NSS8 Chartplotter / Multifunction Display

Part # 000-10990-002

This product is discontinued.

This feature loaded, fully integrated, 8-inch touch-screen chartplotter / multifunction display with built-in GPS and performance Echosounder, and NMEA 2000® network compatibility, puts powerful navigation systems in the hands of performance-minded boaters.

Key Features

  • Extreme Ease of Use
  • Touch Sensible™ Technology
  • Powerfully Fast Charting
  • GoFree™ Wireless Compatible
  • Expandable
  • Insight Genesis Ready
  • Bright Display
  • Simrad Yachting Construction
  • Built-In GPS
  • Built-In Echosounder
  • Embedded Cartography
  • Micro SD
  • NMEA 2000®
  • Smart Boat Technology

      Key Technologies

      • Extreme Ease of Use

        Simple smartphone style menus and icons on the touch-screen guide you to the information you need, and tap, touch and swipe gestures get you there faster and easier than any competitive system.
      • Touch Sensible™ Technology

        Developed specifically for the marine environment for outstanding functionality in any sea state. Includes touch-screen, rotary controller and minimalist keypad.
      • Powerfully Fast Charting

        Navigate effortlessly with premium built-in cartography. Touch the screen to mark waypoints and build routes, and pan charts with your fingertip.
      • GoFree™ Wireless Compatible

        When combined with the WiFI-1 wireless module, GoFree offers connectivity between Simrad NSS Multifunction Displays, tablets and smartphones, bringing boaters an exciting new level of navigational control.
      • Expandable

        Network multiple displays and performance modules effortlessly to create an unrivalled fully-integrated system.
      • Insight Genesis Ready

        Insight Genesis™ allows you to create free customised maps based on your own survey data. Using sonar recordings taken from Broadband Sounder and StructureScan® HD transducers connected to Simrad NSS Sport Multifunction Displays, you can create detailed bathymetric charts.
      • Bright Display

        Unique LED backlighting technology provides a bright, clear, highly visible display which not only reduces power consumption, but also increases product life.
      • Simrad Yachting Construction

        Elegantly designed and brutally strong.
      • Built-In Echosounder

        A full value package. Just add a radar for a complete navigation system.
        Simply add a transducer to transform your NSS into a powerful fish finding system.
      • Embedded Cartography

        Built-in Insight or Navionics Coastal Cartography.
      • Micro SD

        Upgrade your cartography with ease.
      • NMEA 2000®

        Fully compatible with all NMEA 2000® equipped units.
      • Smart Boat Technology

        Transform your vessel into a "smart boat" with CZone digital switching  and monitoring technology.

      "Clearly, Navico's R&D Team was communing with its inner Apple when it developed it's latest multifunction display (MFD), the Simrad NSS Sport."

      Passagemaker Magazine- May 2011

      "Simrad’s latest series of multifunction displays can do everything from show you fish to manage your tunes with touchscreen simplicity"

      Great Lakes Angler- May 2011

      "NSS system is arguably the easiest to use on the market to date."


      "You can literally have it your way, thanks to NSS's ability to create completely flexible user preference pathways to displays and data."

      Pacific Coast Sportfishing JUN 20


      Display Type 8 inch Color TFT LCD
      Display Resolution [pixels x pixels] 800 x 600
      Multi-language Display Yes
      Backlighting Levels 1200 nits


      PGN Data
      Rx Tx
      59392 ISO Acknowledgement x x
      59904 ISO Request x x
      60160 ISO Transport Protocol, Data Transfer x x
      60416 ISO Transport Protocol, Connection M. x x
      60928 ISO Address Claim x x
      65240 ISO Commanded Address x  
      126208 NMEA Cmd/Req/Ack Group Function x x
      126992 System Time x x
      126996 Product Information x x
      127237 Heading / Track Control x x
      127245 Rudder x  
      127250 Vessel Heading x x
      127251 Rate Of Turn x  
      127257 Attitude x  
      127258 Magnetic Variation x x
      127488 Engine Parameters, Rapid Update x  
      127489 Engine Parameters, Dynamic x  
      127493 Transmission Parameters, Dynamic x  
      127503 AC Input Status x  
      127505 Fluid Level x  
      127506 DC Detailed Status x  
      127508 Battery Status x  
      128259 Speed, Water Referenced x x
      128267 Water Depth x x
      128275 Distance Log x x
      129025 Position, Rapid Update x x
      129026 COG & SOG, Rapid Update x x
      129029 GNSS Position Data x x
      129033 Time & Date x  
      129038 AIS Class A Position Report x  
      129039 AIS Class B Position Report x  
      129040 AIS Class B Extended Position Report x  
      129283 Cross Track Error x x
      129284 Navigation Data x x
      129285 Navigation - Route/WP Information   x
      129539 GNSS DOPs x x
      129540 GNSS Sats in View x x
      129794 AIS Class A Static and Voyage Related Data x  
      129801 AIS Addressed Safety Related Message x  
      129802 AIS Safety Related Broadcast Message x  
      129808 DSC Call Information x  
      130074 Route and WP Service - WP List - N&P x x
      130306 Wind Data x x
      130310 Environmental Parameters x x
      130311 Environmental Parameters x x
      130312 Temperature x x
      130313 Humidity x  
      130314 Actual Pressure x  
      130576 Small Craft Status x  
      130577 Direction Data x x
      Other Features *Echosounder - NB. Echosounder only applies to NSS8 Ethernet - 1 port Interface (NMEA 2000) - Micro C (1) Video Input: Composite Video x (multiplexed) SD Card Slot: Micro SD (1) Certificates of Conformity: CE (EN609
      Languages English (UK), English (US), Danish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Croatian, Finnish, Icelandic, Dutch,Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Slovenian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian



      Touchscreen, Multifunction Display

      Display Size


      Screen Brightness


      Built-In Cartography

      Insight USA™

      GPS Antenna

      Internal (External Optional)

      Networking Capability

      1 x NMEA2000 Micro-C

      1 x NMEA0183 In/Out

      Video Integration

      2 x Input

      Radar Options / Features


      Satellite Weather


      Echosounder Options


      StructureScan™ Compatible


      CZone Smart Boat Integration



      Operating Temperature -15°C to +55°C (5°F to 131°F)
      Housing Plastic housing; Die cast rear heatsink
      Waterproof Standard/rating IPx7
      Product Width 283.5 mm / 11.16 in
      Product Depth 120 mm /4.72 in
      Product Height 192 mm /7.56 in
      Product Weight 2.1 kg / 4.6 lbs


      Power Consumption 15.6W or 1.2A @ 13VDC
      Power Supply (Supply Voltage) 12.0 VDC-24.0 VDC (9.0 - 32.0 VDC Min-Max) vDC
      NMEA 2000 Load Equivalency Number 1


      EchoSounder Frequencies *NSS8: 50/200 or 83/200kHz kHz
      EchoSounder Max Sonar Depth [m] 1000
      EchoSounder Output Power Max *NSS8: Max 250W Peak to Peak (31W RMS) actual W