TULSA, Okla. – B&G, leader in the manufacture of instruments and marine electronics for sailing, announced today the availability of the newly launched GoFree wireless, cloud-enabled features on its full line of Zeus2 and Zeus2 Glass Helm multifunction displays.
GoFree cloud-enabled technology gives users the capability to receive automatic software update notifications and be able to download and install these updates directly, guaranteeing the most up-to-date operating system with all of the latest features. One of the most exciting new features is access to the GoFree Shop directly from the displays. With the GoFree Shop, sailors will have the ability to purchase, download and immediately use Insight maps, and other third-party maps from GoFree partners, directly from the home screen of a Zeus2 or Zeus2 Glass Helm display.
The GoFree technology also provides consumers with access to the crowd-sourced Insight Genesis®. An easy-to-use, cloud-based tool, Insight Genesis allows boaters to open a free account, upload sonar recordings, and download up-to-date, personalized contour maps and contribute to the community based Social Map.
“With the addition of the GoFree cloud-enabled technology on our Zeus2 and Zeus2 Glass Helm displays, we have changed the face of electronic navigation,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico. “Sailors will be able to download charts and updates and upload sonar logs directly to the units on their boats. Sailors can get on their boats and go, confident that the charts and software they are using are the latest and most accurate versions, so they can make the most of their time on the water.”
To take advantage of the GoFree technology, users must install the latest free software update. A 3G or wireless connection or Wi-Fi signal is required to connect to the internet and access the GoFree Shop. A WiFi-1 wireless module is also required.
For more information on the B&G Zeus2 and Zeus2 Glass Helm, the entire B&G line of marine electronics, or to locate an authorized B&G dealer, please visit www.bandg.com. For information on GoFree visit www.gofreemarine.com.