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.


‘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

NMEA honors the late Charles Husick

The National Marine Electronics Association celebrated the life of Charles “Chuck” Husick, who died Sept. 13, with the posthumous gift of its Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented to Husick’s son and grandson at the Oct. 2 banquet capping the NMEA’s 2010 International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo in Seattle. The Lifetime Achievement Award…more

NMEA hands out annual awards

Standard Horizon’s Matrix AIS GX2100, a fixed-mount VHF radio with built-in automatic identification system receivers and display, was named the winner of the National Marine Electronics Association Technology Award for 2010. Three veteran marine journalists and editors from Boating Writers International selected the winner and two honorable mentions from 10 entries, based on innovation, benefit…more

Actuant reports 4Q results, looks toward 2011

Actuant on Wednesday reported a fiscal 2010 fourth-quarter net loss of $16.8 million, or 22 cents a share, compared with net and per-share earnings of $16.5 million and 24 cents, respectively, in the comparable quarter a year earlier. Chairman and chief executive officer Robert Arzbaecher said the diversified industrial company expects 2011 to be a…more

NMEA to hold demonstration at METS 2010

Visitors to METS 2010 in November in Amsterdam are invited to ConnectFest, a daylong live demonstration of NMEA 2000, the international networking standard that allows marine electronic devices to “talk” to each other. A seminar on NMEA 2000, and seminars and panel discussions on marine automatic identification systems and satellite communications, also will be offered…more

NMEA names technology award finalists

The National Marine Electronics Association named the 10 products that are competing for the 2010 Technology Award. The award, which singles out the best new marine electronics product, will be presented during the NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo. The event starts today and continues through Saturday in Seattle. Three veteran editors and journalists…more

NMEA to develop British electronics standards

The National Marine Electronics Association, in conjunction with the International Marine Electronics Association, signed an agreement with the British Marine Federation and the British Marine Electronics Association to jointly develop international criteria for technicians that will ensure proper application of the NMEA Installation Standard in Great Britain. The NMEA developed the Installation Standard, which is…more

NMEA seeks nominations, adds magazine edition

The National Marine Electronics Association is accepting nominations from manufacturers for its Technology Award. Set to be presented Oct. 2 during the NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference and Expo, the Technology Award singles out the best new marine electronics product. Introduced in 2009, the Technology Award recognizes recently introduced products that advance technology within the…more

NMMA president to keynote NMEA conference

Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, will be the keynote speaker Oct. 2 at the National Marine Electronics Association Conference & Expo banquet at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. The Saturday night banquet highlights a week of technical meetings, seminars and social events that begins Sept. 26. “We’re delighted that Thom has agreed…more

Cost of NMEA 2000 documentation lowered

The National Marine Electronics Association lowered the pricing of its NMEA 2000 Standard and documentation to encourage greater innovation in new marine electronics products, the association announced. New pricing for the full set has been reduced to $2,100 from $2,700 for NMEA members, which is 22 percent lower, technical director Steve Spitzer said. “The new…more

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