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.

Groups complete new flashlight standards

Some of the key players in the flashlight and spotlight industry recently came together and addressed a problem that had been increasingly plaguing both the industry and the consumer. The problem, fueled by rapid improvements in technology, has been that some manufacturers were making what many consider to be wild claims as to the function…more

NMEA releases 2009 awards list

The National Marine Electronics Association last week presented awards at its 2009 NMEA Convention & Expo, held in Fort Myers, Fla. Simrad’s BR24 Broadband Radar was named the first recipient of a new NMEA Technology Award by an independent panel of judges from Boating Writers International. The purpose of the new award is to recognize…more

Companies take home NMEA awards

The following companies reported winning awards at the 2009 National Marine Electronics Association convention, held Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Fort Myers, Fla. Furuno, manufacturer of marine electronics, was honored with five awards at the NMEA convention. Furuno won in the categories of Best Radar, Best Navigation, Best Fish Finder and Marine Specialty Product. For the…more

NMEA to offer sessions at METS

The National Marine Electronics Association will offer two educational sessions on NMEA 2000 during the Marine Equipment Trades Show in Amsterdam this November. The first is ConnectFest, a live demonstration of the NMEA 2000 “open” industry networking standard. A number of manufacturers will be interacting and demonstrating the interoperability of different products talking the same…more

NMEA adds technology award

The National Marine Electronics Association added a new Industry Technology Award to its annual NMEA Product Awards. The new award will recognize recently introduced products and single out the “best” based on innovative design, benefits to boaters, practicality and value. Judging will occur Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the NMEA convention in Fort Myers, Fla. Only…more

NMEA announces conference agenda

The National Marine Electronics Association outlined the agenda for its annual convention, scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Sanibel Harbour Resort in Fort Myers, Fla. “The NMEA Convention & Expo is very valuable for everyone involved in the industry, but it is really organized to serve NMEA dealers and their personnel,” said David Hayden,…more

NMEA conference set for September

Guiding your marine electronics business in challenging economic times is one of the themes for the National Marine Electronics Association Convention & Expo, set for Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Sanibel Harbour Resort in Fort Myers, Fla. “The convention this year will give all of us a platform to rejuvenate, share stories, and figure out…more

Standards institute accredits NMEA

The National Marine Electronics Association was recently accredited by the American National Standards Institute as a standards-developing organization. NMEA is best known in standards development for its NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 standards that allow communication and networking of on-board marine electronics worldwide, as well as the NMEA Installation Standards that provide a frame of…more

NMEA releases new version of standard

The National Marine Electronics Association released version 2.10 of the NMEA 2000 standard, with a new message database appendix version 1.300 that includes AIS Class B PGN’s. “The marketplace has been asking for NMEA 2000 AIS Class B messages,” said Steve Spitzer, NMEA’s technical director, in a statement. “Now that AIS Class B products can…more

Actuant releases 3Q earnings

Actuant Corp. reported a 33 percent decline in sales for its third quarter, which ended May 31. The net loss and diluted loss per share in the fiscal 2009 third quarter were $17.6 million and 31 cents, respectively, compared to net earnings of $38.6 million and diluted earnings per share of 60 cents in the…more

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