NSS12 Chartplotter / Multifunction Display

Part # 000-10197-001

This product is discontinued.

The NSS12 has a large 12.1-inch touchscreen display, is brutally strong, elegantly designed and delivers best-in-class performance. The chartplotter / multifunction display has a built-in GPS and full NMEA 2000® network capabilities. It also comes with Insight USA Cartography, for the ultimate in situational awareness. It also comes with Insight USA Cartography, for the ultimate in situational awareness.

For Latin America and Canada, the NSS12 can also be purchased with C-MAP by Jeppesen Max-N BDS mapping.

Key Features

  • Extreme Ease of Use
  • Touch Sensible™ Technology
  • Powerfully Fast Charting
  • GoFree Wireless™ Compatible
  • Insight Genesis Ready
  • Expandable
  • Bright Display
  • Insight Genesis Ready
  • Built-In GPS
  • 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.
    • Insight Genesis Ready

      View Insight Genesis custom maps with your NSS Sport.
    • Expandable

      Network multiple displays and performance modules effortlessly to create an unrivalled fully-integrated system. Options include the award-winning Broadband Radar™, BSM-1 and BSM-2 Broadband Sounders, StructureScan® and SonicHub®.
    • 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 GPS

      A full value package. Just add a radar for a complete navigation 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 12 inch Color XGA
    Display Resolution [pixels x pixels] 1024 x 768
    Multi-language Display Yes
    Backlighting Levels 1200 nits


    Other Features Ethernet - 3 port Interface (NMEA 2000) - Micro C (1) Video Input: Composite Video x (multiplexed) SD Card Slot: Micro SD (1) Certificates of Conformity: CE (EN60945: 2002)/Ctick/CCS
    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

    BSM-1 and BSM-2

    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 353 mm / 13.9 in
    Product Depth 98 mm / 3.9 in
    Product Height 250 mm / 9.8 in
    Product Weight 3.78 kg / 8.3 lb


    Power Consumption NSS12: 26W or 2.0A @ 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 *NSS7/NSS8: 50/200 or 83/200kHz kHz
    EchoSounder Max Sonar Depth [m] 1000
    EchoSounder Output Power Max *NSS7/NSS8: Max 250W Peak to Peak (31W RMS) actual W