Simrad TripIntel Navigational Interface
Free with compatible chart plotters; www.simrad-yachting.com
Simrad’s TripIntel navigational interface shares voyaging data in a real-time format that’s easier to use and understand for cruising boaters. The software upgrade works with users of Simrad’s NSS evo2, NSO evo2, and GO7 multifunction displays.
The data is broken out in two tabs labeled Cruise Performance Indicator and History, which the manufacturer believes will help boaters to improve safety and performance, while reducing a boat’s operating costs.
Data points shown include estimated fuel range, total distance traveled, boat speed, fuel consumption, and more. The intuitive format lets the user compare information from current and past trips.
A chart view in TripIntel lets the user look at range rings and dynamically calculates the distance remaining for safe operation in real time.
Benefit Analysis: Not always sure overthinking the cruise is good, but this does the thinking for us.
This article originally appeared in the March 2016 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.