Simrad recently introduced its Evo2 displays, connecting directly to the Internet via a Wi-Fi module. Equally important, Navico, Simrad’s parent company, introduced its GoFree online store. Hardware and software together make these multifunction displays not just an isolated system for navigation and power-systems monitoring, but now firmware can be downloaded directly. Or you can purchase charts and download them wirelessly — forget the SD card. Through GoFree, you’ll be able to buy Navionics, C-Map and other charts, including Navico’s brands. We’ll bet other electronics companies follow suit in this march toward online connectivity.