NMEA and Electronics

The National Marine Electronics Association is an organization committed to enhancing the technology and safety of electronics used in marine applications and the profitability of its members.

New standards set for DSC-equipped VHFs

The Federal Communications Commission recently prohibited the manufacture, importation, sale and installation of fixed-mount digital selective calling-equipped marine radios that do not meet certain new requirements, the National Marine Electronics Association announced. The FCC has identified the new standards as International Telecommunications Union Recommendation M.493-11 and higher and (in the case of Class D VHF…more

Actuant reports 2Q results

Actuant Corp., the parent company of Marinco Electrical Group and Mastervolt, today reported a 13 percent increase in core revenue and a 24 percent increase in sales for its second quarter. Consolidated sales for the quarter, which ended Feb. 28, were $331 million. Core sales increased 13 percent, with acquisitions contributing an additional 11 percent…more

NMEA works on improving distress-signal communication

In response to a Coast Guard request, the National Marine Electronics Association is working toward a solution aimed at saving lives at sea. The goal, according to the association, is to ensure that radio distress signals sent by mariners contain GPS information that will enable search-and-rescue teams to locate vessels quickly and efficiently. Modern fixed-mount…more

Geonav product achieves NMEA 2000 status

The National Marine Electronics Association has granted NMEA 2000 certification for Geonav’s new Multi-Instrument Display. The certification officially recognizes that Geonav’s MID 110 adheres to the protocols of communications with the NMEA 2000 standard. “Receiving this certification is important because it means boat owners who operate with a NMEA 2000 network can be assured that…more

MIAMI: NMEA unveils master dealer program

MIAMI – The National Marine Electronics Association launched a program at the Miami International Boat Show that allows boaters to identify marine electronics dealers that are certified through its master dealer program. To qualify, dealerships must have at least one Certified Marine Electronics Technician on staff and meet requirements for technical education and proper use…more

Nobeltec software to integrate NMEA 2000

British-based Actisense is collaborating with Nobeltec, the U.S. developer of PC-based marine navigation software programs and supplier of electronic charts, hardware and accessories, to integrate NMEA 2000 into Nobeltec software packages. Powered by Actisense technology, the Nobeltec NMEA 2000 Gateway (NGT-1-NBL) is designed to transfer NMEA 2000 data from the NMEA 2000 bus to PCs…more

Actuant reports 1Q results

Actuant Corp., the parent company of Marinco Electrical Group and Mastervolt, today reported an increase in fiscal first-quarter sales and revenue. The company reported core revenue growth of 14 percent and all four of its segments reported core sales growth for the quarter that ended Nov. 30. Consolidated sales for the quarter were $318 million,…more

NMEA presentation draws crowds at METS

The National Marine Electronics Association extended its international reach as an active participant at METS, the world’s largest marine-equipment trade exposition. At the Nov. 16-18 show in Amsterdam, the NMEA conducted an all-day ConnectFest demonstration and educational presentations on NMEA 2000, AIS and satellite communications. ConnectFest is a live demonstration of equipment from manufacturers operating…more

Actuant purchases Mastervolt for $150 million

Actuant Corp., the parent company of Marinco Electrical Group, signed a definitive agreement to acquire the stock of Mastervolt. Total consideration for the transaction is about $150 million, which will be funded from the company’s cash and revolving credit facility. Mastervolt generated about $110 million in revenue in the last 12 months. Based in Amsterdam,…more

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‘Uptick’ on the radar, says NMEA leader

David Hayden thinks recovery will begin in 2011, with further electronics sector consolidation The president of the National Marine Electronics Association thinks the end of the marine industry’s worst down cycle is in sight. David Hayden, who three years ago predicted a long recession, says he believes a slow comeback will begin next year. “We’ve…more

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