com uh we’ve got another product, uh unboxing uh. You know how i don’t know about you, but sometimes when i’m on the internet, it’s hard for me to tell what size i’m buying. This is a huge box um. This is a simrad nss, 12 evo 3s, with a halo, 20 plus radar bundle. So you actually, when you buy this box, you’re, actually getting two things: you’re getting the radar and you’re getting the display, obviously you’re, also getting the cable between the radar and the display. So this is a bundle. They come in really nine inch 12 inch 16 inch, which is really cool. Now the 16 inch display does not come with a bundle, so you can only get the bundle on the 9 and the 12. so it’s worth noting. They do make a 16 version and you have to buy the radar and the display separately. The cool thing about this and we’ll open it up is that it also gives you the ability of actually interfacing with the unit, both via touch and buttons. So that’s worth considering built in gps into the display, which is going to be nice it’s, obviously got sonar, support and also wireless connectivity all right before we get too ahead of ourselves. I want to make a little bit of space, because i want to start talking about more of the features when we actually have the product in our hand. Again, this is the first time i opening this radar and display combo, so we’re going to be doing this together, all right so i’m going to get out of the shot and we’re going to be moving this box right here.
This is big, so we’re going to try to do this as best as we can. Okay, all right here, we go what’s inside this box. Okay! Well, good news is lots of packaging, so we’re going to grab some of the packaging. You can see that it makes sense. The screen is on top because the screen is smaller than the radar. So when you’re going to be opening, this bundle you’re actually going to have the screen on top i’m, going to move this off from the table and i’m going to bring into the shot just the screen itself Music. This is heavy by the way you’re buying a lot of stuff all right. Okay, let’s start with the screen. Simrad is a company that is owned by a bigger company called navico and navico does a bunch of great product lines. They’Ve got simrad b, g and lawrence, and so right now we’re, looking at the simrad ns s evo 3s display. So even before i open the box, which is kind of neat, i do like it when they give this a little bit. You can actually see different sort of information from the box right, so, if you’re at a store and you’re not sure what you’re getting they’re actually making use of the packaging uh in a way for you to actually see a little bit better understand what you’re getting Which i kind of like it’s got obviously a one kilowatt uh built in channel chirp.
A wireless is built in as well. They talk about that it’s radar compatible. Of course, two year, warranty, 12 inch display it’s, pretty awesome and all right, let’s open this up by the way clothes are awesome. Honestly there you go all right. So what we’ve got here? You can see right away, it’s documentation, which is not a bad idea, because if you’re gon na do anything on your boat educate first, so you’ve got all these different sort of uh information and they’re. Trying to get your intention before you get too caught away and start trying to install it. They even give you a little sticker they’re, giving you a little addendum. This is neat and worth remembering. Um, look at this a cut out template so, if you’re going to actually try to mount this on a dash you’re going to want to actually cut this out and print one to one, meaning that this is actually really actually what they cut out. So you can actually start cutting that out with a pair of scissors mounting it drilling the holes and do everything so that everything is gon na just be perfect. I remember i tell this all the time to my texts: uh, on a boat, you measure i don’t countless times and then drill once uh it’s there’s, nothing more heartbreaking than actually making a hole. That’S too big it’s hard to fix i’ve been there done it it’s, not good, so you want to do it as much as possible, get ahead of the curve and have it go well all right.
Next thing, what we’re going to do is we’re going to look at this box again. You’Ve got these little sort of things that go at the top edge of the screen it sort of makes it look more polished. These are going to actually clip in okay. These are going to clip in Applause. Interestingly, simrad chooses to actually include their instructions. Some manufacturers don’t do that anymore, like garmin, actually doesn’t it’s on the display or you can download from youtube, not youtube on their, i mean on their website. This is actually a full manual, which is handy because sometimes you don’t have internet. When are we on our boats right? Some places have no internet. So if you want to read the manual, this is a good way to do that. The other thing, too, is again: we have these gaskets. I talk about the importance of a gasket. The gasket goes in between the display and when you’re flush mounting that display, so that neither dust nor water can actually you’re trying to prevent all those sort of outside elements to go behind the screen. Okay, all right next we’re going to do is we’re going to take off this tray, and i like documentation. First, it’s pretty it’s a good way to remind us of what we need to do so i’m going to take this off and now what we’re going to do is we’re going to have a look at this screen right here.
So this is actually the screen itself and i’m going very gently, but it is heavy by the way, because it’s, a computer it’s, a computer it’s, not just a screen, it’s, not just a display. All right. Look at this looks good, looks, really good, looks really good and then look at the back. Oh my god that doesn’t scare, you look at all those ports that is called connectivity right there. How many parts is that that’s, just crazy, it’s, unbelievable um, so i’m gon na just turn it like this, so that you can see it from above this way, so you can actually see all the different ports. You can have a sauna part here. Another sort of part on this side – power, enemy, a2000, video, hdmi, ethernet and ethernet. So this is for networking. Uh output to tv also, video enemy 2000 is pretty common protocol now powering the display and then two transducer ports. The other thing too that’s worth noting, is actually the gps they’re putting the label at the top making it easy. So if you’re going to actually be mounting that into a dash, you need to make sure it’s, not an aluminum dash. Otherwise, the gps signal won’t be able to go through that’s, really important, and then i also like the fact that the screen is installed really well onto this display here. I’M, always nervous, always nervous about taking these off um i’m gon na do that slowly and i’m.
Gon na put it off to the side and then we’re gon na do that next and you can see the tabs are pretty handy i’m taking the tabs out and what we’re gon na find inside is actually a trunnion bracket. Our! U bracket, take the box away. Slowly and you can actually see that there’s a trunnion now this is more than just let’s – have a look what’s inside here there you go we’ll. Do this it’s like a puzzle, you know slowly but surely we’re going to get inside there. You go. Look at that! Smart, i like it. So what are all these gizmos? These are the uh, the little bolts that you actually the turning knobs that you put on either side of the display right, that’s that uh. This is the power adapter right here that goes into one of their ports. Um and you’ve got a fuse holder, uh mounting screws for the trunnion bracket and, of course, as well i’m gon na try to do this as nicely as i can you’re even gon na. Have this pretty heavy duty, trunnion bracket remember this is a computer, so you’re holding a computer in a marine environment. You know you’re expecting sometimes to be knocked around. You know the ocean and the seas are not always calm. So this is a pretty beefy uh trending bracket. I really like that all right and there’s nothing else on that box. Okay, so notice, actually even this little back right for going in the back of this screen, that’s also kind of neat as well smart.
Actually, i really like that that’s another really good idea. Okay, good so we’ve got the display. We’Ve talked about the ports um. Now, what i did say at the beginning and i’m going to take the radar out of the box as well, because i want to show you the radar that comes with this simrad it’s, another big box, that’s normal. You know, you’re spending a lot of money here. We go. What is this: this is the simrad halo, 20 plus radar. This is what’s called a ray. Dome means the opener. The array that’s within the radar is actually enclosed, and this is what you’re gon na get inside. This is a pulse compression radar, uh navico. Basically invented broadband radar, all the other players over time have been adapting and coming up with that here’s, the radar cable that comes with it right here you can see. It’S got a really nice maronize plug you’ve got the manual, and even the warranty information is here on the side, so that’s all good. All right, let me take that other cardboard box again a really well packed radar. You know, i have to say you know, we’re spending a lot of money, all of us to actually be buying this. So there you go. This is going to be the radar that’s going to be installed. You know on some of us it’s going to be installed on the mask for a sailboat on the radar pole at the back for another sailboat or it might be installed on a radar arch if you’re a powerboat or right onto your cabin top right, there’s different Places where these radars go – and this is again, you can buy this radar from simrad and or as well lawrence and as well, through b and g nice.
Looking radar very clean lines, looks sort of well polished. I, like the look of the fiberglass and again notice the lack of connections right just one connection: how nice is that you don’t even have to open the box it’s underneath, so you should never have water underneath the radar which is kind of cool. I think that’s really well done. You got a nice sort of uh the mounting feet right here, which is cool and then notice, that’s, the little connection port. I was talking about that’s how you would actually run the cable, so that’s, pretty neat it’s, actually not as heavy as the old ones. They actually the old ones, used to be a lot harder. I remember going up the ladder or even up a boson’s chair up a mass, and it was a real challenge to actually put those in they’re actually getting lighter, which is good, and it actually means that, especially if you’re having a sailboat the higher they are. The lighter they are is better, obviously, for the motion of the boat right. You don’t want to have this heavy weight at the top of the mast or not saw, but halfway up the mast, making your boat go sideways. So this is the halo, 20 plus and the nss, and we have here the 12 inch screen with the screen protector. On top, so pretty cool, little bundle, simran makes great product line and again this is hybrid right. They allow you to do both um.
I want to show this so what i like of what you can actually interface the whole device, either through touch or actually right here on the side really smart, some people don’t want touch. Some people don’t want buttons. They want. Both. This simrad actually gives you both anyways further questions. Put them down below on youtube, thanks for watching, please subscribe and enjoy the boating season.