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Old 02-08-2018, 10:42 PM
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The next software update will introduce the option to buy unlock codes for full Ethernet functionality.. I have no idea what the cost will be.

When it comes to autopilot functionality it's no difference between NSS Evo2 and GO XSE.
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I hope its priced right and available by the Miami Boat show next week. I will be there and asking.

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Old 02-09-2018, 11:51 AM
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The software update will not be available next week, but the pricing information can of course be available.
Old 02-10-2018, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by abbor View Post
The next software update will introduce the option to buy unlock codes for full Ethernet functionality.. I have no idea what the cost will be.

When it comes to autopilot functionality it's no difference between NSS Evo2 and GO XSE.

That is potentially great news to hear.
With the 4G presently connected to only the 2 NSS Evo2's at the lower station , I'm hoping this update and unlock could add radar functionality to the GO7XSE that just fit in on the tower console by a hair where an NSS7 Evo2 was too big by about 1/8".

Could that also likewise share the GO7XSE's Wi-FI (update) function down with the NSS' E2's w/o a separate GoFree unit?
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GO7 XSE don't have Ethernet, GO7 XSR is the 7" version with Ethernet.

Integrated WiFi is not shared.
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Just pulled the trigger on a12" evo2 setup from BOE ....... with only 100 bucks difference would definitely go new and get the 2 year warranty !
Old 02-11-2018, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by abbor View Post
GO7 XSE don't have Ethernet, GO7 XSR is the 7" version with Ethernet.

Integrated WiFi is not shared.
For the ones that have Ethernet. Once unlocked can you network to an EVO2 and use the GO’s gofree WiFi to update the Evo’s charts? Or would the gofree module still be needed for the Evo2?
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The WiFi-1 module is required..
Old 02-11-2018, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by kaptkaos View Post
Guys, is there any way at all to use dual Go12's and share Sonar and autopilot data? I dont mind buying two cards.
Autopilot yes, Sonar No, they can share radar and WX if you add in a NEP2.
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Originally Posted by abbor View Post
GO7 XSE don't have Ethernet, GO7 XSR is the 7" version with Ethernet.

Integrated WiFi is not shared.
Makes sense, of course. Thanks Abbor. It was a bit too much to hope for with just an update & unlock for my present XSE.

But the GO7XSR is still only Simrad price $649. ( Not sure they are exactly the same "in-dash "size though.)

Would you expect that XSR mfd could then share the existing 4G radar ( w/ RI10 interface) with my 2 NSS Evo2's now able to enjoy that radar function, ....after paying for the full-Ethernet functionality unlock code?

If so, would the Ethernet cables just daisy-chain from the 4G to (RI10?) to NSS12 Evo2 ( master) to NSS9 Evo2 ( slave) up to the proposed GO7XSR at its single Ethernet port? Presumably, I'd have to add a Simrad Ethernet joiner(hub) in there as the NSS9 Evo2 (like the GO7XSR ) has only one Ethernet connector.

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/simra...yABEgJTNfD_BwE

Can the 4G actually feed 3 MFD's OK if they have appropriate connectivity and capability? I would think so, but...?

Not the end of the world if this is still unworkable , but if it's doable I believe I'd pursue getting valuable radar functionality on the marlin tower too. Getting kind of excited about the potential.

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Originally Posted by doradohunter View Post
Autopilot yes, Sonar No, they can share radar and WX if you add in a NEP2.

Hmm, if I cant share the sounder on both screens, it might be a deal breaker. I would rather network two GO12 for about the same price as a pair of EVO2, but if its going to be more, and less effective then I will choose between Evo2 and Evo3 12" screens. The chart can be shared over network if the tow GO12 units are unlocked correct?
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Originally Posted by kaptkaos View Post
Hmm, if I cant share the sounder on both screens, it might be a deal breaker. I would rather network two GO12 for about the same price as a pair of EVO2, but if its going to be more, and less effective then I will choose between Evo2 and Evo3 12" screens. The chart can be shared over network if the tow GO12 units are unlocked correct?
If what abbor says is true then networking a sounder will be as simple as paying a little extra money and doing an update.
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Originally Posted by kaptkaos View Post
Hmm, if I cant share the sounder on both screens, it might be a deal breaker. I would rather network two GO12 for about the same price as a pair of EVO2, but if its going to be more, and less effective then I will choose between Evo2 and Evo3 12" screens. The chart can be shared over network if the tow GO12 units are unlocked correct?
Patience will reward you.
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Originally Posted by TTaxi View Post
Makes sense, of course. Thanks Abbor. It was a bit too much to hope for with just an update & unlock for my present XSE.

But the GO7XSR is still only Simrad price $649. ( Not sure they are exactly the same "in-dash "size though.)

Would you expect that XSR mfd could then share the existing 4G radar ( w/ RI10 interface) with my 2 NSS Evo2's now able to enjoy that radar function, ....after paying for the full-Ethernet functionality unlock code?

If so, would the Ethernet cables just daisy-chain from the 4G to (RI10?) to NSS12 Evo2 ( master) to NSS9 Evo2 ( slave) up to the proposed GO7XSR at its single Ethernet port? Presumably, I'd have to add a Simrad Ethernet joiner(hub) in there as the NSS9 Evo2 (like the GO7XSR ) has only one Ethernet connector.

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/simra...yABEgJTNfD_BwE

Can the 4G actually feed 3 MFD's OK if they have appropriate connectivity and capability? I would think so, but...?

Not the end of the world if this is still unworkable , but if it's doable I believe I'd pursue getting valuable radar functionality on the marlin tower too. Getting kind of excited about the potential.
The GO7xsr will share the radar now without needing to pay for anything. You will however need a NEP2 to hook them all to.
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Originally Posted by FMT Charting Group View Post
I would choose the EVO 2 hands down, particularly if the cost difference is as substantive as you noted. I am sure you will get several years of use out of it and it is full proof vs. the touch screen only. The knob for zooming is so much better than a zoom icon as well. We continue to get reports of response issues on the new touch screen only units when its raining or when the screen gets really wet. Go down to the store and mess around with the evo and then the GO and you will surely like the evo better in terms of practical application using that knob. I run the Evo 2, the Evo 3 and the GO. They are all good but overall I recommend the Evo 2 because the cost differential vs. the Evo3 is substantive and I dont think the screen is that much superior in terms of what you see when viewing high quality images.
The GO series is a lot less money but there is a reason for that and I would not ignore that. The Evo 3 by comparison produces a slightly deeper richer look and slightly darker as well when compared to the Evo2 but both look really good to me. The go 12 has a great screen as well. If sonar is a big factor, the EVO3 is better than the Evo2 though and probably worth the difference. We sell them all but the truth be told, for the two you are focused on, if you want the best practical functionality on the water, i would get the Evo2 and I would advise you of that even if I had none to sell. There are fewer and fewer of those around as the Evo2 is being phased out or already out. The Go series, Lowrance Carbon and Evo3 are the main sales focus now with the latest upgrades. That said, the Lowrance Gen 3 which is also being phased out and the Evo2 are still really great units and the big price discounts you can get by going that way I think are totally worth it for many boaters.
FMT: I'm considering a Simrad 2 screen setup with 4G radar and autopilot. Would it be possible to have the NSS12 EVO3 for my fishing and auto pilot screens and a GO12 XSE for my radar, JL Audio, Yamaha screens? To save over $1000 it's worth it to me, just want to be sure that both will network and work together...both have beautiful screens, the lack of buttons on the GO12 doesn't bother me, am I missing any limitations?
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You would have to pay for the unlocking of the Ethernet as the Go12xse doesn't have that capability

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