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 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

NMEA announces dates for 2010 show

The National Marine Electronics Association’s 2010 International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo is set for Sept. 29-Oct. 2 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. “We are working through a very difficult marine industry economy since late 2008,” said David Hayden, NMEA president and executive director, in a statement. “However, the market is slowly recovering and should…more

NMEA working with Korean electronics industry

The National Marine Electronics Association and the Marine Electronics Industry Promotion Association of South Korea have signed a memorandum of understanding that will ensure the adoption of NMEA standards, training and product certification throughout South Korea. “NMEA’s standards, training and certification have been recognized as world-leading for optimum, reliable networking, installation and service of marine…more


Electronics 2010: The state of the industry

Refits and upgrades, along with new technology, are helping keep this segment afloat The trend of consumers holding on to their existing boats and opting to refit them and upgrade electronics and systems instead of buying new appears to be holding fast for at least another year, according to several key electronics industry players. “We…more

NMEA gains international recognition

The National Marine Electronics Association was named a “liaison ‘D’ organization” by the International Electrotechnical Commission, an international standards and rule making organization for all electronic products and services, including marine electronics. “This means the NMEA will have a seat at the table as standards and rules are considered and formulated for the marine electronics…more


NMEA names Technician of the Year

Steve Wallace, service manager for Lunde Marine Electronics of Seattle, Wash., was named Technician of the Year by the National Marine Electronics Association. This award, which was presented to Wallace at the NMEA Convention and Expo in Fort Myers, Fla., recognizes the best marine electronics technicians in the nation. Wallace began his employment at Lunde…more

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

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