cursor on the display, and to maneuver in the
menu system
11
WIN key. Used on multiple panels pages. A short press toggles between the
panels, a long press expands active panel to a full page panel and back again
12
MENU key. Used to display the context menu for the active panel/overlay, and for
selecting options in edit mode. 2 x MENU for accessing system settings menu
13
Direct Access Keys (DAK). Provide direct access to a page. Repeated presses of
each DAK cycles through several different pages that relate to the DAK
14
PWR key. Used to turn the NSO-II system on/off and to display dialog for light
adjustment, night mode and standby mode
15
STBY AUTO: Autopilot Auto steer/Stand-By
16
Alphanumeric keypad used for entering numbers and text in dialog boxes
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Touch terminology and icons
Multitouch gestures are predefined motions used to interact with multitouch devices. The
gesture-function-pairs which applies to the NSO-II are listed below.
Term
Tap
Double tap
Long press
Icon
Description
Tap screen once e.g. on chart item to show basic
information on item or tap a checkbox to set the option
on/off.
x1
Tap screen twice e.g. double-tab the MENU panel
button to show the Settings dialog
x2
3s
Scroll
Touch screen and smoothly move one finger up/down
or left/right e.g. scroll through a list of available options
without activating any option
Flick
Same motion as Scroll, only rapidly flick/swipe one
finger on the screen to quickly scroll through e.g. the
waypoint list. Tap the screen to stop the scrolling.
 the listing keeps scrolling after the finger has left the
screen
Pan
Touch screen and smoothly move one finger in any
direction to pan the chart
Pinch
Spread
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Tap and hold your finger on the screen for xx seconds
to activate the cursor assist option
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Touch screen and smoothly drag two fingers together
to zoom out on the chart
Touch screen and smoothly drag two fingers away from
each other to zoom in on the chart
NSO-II screen layout
1
2
3
Video
4
See “Customizing
your system” on page 100
for further information
5
6
7
8
1 Instrument bar
Navigation and sensor info can be viewed in a user configurable instrument bar at the
top of your screen. The button in the top left corner will call up the Pages overview panel
(Home).
2 Panel button
You can tap the text on this area to end an ongoing operation, e.g. to remove the cursor
from the screen, to end route editing and to stop measuring distance.
3 Dialogs
Dialogs are used for user input or for presenting information to the user.
A dialog may be presented in full-screen or as a popup dialog in the centre of the screen.
Depending on type of information or entry, different steps are applied to confirm, cancel
and close the dialog.
A dialog can always be closed by tapping the in the upper right corner.
4 Menus
Different menus are available to select options and to configure your system. A menu
is displayed by tapping the MENU panel button, or by tapping and holding on the
touchscreen.
5 Application panels
Each application connected to the system is presented in panels, and you can have several
panels presented on the screen at the same time, all depending of what combination is
most suitable at the moment e.g.
1-panel page
2-panels page
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The system includes the following page groups, which each have a pre-configured
combination of panels:
Icon
Description
Main page
Instruments with configurable live data
from system internal, and external sources Instruments
such as engines
See “Customizing
your system” on page 100
for further information
Echosounder
Echosounder
Live video
Video
Navigation information
Steering
Insight, CMAP MAX-N or Navionics charts,
depending on region, plus supporting NV
digital charts as well
Chart
Radar
Radar
The main page in each group is a full size panel. All pre-configured pages, except the main
page for the group, can be modified by the user.
In addition to these panels the following applications can be connected and displayed in
other panels:
Panel
Description
AIS
AIS information as overlay on chart and radar panels
Weather
Sirius (North America only) weather graphics and data as overlay on chart
panel
Audio
Satellite radio (North America only) and SonicHub functions as a panel
along the bottom of a page
6 MENU panel button
Tapping this panel button will display the menu for the active panel.
See ““Alarm system”
on page 90 for further
information
7 Alarm message
The system will continuously check for dangerous situations and system faults while the
system is running. When an alarm situation occurs, an Alarm dialog will pop up.
If you have enabled the siren, an audible alarm will be activated when an alarm situation
occurs.
8 Control pages
The Control pages give access to page selection, tools and settings.
The Pages overview panel (Home) is displayed by tapping the PAGES button to the left
of the instrument bar.
You can also switch between the control panels by dragging your finger horizontally on
the screen.
All control panels and sub-panels are always full screen, and they will open on top of your
previous page. When you close one of these panels the display will return to last active
page.
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Video
Pages overview (Home page)
Tools
Settings
Pages overview
The pages overview panel is accessed from any operational mode by tapping the Pages
button.
The panel includes 6 page group icons together with shortcuts to the autopilot panel, to a
combined chart/echo panel, and to the StructureScan panel.
If a CZone system is connected, this function is accessed from the Home page.
¼¼ Note: To see an autopilot panel an AC12/42 or SG05 autopilot computer must be connected to the system.
Tools
The tools panel include options that are not specific to any panel e.g. status regarding
vessels, alarms, satellites, sun/moon and tides. Also included are waypoints, routes and
tracks library, trip log, sun/moon status, find function and files.
Settings
The Settings panel gives access to system and vessel setup, application settings, and to
the simulator.
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Advanced power control
The NSO-II can be wired
and configured to control
the power of displays and
compatible devices. See the
NSO-II Installation manual for
more information.
Basic operation
Turn power on/off
Use the power switch on the front of the NSO Processor
or press the PWR key on the OP40 Remote Control to turn
the NSO-II system on/off.
Power switch
More features via the power key
• Press the OP40 PWR
key or tap the power
button on the Pages
panel
Display dialog for
brightness, night mode,
standby mode and radar
standby/transmit
• Drag to adjust
slider value / repeat
pressing the OP40
PWR key
To change the brightness
level / toggle preset
brightness levels
¼¼ Note: If the power key is released before shut-down is completed, the power off is cancelled.
A night mode which optimizes the color palette for low light conditions, is included.
¼¼ Note: Details on the chart may be less visible when the Night mode is selected!
When in Standby mode, the backlight is turned off to save power.
You return from Standby mode to normal operation by pressing the OP40 PWR key.
If the radar is transmitting you can set it to standby mode from within the Light dialog.
Using the touchscreen
Basic touchscreen operation on the different panels is shown in the table below.
The panel sections later in this manual have more information about panel specific
touchscreen operation.
Operation
Tap
Menu/
Dialogs
Panels:
Chart
Select/
toggle item
Radar
Place cursor
Press and
hold
Drag
Echo
Display menu for active panel
Adjust
slider value
Scroll dialog
Pan chart
(any direction)
Pan echo history
(horizontal
movement)
¼¼ Note: When pressing the screen and holding your finger on the same spot, a circle will
spin around the point. Don’t let go till action circle is completed or until the action is
confirmed by a second beep.
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Pages and panels
Select pages
You access a page group and then select the page to display from the PAGES panel.
Select active panel
In a split screen you have multiple panels, but only one panel can be active at a time.
You will only be able to access the context menu of the active panel. The active panel is
outlined with a red border.
You can switch between active panels by tapping the required panel or pressing the OP40
WIN key.
Menus
Menus are used to operate the system and to adjust settings.
To call up a menu:
• Press the panel button or OP40 MENU key
• Press and hold on active panel
• You select a menu item and toggle on/off menu check boxes by tapping selected item.
• You adjust slide bar values by tapping the item and then dragging your finger on the
slide bar. The value can also be adjusted by turning the OP40 rotary knob.
• Drop-down listings are selected by tapping the item and then the selected value.
Check box
Slide bar
Drop-down listing
From the OP40 Remote Controller you can also operate a menu by using the rotary knob
to select menu item, and then press the knob to confirm your selection.
By pressing the X key the menu will return to previous menu level, and then exit. You can
also close a menu by tapping the screen outside the menu area.
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Dialog boxes
You select entry fields and keys in a dialog box by tapping the screen or by using the OP40
rotary knob. You can only enter information when a field is selected and highlighted.
Some dialog listings might extend beyond the screen area. These dialogs will include a
scroll indicator, and you scroll by dragging the list or turning the OP40 rotary knob.
Numeric and alphanumeric keyboard will automatically
be displayed when required for entering user
information in dialogs. A virtual keyboard is operated by
tapping the virtual keys.
A dialog is closed by tapping the in the upper right
corner.
Placing the cursor
The cursor is by default not shown on any panel.
You tap the screen to place the cursor on a Chart, Radar or
Echosounder panel. The cursor information window will
show position coordinates at the cursor position, and range
and bearing to the vessel.
On an Echosounder panel, the cursor information window will include the depth at cursor
position.
Further use of the cursor is described in the Chart, Radar and Echosounder sections.
To remove the cursor and cursor window from the panel, press the X key or tap the Clear
cursor panel button.
Positioning a Man Over Board mark
If an emergency man over board situation should occur, you can position a MOB mark at
the vessel’s current position by pressing the OP40 MOB key for about 5 seconds.
When you activate the MOB function the following actions are automatically performed:
• a MOB mark is positioned at the vessel’s position
• the display switches to a zoomed chart panel, centered on vessel’s position
• the NSO-II creates an active route to the MOB mark
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Positioning multiple Man Over Board marks
The NSO-II allows for positioning multiple Man Over Board marks.
Multiple MOB marks are positioned by repeatingly pressing the OP40 MOB key. The vessel
will continue to navigate towards the initial MOB mark until the waypoint is reached, or
until you stop the navigation. Navigation to subsequent MOB marks will need to be done
manually.
Cancel navigation
The NSO-II will continue navigating towards the MOB point until the waypoint is reached
or until navigation is cancelled.
Delete a MOB mark
A MOB mark is deleted by selecting the MOB mark and then activating the menu.
It can also be deleted as described in “Waypoints, routes & tracks” on page 26.
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Charts
The chart function displays your vessel’s position relative to land and other chart objects.
On the panel you can plan and navigate routes, place waypoints, overlay a radar image or
weather information, and display AIS targets.
The NSO-II has different embedded cartography depending on region. Units sold in
America will include Insight cartography, while units sold in other regions will have an
embedded basemap plus a cartography SD card. Depending on region, the cartography
options available are CMAP BDS or downloadable Navionics or CMAP for Europe. All units
will support Navionics Platinum Plus and TurboView via the SD Card slot on the NSO
Processor. Charts are shared over the network, so only one chart card per boat is required.
The first part of this section describes common usage of the charts. Chart options depend
on type of cartography. For more details, see further ahead in this section.
Chart panel
North indicator
Grid lines *
Route *
Waypoint *
Vessel
Extension line *
Track *
Range rings *
Range rings
interval *
Chart range scale
* Optional chart items
¼¼ Note: You turn the optional images on/off individually. See “Chart settings panel” on
page 19.
Chart scale
or
You zoom in and out on the chart by using the IN/OUT keys or
by using the rotary knob on OP40.
Chart range scale and range rings interval (when turned on) will
be shown in the lower right corner of the chart panel.
Panning the chart
You can move the chart in any direction by tapping the screen
and smoothly move your finger in the desired direction., or
use the 4-way cursor on OP40.
Tapping the Clear cursor button will remove the cursor from
the panel, and the chart center will be positioned at the vessel.
Vessel symbol
Position and orientation
When a GPS and a suitable heading sensor are connected to the system, the vessel
symbol indicates vessel position and heading.
Without a heading sensor fitted, the vessel icon will orientate itself using COG (Course
over Ground). If no GPS is available the vessel symbol will include a question mark.
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Using the cursor on the chart panel
The cursor is by default not shown on the chart panel.
When you tap the screen, the cursor will become visible and the cursor position window
will be activated. When the cursor is active, the chart will not pan or rotate to follow the
vessel.
To remove the cursor and cursor window from the panel, press and hold the OP40
VESSEL key or tap the Clear cursor panel button, which also will center the chart to
vessel position.
Displaying information about chart and chart objects
When you tap a chart item, a waypoint, a route or
a target, basic information for the selected item
will be displayed.
By pressing and holding your finger on a chart
item, all available information for that item will be
shown.
The information can also be displayed by using
the menu.
¼¼ Note: Popup information has to be enabled to
see basic item information.
If the cursor is not active, available information
for objects close to the vessel can be displayed.
If no information is available, the Info menu item
will not be shown.
Placing waypoints
You place a waypoint by tapping the chart panel
on the selected position and then activating the
menu.
Creating routes
You can quickly create routes by tapping the chart panel.
1. Activate the menu
2. Tap the screen to position the first routepoint, and then continue tapping the screen to
place the remaining routepoints
3. Save the route by tapping the Finish editing panel button or by activating the menu
See “Waypoints,
routes & tracks” on page 26
for more information about
waypoints and routes.
Dragging waypoints
1. Tap the waypoint to make it active
2. Drag the waypoint to the new position
The waypoint position will automatically be saved.
Measuring distance
The cursor can be used to measure the distance between your vessel and a selected
position, or between 2 points on the chart panel.
1. Tap the screen on the place to where you want to measure
the distance from the vessel
2. Start the measure function from the menu
• A line will be drawn from the vessel center to the cursor
position, and the distance will be listed in the Cursor
Information window
3. Reposition the measuring points by tapping and dragging the icon at either end.
You terminate the measuring function by tapping the Finish measuring panel button.
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Positioning the chart on the panel
Chart orientation
Several options are available for how the chart is rotated in the panel. The chart
orientation symbol in the panel’s upper right corner indicates the north direction.
North up
Heading up
Course up
North up
Displays the chart with the north direction upward. Corresponds to the usual orientation
of nautical charts.
Heading up
Displays the chart with the vessel’s heading directly up on the chart image. Heading
information is received from a compass. If heading is not available, then the COG from the
GPS will be used.
Course up
Rotates the chart in the direction of the next waypoint when in navigation mode. This
option works only when there’s an active route. If no route is active the heading up
orientation will be used until a route is made active.
Look ahead
This option centres the chart slightly forward of your vessel so that you can maximize your
view ahead.
Chart settings panel
Settings and display options made in the Chart settings page are common for all chart
panels.
For optional chart panel settings, refer the illustration on page 17.
3D boat selection
Determines which icon to use on 3D charts. See “Chart panel” on page 17.
Range Rings
Turns on/off range rings on the chart.
The range rings can be used to present the distance from your vessel to other chart
objects.
The range scale is set automatically by the system to suit the chart scale.
Vessels’ extension lines
Sets the length of the extension lines for your vessel and for
other vessels shown as AIS targets.
COG
The length of the extension lines are either set as a fixed
distance, or to indicate the distance the vessel will move in
Heading
the selected time period.
Own vessel heading is based on information from the active
heading sensor and COG from active GPS sensor.
For other vessels COG data is included in the message received from the AIS system.
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Synchronize 2D/3D chart
Links the position shown on one chart with the position shown on the other chart when a
2D and a 3D chart are shown side by side.
Pop-up information
Selects whether basic information for chart items shall be
displayed when you tap the item.
Grid lines
Turns on/off viewing of longitude and latitude grid lines on the
chart.
Waypoints, Routes, Tracks
Turns on/off displaying of these items on chart panels.
Chart overlay
Radar, Structure, AIS and weather information can be displayed as overlay on your chart
panel.
When radar or weather overlay is selected, the chart context menu will be expanded to
include basic function for the selected overlay.
Radar, weather and AIS functions are described in separate sections in this manual.
Selecting chart type
Chart type is selected from the chart options menu, and the selection is set individually
for each chart panel.
If you have Navionics charts available in the SD card slot, you can show Navionics and
Insight charts simultaneously in a split screen.
¼¼ Note: To show C-Map charts, you need to select Insight chart type in the menu.
If Insight chart is embedded and you have a C-MAP card in the slot or on the Ethernet
network, the system will automatically select the chart with most chart details for your
displayed region.
The same applies if you have two Navionics charts available.
Chart data
The NSO-II can use Navionics Platinum Plus and TurboView via SD Card Slot accessible
from the NSO Marine Processor box.
Charts are shared over the network, so only one chart card per boat is required.
¼¼ Note: The system will not automatically switch to embedded cartography if the SD card
is removed. A low-resolution chart will be displayed until you re-insert the SD card or
manually switch back to embedded cartography.
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3D charts
There are two 3D view options available:
• Rotate - default view keeping the boat in center on the chart panel
• Pan - allows you to move the 3D chart view away from the vessel
You toggle between these two options by tapping the pan and rotate icons. Active option
is indicated with red icon.
You return to default Rotate view by tapping the Return to vessel panel button.
Rotating 3D chart
In this view the camera position is fixed, and the camera can only be rotated and tilted.
Be default the vessel’s position will be in center if Look Ahead is not selected. The camera
angle is as seen from your eye position, looking toward the vessel. The vessel’s rotation on
the chart is defined by the chart orientation settings.
You can change the camera’s tilt angle by dragging your finger on the screen with vertical
motions. You rotate the camera around it’s own vertical axis by dragging your finger
horizontally on the screen.
¼¼ Note: You can only rotate the camera if you have panned away from default vessel position, that is when the Return to vessel panel button is available.
Panning
The Pan option allows you to view the entire 3D chart, regardless of vessel position.
You move the camera away from the vessel and around in the chart by dragging your
finger on the screen. When you remove your finger from the screen the view will remain in
the selected position.
The camera’s tilt angle is as set in Rotate view.
Zooming
You zoom in and out on a 3D chart by using the IN/OUT keys or the rotary knob on OP40.
Insight and CMAP chart options
When working with CMAP cartography, you need to select Insight, as Insight and CMAP
chart options are identical.
Chart orientation
See page 19.
Look ahead
This option centres the chart slightly forward of your vessel so that you can maximize your
view ahead.
3D
See “3D charts” on page 21.
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Chart imagery style
The charts can be displayed in two different imagery styles, either as 2D basic mapping
style, or with shaded relief presenting chart including terrain imaging.
2D
Shaded relief
Chart detail
Low
This is the basic level of information that cannot be removed, and includes information
that is required in all geographic areas. It is not intended to be sufficient for safe
navigation
Medium
This is the minimum information sufficient for navigation
Full
This is all available information for the chart in use
Categories
Insight charts includes several categories and sub-categories that you can turn on/off
individually depending on which information you want to see on your display.
Land Exaggeration and Water Exaggeration
Graphical settings available in 3D mode only. Exaggeration is a multiplier applied to the
drawn height of hills on land, and troughs in water to make them look taller or deeper.
Navionics chart options
Chart orientation and Look ahead
See page 19.
3D
See “3D charts” on page 21.
Community edits
Toggles on the chart layer including Navionics edits. These are user information or edits
uploaded to Navionics Community by users, and made available in Navionics charts.
For more information refer to Navionics information included with your chart, or to
Navionics website: www.navionics.com .
Chart view
The built in Navionics chart database provides you with detailed coastal cartography, with
2D and 3D view options.
• 2D presents chart information in a basic mapping mode with Navionics details
• 3D provides a three dimensional graphical view of land and sea contours
Chart shading
Shading adds terrain information to the chart.
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Traditional 2D chart
Chart with shading
Dynamic tides and currents
Shows tides and currents with a gauge and an arrow instead of the diamond icons used
for static tides and current information.
The tide and current data available in Navionics charts are related to a specific date and
time. The NSO-II animates the arrows and/or gauges to show the tides and currents
evolution over time.
Dynamic Tide information
The following icons and symbology are used:
Icons
Dynamic Current information
Description
Current speed.
The arrow length depend on the rate, and the symbol is rotated according to
flow direction. Flow rate is shown inside the arrow symbol.
Red symbol used when current speed is increasing,- blue symbol when
current speed is decreasing.
Tide height.
The gauge have 8 labels and is set according to absolute max/min value of
the evaluated day.
Red arrow used when tide is rising,- blue arrow when tide is falling.
¼¼ Note: All numeric values are shown in the relevant system units (unit of measurement) set
by user.
Easy View
Magnifying feature increasing the size of chart items and text.
In the split screen image below the Easy View is turned ON in the right panel.
¼¼ Note: There is no indication on the chart showing that this feature is active.
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Photo overlay
Photo overlay enables you to view satellite photo images of an area as an overlay on the
chart. The availability of such photos is limited to certain regions.
You can view photo overlays in either 2D or 3D modes.
No Photo overlay
Photo overlay, land only
Full Photo overlay
Photo transparency
The Photo transparency sets the opaqueness of the photo overlay. With minimum
transparency settings the chart details will be almost hidden by the photo.
Minimum transparency
Transparency value = 10
Navionics Fish’n Chip
NSO-II supports Navionics Fish’n Chip (US only) chart feature.
For more information, see www.navionics.com.
Depth highlight range
Select a range of depths between which Navionics will fill with a different color.
This allows you to highlight a specific range of depths for fishing purposes. The range will
only be as accurate as the underlying chart data, meaning that if the chart only contains 5
meter intervals for contour lines, the shading will round to the nearest available contour
line.
No Depth Highlight Range
Depth Highlight Range, 6 m – 12 m
Shallow water highlight
Highlights areas of shallow water.
This allows you to highlight areas of water between 0 and the selected depth (up to
10 meters/30 feet).
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No Shallow water highlighted
Shallow water highlight, 0 m – 3 m
Navionics chart settings
Colored Seabed Areas
Used for displaying different depth areas in different shades of blue.
Annotation
Determines what area information, such as names of locations and notes of areas, is
available on display.
Presentation type
Provides marine charting information such as symbols, colors of the navigation chart and
wording for either International or US presentation types.
Chart details
Provides you with different levels of geographical layer information.
Safety depth
The Navionics charts use different shades of blue to distinguish between shallow and
deep water.
The safety depth sets the limit for which depths that shall be drawn without blue shading.
¼¼ Note: The built in Navionics database features data down to 20 m, after which it is all
white.
Contours depth
Determines which contours you see on the chart down to the selected safety depth value.
Rock filter level
Hides rock identification on the chart beneath a given depth.
This helps you to declutter charts in areas where there are many rocks located at depths
well below your vessel draught.
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Waypoints, routes & tracks
Waypoints
A waypoint is a user generated mark positioned on a chart, on a radar image or on an
echosounder image. Each waypoint has an exact position with latitude and longitude
coordinates. A waypoint positioned on an echosounder image, will in addition to position
information have a depth value.
A waypoint is used to mark a position you later may want to return to. Two or more
waypoints can also be combined to create a route.
Positioning waypoints
Placing a waypoint at vessel position
You can position a waypoint at the vessel position from any panel by pressing and holding
the OP40 PLOT/MARK key.
Using the cursor to position
waypoints
On chart, echosounder and
StructureScan panels you can
place a waypoint on a selected
position by making a long
press on the screen to activate
the panel menu.
Edit waypoints
A selected waypoint can be deleted or edited on a chart panel from the menu, or from the
waypoint dialog.
You can quickly move a waypoint on a chart panel by tapping the desired new location on
the screen.
Using the edit waypoint dialog
This dialog is activated by tapping the waypoint and then
activating the menu, or pressing the rotary knob when the
waypoint is selected.
The dialog can also be activated from the Waypoint list.
See “Waypoints, route and tracks panels” on page 28.
Waypoint alarm settings
You can set an alarm radius for each individual waypoint
you create.
¼¼ Note: The waypoint radius alarm must be toggled ON in the alarm panel to activate an
alarm when your vessel comes within the defined radius.
Moving a waypoint by tapping the screen
1. Select the waypoint by tapping it
2. Activate the menu and select the move option
-- The waypoint icon will change to indicate moving mode
3. Tap on the chart panel to select a new position
4. Confirm the new position by tapping the Finish moving panel button or by pressing the
OP40 rotary knob.
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Routes
A route consists of a series of routepoints entered in the order that you want to navigate
them.
When you tap on an existing route, it will turn blue and the route name will be displayed.
Creating new routes
1. From the new route option from the menu
2. Tap the panel to position the first waypoint
3. Continue tapping the chart panel until all routepoints are positioned
-- A waypoint can easily be re-positioned by dragging it to the new position
4. Save the route by tapping the Finish editing panel button or by using the options in the
menu.
The route can also be created from the Routes panel described later in this section.
Edit a route
A route and a waypoint can only be edited from the chart panel when the item is selected.
1. Tap the route to make it active
2. Activate the menu and select the route and edit option
3. Tap the panel to add a new routepoint
• If you tap on a leg a new point will be added between existing routepoints
• If you tap outside the route the new routepoint will be added after the last point in the
route
4. Drag a routepoint to move it to a new position
5. Save the route by tapping the Finish editing panel button or by using the options in the
menu.
¼¼ Note: a single routepoint can be moved by tapping the routepoint and then selecting the
move option in the menu.
Tracks
A track is a graphical presentation of the historical path of the vessel, allowing you to
retrace where you have travelled. A track can be converted to a route in the Tracks panel,
as described later in this section.
From the factory, the system is set to automatically draw a track. The system will continue
to record the track until the track length reaches the maximum trail point setting, and will
then automatically begin overwriting the oldest track points.
The automatic tracking function can be turned off from the Tracks panel described later in
this section.
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Creating a new track
You define the track settings and start the new track from the Tracks Settings dialog
described below.
Track settings
The track is made up of a series of track points connected by line segments whose length
depends on the frequency of track recording.
You can select to position track points based on time settings, distance, or by letting the
NSO-II system position a waypoint automatically when a course change is registered.
¼¼ Note: The Tracks option must also be turned ON in the chart settings to be visible.
Waypoints, route and tracks panels
The Waypoints, Routes and Tracks panels gives access to advanced edit functions and
settings for all these items available on your system.
The edit and settings options are accessed from the menu or by using the dialog buttons
when one of the items is selected.
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Navigating with the NSO-II
The navigation function included in the NSO-II allows you to navigate towards the cursor
position, a waypoint or along a predefined route.
For information about positioning waypoints and creating routes, refer “Waypoints, routes
& tracks” on page 26.
Goto menu
You can start navigation from any panel by using the Goto menu, press the OP40 GO TO
key.
¼¼ Note: The Goto cursor option will only be available when the
cursor is active on a Chart, Radar or Echosounder panel.
When the NSO-II starts navigating, the cross track limits will be
indicated on the chart. See “Navigation settings panel” on page 30.
Navigating on the chart
You can start navigating on the chart from the chart menu and from the Goto menu. The
description and the illustrations below show use of the Goto menu, activated by pressing
the OP40 GO TO key.
Navigate to cursor position
You can start navigating towards a point on the chart by tapping the selected destination,
activating the Goto menu and selecting the cursor option.
Navigate a route
You can start navigating a route by tapping the route and then activating the Goto menu.
When route navigation is started, the Goto menu will expand showing options for
skipping a waypoint, or for restarting the route from current vessel position.
Selecting start point
You can navigate a route, starting from any waypoint, by positioning the cursor over the
selected waypoint and activating the Goto menu.
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Cancel navigation
You cancel navigation from the Goto menu or the chart panel menu.
Navigating with the autopilot
If an AC12, AC42 or an SG05 autopilot computer is connected to the system, autopilot
functionality will be included in the NSO-II.
When you start navigation on a system with autopilot functionality, you will be prompted
to set the pilot to navigation mode.
If you choose not to engage the autopilot, the pilot can later on still be set to navigation
mode from the pilot menu.
For more information about autopilot functionality see “Autopilot” on page 33.
Navigation settings panel
Navigation method
Different methods are available for calculating the distance and bearing between any two
points on a chart.
The great-circle route is the shortest path between two points. However, if you are to
travel along such a route, it would be difficult to steer manually as the heading would
constantly be changing (except in the case of due north, south, or along the equator).
Rhumb lines are tracks of constant bearing. It is possible to travel between two locations
using Rhumb line computation, but the distance would usually be greater than if Great
circle is used.
Steering alarm limits
Arrival radius
Sets an invisible circle around the destination waypoint.
The vessel is considered arrived at the waypoint when it is within this
radius.
Off course (XTE) limit
This parameter defines the vessel’s accepted offset distance from the
leg. If the vessel goes beyond this limit an alarm will be activated.
Arrival alarm
When the arrival alarm is enabled, an alarm will be activated when
the vessel reaches the waypoint or when it is within the specified
arrival radius.
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Magnetic variation
Magnetic variation is the difference between true bearings and magnetic bearings,
caused by different location of the Geographic and the Magnetic north poles. Any local
anomalies such as iron deposits might also affect the magnetic bearings.
Magnetic variation is applied in order to navigate with heading in “True” mode.
When set to Auto, the system automatically converts magnetic north to true north. Select
manual mode if you need to enter your own local magnetic variation.
Datum
Most paper charts are made in the WGS84 format, which also is used by the NSO-II system.
If your paper charts are in a different format, you can change the datum settings
accordingly to match your paper charts.
Coordinate system
Several coordinate systems can be used to control the format for lat./lon coordinates
displayed on the chart panel.
Phantom Loran
Enables use of Phantom Loran.
Loran settings
Defines Loran chains (GRI) and preferred station for waypoint entry, cursor
position and position panel.
The graphic example shows cursor position window with Loran position
information.
For more information refer to your Loran system documentation.
Navigation panels
The Steer and Position panels can be used to display information when you are
navigating.
Steer panel
Data fields
Tap left/right
arrow symbol to
scroll
Vessel symbol
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Data fields
The Steer panel offers the following information:
DTD
Distance to destination
BTW
Bearing to waypoint
SOG
Speed over ground
COG
Course over ground
TTD
Time to destination
ETA
Estimated time of arrival at next waypoint
VMG
Velocity Made Good towards next waypoint.
STEER
Course to steer towards next waypoint
Course line
When travelling on a route the course line shows the intended course from one waypoint
towards the next.
When navigating towards a waypoint (cursor position, MOB or an entered lat/lon
position), the course line will show the intended course from the point at which
navigation was started towards the next waypoint.
Vessel symbol
The vessel symbol indicates distance and bearing relative to the intended course.
Off course limit
If the XTE exceeds the defined off course limit (Refer “Steering alarm limits” on page 30),
this will be indicated with a red arrow including the distance from the track line.
If the off course alarm is enabled, the alarm will activate if the XTE exceeds the defined off
course limit.
Position panels
By default, there is one position panel available showing GPS position.
If Loran is enabled as described on page 31, there will be two position panels. This is
indicated with arrow symbols on left and right side of the panel.
You toggle between the panels by tapping the left or right side of the panel.
GPS position info
Loran position info
Data fields
Position in lat. and lon. (GPS) or as Loran GRI and station values
Time and date
SOG
Speed over ground
COG
Course over ground
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Autopilot
If an AC12, AC42 or SG05 autopilot computer is connected to the system, autopilot
functionality will be available in the NSO-II via OP40 Remote Control.
An Autopilot is designed to maintain an accurate course in various sea conditions with
minimal helm movements.
Safe operation with the autopilot
Warning: An autopilot is a useful navigational aid, but DOES NOT under any circumstances replace a human navigator.
Switching from automatic mode to manual steering
You can switch the autopilot to STBY mode from any automatic operation mode by a
short press on the OP40 STBY/AUTO key.
¼¼ Note: If the NSO-II is connected to an EVC system via the SG05, you can take manual
control of the steering irrespective of the autopilot mode. Refer “Using the autopilot in an
EVC system” on page 43.
Activating the autopilot
You can activate the autopilot from any panel as shown below.
STBY
STBY
AUTO
AUTO
Autopilot pop up
You can only enable the autopilot once the pop-up is displayed.
Manual adjustments to the set heading can only be made when
the port and starboard indicators are illuminated red and green this is done by tapping the autopilot pop-up or pressing the OP40
rotary knob.
The autopilot popup shows active mode, heading, rudder and
various steering information depending on active autopilot mode.
The pop-up has a fixed position on the page, and it can be shown on all pages except
when an Autopilot panel is active.
You remove the pop-up from a page by tapping the in the upper right corner or by
pressing the OP40 X key.
Autopilot mode indication at top of page
See “Autopilot
settings panel” on page 44
for further information
Autopilot information is by default shown
at the top of the pages when the Autopilot
pop-up is not displayed.
You can select to turn this information off
via the Auto hide option in the autopilot’s
settings menu (only in Standby mode).
Compass symbol on the chart panel
You can select to show a compass symbol around your boat on
the chart panel. The compass symbol will be off when the cursor is
active on the panel.
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Autopilot panel
The autopilot panel is used to display information when you are navigating. It replaces
the autopilot pop-up when used in full screen, or on any pages where it is used as a split
pane. The autopilot mode indication bar will also not be shown when the autopilot panel
is used.
The shortcut icon used to activate the autopilot panel is by default available on the Pages
panel. The panel can however only be used when an AC12, AC42 or SG05 computer is
available on the network.
Data fields
The autopilot panel shows destination name, heading and rudder information. The
following abbreviations are used:
CTS
Course to steer
DTD
Distance to destination
SOG
Speed over ground
COG
Course over ground
DTW
Distance to next waypoint
XTE
Cross track error
Selecting autopilot modes
You select an automatic mode or a feature from the Autopilot Mode selection menu,
activated by tapping the mode icon or by pressing the MENU key.
Autopilot mode overview
The autopilot has several steering modes. Number of modes and features within the
mode depend on boat type and available inputs, as shown in table on the next page.
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MODE
Tacking
Dodging
Turn (Tacking)
Mirrors the set wind angle to the opposite side of the bow
Steers the boat to a specific waypoint location, or through a route of waypoints
x
Steers the boat to maintain the set wind angle
x
x
Steers the boat to a specific waypoint location, or through a route of waypoints
x
x
Resumes NoDrift mode after a heading change
Keeps the boat on a straight bearing line
Changes commanded heading with a pre-defined value
x
x
x
Moves the boat automatically in pre-defined turn steering patterns (Motorboats only)
Cancels the turn and continues on the heading read from the compass
Keeps the boat on set heading
Sets rudder angle by using the rotary knob
Controls the rudder movement by using the red (port) and
green (starboard) indicators in the autopilot pop-up
Standby (passive) mode used when manually steering the boat at the helm
DESCRIPTION
x
x
x
Turn (Pattern)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
SAIL
x
MOTOR
BOAT TYPE
Heading
capture
Power steering
(NFU)
FEATURE
Heading, speed, wind angle,
waypoint/route information
Heading, speed, wind angle
Heading, speed, position,
waypoint/route information
Heading, speed, position
Heading, speed
Rudder feedback
Rudder feedback or VRF
REQUIRED INPUT
Controlling steering performance in automatic modes
The autopilot should be configured during installation and setup. Some parameters may
be adjusted during operation to increase the steering performance. Refer to “Autopilot
settings panel” on page 44.
Using the autopilot in standby mode
The autopilot must be in STBY mode when you steer the boat
manually.
You can switch the autopilot to STBY mode from any operation by a
short press on the OP40 STBY/AUTO key.
Power steering (NFU)
If you tap the PORT or STBD key icons in the pop-up dialog when
the autopilot is in STBY mode, the system will switch to NFU (NonFollow-Up). You can then use the key icons to control the rudder,
and the rudder will move as long as the key is pressed.
You return to STBY mode by a short press on the OP40 STBY/
AUTO key.
Follow-up steering (FU)
You can select Follow-up steering from the Autopilot menu.
When FU is active you can use the rotary knob to set rudder angle.
The set angle is indicated by the yellow pointer above the rudder
angle graphic. The rudder will move to the commanded angle and
then stop.
Warning: While in Follow-up mode you cannot take manual control of the wheel.
You return to STBY mode by a short press on the OP40 STBY/AUTO key.
AUTO mode (auto compass)
When the AUTO key is pressed, the autopilot selects the current
boat heading as the set course. The yellow arrow shows the
vessel’s actual heading. If the arrow is pointing directly upwards,
the vessel is on course.
The autopilot will keep the boat on the set course until a new
mode is selected or a new course is set with the OP40 rotary knob
or the PORT or STBD key icons.
Once the course is changed to a new set course, the boat will automatically turn to the
new heading and maintain the new course.
Heading capture
When in AUTO or NoDrift mode the heading capture feature allows you to automatically
cancel the turn you are in by an instant press on the OP40 rotary knob. The autopilot will
cancel the turn to continue on the heading read from the compass the very moment you
pressed the OP40 rotary knob. This is a useful feature if you are not sure of the exact turn
you have to make to steer towards e.g. an inlet or a dock.
Turn pattern steering (power boats)
The autopilot includes a number of automatic turn steering features for power boats
when the pilot is in AUTO mode.
The turn steering option will not be available if the boat type is set to sailboat - instead
the tack/gybe feature is implemented.
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Initiating a turn
The illustration below shows how you start the spiral turn steering from the Autopilot
menu.
You select the turn direction and start the turn by tapping the left or right keys or by using
the OP40 rotary knob.
Stopping the turn
You can at any time during a turn press the OP40 STBD/AUTO key to return to standby
mode and manual steering.
Turn variables
All turn steering options, except the C-turn, have settings that you may adjust before you
start a turn and at any time when the boat is in a turn. Refer to the example above.
U turn
U-Turn changes the current set course to be 180° in the
opposite direction.
The turn rate is identical to default rate of turn (ROT) setting.
This cannot be changed during the turn.
C-turn
C-turn makes the boat turn in a circle.
You can adjust the turn rate (ROT) before the turn is
initiated and during the turn. Increasing the turn rate
makes the boat turn a smaller circle.
Turn parameter
Range
Change per step
Default
Units
Rate of turn (ROT)
10 - 600
5
90
°/min
Spiral-turn
Spiral-turn makes the boat turn in a spiral with a decreasing or increasing radius. This
feature may be used for circling fish or when searching an object.
If the Change radius is set to zero, the boat will turn in a circle. Negative values indicate
decreasing radius while positive values indicate increasing radius.
Turn parameter
Range
Change per step
Default
Initial radius
33 ft - 3281 ft
10 m - 1000 m
10
10
656 ft
200 m
Change of radius per turn
-164 ft - +164 ft
-50 m - +50 m
5
2
66 ft
20 m
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Zigzag-turns
For navigating in a zigzag pattern, you set the
initial course change before the turn is started.
During the turn you can alter the course change
and the leg distance.
The main course can be changed by turning the
rotary knob.
A = Initial course change
B = Course change
C = Leg distance
C
A
B
Turn parameter
Range
Change per step
Default
Course change
4° - 140°
4
28°
Leg distance
82 ft - 9843 ft
25 m - 3000 m
50
25
1641 ft
500 m
Square-turn
The square-turn feature makes the boat
automatically turn 90° after having travelled a
defined leg distance.
You can at any time during the turn change the
distance of the leg until the boat makes a new
90° turn. You can also at any time change the
main course by turning the rotary knob.
Turn parameter
Range
Change per step
Default
Leg distance
82 ft - 9843 ft
25 m - 3000 m
50
25
1641 ft
500 m
Lazy S-turn
In the lazy-s turn the boat will yaw around the
main course.
You set the selected course change before the
turn is started.
During the turn you can alter the course change
and the turn radius.
The main course can be changed by turning the
OP40 rotary knob.
Turn parameter
Range
Course change
Radius
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Change per step
Default
4° - 160°
4
28°
16 ft - 1641 ft
5
656 ft
5 m – 500 m
10
200 m
Depth Contour Tracking, DCT TM
If the system has input from an echosounder, the autopilot can be set to follow a depth
contour.
Warning: Do not use this feature unless the seabed is suitable. Do not use it in
rocky waters where the depth is varying significantly over a small area.
Slope
Narrow
channel
Ridge
Use the following process to initiate DCT steering;
1. Ensure that you have depth reading on the NSO-II unit or on a separate depth instrument
2. Steer the boat to the depth you want to track, and in the direction of the depth contour
(main course)
3. Activate AUTO mode, select DCT steering and monitor the depth reading
4. Use the port and starboard indicators in the autopilot pop-up to initiate the DCT steering
to follow the bottom sloping to starboard or to port
The following parameters are available for DCT steering:
Turn parameter
Range
Change per step
Default
Depth gain
5 - 95
5
5
Contour Cross Angle
0° - 50°
1
0
Depth gain
This parameter determines the ratio between commanded rudder and the deviation from
the selected depth contour. The higher depth gain value the more rudder is applied.
If the value is too small it will take a long time to compensate for drifting off the set depth
contour, and the autopilot will fail to keep the boat on the selected depth.
If the value is set too high the overshoot will increase and the steering will be unstable.
Contour Cross Angle (CCA)
The CCA is an angle that is added to or subtracted from the set course.
With this parameter you can make the boat yaw around the reference depth with lazy-s
movements.
The larger the CCA the bigger yawing will be allowed. If you the CCA set to zero there is no
S-ing.
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NoDrift mode
This mode combines the autopilot and the positioning information
from the GPS.
When NoDrift is activated, the autopilot will draw an invisible
bearing line based on current heading from the boat’s position.
Unlike in AUTO (compass) mode the autopilot will now use
the position information to calculate the cross track error, and
automatically keep your track straight.
You can use the port and starboard indicators in the autopilot pop-up or the rotary knob
to reset the bearing line while in NoDrift mode.
Dodging
If you need to avoid an obstacle when using NoDrift
mode, you can press STBY and power steer or use
the helm until the obstacle is passed.
If you return to NoDrift mode within 60 seconds
you can select to continue on previous set bearing
line.
If you don’t respond the dialog will disappear and
the autopilot will go to NoDrift mode with current heading as set bearing line.
If your dodging maneuver takes more than 60 seconds, the autopilot will remain in
Standby mode.
Navigating with the NSO-II
You can use the autopilot feature to automatically steer the boat to
a specific waypoint location, or through a route of waypoints. The
position information received from the GPS will be used to change
the course to steer to keep the boat on the track line and direct to
the destination waypoint.
To obtain satisfactory navigation steering, the NSO-II must have
valid position input. Autosteering must be tested and determined
satisfactory prior to entering the NAV mode:
You can start navigation from any panel by pressing the OP40 GO TO key. The goto cursor
option will only be available when the cursor is active on a Chart, Radar or Echosounder
panel. For more information about navigating with the NSO-II refer to page 29.
You can also start navigating from the autopilot menu.
When the Navigation mode is initiated, the pilot will automatically keep the vessel on
the leg. When your vessel reaches the arrival circle for a waypoint, the pilot will give an
audible warning and display an alert screen with the new course information.
If the required course change to the next waypoint is less than the Navigation change
limit, the autopilot will automatically change the course. If the required course change
to next waypoint in a route is more than the set limit, you are prompted to verify that the
upcoming course change is acceptable.
¼¼ Note: For more information about navigation parameters and how to navigate with the
NSO-II, refer to page 29.
Warning: Navigational steering should only be used in open waters. When selecting NAV mode, the pilot maintains the current set course and prompts the user to
accept the course change towards the destination waypoint.
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Waypoint arrival circle
The Arrival radius defines the point at which a turn is initiated when you are navigating a
route.
WP1
WP2
Arrival circles
The arrival circle should be adjusted according to boat speed. The higher the speed, the
wider the circle. The intention is to make the autopilot start the heading change in due
time to make a smooth turn onto the next leg.
The figure below may be used to select the appropriate waypoint circle when creating the
route.
Boat speed in knots
30
25
20
15
10
arrival circle,
radius in 1/100 nm
5
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Example: With the speed of 20 knots you should use a waypoint circle with radius 0.09 nm.
¼¼ Note: The distance between any waypoints in a route must not be smaller than the radius
of the waypoint arrival circle when using automatic waypoint shift.
Sailing with the autopilot
Several sailing parameter should be defined before entering Wind or WindNav mode.
These parameters are described in the separate installation manual.
Wind vane steering
The WIND mode is only available if the system has been set up for sailboat in the Autopilot
Installation menu.
Before the WIND mode is started it must be verified that valid input from wind transducer
is available.
Initiate wind steering as follows;
1. Switch the Autopilot to AUTO mode
2. Adjust the boat heading until wind angle is according to the angle you want to maintain
3. Press the OP40 MENU key, and select Wind
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The set course to steer (CTS) and set wind angle are entered from the compass heading
and the wind transducer at the moment the WIND mode is selected. From that point the
autopilot will change the course to maintain the wind angle as the wind direction may
change.
Tacking
¼¼ Note: The tack function is only available when the system is set up for SAIL boat type.
Tacking should only be performed into the wind and must be tried out in calm sea
conditions with light wind to find out how it works on your boat. Due to a wide range of
boat characteristics (from cruising to racing boats) the performance of the tack function
may vary from boat to boat.
You can initiate the tack function both from AUTO and from WIND mode.
In both modes you can interrupt the tack operation, as long as the tack dialog is open,
by selecting the opposite tacking direction. When interrupted the boat will return to the
previous set heading.
Tacking in Auto mode
See “Sailing
parameters” on page 45 for
further information.
Tacking in AUTO mode is different from
tacking in WIND mode. In AUTO mode
the tack angle is fixed and as defined by
the user.
When tacking direction is selected the
autopilot changes the current set course
according to the set fixed tacking angle.
Tacking in Wind mode
Tacking in WIND mode as compared to
AUTO mode can be performed when sailing with apparent or true wind as the reference.
The true wind angle should be less than 90 degrees.
The rate of turn during the tack will be given by the Tack time defined in the sailing
parameter setup (refer illustration above). The tack time is also controlled by the speed of
the boat to prevent loss of speed during a tack.
When you initiate the tacking, the autopilot will immediately mirror the set wind angle to
the opposite side of the bow.
Gybing
Gybing is possible when the true wind angle is larger than 120°.
The time to make a gybe is determined by the speed of the boat to make it as quick as
possible within control.
Tack and gybe prevent
You should use the autopilot with care when beating and running.
If the sails are unbalanced when beating, yaw forces from the sails can drive the boat
into the wind. If the boat is driven beyond the set minimum wind angle, the thrust from
the sails will suddenly disappear and reduces the boat speed. The boat will then be more
difficult to steer as the rudder will become less effective.
The tack prevent function in WIND mode has been implemented to avoid such situations.
It will react immediately when the apparent wind angle becomes 5° less than the set
minimum wind angle, and more rudder will be commanded.
When running, it is difficult to steer the boat with waves coming sideways or from behind.
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The waves may yaw the boat into an unwanted gybe; this can be hazardous for both the
crew and the mast.
The gybe prevent function will be activated when the actual apparent wind angle
becomes greater than 175° or gets opposite to the set wind angle. More rudder will be
commanded to prevent an unwanted gybe.
The tack and gybe prevent functions are not a guarantee against getting into a hazardous
situation. If the effect of the rudder and/or drive unit is not adequate, a dangerous
situation may occur. Pay particular attention in such situations.
Wind steering and navigation
In Wind Nav the autopilot steers the boat given both wind data
and track data from the NSO-II navigation function.
In Wind Nav mode the autopilot calculates the initial course
change needed to navigate towards the active waypoint, but the
pilot will also utilize the current wind direction in the calculation.
Using the NSO-II in an AP24/AP28 system
Command transfer
If your NSO-II unit is connected to an autopilot system including an
AP24 or AP28 control unit, only one control unit can be active at the
same time. An inactive unit is indicated with an envelope symbol in
the display.
You can take command from an inactive NSO-II unit with active autopilot pop-up by
turning or pressing the OP40 rotary knob.
If the pop-up is not displayed, you can take command from the NSO-II unit by pressing
and holding the OP40 STBD/AUTO key to bring up the mode selection menu, and then
confirming active mode.
Locking remote stations
The AP24/AP28 includes a Remote Lock function that will disable all
other control units. A locked unit is indicated with a key symbol.
When the remote lock function is enabled on AP24/AP28 no transfer
of command to NSO-II or other AP heads on the system can take
place, only the active AP control unit stays in command.
You can only unlock the remote stations from the AP24/AP28 unit in command.
Using the autopilot in an EVC system
When the NSO-II is connected to an EVC system via the SG05, you can take manual control
of the steering irrespective of the autopilot mode.
The mode indicator on the pilot pop-up will be replaced by a dash to indicate EVC
override.
The system will return to NSO-II control in standby mode if no rudder command is given
from the EVC system within a predefined period.
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Autopilot settings panel
The Autopilot settings panel gives access to settings that might be changed by the user
during operation of the autopilot.
For information about installation, see the separate NSO-II Installation manual.
Auto-hide
Autopilot information is by default shown on
top of the pages when the Autopilot pop-up
is not displayed. You can select to turn this
information off.
Chart compass
You can select to show a compass symbol around your boat on the
chart panel. The compass symbol will be off when the cursor is active
on the panel.
Locking an NSO-II unit
If two NSO-II units are included in the system, the non-active NSO-II unit can be locked to
prevent unauthorized operation of the autopilot.
When the unit is locked this is indicated with a lock symbol and with text in the pop up.
When the lock function is in use, no automatic modes can be selected from the NSO-II
unit.
¼¼ Note: The lock function is not available on the NSO-II unit which is active as pilot control!
If the NSO-II unit is part of an AP24/AP28 system, the unit can be locked from the AP24/
AP28 control unit.
Sea state filter
The Seastate filter is used to reduce rudder activity and autopilot sensitivity in rough
weather.
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OFF
Seastate filter is disabled. This is default
AUTO
Reduces rudder activity and autopilot sensitivity in rough weather by an
adaptive process. The AUTO setting is recommended if you want to use the
seastate filter
MANUAL
Linked to the steering response control settings described previously. It
may be used to manually find the optimum combination of course keeping
and low rudder activity in rough but steady sea conditions
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Sailing parameters
¼¼ Note: Sailing parameter settings are only available if the boat type is set to Sail.
Tack time
When performing a tack in WIND mode, the rate of turn (tack time) can be adjusted. This
will give single-handed sailors time to handle the boat and the sails during a tack.
A turn performed without shifting wind side, will also be made at a controlled turn rate.
Range
Change per step
Default
Units
2 - 50
1
12
seconds
Tack angle
This value is used to preset the course change used when tacking in AUTO mode. By
pressing the port and starboard indicators in the autopilot pop-up the course will change
as much as this value.
Range
Change per step
Default
Units
50 - 150
1
100
°
Wind function
With wind function set to Auto, the autopilot will automatically select between apparent
and true wind steering. Auto is default and recommended for cruising.
When the boat is running, it will also be surfing on the waves. This may lead to significant
changes in boat speed, and thereby also changes in apparent wind angle. True wind
steering is therefore used when running, while steering to apparent wind is used when
beating or reaching.
Apparent wind steering is preferred when you want to achieve maximum boat speed. The
autopilot tries to maintain a constant apparent wind angle to get maximum thrust from a
given trim of the sails.
When sailing in closed waters, the apparent wind angle may change temporarily due to
wind gusts. It may then be preferred to sail to the true wind.
VMG optimizing
You can optimize the VMG to wind. When selected, the function will be active for 5–10
minutes after a new wind angle has been set and only when beating.
Layline steering
Layline steering is useful when navigating. Cross Track Error (XTE) from the navigator
will keep the boat on the track line. If the XTE from the navigator exceeds 0.15 nm, the
autopilot will calculate the layline and track towards the waypoint.
Response
By default the system switches between HI/LO parameter set based on speed (motor
boats) or speed and wind (sail boats). You can however select to manually set which
parameter set that shall be used.
HI or LO must be selected if no speed input is available.
You can manually fine tune each of the two (HI/LO) parameter sets. Level 4 is default
with parameter values as set by the autotune function. If no autotune is made (not
recommended) the level 4 values are the factory default values.
A low response level reduces the rudder activity and provides a more “loose” steering.
A high response level increases the rudder activity and provides a more “tight” steering. A
too high response level will make the boat start S-ing.
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Automatic steering
This option displays an overview of all autopilot steering parameters, and you can adjust
parameters if required.
For more details, refer to the separate AC12/AC42 Installation manual.
Installation
Used for autopilot installation and commissioning. See the separate AC12/AC42 or SC05
Installation manual.
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Radar
The radar panel can be set up as a full screen view or combined with other panels.
The radar image can also be displayed as an overlay to existing 2D and 3D chart views.
Refer to “Charts” on page 17.
¼¼ Note: Radar overlay requires data from heading sensor.
Radar panel
Heading line *
Range
Rotary controls
North Indicator *
Orientation
Motion
Compass *
Range rings *
Range markers *
Data bar
* Optional radar symbology.
Radar symbology can be turned ON/OFF collectively from the Radar menu, or individually
as described in “Radar settings panel” on page 54.
Radar operational modes
The radar’s operational modes are controlled from the NSO-II unit. The following modes
are available:
Off
The power to the radar scanner is turned off
Standby
The power to the radar scanner is on, but the radar is not transmitting.
Transmit
The scanner is on and transmitting. Detected targets will be drawn on the radar PPI (Plan
Position Indicator).
Using the cursor on the radar panel
The cursor is by default not shown on the radar image.
When you tap the radar panel the cursor and the cursor position
window will be activated.
The cursor can be used to measure a distance to a target, and to
select targets as described later in this section.
To remove the cursor and cursor elements from the panel, tap the Clear cursor panel
button or the OP40 X key.
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Optimizing the radar image
You may be able to improve the radar image
by adjusting the radar sensitivity, and by
filtering out the random echoes from sea and
weather conditions.
You select between the control images by
tapping the image or by pressing the OP40
rotary knob. Active control will expand and
display its name in full. You can then adjust
the value by turning the OP40 knob or by a
vertical dragging movement on the control
you want to adjust.
Gain
The gain controls the sensitivity of the radar receiver.
A higher gain makes the radar more sensitive to radar returns, allowing it to display
weaker targets. If the gain is set too high, the image might be cluttered with background
noise.
Gain has a manual and an automatic mode. You cycle through the modes by pressing
and holding the OP40 rotary knob. You can only adjust the gain value in manual mode by
turning the OP40 rotary knob or a vertical dragging movement over the gain control.
Sea clutter
Sea clutter is used to filter the effect of random echo returns from waves or rough water
near the vessel.
When you increase Sea Clutter filtering the on-screen clutter caused by the echoes of
waves will be reduced.
A long-press on the OP40 rotary knob will cycle through available Sea clutter modes. You
can only adjust the sea clutter value in manual mode by turning the OP40 rotary knob or a
vertical dragging movement over the sea clutter control.
Rain Clutter
The Rain clutter is used to reduce the effect of rain, snow or other weather conditions on
the radar image.
Adjust value by turning the OP40 rotary knob or a vertical dragging movement over the
rain clutter control.
The value should not be increased too much as this may filter out real targets.
Rejecting radar interference
Interference could be caused by radar signals from other radar units operating in the
same frequency band.
A high setting will reduce the interference from other radars.
In order to not miss weak targets, the interference rejection should be set low when no
interference exists.
Positioning the radar center
You can move the radar PPI center to different positions within the radar panel, and select
how your vessel symbol moves on the radar image.
Radar motion is indicated on the upper left corner of the radar panel as either
TM (True motion) or RM (Relative motion).
The radar position can only be changed when the radar is transmitting.
Center
Default setting. The radar PPI center is centered on the radar panel.
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Look Ahead
Moves the radar PPI center to the bottom of the panel to give maximum view ahead.
Offset
Allows you to move the PPI center to any location on the radar panel.
1. Select the offset option from the menu
2. Tap the screen where you want to position the radar center
3. Confirm the setting by tapping the Save offset key at the top of the screen or by
pressing the OP40 MENU key.
Center
Look ahead
Custom offset
True motion
In True motion your vessel, and moving targets, move across the Radar screen as you
travel. All stationary objects remain in a fixed position. When the vessel’s symbol reaches
the edge of the screen, the radar image will be redrawn with the vessel symbol repositioned in center of the screen.
When True motion is selected, the menu will expand to include a reset true motion
option. This allows for manually resetting the radar image and vessel symbol to screen
center.
Measuring range and bearing to a target
Using the cursor
The cursor is by default not shown on the radar image.
When you tap the radar panel the cursor will be visible, and the
cursor position window will be activated, showing range and
bearing from your vessel to cursor position.
Range rings
The range rings are displayed at preset distances from the vessel based on the radar
range.
You can use the range ring to estimate the distance to a radar echo.
EBL/VRM
The electronic bearing line (EBL) and variable range marker (VRM) allows quick
measurements of range and bearing to vessels and landmasses within radar range. Two
different EBL/VRMs can be placed on the radar image.
The EBL/VRM is by default positioned from the center of the vessel. It is however possible
to offset the reference point to any selected position on the radar image.
You can position EBL/VRM by using the cursor, and edit the marker
position as described below.
When positioned, you can quickly turn the EBL/VRM on/off by
tapping the relevant markers on the data bar.
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Defining an EBL/VRM marker
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Ensure that the cursor is not active on the radar panel
Activate the menu
Select one of the EBL/VRM markers
Select adjustment method, and tap the screen to adjust the marker
Tap the panel key to save the marker position
When positioned, you can quickly turn the EBL/VRM on/off by
tapping the relevant section on the data bar.
Quick EBL/VRM marker positioning by using the cursor
1. Tap the radar panel to position the cursor
2. Activate the menu
3. Select one of the EBL/VRM markers
-- The EBL line and the VRM circle will be positioned according to the cursor position
4. If required, tap the panel to reposition the marker
5. Press Save EBL/VRM panel key or activate the menu to save the position
Setting a guard zone around your vessel
A guard zone is an area (either circular or a sector) that you can define on the radar image.
When activated, an alarm will alert you when a radar target enters or exits the zone.
Defining a guard zone
1.
2.
3.
4.
Activate the menu
Select one of the guard zones
Select shape
Select Adjust to position the zone, and tap and drag on the
screen or use the OP40 rotary knob to adjust range, depth,
bearing and width
5. Save the position by tapping the panel key or by activating
the menu
When positioned, you can quickly turn the guard zones on/off by tapping the relevant
section on the data bar.
Alarm settings
An alarm will be activated when a radar target breaches the guard zone limits. You can
select if the alarm will be activated when the target enters or exits the zone.
Sensitivity
The guard zone sensitivity can be adjusted to eliminate alarms for small targets.
Radar options
The radar threshold
The threshold sets required signal strength for the lowest radar signals. Radar returns
below this limit will be filtered and not displayed.
Default value: 30%.
Target boost
The target boost option is used for increasing the size of radar targets.
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Target expansion
Target expansion will override and increase the default radar pulse length, providing
larger target returns.
Target trails
You can define how long time the trail that each target leaves should remain on your radar
panel. You can also turn OFF target trails.
¼¼ Note: True motion is recommended when using Target trails
Clearing target trails from the panel
When target trails are displayed on the panel, the radar menu will be expanded to include
an option where you can clear target trails from your radar panel temporarily. The target
trails will start to appear again unless you switch them off as described above.
The radar palette
Different colors (palettes) can be used to represent detail on your radar panel.
Radar orientation
Radar orientation is indicated on the upper left corner of the radar panel as either HU
(Heading UP), NU (North Up) or CU (Course up).
Heading up
Rotates the radar image to display the current heading directly up on the radar image.
North up
Rotates the radar image with the north direction upwards.
Course up
Rotates the radar image to display the current navigation course directly up.
This option works only when the NSO-II is navigating an active route. If you are not
navigating an active route the heading up orientation will be used until the navigation
function is started.
Fast scan
(Broadband Radar™ only).
Increases the speed of the radar scanner when the range is set to 2 nm or less. This option
gives faster updates on target movements within this range.
STC curve
(Broadband Radar™ only).
The STC (Sensitivity Time Control) controls the sensitivity of the radar signal close to your
vessel. Your selection should be based on the current sea conditions.
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MARPA targets
If the NSO-II includes a heading sensor, the MARPA function (Mini Automatic Radar
Plotting Aid) can be used to track up to tem radar targets.
You can define alarms to notify you if a target gets too close. Refer “MARPA target settings”
on page 52.
MARPA tracking is an important tool for collision avoidance.
¼¼ Note: MARPA requires heading data for both the radar and the NSO-II .
MARPA target symbols
The NSO-II system use the target symbols shown below.
Symbol Description
Acquiring MARPA target. Typically it takes up to 10 full rotations of the scanner
Tracking MARPA target, not moving or at anchor.
Tracking and safe MARPA target with extension lines.
Dangerous MARPA target.
A target is defined as dangerous based on the CPA, TCPA and AIS Range
settings. Refer “Vessel alarm settings” on page 53.
When no signals have been received within a time limit a target will be defined
as lost.
The target symbol represents the last valid position of the target before the
reception of data was lost.
Selected MARPA target, activated by tapping on the target icon.
The target will return to default target symbol when the cursor is removed.
Tracking MARPA targets
1. Tap on the target on the radar panel
2. Select Acquire targets from the menu
3. Repeat process for more targets
Once your targets are identified, it may take up to 10 radar sweeps to acquire and then
track the target.
Cancelling target tracking
When targets are being tracked, the radar menu will expand to include options for
cancelling individual targets or to stop the tracking function.
Cancel tracking individual targets by tapping the icon before activating the menu.
Viewing target information
Basic target information can be shown in the data bar.
You can also use the Vessels window under Tools pages to view information about targets.
MARPA target settings
Several vessel settings define alarm limits and how the targets are displayed on your radar
image.
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Target trails and safe rings
You can define the length of the MARPA trail
making it easier to follow target movement.
A circle can be added around the MARPA target
to present the danger zone. Refer “Defining
dangerous vessels” on page 53.
Vessels extension lines
Sets the length of the extension lines for your vessel and for other vessels.
The length of the extension lines is either set as a fixed distance, or to indicate the
distance the vessel will move in the selected time period.
Defining dangerous vessels
You can define dangerous vessels based upon CPA
(Closest Point of Approach) or TCPA (Time to Closest
Point of Approach). When your vessel comes within
this distance from a vessel, the symbol will change
to the “dangerous” target symbol. An alarm will be
triggered if activated in the Alarm settings panel.
Vessel alarm settings
You can define several Vessels alarms
to alert you if a target comes within
predefined range limits, or if a previously
identified target is lost.
Alarm ID
Description
Dangerous vessel
Controls whether an alarm shall be activated when a vessel
comes within the predefined CPA or TCPA. See Defining
dangerous vessels above.
¼¼ Note: The check box controls whether the alarm pop-up box
is displayed and if the siren will sound. The CPA and TCPA
defines when a vessel is dangerous regardless of the enabled/
disabled state.
MARPA target lost
Controls whether an alarm shall be activated when a MARPA
target is lost
MARPA unavailable
Controls whether an alarm shall be activated if you do not have
the required inputs for MARPA to work (valid GPS position and
heading sensor connected to the radar server)
Radar overlay
You can overlay the Radar image on the Chart. This can help you to easily interpret the
radar image by correlating the radar targets with charted objects.
When the radar overlay is selected, basic radar operational functions are available from
the Chart panel’s menu.
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Radar settings panel
Radar symbology
You can turn on/off optional radar symbology individually from the Radar settings page.
See illustration showing optional radar items on page 47.
Data bar
Turns on/off the radar data bar. Refer illustration on page 47.
The data bar can show up to 3 targets, arranged with the closest target
on top. You can select to show MARPA targets on top and before any
AIS targets, even if the AIS targets are closer to your vessel.
MARPA settings
Allows for adding target trails and guard zone indication around a MARPA target. Refer to
description on previous pages.
Installation
The Installation option is used for Radar installation, described in the separate NSO-II
Installation manual.
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Echosounder
The echosounder function provides a view of the water and bottom beneath your vessel,
allowing you to detect fish and examine the structure of the sea floor.
The echosounder displays the water column moving from right to left on the panel.
You can select between single panel view and several split views as described later in this
chapter.
Fish arches
Upper range
Depth
Temperature
Frequency / zoom
Temp
graph *
Gain/
Color indicators
Range scale
Zoom bars *
Sea bed
Depth line *
Lower range
A-scope *
* Optional echosounder image items
¼¼ Note: You turn the optional echosounder images on/off individually. See “Echosounder
settings panel” on page 60.
Setting up the echosounder panel
The echosounder panel is setup from the panel’s main menu.
The range
The range setting determines the water depth that is visible on the screen.
Auto range
If you select Auto, the system will automatically display the whole range from the water
surface to the bottom.
Preset range levels
You can select between several preset range levels.
Custom range
This option allows you to manually set both upper and lower range
limits.
The echosounder panel can be setup as a single view, or with split
view where the left and the right side presents different images.
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Split screen options
Zoom
The Zoom mode presents a magnified view
of the sounder image on the left side of the
panel.
By default the zoom level is set to 2x. You can
select up to 8x zoom from the drop-down
menu.
The range zoom bars on the right side of the
display shows the range that is magnified. If
you increase the zooming factor the range
will be reduced. You will see this as reduced
distance between the zoom bars.
Zoom bars
Bottom lock
The bottom lock mode is useful when you
want to view echoes close to the bottom.
In this mode the left side of the panel shows
an image where the bottom is flattened. The
range scale is changed to measure from the
seabed (0) and upwards. The bottom and
the zero line will always be shown on the left
image, independent on range scale.
The scaling factor for the image on the left
side of the panel is adjusted as described for
the Zoom option.
Echo frequency
The NSO-II unit supports several transducer
frequencies. Available frequencies depend on
sounder module and which transducer model
is connected.
You can view two frequencies at the same
time by setting up a dual echosounder.
Noise rejection
Signal interference from bilge pumps, engine vibration and air bubbles can clutter the
image.
The noise rejection option filters the signal interference and reduces the on-screen clutter.
Scroll speed
You can select the scrolling speed of the echosounder image on the screen. A high scroll
speed will update the image fast, while a low scroll speed will present a longer history.
Zooming
To select zooming level on the Echosounder image, you can use the
OP40 rotary knob, or use the IN/OUT keys or simply pinch to zoom IN
and spread to zoom OUT.
Zoom level is shown on the upper left side of the echosounder the panel.
When zooming in, the sea floor will be kept near to bottom of the screen, irrespective of
whether it is in auto-range or manual range.
If the range is set considerably less than the actual depth, the unit will not be able to find
the bottom when zooming.
If the cursor is active, the unit will zoom in where the cursor is pointed.
or
or
Zoom in
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Adjusting color and gain settings
Gain
The gain controls the sensitivity of the echosounder.
The more you increase the gain, the more details will be shown on the image. However, a
higher gain setting may introduce more background clutter on the image. Conversely, if
the gain is set too low weak echoes may not be displayed.
Auto gain
The Auto gain option will keep the sensitivity at a level that works well under most
conditions.
With the gain in auto mode, you can set a positive or negative offset that gets applied to
the auto gain. This is indicated as A-40 - A40.
Color
Strong and weak echo signals have different colors to indicate the different signal
strengths. The colors used depend on which palette you select.
The more you increase the Color setting, the more echoes will be displayed in the color at
the strong return end of the scale.
Adjusting the Gain and Color settings
Gain and Color are adjustable by tapping and a vertical dragging movement or by using
the OP40 rotary knob.
You select between Gain and Color by pressing the OP40 rotary knob. The active control
will expand and display it’s name in full. You can then adjust the value by turning the
OP40 knob.
If you press and hold the OP40 rotary knob when Gain is selected, you switch between
Auto and Manual gain option.
If no adjustments are made within 3 seconds the controls will return to default size.
Using the cursor on the echosounder panel
The cursor is by default not shown on the sounder image.
When you tap the screen the cursor will appear and the depth at the cursor position will
be shown, the information window and the history bar will be activated.
To remove the cursor and cursor elements from the panel, press the Clear cursor panel
key or the OP40 X key.
Viewing sounder history
Whenever the cursor is shown on a sounder panel, the red scroll bar is also shown. The
scroll bar shows the image you are currently viewing in relation to the total echosounder
image history stored.
The scroll bar on the far right side indicates that you are viewing the latest soundings.
If you position the cursor to the left side of the screen, the history bar will start scrolling
towards left, and the automatic scrolling as new soundings are received will be turned off.
You can pan the image history by dragging left/right on the screen.
To resume normal scrolling, tap the Clear cursor panel button or press the OP40 X key.
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Placing a mark on an echosounder image
You can position a mark at the vessel’s position by pressing and holding the OP40 PLOT/
MARK key.
You can position a mark on a selected echosounder item by tapping the screen and then
activating the menu.
¼¼ Note: Only marks positioned by using the cursor will include depth information.
Measuring distance
The cursor can be used to measure the distance between the position of two observations
on the sounder image. It is easier to use the measure function when the sounder image is
paused.
1. Activate the menu to start the measure function
-- The cursor will be positioned in the middle of
the panel, and the distance will be measured
from this position
2. Tap on the screen to select the second measuring point
-- A line will be drawn between the measuring
points, and the distance will be listed in the
Information window
3. Continue tapping the screen to position new measuring points
When you press the Finish measuring panel button or the OP40 X key, the echosounder
will resume to normal scrolling.
Pausing the echosounder
You can pause the sounder, allowing you to examine the sounder echoes. The function is
activated from “Echosounder settings panel”, see page 60.
This function is useful when you need to position a waypoint exactly on the echosounder
panel, and if you are using the cursor to measure a distance between 2 elements on the
image.
Recording echosounder data
You can record echosounder data and save the file internally in the NSO-II unit, or on to an
SD card inserted into the unit’s card reader located on the processor box.
The function is activated from “Echosounder settings panel”, see page 60.
The following options are available:
Bytes per sounding
Select how many bytes per seconds that are to be
used when saving the log file. More bytes yield
better resolution, but will cause the record file
to increase in size compared to using lower byte
settings.
Log all channels
Logs all available sonar data simultaneously.
When logging all channels, logs are saved in SL2 format instead of .slg format.
Log in XTF format
Optional logging format for SideScan data. This will only be available when a
StructureScan unit is connected.
This format does not log all channels into one file. The format is used for third part
application support on the PC (like SonarWiz) that need access to the StructureScan data.
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When the echosounder image
is being recorded, there will
be a flashing red symbol
and a message will appear
periodically at the bottom of
the screen.
The graphics shows that both
conventional echosounder and
StructureScan data are being
logged
Recording
symbol
Logging message
The sounder recording is stopped by re-selecting the Record function.
Viewing the recorded sounder data
Both internally and externally stored sounder records may be reviewed
when selected.
The log file is displayed as a paused image, and you control the scrolling
and display from the replay menu.
You can use the cursor on the replay image, and pan the image by tapping
and dragging on the screen as on a normal echo image.
If more than one channel was recorded in the selected echo file, you can select which
channel to display.
You exit the replay mode by pressing the OP40 X key or the
corner.
symbol in the upper right
Echo options
Palettes
Several display palettes with varying degrees of color and brightness are available.
Bottom coloring
The bottom coloring option colors the entire bottom and hard structure in bottom area in
one brown shade. This will clearly separate fish and vegetation from the bottom.
No bottom coloring
Bottom coloring ON
Optional echosounder image items
Echosounder images can be turned on/off individually. Refer graphics on page 55.
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Fish echoes
You can select how you want the echoes to appear on the echosounder image.
Traditional fish echoes
Fish symbols and depth indication
StructureScan™ overlay
When a StructureScan unit is connected to your NSO-II system, you can
overlay a DownScan image on the regular echo image.
When activated as described below, the echosounder menu will expand to
include basic StructureScan options.
Gain for both images can be adjusted as described on “Adjusting color and
gain settings” on page 57.
For more information about StructureScan, see “StructureScan™” on page
62.
Echosounder settings panel
Echosounder source
If you have more than one echosounder on your network, you can select which sounder
to be the preferred source on this NSO-II unit.
Network echosounder
You can share the echosounder connected to this NSO-II unit on the network
For more information about how to setup echosounders, refer to the separate NSO-II
Installation manual.
Ping speed
The Ping Speed controls the rate the transducer transmits into the water. A high ping
speed will make the image move fast on the screen, while a low ping speed will present a
longer history on the screen. The reverberation potentially caused by too high ping speed
can cause interference on the screen.
TVG
Wave action, boat wakes and temperature inversion can cause on-screen clutter near the
surface.
The surface clarity option reduces surface clutter by decreasing the sensitivity of the
receiver near the surface.
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Pausing the echosounder
Refer page 58.
Overlay downscan
When a StructureScan unit is connected to your NSO-II system, you can overlay DownScan
images on the regular echo image.
When activated, the echosounder menu will expand to include basic StructureScan
options. See “StructureScan™ overlay” described previously.
Recording and viewing the echosounder data
See page 58.
Search depth
Noise may cause the echosounder to search for unrealistic depths.
By adjusting the search depth you can avoid that such conditions interfere normal
echosounder operation.
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StructureScan™
StructureScan™ is an optional hardware
module that uses high frequency to provide a
High resolution image of the seabed
StructureScan™ provides a 150 m (480 ft) wide
coverage in high detail with SideScan, while
the DownScan™ provides picture perfect
images of structure and fish directly below
your boat, down to 90 m (300 ft).
The StructureScan™ panel is accessed from the shortcut icon on the Pages panel when
the StructureScan external box and transducer are fitted.
Setting up the StructureScan™ image
The view
The StructureScan panel can be set up as a traditional downscan image, or showing left/
right side scanning.
The DownScan image can also be added as an overlay to the traditional Echosounder
image. For more information, refer to “StructureScan™ overlay” on page 60.
DownScan
Depth
Temperature
Frequency / zoom
Range
scale
Upper
range
Color
indicator
Sea bed
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Lower
range
SideScan
Range
scale
Left water column
Right water column
Surface
Range
The range setting determines the water depth that is visible on the screen.
Auto range
When the range is set to Auto the system will automatically set the range depending on
the water depth.
Preset range levels
You can select between several preset range levels.
When manually changing the range the upper depth line will always be at the water
surface. These options allows you to focus on echoes at the upper part of the water
column.
StructureScan™ Frequencies
StructureScan supports two frequencies. 455 kHz is ideal for greater depth penetration
and while 800 kHz provides better definition especially at shallower depths.
Zooming
or
Zoom in
To select zooming level on the StructureScan image, you can use the IN/
OUT keys on OP40 or simply pinch to zoom IN and spread to zoom OUT.
Zoom level is shown on the panel.
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DownScan image
When zooming in on a DownScan image, the sea floor will be kept near to bottom of the
screen, irrespective of whether it is in auto-range or manual range.
If the range is set considerably less than the actual depth, the unit will not be able to find
the bottom when zooming.
If the cursor is active, the unit will zoom in where the cursor is pointed.
SideScan image
Zooming on a SideScan image acts as for DownScan, except that it zooms on the surface
rather than trying to keep the sea floor in view.
When the cursor is active, it will zoom where the cursor is pointed.
Adjusting the color settings
Strong and weak echo signals have different colors to
indicate the different signal strengths. The colors used
depend on which palette you select.
The more you increase the Color setting, the more echoes
will be displayed in the color at the strong return end of the
scale.
Color is adjustable by tapping and a vertical dragging
movement or by using the OP40 rotary knob. When you
press the knob the color control image will expand and
display it’s name in full. You can then adjust the value by
turning the knob. If no adjustments are made within 3
seconds the control will return to default size.
Using the cursor on the StructureScan™ panel
The cursor is by default not shown on the StructureScan
image.
When you tap the screen the cursor will appear. The left/
right distance from the vessel to the cursor are shown at
the cursor position, and the information window and the
history bar will be activated.
To remove the cursor and cursor elements from the panel,
press the Clear cursor panel button or the OP40 X key.
Viewing StructureScan history
Whenever the cursor is active on a StructureScan panel, the red scroll bar is also
shown. The scroll bar shows the image you are currently viewing in relation to the total
StructureScan image history stored.
Depending of the view selected, the scroll bar is on the far right side (DownScan) or at the
bottom of the screen (SideScan).
You can pan the image history by dragging up/down (SideScan) or left/right DownScan.
To resume normal StructureScan scrolling, press the Clear cursor panel button or the
OP40 X key..
Placing a mark on a StructureScan™ image
You can position a mark at the vessel’s position by pressing and holding the OP40 PLOT/
MARK key.
You can position a mark on a selected echosounder item by tapping the screen and then
activating the menu.
¼¼ Note: Only marks positioned by using the cursor will include depth information.
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Measuring distance
The cursor can be used to measure the distance between two observations on the
StructureScan image. It is easier to use the measure function when the sounder image is
paused.
1. Activate the menu to start the measure function
-- The cursor will be positioned in the middle of the panel, and the distance will be
measured from this position
2. Tap on the screen to select the second measuring point
-- A line will be drawn between the measuring points, and the distance will be listed in
the Information window
3. Continue tapping the screen to position new measuring points
When you press the Finish measuring panel button or the OP40 X key, the echosounder
will resume to normal scrolling.
Pausing StructureScan™
You can pause the StructureScan, allowing you to examine the structures and other
images in more depth and detail.
This function is useful when you need to position a waypoint exactly on the Structurescan
image, and if you are using the cursor to measure a distance between 2 elements on the
image.
Recording StructureScan™ data
You can record StructureScan data and save the file internally in the NSO-II unit, or onto an
SD card as described in “Recording and viewing the echosounder data” on page 61.
Structure options
Structure palette
Several display palettes with varying degrees of color and brightness are available.
Structure noise rejection
Signal interference from bilge pumps, engine vibration and air bubbles can clutter the
StructureScan image.
The noise rejection option filters the signal interference and reduces the on-screen clutter.
TVG
Wave action, boat wakes and temperature inversion can cause on-screen clutter near the
surface.
The TVG option reduces surface clutter by decreasing the sensitivity of the receiver near
the surface.
Flipping Left/Right image
If required, the left/right SideScanning images can be flipped to match the corresponding
side of you vessel.
Structure source
If you have more than one StructureScan on your network, you can select which unit to be
the preferred source on this NSO-II unit.
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StructureMap
The StructureMap™ feature overlays SideScan images from a StructureScan on the map.
This makes it easier to visualize the underwater environment in relation to your position,
and aids in interpreting SideScan images.
The example below shows a chart panel with Structure overlay, combined with a
traditional SideScan panel.
You move around in the chart as usual when you have a Structure overlay;
-- zoom the chart and the scanned image by using or the OP40 IN/OUT keys or the
pinch and spread movement
-- move the chart to view scanned image by tapping the screen and dragging your
finger in the selected direction
Pressing the Clear cursor button or the OP40 X key will remove the cursor from the panel,
and the chart center will be positioned at the vessel.
Activating Structure overlay
1. Turn on Structure overlay from the chart menu
-- The chart menu will be increased to show Structure options
-- Structure data will start to appear on the chart screen as soon as Structure overlay is
enabled
2. Select Structure source
-- Live data is default
¼¼ Note: Structure overlay can also be activated by selecting a saved StructureMap file from
the Files dialog.
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StructureMap sources
Two sources can be used to overlay Structure logs on the charts;
-- Live data, used when StructureScan units are connected to the NSO-II system
-- Saved files. These are recorded StructureScan (*.sl2) data that are converted to
StructureMap (*smf) format. Saved *.smf files can be used onNSO-II units even if no
StructureScan units are connected.
Live source
When live data is selected the SideScan imaging history is displayed as a trail behind the
vessel icon. The length of this trail will vary depending on available memory in the unit
and range settings. As the memory fills up the oldest data will automatically be deleted as
new data is added. When increasing the search range the ping speed of the StructureScan
transducer is reduced, but the width and the length of the image history will be increased.
¼¼ Note: Live mode does not save any data. If the unit is turned off, all recent data is lost.
Saved files
When Saved files are selected, the StructureMap file is overlaid on the map based on
position information in the file.
If the chart scale is large, the StructureMap area will be indicated with a boundary box
until the scale is large enough to show Structure details.
Saved mode is used to review and examine StructureMap files, and to position the vessel
on specific points of interest on a previous scanned area.
¼¼ Note: When saved files are used as source, the NSO-II displays all StructureMap files found
on the SD card and in the system’s internal memory. If there is more than one StructureMap of the same area, the images will overlap and clutter the chart. If several logs of the
same area are required, the maps should be put on separate SD cards.
StructureMap tips
-- To get a picture of taller structure (a wreck, etc) — don’t drive over it. Steer the boat so
the structure will be on the left or right side of your boat
-- Don’t use Autorange when using SideScan. Set your structure range to a significantly
greater level (two-to-three times) than the water depth to ensure a complete scan and
to maximize conversion accuracy
-- Don’t overlap history trails when conducting a side-by-side scan of an area
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Recording StructureScan data
StructureScan data can be recorded from a chart panel with Structure overlay enabled.
StructureScan recordings can also be started from a StructureScan panel.
When StructureScan data is being recorded, there
will be a flashing red symbol and a message will
appear periodically at the bottom of the screen.
¼¼ Note: The message includes information about
file size. Keep the size of your sonar logs to 100MB
or less to allow for faster file conversion.
The sounder recording is stopped by re-selecting
the record function.
Converting StructureScan data to StructureMap format
A StructureScan log file (.sl2) is converted to StructureMap format (.smf ) after recording
from the recording dialog, or from the Files dialog.
You can create standard or high resolution files. High resolution .smf files capture more
detail, but take longer to convert and are larger than standard resolution files.
To save disc space it is recommended to remove the StructureScan (*.sl2) files after
conversion.
Using StructureMap with mapping cards
StructureMap allows you to maintain full chart capability and can be used with embedded
cartography as well as Navionics, Insight and other third-party charting cards compatible
with the NSO-II systems.
When using StructureMap with mapping cards, copy the StructureMap (.smf ) files to the
unit’s internal memory. We recommend keeping copies of StructureMap files on external
SD cards.
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Structure options
You adjust the StructureMap settings from the Structure options menu. The menu is
available when Structure overlay is enabled.
Not all options are available when saved StructureMap files are used as source.
Unavailable options are greyed.
Structure Options, Live data
Range
Structure Options, Saved data
Sets the search range
Sets the opaqueness of the Structure overlay. With minimum
Transparency transparency settings the chart details will be almost hidden by the
StructureMap overlay
Transparency: Max
Palette
Color
Water
column
Adjusts the intensity of the Structure image. The more you increase the
color the more echoes will be displayed
Shows/hides the water column in Live mode.
Turned OFF schools of bait fish might not be seen on the SideScan
image.
Turned ON the accuracy of the SideScan image on the map might be
affected by the water depth.
Water column: OFF
Frequency
Transparency: Min
Selects Structure palette
Water column: ON
Sets the transducer frequency used by the unit. 800 kHz offers the best
resolution, while 455 kHz has greater depth and range coverage
Noise
rejection
Filters the signal interference and reduces the on-screen clutter
Clear live
history
Clears existing live mode history trails from the screen and begins
showing only the most current data
Record data
Records StructureScan data
Source
Selects StructureMap source
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Instrument panels
The instrument panels consists of multiple gauges - analog, digital and bar - that can be
customized to display selected data. The instrument panel displays data on dashboards,
and you can define up to ten dashboards within the instrument panel.
¼¼ Note! To include fuel/engine information, engine and tank information has to
be setup from the Settings panel.
Dashboards
Three dashboard layouts are predefined to display gauges showing information about
vessel, navigation information and angler requirement.
You switch between a panel’s dashboards by tapping the left and right side of the panel,
or by selecting the dashboard from the menu.
Vessel dashboard
Navigation dashboard
Angler dashboard
¼¼ Note: Additional dashboards can be activated. Refer to “Edit an Instrument dashboard”
below.
Customizing the Instrument panel
You can customize the Instrument panel by changing the data for each of the gauges in
the dashboard, by changing the dashboard layout, and by adding new dashboards. You
can also set limits of analog gauges.
All edit options are available from the Instrument panel menu.
Available editing options will depend on which data sources that are connected to your
system.
Edit an Instrument dashboard
Select the dashboard you want to edit, then;
1. Activate the menu
2. Select the edit option
3. Tap and hold on the gauge you want to change. The selected gauge will have a red outline
4. Select info to display
Save your changes by using the menu or by tapping the Finish editing panel button.
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AIS - Automatic Identification System
If an AIS device is connected, any targets detected by this devices can be displayed and
tracked. You can also see messages and position for DSC transmitting devices within
range.
AIS targets can be displayed as overlay on radar and chart images, and this feature is an
important tool for safe travelling and collision avoidance.
You can define alarms to notify you if an AIS target gets too close or if the target is lost.
AIS vessels on a chart panel
AIS vessels on a radar panel
Target symbols
The NSO-II system use the AIS target symbols shown below:
Symbol
Description
Sleeping AIS target (not moving or at anchor).
Moving and safe AIS target with course extension line.
Dangerous AIS target,
illustrated with bold line.
A target is defined as dangerous based on
the CPA and TCPA settings. Refer “Defining
dangerous vessels” on page 73.
Lost AIS target.
When no signals have been received within a
time limit a target will be defined as lost.
The target symbol represents the last valid
position of the target before the reception of
data was lost.
Selected AIS target,
activated by tapping on a
target symbol.
The target will return to default target
symbol when the cursor is moved.
Viewing information about AIS targets
Selecting single AIS targets
When you tap an AIS icon on the chart or radar
panel the symbol will change to Selected target
symbol, and the vessel name will be displayed.
You can display detailed information for a target
by activating the menu when the target is
selected.
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Viewing information about all AIS targets
Chart pages
From the menu, you can view information about
all AIS targets within range of your vessel.
Radar pages
The data bar includes information on up to 3 AIS targets.
The targets are listed with the closest target on top, and are color
coded to indicate target status.
Vessel alarms
You can define several alarms to alert you if a
target shows up within predefined range limits,
or if a previously identified target is lost.
Alarm ID
Description
Dangerous vessel
Controls whether an alarm shall be activated when a vessel
comes within the predefined CPA or TCPA. See “Defining
dangerous vessels” on page 73.
¼¼ Note: The check box controls whether the alarm pop-up
box is displayed and if the siren will sound. The CPA and
TCPA defines when a vessel is dangerous regardless of the
enabled/disabled state.
AIS vessel lost
Sets the range for lost vessels. If a vessel is lost within the set
range this will trigger an alarm
Vessel message
Controls whether an alarm shall be activated when a message is
received from an AIS target
Vessel settings panel
Your vessel’s MMSI number
You need to have your own MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity) number entered in
the NSO-II system to be able to receive addressed messages from AIS and DSC vessels.
It is also important to have the MMSI number entered to avoid seeing your own vessel as
an AIS target on the chart.
¼¼ Note: The Vessel message option in the alarm settings must be toggled on if any MMSI
message shall be displayed.
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Filtering the targets
All targets are by default shown on the display if an AIS device is
connected to the NSO-II system.
You can select not to show any targets, or to filter the icons based
on security settings, distance and vessel speed.
Vessel’s extension lines
The length of the extension lines for your vessel and for other
vessels can be set by the user.
The length of the extension lines is either set as a fixed
COG
distance, or to indicate the distance the vessel will move in
the selected time period.
Heading
For own vessel heading information is read from active
heading sensor, and COG information is as received from the
active GPS.
For other vessels COG data is included in the message received from the AIS system.
Defining dangerous vessels
You can define an invisible guard zone around
your vessel. When a target comes within this
distance from your vessel, the symbol will change
to the “dangerous” target symbol. An alarm will be
triggered if activated in the Alarm settings panel.
Speed and course indication
The extension line can be used to indicate speed and course for targets; either as absolute
(true) motion in the chart or relative to your vessel.
Different line style is used on the extension lines to indicate motion as shown below.
Absolute motion
Relative motion
AIS icon orientation
Sets the orientation of the AIS icon; either based on heading or COG information.
AIS SART
When an AIS SART (Search And Rescue beacon) is activated, it starts transmitting its
position and identification data. This data is received by your AIS device.
If your AIS receiver is not compliant with AIS SART, it interprets the received AIS SART data
as a signal from a standard AIS transmitter. An icon is positioned on the chart, but this icon
is an AIS vessel icon. Refer icon description in the NSO-II Operator manual.
If your AIS receiver is compliant with AIS SART, the following take place when AIS SART
data is received:
•
An AIS SART icon is located on the chart in the position received from the AIS SART
• An alarm message is displayed
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If you have enabled the siren, the alarm message will be followed by an audible alarm.
The following section describes the options available when an AIS SART message is
received by a Navico NAIS-400 transponder.
AIS SART alarm message
When data is received from an AIS SART, an alarm message is displayed on the NSO-II .
This message includes the AIS SART’s unique MMSI number, its position and its distance
and bearing from your vessel. You have three options:
1. Ignore the alarm
-- The alarm is muted and the message closed. The alarm will not reappear
¼¼ Note: If you ignore the alarm, the AIS SART icon remains visible on your chart, and the AIS
SART remains in the Vessels list.
If the AIS stops receiving the AIS SART message, the AIS SART remains in the Vessels list
for 10 minutes after it receives the last signal.
2. Save the waypoint
-- The waypoint is saved to your waypoint list. This waypoint name will be prefixed with
MOB AIS SART - followed by the unique MMSI number of the SART. e.g. MOB AIS SART
- 12345678.
3. Activate the MOB function
-- The display switches to a zoomed chart panel, centered on the AIS SART position
-- The NSO-II creates an active route to the AIS SART position
¼¼ Note: If the MOB function is already active, this will be terminated and replaced by the
new route towards the AIS SART position!
If you select the AIS SART icon on the chart you will see the AIS MOB details.
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Audio
When the NSO-II is connected to a SonicHub server you can use your unit to control audio
playback from iPod, iPhone, USB mass storage device (mp3) and AM/FM radio. Before
playing FM radio you must purchase a marine-grade AM/FM antenna.
When connected to a WM-2 Satellite module you can subscribe and include Sirius™
audio on your NSO-II system. Sirius™ audio and weather service covers inland US waters
and coastal areas into the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean
Sea. The Sirius™ audio products received vary depending on your selected subscription
package. For more information refer to www.sirius.com.
Before you can start using your equipment, it must be installed according to the
Installation manual included with the unit.
Enabling audio
You must enable audio to control audio on your
NSO-II unit.
Audio media bar
When audio is enabled, the media bar will appear at the bottom of the screen on all
pages. The media bar varies from one audio source to another.
Panel buttons
Volume level
Media bar
You switch focus between other panels and the media bar by tapping on the selected
panel.
Audio menus
When you tap the media bar, the audio panel buttons are displayed. Tapping the screen
again makes these go away.
When the media bar is active you can display the full audio menu by:
• Tapping the MENU panel button
• Pressing and holding on the media
bar
The menus differ from one audio source to another as shown in the following sections.
Setting up the SonicHub speakers
Speaker zones
Your unit has four on-board amplified channels for directly driving speakers. There are
also two low level channels (stereo) for supplying signal to an external amplifier, plus two
mono channels for amplified subwoofer(s).
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The audio outputs are organized in 3 zones. You can adjust balance, volume and volume
limit settings independently for each zone. Adjustments to the bass and treble settings
will alter all zones. Refer graphics.
Zone 1
Left/Right speakers
Zone 2
Left/Right speakers
Zone 3
Amplifier output, Subwoofer output
Master volume control
By default the volume for all speaker zones are adjusted when you adjust the volume on
an NSO-II unit.
You can adjust each speaker zone individually from any NSO-II unit from the SonicHub
Zones dialog. From this dialog you can also define which zones shall be altered when you
increase/decrease the volume from the control unit.
Operating the audio source
Selecting the audio source
You switch between available audio sources from the audio menu.
¼¼ Note: The Mic source selects a high voltage level input allowing you to broadcast loud
hailer messages over the audio system.
Adjusting the volume
The volume is adjusted by using the OP40 rotary knob or by tapping the
volume level icon and then dragging your finger on the slide bar.
The volume can also be adjusted by using the menu, and from the master
control dialog as described later in this chapter.
Muting
You toggle muting on/off by pressing the OP40 rotary knob.
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Audio playback
Playback panel buttons
• Tap
Display source’s native menu
• Tap
Play previous track
• Tap
Play
• Tap
Play next track
• Tap
Display audio menu
Shuffle and repeat
Shuffle (e.g. tracks or albums) and repeat is turned on/off from the audio
menu, or by tapping the icons in the media bar will switch between all
repeat/shuffle modes and then to off. The icons will be red when the function
is turned on.
Playback menu
The playback menus include an option giving
access to the source’s native menu or file
structure, used for selecting tracks.
The examples show iPod menus.
Using the FM/AM radio
Selecting AM/FM tuner region
Before playing FM or AM radio, you must select the appropriate AM and FM tuner regions
for your location.
AM/FM panel buttons
• Tap and hold
Tune in to an AM/FM radio channel
• Tap
Goto previous/next station in favorite list
• Tap
Display audio menu
Saving a channel to the favorite list
When the channel is tuned in, you can add the stations to your
favorite list.
All favorite channels can be viewed, selected and deleted from within
this list.
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Using the Sirius radio
Sirius panel buttons
• Tap and hold
Tune in to a Sirius radio channel
• Tap
Goto previous/next station in favorite list
• Tap
Display audio menu
Channels list
The channels list displays all available Sirius channels, whether or not you have a
subscription for the channel.
Favorite list
You can create a list of your favorite Sirius channels from within the channels list. You will
not be able to add unsubscribed channels.
When a favorite list is available, you page through this list using the panel buttons.
Locking channels
You can lock selected Sirius channels from being broadcasted unless an unlock code is
entered.
When the function is activated, a 4 digit code must be entered before the locking is
activated.
The same code must be entered before a locked channel can be released.
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FUSION-Link Support
Compatible FUSION-Link devices connected to the NMEA 2000 network can be controlled
from the NSO-II.
The integration is currently limited and not supporting the following features:
• Multiple FUSION-Link device connectivity
• VHF channel and Sirius weather controls via FUSION-Link devices
• DVD controls through the NSO-II
¼¼ Note: You must enable audio to control audio on your NSO-II.
Refer to the Audio section in the NSO-II Operator
for information about audio control from the
NSO-II.
A compatible FUSION-Link device connected to the NMEA 2000 network should
automatically be identified by the NSO-II. If not, enable the feature from the advanced
option in the system settings menu.
¼¼ Note: Only one audio device is allowed - either a SonicHub or a FUSION-Link capable
device, but not both.
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Weather
GRIB weather
The NSO-II includes a GRIB data viewer. You can import GRIB files via an SD card inserted
into the card reader, and overlay the information onto your charts.
The GRIB data is available for download from www.grib.us
Importing GRIB data
GRIB data must be imported into memory before it can be used. The file can be imported
directly from an SD card, or from the NSO-II if you have previously copied the file to the
device.
¼¼ Note: GRIB data that is imported from an SD will not be saved in the NSO-II. The data will
be lost when new GRIB data is imported.
Select the GRIB file on the SD card or on the device to import the data.
The GRIB weather display
Imported GRIB weather data can be displayed as an overlay on your chart panel.
Pressure contours
Wind barbs
GRIB information window
When the GRIB weather overlay is selected, the chart menu will increase to show
GRIB weather options. From this menu you can select which weather symbols
you want to display, set the distance between the barbs, and you can adjust the
opaqueness of the weather symbols.
From this menu you can also animate the weather forecast as described later in
this chapter.
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Direction
Wind barb symbols
The rotation of the wind barbs indicate the wind direction.
Wind speed is indicated by a combination of small and large barbs at the end of the wind
tail.
Zero knots / Indeterminate wind direction
Small barb = 5 knots
Large barb = 10 knots
Arrow barb = 50 knots
If a combination of 5 and 10 knot barbs are shown on a tail then these will need to be
added together to give you the total wind speed. The example below shows 3 x large barb
+ 1 x small barb = 35 knots, and 60 knots indicated with 1 x arrow barb + 1 x large barb.
Wind speed: 35 knots
Wind speed: 60 knots
Animating GRIB weather forecast
The GRIB data contains forecast information for a set number of days. It is possible to
animate the weather data and to show the predicted forecast for a specific time and date.
The time scales will vary depending on the file you are using.
Once animation is selected, the Clear time control panel button is displayed at the top of
the chart panel. Time and speed dials will appear on the right side of the panel.
Speed dial
Time dial
• Press the OP40 rotary knob to change between the time and speed dials
• Press the Clear time control panel button to stop the animation
Selecting time
Turn the OP40 rotary knob to select the time for which you want to display the weather
data. The time increments may vary depending on the GRIB file.
The time shift is shown in the time dial and in brackets in the GRIB information window.
The time will be relative to the current time as provided by a GPS device connected to the
NSO-II.
As a GRIB file ages it will be possible to see the historic data represented in minus hours
until the data becomes outdated. Once the data is outdated it reverts to the time frame
being relative to the earliest forecast in the file.
¼¼ Note: If no current time is provided via GPS the GRIB file time is only relative to the earliest forecast in the file. It will then not show a real time weather representation.
Animation speed
Use the OP40 rotary knob to adjust animation speed.
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SiriusXM™ weather (North America only)
When connected to a Navico Weather Module WM-2, you can subscribe and include
Sirius™ audio and Sirius™ Marine Weather Service on your NSO-II system (North America
only).
Sirius™ audio and weather service covers inland US waters and coastal areas into the
Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.
The audio and weather products received vary depending on your selected subscription
package. For more information refer to www.siriusxm.com/marineweather
Sirius™ status panel
When the WM-2 is connected to the system, you will get access to the Sirius™ status panel.
Signal strength is indicated as 1/3 (weak), 2/3
(good) or 3/3 (preferred).
The ESN shows the electronic serial number
for the WM-2 module.
Weather display
The Sirius™ weather can be displayed as an overlay on your chart panel.
When weather overlay is selected, the chart menu will increase to show the available
weather options.
Precipitation
color shading
City forecast icon
SST color bar
Storm icons
SST color
shading
Wind barbs
Showing detailed weather information
When you tap a shaded weather area, available information will be shown in the cursor
window.
When you tap a weather icon, detailed information about the observation can be
displayed by using the menu or by pressing the OP40 rotary knob.
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Weather symbology
Precipitation
Shades of color are used to show precipitation type and intensity. Darkest color indicates
highest intensity.
Precipitation type
Color codes
Rain
From light green (light rain) - yellow - orange - to dark red (heavy
rain)
Snow
Blue
Mixed
Pink
Sea surface temperature (SST)
Can be shown as color shading or text.
When color coding is selected, the SST color bar will be shown on the left side of the
display.
You can define which temperature range that shall be color coded as described later in
this section.
Wave indication
Colors are used to indicate forecasted wave height. Dark red indicate the highest waves,
while blue are used for the lowest.
You can define which height range shall be color coded as described later in this section.
Wind symbols
Direction
Length and rotation of the barbs indicate wind direction and speed.
Adjusting the color shading
You can define the sea surface temperature range and wave height color coding.
The temperature above warm and below cool values will be displayed as progressively
darker red and darker blue.
Waves higher than the maximum value will be indicated with progressively darker red.
Waves lower than the minimum value will not be color coded.
Weather icons
Several weather icons are available to show current or predicted weather conditions. You
can tap an icon to display detailed weather information.
Icon
Description
City forecast
Surface observation
Tropical storm tracking; past (grey) - present (red) - future (yellow)
Hurricane (category 1-5) tracking; past (grey) - present (red) - future (yellow)
Tropical disturbance/depression tracking; past (grey) - present (red) - future
(yellow)
Storm attributes
Lightning
Watch box location and warning
Marine zone location
Weather overlay transparency
The opaqueness of the weather overlay can be adjusted.
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Min transparency
Max transparency
Weather reports
Marine zone
Sirius™ service includes access to weather reports
for all U.S. Marine Zones, with the exception of the
high seas zones..
You can setup the system to read the forecast for a
selected area.
Tap the selected zone, and use the menu to
confirm your selection.
Tropical statements
You can read tropical statements including information about tropical weather conditions.
These statements are available for the entire Atlantic and the Eastern Pacific.
Animating Sirius™ weather graphics
The NSO-II records the weather information you have turned on, and this information
can be used to animate past or future weather conditions. The amount of information
available in the system depends on the amount of weather activity; the more complex it
is, the less time will be available for animation.
You can animate the past or the future, depending on which weather view you have
turned on:
• if the precipitation overlay was turned on, you can animate for the past and only assume
weather conditions in the immediate future.
• if the colored wave height overlay was turned on, you can animate the future (the
predictions).
When activated, the time for the current graphic animation will be displayed in the lower
left corner of the chart panel.
Weather alarms
You can setup the lightning or storm
alarms to be within a certain range of
your vessel.
You can also get an alarm as a severe
weather forecast alarm issued for your
chosen marine zone.
A watchbox is defined by the National
Weather Service. When the alarm is
turned on you will get an alarm when
your vessel is inside or is entering into a
watchbox.
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Video
The video function allows you to view videos or camera sources on your NSO-II screen.
For information about how to connect the camera, see the separate NSO-II Installation
manual.
¼¼ Note: The video images will not be shared via the network. You can only view the video
on the unit connected to the video source.
Video panel
The video image will be proportionally scaled to fit into the video panel. Area not covered
by the image will be colored black.
The graphics below show images from a thermal imaging camera.
Video menus
When you tap the video panel, the video panel buttons are displayed. Tapping the screen
again makes these go away.
When the video panel buttons are active you can display the full video menu by:
• Pressing the panel button or
the OP40 MENU key
• Pressing and holding on the
video panel
Setting up the video panel
Video source
NSO-II supports two video input channels. You can select to view one channel only, or to
cycle the image between available video cameras.
The cycle period can be set from 5 to 120 seconds.
Adjusting the video image
You can optimize the video display by adjusting the video image settings. The settings are
adjusted individually for each video source. Default for all settings: 50%.
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facing cameras used to back-down the vessel.
Video standard
NSO-II supports NTSC and PAL video. The two channels are set up individually. Check the
local video standard or the standard of your cameras.
FLIR camera control
If a FLIR camera is available on the Ethernet network, you can display the video and
control the camera from the NSO-II.
A video panel can be set up as a single panel, or as one of the panels on a multiple panel
page.
Establishing connection with the FLIR video camera
When a video panel is active, the NSO-II will automatically recognize a Flir camera if this is
available on the network.
¼¼ Note: When there is DHCP server present on the Ethernet network, FLIR camera will need
to be configured and set to have Static IP Address before the connection can be established. For instructions on how to configure your specific FLIR camera model please refer
to FLIR documentation.
¼¼ Note: Only one FLIR camera can be connected to the Ethernet network at a time.
When you activate a video panel, the system will start searching the network for a FLIR
camera.
If the connection later is lost, this will be indicated by a panel key. Tap this key to reestablish the connection.
When the connection is established the menu will change to include access to FLIR
camera control.
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¼¼ Note: You can take over camera control from any NSO-II unit connected to the Ethernet
network.
Panning and tilting the camera
When the connection to the FLIR camera is established, pan and tilt panel buttons appear
on the video panel. The left and right arrows control the camera’s pan, while the up and
down arrows tilt the camera.
Press one of the arrow buttons on the panel to control the camera. The camera will move
as long as you press the button.
Zooming the video image
You zoom the video image by using the OP40 IN/OUT keys. or the pinch/spread
movement on the screen.
There are two different zoom options available, depending on selected FLIR camera
source option. Refer “The FLIR camera source options” below.
Digital zoom
Only available when the camera is in Infrared mode.
In this mode the zoom is represented in levels (0, 2 and 4 times zoom). Each press on one
of the OP40 IN/OUT keys will increment or decrement the zoom level.
Optical zoom
Available in daylight mode.
In this mode the camera will zoom as long as you press the OP40 IN/OUT keys.
The FLIR camera source options
The FLIR camera includes both daylight and infrared video sources.
When the infrared source is selected, the following options are available:
Toggle color scheme
Cycles through FLIR’s video output color scheme. Each
of these schemes maps a different color to a different
temperature
Toggle polarity
Inverts the color scheme.
For example, instead of: White = Hot and Black = Cold, it will
become Black = Hot and White = Cold
The camera’s home position
You can set the current pan and tilt position as the camera’s home position.
You can later quickly return to this camera position.
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BEP CZone
The NSO-II system integrate with BEP’s CZone system used for controlling and monitoring
a distributed power system on your vessel.
A separate manual will be provided with your CZone system. Refer to this documentation
and to the NSO-II Installation manual for how to install and configure the CZone system.
BEP CZone panel
Quick access to CZone panel from Pages
When the CZone system is connected and configured, the CZone icon will be shown on
the Pages overview panel (Home). This icon gives access to CZone panel, providing icons
for CZone modes.
CZone modes
The CZone modes provide a one press functionality that allows multiple circuits to be
controlled efficiently. The modes are configured during installation of the system.
All available modes will be displayed on the CZone panel.
If there are more than 6 modes configured on screen the rest of the modes will move to
the More Modes option.
Intuitive CZone modes status icon
The CZone modes provide a one press functionality that allows multiple circuits to be
controlled efficiently. The modes are typically configured during installation.
Up to 6 commonly used modes can be displayed on the CZone panel. If more than 6
modes are configured, the rest are accessible under More Modes... option.
Mode is active
Mode is inactive
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CZone system overview options
Enables you to monitor all on board parameters including tank levels displayed in
graphical, percentage and remaining volume formats.
Shows control options and monitoring information.
Displays visual and audible alarms that can be set for high and low levels.
CZone info panel
When the CZone is installed and configured, an additional CZone dashboard will be
added to the Instrument panels.
Vessel dashboard
Navigation dashboard
Angler dashboard
CZone dashboard
You switch between a panel’s dashboards by tapping the left and right arrow symbols or
by selecting the dashboard from the menu.
See “Instrument
panels” on page 70 for
further information.
Editing the CZone dashboard
You can customize CZone dashboard by changing the data for each of the gauges.
Available editing options will depend on the type of gauge and which data sources are
connected to your system.
CZone AC Main Control Interface (AMCI) and AC Output Interface (ACOI) support
AMCI allows you to select which mains power device will supply power to the vessel. ACOI
provides on/off control and power distribution protection for AC devices on the vessel.
AC controls are configurable under Control and Monitor panel.
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Alarm system
The NSO-II system will continuously check for dangerous situations and system faults
while the system is running. When an alarm situation occurs, an alarm message will pop
up on the screen.
If you have enabled the siren, the alarm message will be followed by an audible alarm,
and the switch for external alarm will go active.
The alarm is recorded in the alarm listing so that you can see the details and take the
appropriate corrective action.
Type of messages
The messages are classified according to how the reported situation will affect your vessel.
The following color codes are used:
Color
Importance
Red
Critical
Orange
Important
Yellow
Standard
Blue
Warning
Green
Light warning
Single alarms
A single alarm is displayed with the name of the alarm as the title, and
with details for the alarm.
Multiple alarms
If more than one alarm is activated simultaneously, the alarm message
will display a list of up to 3 alarms. The alarms are listed in the order they
occur with the alarm activated first at the top. The remaining alarms are
available in the Alarms dialog.
Acknowledging a message
The following options are available in the alarm dialog for acknowledging a message:
Option
Result
OK
Sets the alarm state to acknowledged, meaning that you are aware of the
alarm condition. The siren / buzzer will stop and the alarm dialog will be
removed.
The alarm will however remain active in the alarm listing until the reason for
the alarm has been removed.
Disable
Disables the current alarm setting. The alarm will not show again unless you
turn it back on in the Alarms dialog.
There is no time-out on the alarm message or siren. They remain until you acknowledge
the alarm or until the reason for the alarm is removed.
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Alarms dialog
The alarms can be setup in the Alarms dialog. This dialog also includes information about
active alarms and alarm history.
The alarms are described in the chapter describing the corresponding feature e.g. all
autopilot alarms are described in the Autopilot section.
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Tools page
The Tools dialog includes options and tools that are not specific to any panel. This dialog
and sub-screen dialogs are always full screen.
A tools dialog will open on top of your previous page. When you close one of these
dialogs the display will return to last active page.
Any listing in the tools dialogs has a page menu, giving access to available options for the
selected item. The menu is displayed by tapping and holding on the screen or by pressing
the OP40 MENU key..
Vessels
Status listing
List of all AIS, MARPA, and DSC vessels with
available information.
Message listing
List of all messages received from other AIS
vessels with time stamp.
Alarms
Active alarms
List of active alarms.
Alarm history
List of all alarms with time stamp.
Alarm settings
List of all available alarm options in the system,
with current settings.
Satellites
Status page for active satellites.
WAAS (and EGNOS) differential position
correction can be configured to On or OFF.
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Find
Search function for several chart items.
Waypoints/routes/tracks
List of waypoints, routes and tracks with details.
Tap on the waypoint, route or track you wish to
edit or delete
Trip Log
Trip 1 / Trip 2
Displays voyage and engine information, with
reset option for all data fields.
Today
Displays voyage and engine information for
current date. All data fields will be automatically
reset when the date changes.
Sun/moon
Displays sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset
for a position based on entered date and the
position’s latitude/longitude.
Tides
Displays tide information for the tide station
nearest to your vessel.
Tap the arrow panel buttons to change date, or
tap the date field to access the calender function.
Available tide stations can be selected from the
menu.
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Files
File management system for files, waypoints,
routes, tracks and settings.
NMEA 0183 Data logging
All serial output sentences sent over the NMEA 0183 TCP
connection are logged to an internal file. You can export
and review this file for service and fault finding purposes.
The maximum file size is predefined. If you have
added several other files to the system (sonar and/or
StructureMap recordings, music, pictures, pdf files), this
may reduce the allowed file size for the log file.
The system logs as much data as possible within the file
size limitation, then it starts overwriting the oldest data.
Exporting the log file
The log file can be exported from the Files dialog.
When you select the Log database you are prompted to select a destination folder and
filename. Once accepted the log file is written to the chosen location.
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GoFreeTM wireless
With a WIFI-1 unit connected to an NSO-II you can use a wireless device to remotely
control the NSO-II. The NSO-II is controlled from the wireless device by Apps downloaded
from their relevant Application store.
¼¼ Note: In this document we have used the term wireless devices, and graphics from iPad
and App Store are used as examples. The wireless functionality is however, provided for
other vendors’ tablets or smartphones, and those can be used for controlling the NSO-II
when relevant Apps are available.
¼¼ Note: For security reasons Autopilot and CZone control are currently not supported for
control from a wireless device.
Installation and wiring for the WIFI-1 unit are described in the separate WIFI-1 Installation
Guide.
Setting the NSO-II name
The name of the NSO-II can be set by the user. The entered name will be broadcasted on
NMEA 2000 and IP based networks.
Choose a unique name for the NSO-II to allow you to identify each unit on the Simrad
GoFree Controller & Viewer App.
NSO-IIA
Setting up the WIFI-1
1. Connect the WIFI-1 unit to the NSO-II with the Ethernet cable supplied with the WIFI-1
unit:
-- The WIFI-1 access point will now be listed in the NSO-II menu
-- The Network name and Network key are the same as found on the sticker on the
WIFI-1 unit
2. Change the Network name and Network key if required.
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Setting up multiple WIFI-1 units
On large or metal hulled vessels it may be necessary to connect multiple WIFI-1 access
points to extend the range.
Up to 2 WIFI-1 units can be connected to one NSO-II, but only the WIFI-1 unit defined as
primary access point can be used for connecting the wireless device to the NSO-II.
1. Open the access points’ dialog as shown above
2. Activate the line for the connected WIFI-1 unit, and re-define this to be a secondary access point
3. Connect and define the additional WIFI-1 unit as described in “Setting up the WIFI-1” on
page 95.
-- The latest connected WIFI-1 unit will now be the primary access point, and only this
can be used for connecting the wireless device to the NSO-II.
Selecting communication channel
The WIFI-1 unit will automatically select the channel used for communication with the
wireless devices.
You might need to change the channel if other transmitting devices cause conflicts
(multiple networks, wireless phones etc), or if you are using the equipment in areas with
restricted channel selection.
The channels can be manually changed from the drop down list.
¼¼ Note: Only technically skilled persons should set up multiple WIFI-1 units or change the
communication channel!
Connecting the wireless device to the WIFI-1
Set up the wireless device’s network to be the WIFI-1 defined as primary access point.
-- The Network name is found in the NSO-II menu. Refer to “Setting up the WIFI-1” on
page 95.
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Enable/disable wireless control of NSO-II
1. Download the Simrad GoFree Controller & Viewer App from the application store to the
wireless device.
2. Start the App, and tap the NSO-II icon in the GoFree Controller page to request remote
control of the NSO-II.
The first time you request control from the wireless device, the NSO-II will prompt you to
confirm remote control from this device.
You have the following options:
Yes
Allows control from the wireless device as long as the device is
connected to the WIFI-1 network.
You will have to request remote control again if the wireless device later
re-connects to the WIFI-1 network.
No
Allows no control from the wireless device. The NSO-II display can be
viewed on the wireless device, but no operation is allowed.
Always
Allows control of the NSO-II from this wireless device until you choose to
disable the control. See description later in this section.
When control is confirmed, the connection is immediately established.
All wireless devices that are allowed to control the NSO-II are listed in the Wifi device list.
Disabling wireless control
You disable wireless control from a remote device as follows:
1. In the device list, select the wireless device you want to disable
2. Uncheck the Always allow option
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3. Press and hold on the selected line in the list to show the menu
4. Select Disconnect
5. On the wireless device, select the view only option
You can now view the NSO-II display on the wireless devise, but no operation is allowed.
Wireless control of the NSO-II is re-established by re-starting the App and confirming
remote control.
¼¼ Note: If control is rejected the wireless device will mirror the NSO-II screen, but no operation is allowed from the remote device.
All connected wireless devices will be listed in the NSO-II dialog, and you can change the
access level for all connected devices.
Operating the NSO-II with a wireless device
When remote control is accepted, the NSO-II page will be mirrored to the wireless device.
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The NSO-II image includes softkeys:
PAGES, MENU, ZOOM IN, ZOOM OUT, POWER, ENTER, CANCEL, GO TO, MARK, MOB.
Tapping these keys works as operating the similar hard keys on the OP40 Remote Control.
Lets you select which NSO-II to control if more than one is connected to the
active WIFI-1 unit
Returns to the GoFree Controller page.
Using the WIFI-1 for data bridging
The WIFI-1 can be used for bridging data from the NSO-II to other applications running on
a wireless remote device.
The graphics below is an example only, showing setup for the iNavX application run on an
iPhone.
IP address and port information is found in the NSO-II as shown below.
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Customizing your system
Page overview
Pages group overview
The Pages group overview is pre-configured with 6
page groups and with 3 shortcut icons to Autopilot
panel, to a combined Chart/Echosounder panel, and to
the StructureScan™ panel.
The pre-configured shortcuts can be removed or
modified by the user.
Page group panels
Each of the 6 page group panels are pre-configured
with a combination of pages:
The main page in each group is a full size panel. All
pre-configured pages, except the main page for the
page group, can be modified by the user.
Each page group can have up to 9 pages, organized as
single panels or as a combination of panels. You can
also define your own pages.
Create favorite pages
You can edit a pre-configured page or define your own pages from the page editor.
1. Tap and hold on an empty page icon or a pre-configured page icon. You can also select
the icon with the OP40 rotary knob and then pressing the OP40 MENU key.
• Tap the Add new page... to display the page editor panel
2. Select the panel icon one by one to set up your custom pages
3. Save the page layout by tapping the Save button.
You can have several panels on each page.
The panels are arranged as illustrated below.
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Deleting a page
All pre-configured and user defined pages, except the main page for the page group, can
be deleted.
1. Tap and hold on the page icon for the page you want to remove. You can also select the
icon with the OP40 rotary knob and then pressing the OP40 MENU key.
2. Select the delete option from the menu.
Setting the appearance of the instrument bar
Data sources connected to the system can be viewed in the instrument bar at the top of
your pages.
You can choose to turn the instrument bar off, display either one or two rows, or set it to
alternate the rows automatically.
Turning the databar on/off
1. Tap and hold on the page icon for the page you want to edit.
2. Toggle on/off the instrument bar from the menu.
Changing the appearance of the databar
1. Tap and hold the instrument bar at the top of the dialog to get access to the edit mode.
2. Tap the instrument field to change, and select the type of information you want to display
3. Define the appearance for both rows, and the time period if you want the rows to alter
automatically
4. Save your changes by tapping the Close button.
Changing system settings
The system settings provide access to advanced settings for your system and determines
the way your system displays various user interface information on the display.
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Language
Controls the language used on this unit for panels, menus and dialogs. Changing the
language will make the unit re-start.
Text size
Used for setting the text size in menus and dialogs.
Default setting: Normal
Key beeps
Controls the loudness of the beep sound when a key is pressed.
Default settings: On
Time
Controls the local time zone offset, and the format of the time and date.
Audio
Used for activating the audio media bar at the bottom of the pages.
Screen capture
Press the PWR key and the PAGES key simultaneously to capture an image from the
screen. The image files can be moved or copied to an SD card.
This feature is only available for touch monitors.
Restore defaults
Allows you to select which settings are to be restored to their original factory settings.
Power control
Controls whether this unit is a master or slave on the network.
Advanced
Shows a dialog with more advanced settings.
About
Displays copyright information and technical information for this unit.
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Simulator
Simulator mode
The simulation feature will let you see how the unit works in a stationary position and
without being connected to echosounder, radar, GPS etc.
You can use the simulator to help you become familiar with your unit before using it out
on the water.
When the simulator is toggled on this is indicated in the lower part
of the display.
Demo mode
In this mode the unit automatically runs through the main features of the product; it
changes pages automatically, adjusts settings, opens menus etc.
If you tap the screen or press a key when demo mode is running, the demonstration will
pause. After a time-out period, demo mode will resume.
Selecting simulator source files
See “Recording
echosounder data” on page
58 for information about
how to record sounder files.
You can select which data files to be used by the
simulator.
A set of source files is included in your system, and you
can import files by using an SD card inserted into the
unit’s card reader on the processor box.
You can also use your own recorded echosounder files
in the simulator.
Advanced simulator settings
The advanced simulator settings allow you to define how to run the simulator. When the
settings are saved these will be used as default when starting the simulator mode.
GPS source
Selects where the GPS data is generated from.
Speed, Course and Route
Used for manually entered values when GPS source is set
to Simulated course or Simulated route. Otherwise, GPS
data including speed and course comes from the selected
echosounder or radar files.
Set start position
Moves the vessel to current cursor position.
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Maintenance
Preventive maintenance
The NSO-II unit does not contain any field serviceable components, therefore the operator
is required to perform only a very limited amount of preventative maintenance.
It is recommended that you always fit the supplied protective sun cover when the unit is
not in use.
Simple maintenance procedures
Cleaning the display unit
The supplied cleaning cloth should be used to clean the screen, where possible. Use
plenty of water to resolve and take away salt remains. Crystalized salt may scratch the
coating if using a damp cloth. Apply minimal pressure to the screen.
Where marks on the screen can’t be removed by the cloth alone, use a 50/50 mixture of
warm water and isopropyl alcohol to clean the screen. Avoid any contact with solvents
(acetone, mineral turpentine etc.), or ammonia based cleaning products, as they may
damage the anti-glare layer or plastics bezel.
To prevent UV damage to the plastic bezel, it is recommended that the sun cover be fitted
when the unit is not in use for an extended period.
Cleaning the media port door
Clean the media port door regularly to avoid that salt crystallize on the surface, causing
water to leak into the card slot.
Checking the keys on OP40 Remote controller
Make sure that no keys are stuck in the down position. If one is stuck, wiggle the key to
free it back to normal.
Checking the connectors
The connectors should be checked by visual inspection only.
Push the connector plugs into the connector, if the connector plugs are equipped with a
lock; ensure that this is in the correct position.
Software upgrades
The latest software for the NSO-II will be available for download from our website;
www.simrad-yaching.com
Detailed instructions for how to install the software will follow the upgrade files.
For more details about software upgrades, refer to the separate Installation manual.
Trouble shooting
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Corrective action
One or more functions do not operate as
normal
Perform a back to factory as described in
“Restore defaults” on page 100
Normal operation is not possible and back
to factory does not fix the problem
Switch off the unit, press and hold the
zoom in and out keys on OP40 and
switch on the unit. Release the zoom keys
after some 5-6 seconds. A second beep
confirms the reset
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Backing up your system data
Waypoints, routes, tracks that you create are filed in your system. It is recommended to
regularly copy these files and your system settings files as part of your back-up routine.
The files are copied to an SD card inserted in the card slot on the processor box.
Different output formats are available:
User Data File version 5
This is used to import and export waypoints and
routes with a standardized universally unique
identifier (UUID), which is very reliable and easy to
use. The data includeds such information as the time
and date when a route was created etc.
User Data File version 4
This is best used when transferring data from one
NS* system to another, since it contains all the extra
bits of information these systems store about items.
User Data file version 3 ( w/depth) Should be used when transferring user data from an
User data file version 2 (no depth) NS* system to a legacy Lowrance ( LMS, LCX, etc )
GPX (GPS Exchange)
This is the format most used on the web that shares
among most GPS systems in the world. Use this
format if you are taking data to a competitors unit.
Northstar.dat (no Tracks)
Used to transfer data to a legacy Northstar device.
The example shows how to export waypoints, routes and tracks. Selection is done by
using the OP40 rotary knob or the menu.
1. Select Files from the Tools dialog
2. Press the OP40 rotary knob to access the export dialog, and select the file format you
want to export to
3. Select destination folder
4. Enter name for exported file.
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Menu and dialog overview
Panel menus
The graphics below shows panel specific menus with and without active cursor on panel.
Tap the MENU button or tab and hold on the panel to call up the panel menu.
Chart
Instruments
¼¼ Note: Chart menu will be extended if
overlay is selected.
Echo
Video
Structure
Autopilot
Radar
Goto menu
This menu is displayed on any panel
by pressing and holding the OP40
GO TO key.
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Settings dialogs
The Settings overview page is available by selecting the Pages button and then
Settings.
System settings
Echosounder settings
Chart settings
Radar settings
Insight chart database
Autopilot settings
Navionics chart database
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Navigation settings
Units settings
Fuel settings
Network settings
Tracks settings
Vessels settings
Alarms settings
Simulator settings
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Index
A
About this manual 3
AIS 71
Defining dangerous vessels 73
Filtering the targets 73
Icon orientation 73
SART 73
Selecting targets 71
Target symbols 71
Vessel alarms 72
Vessel settings 72
Alarms 90
Acknowledging a message 90
Dialog 91
History 91
Limits 30
Listing 92
Message 12
Messages 90
Multiple alarms 90
Settings 108
Single alarms 90
Vessel 72
Waypoint 26
Weather 84
Audio 75
FM/AM radio 77
Fusion Link Support 79
Media bar 75
Menus 75
Operating the audio source 76
Rotary knob 76
Sirius radio 78
SonicHub speakers 75
Autopilot 33
Activating 33
AUTO mode 36
Depth Contour Tracking, DCT 39
Dodging 40
EVC system 43
Follow-up steering (FU) 36
Gybing 42
Heading capture 36
Leg 38, 40, 41
Locking an NSO-II unit 44
Locking remote stations 43
Mode 33
Mode indication 33
Mode overview 34
Navigating with autopilot 30
Navigating with the 40
NoDrift mode 40
Panel 34
Pop up 33
Power steering (NFU) 36
Response 45
Rotary knob 37, 38, 40
Sailing parameters 45
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Sea state filter 44
Settings 44, 107
Standby 36
Tacking 42
Turn pattern steering 36
Turn variables 37
Using the NSO-II in an AP24/AP28
system 43
Waypoint arrival circle 41
Wind steering 43
Wind vane steering 41
B
Backing up your system data 105
Basic Operation 14
BEP CZone 88
Dashboard 89
Modes 88
Panel 88
System overview options 89
C
Cancel navigation 30
Chart
Settings 107
Charts 17
Categories 22
CMAP chart options 21
Creating routes 18
Cursor 18
Detail 22
Dragging waypoints 18
Easy View 23
Grid lines 20
Imagery style 22
Insight 20
Insight chart options 21
Look ahead 21
Measuring distance 18
Navionics 20
Navionics chart options 22
Objects 18
Options 21
Orientation 19
Overlay 20
Panel 17
Panning 17
Placing waypoints 18
Pop-up information 20
Range Rings 19
Rock filter 25
Scale 17
SD Card Slot 20
Select chart item 18
Settings 19
Shallow water 24
Synchronize 2D/3D chart 20
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Type 20
Vessels’ extension lines 19
CMAP chart options 21
Compass symbol 33
Cursor 16
Navigate to cursor position 29
Placing 16
Customizing your system 100
GPS position 17, 19, 40, 53
GPS position info 32
GPS source 103
Great-circle 30
GRIB weather 80
Animating 81
Display 80
Wind barb symbols 81
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Data fields 32
Datum 31
Declarations 3
Demo mode 103
Dialog boxes 16
Scroll by dragging the list 16
Dialog overview 106
Dialogs 11
Instrument bar 11, 101
Instrument panels
Angler dashboard 70
Customize 70
Dashboard layouts 70
Edit 70
Navigation dashboard 70
Vessel dashboard 70
E
K
Echosounder 55
Clarity 60
Color settings 57
Cursor 57
Frequency 56
Gain settings 57
Image items 59
Measuring distance 58
Network 60
Noise rejection 56
Options 59
Overlay downscan 61
Palettes 59
Panel 55
Pause 58
Ping speed 60
Placing a mark 58
Recording 58, 61
Rotary knob 57
Scroll speed 56
Search depth 61
Settings 60, 107
Split screen options 56
StructureMap 66
StructureScan™ overlay 60
Viewing sounder history 57
Zooming 56
Keys
PAGES key 12
Power key 14
F
Files 94
Fish’n Chip 24
FLIR camera control 86
FM/AM radio 77
Fuel information 70
Settings 108
Fusion Link Support 79
G
GoFreeTM wireless 95
Goto menu 29
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Language 102
Light dialog 14
Listings 92
Alarms 92
Files 94
Find 93
Satellites 92
Sun/moon 93
Tides 93
Trip Log 93
Vessels 92
Waypoints/routes/tracks 93
Loran 31
M
Magnetic variation 31
Maintenance 104
Man Over Board 16
Cancel navigation 16
Delete a MOB mark 16
Multiple Man Over Board marks 16
Menu overview 106
Menus 11, 15
Select by tapping 15
Touch screen 11
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Navigating on the chart 29
Navigation settings 30, 108
Navionics chart options 22
Fish’n Chip 24
Optional settings 25
Photo overlay 24
Photo transparency 24
Network settings 108
NMEA 0183 Data logging 94
O
OP40 Remote Control 11
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Pages and panels 15
Active panel 15
Application panels 11
Autopilot panel 34
BEP CZone panel 88
Control pages 12
Create favorite pages 100
Deleting a page 101
Eshosounder panel 55
Instruments panels 70
MENU panel button 12
Pages group overview 100
Panel button 11
Panel menus 106
Position panels 32
Radar panel 47
Select 15
Steer panel 31
Tools page 92
Video panel 85
Panel menus 106
pdf viewer 4
Position panels 32
Power control 102
Power key 14
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Radar 47
Alarm settings 50
Center 48
Cursor 47
Data bar 54
Defining dangerous vessels 53
EBL/VRM 49
Fast scan 51
Gain 48
Guard zone 50
Image 48
Installation 54
Interference 48
Look Ahead 49
MARPA settings 54
MARPA targets 52
Measuring range and bearing 49
Offset 49
Operational modes 47
Options 50
Orientation 51
Overlay 47, 53
Palette 51
Panel 47
Rain Clutter 48
Range rings 49
Rotary controls 47
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Rotary knob 50
Sea clutter 48
Settings 54, 107
STC curve 51
Symbology 47, 54
Target boost 50
Target expansion 51
Target trails 51
Threshold 50
True motion 49
Vessel alarm settings 53
Restore defaults 102
Rhumb line 30
Routes 27
Add a new routepoint 27
Course line 32
Creating new 27
Creating routes 18
Edit 27
Leg 27, 30
Listing 93
Navigate a route 29
Off course limit 32
Panel 28
Selecting start point 29
S
Satellite status 92
Screen capture 102
Screen details 11
SD Card Slot 20
Search function 93
Settings dialogs 107
Simulator 103
Advanced settings 103
Mode 103
Selecting source files 103
Sirius radio 78
Sirius weather 80
Animating weather graphics 84
Display 82
Icons 83
Information 82
Overlay transparency 83
Reports 84
Symbology 83
Weather alarms 84
Software 4
Upgrades 104
SonicHub speakers 75
Split screen options 56
Standby mode 14
Steer panel 31
StructureMap 66
Options 69
Recording 68
Sources 67
Structure overlay 66
StructureScan 62
Color settings 64
Cursor 64
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DownScan 62
DownScan image 64
Frequencies 63
History 64
Image settings 62
Measuring distance 65
Options 65
Pause 65
Placing a mark 64
Range setting 63
Recording data 65
Rotary knob 64
SideScan 63
SideScan image 64
Zooming 63
Sun/moon 93
System settings 101
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Target symbols 71
Technical information 102
Text size 102
Tides 93
Time and date 102
Tools page 92
Touch screen, basic operation 14
Touch terminology and icons 10
Tracks 27
Creating new 28
Listing 93
Panel 28
Settings 28, 108
Trip Log 93
Trouble shooting 104
U
Units settings 108
V
Vessels settings 108
Vessel status listing 92
Vessel symbol 17
Video 85
Adjusting image 85
FLIR camera control 86
Menus 85
Panel 85
Source 85
W
Warranty 3
Waypoints 26
Alarm settings 26
Dragging waypoints 18
Edit 26
Listing 93
Panel 28
Placing waypoints 18
Positioning 26
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Weather 80
GRIB 80
Sirius 82
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