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.

NMEA offers marine electronics guide

The National Marine Electronics Association recently published the NMEA Guide to Boating Electronics, which provides advice to boat owners and captains about purchasing marine electronics. Prominent in the six-page guide is a “How to Choose” table that lets buyers match their criteria for electronics purchases with sources of supply, such as marine electronics dealers and…more

Actuant reports 1Q results

Actuant Corp., the parent company of Marinco Electrical Group and Mastervolt, announced strong first-quarter results, including core sales growth of 7 percent and a 39 percent year-over-year increase in diluted earnings per share from continuing operations. Consolidated sales for the first quarter were $393 million, 23 percent higher than the comparable prior-year quarter. Core sales…more

Trademark renewed for NMEA 2000

The National Marine Electronics Association was granted a trademark renewal for NMEA 2000, the standard that facilitates the networking of marine electronics on recreational and commercial vessels. A certificate issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says the trademark covers software, instructional materials and the development of standards for promoting the interests of the…more

NMEA 2000 demo set for METS

The NMEA 2000 open industry networking standard will be demonstrated live at a free ConnectFest event Nov. 16 during the Marine Electronics Trade Show, which runs Nov. 15-17 in Amsterdam. An open plug-and-play system, NMEA 2000 allows devices to be added to or subtracted from a network with no downtime. The METS ConnectFest will run…more

NMEA president resigns position

David Hayden resigned as president and executive director of the National Marine Electronics Association last week at the conclusion of the group’s International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo in Fort Myers, Fla. “I wish to thank the board for the opportunity to serve, and I believe that the timing is right for me to move…more

Actuant reports 4Q, year-end results

Actuant Corp., the parent company of Marinco Electrical Group and Mastervolt, announced higher sales for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year. Consolidated sales for the fourth quarter, which ended Aug. 31, were $403 million, 30 percent higher than during the same quarter a year earlier. Earnings and earnings per share from continuing operations were…more

NMEA releases 2011 conference slate

Putting National Marine Electronics Association dealers in a position to succeed in 2012 is one of the themes of NMEA’s 2011 International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo, which is set for Sept. 29-Oct. 2 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Myers, Fla. “Dealers and others in the NMEA have consistently ranked…more

Actuant reports 3Q results

Actuant Corp., the parent company of Marinco Electrical Group and Mastervolt, today reported a 27 percent increase in sales for its third quarter, which ended May 31. The company reported core sales growth in all four segments, resulting in a consolidated 14 percent year-over-year increase in core revenue — total sales, less the effect of…more

NMEA names new board members

The National Marine Electronics Association named five people to its board to succeed retiring members whose three-year terms have expired. The new directors are: New England regional director Hugh Lupo, co-owner of New England Marine Electronics in Norwalk, Conn.   Dealer director Mike Spyros, service director at Electronics Unlimited in Fort Lauderdale.   Northwest regional…more

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

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