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 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

Decline in boat sales affects Actuant’s outlook

Actuant Corp. says it will report lower-than-expected earnings for the fiscal third quarter due to a recently announced impairment charge, restructuring activities and weaker-than-expected sales. “Current economic conditions have significantly impacted consumer discretionary spending, resulting in a substantial reduction in recreational boating industry sales,” the company said in a statement. “OEM boatbuilders have responded to…more

NMEA launches new Web site

The National Marine Electronics Association launched a new Web site, offering comprehensive information on NMEA standards, training programs, and other features. In a members-only section of the site, the 550 NMEA member companies can access information to help them build their customer bases and their businesses. A marketing section provides free or low-cost marketing materials…more

Digital Switching Systems to host Webinars

Digital Switching Systems will host a series of webinars throughout 2009. The series will begin with an introduction to multiplexing systems, followed by programs devoted to the status of NMEA 2000 and integration with other power control components and displays. Episodes highlighting refit applications, including industrial, hydraulic, over-the-road, off-road and RV markets will also be…more

U.K.-based electronics retailer coming to U.S.

Cactus Navigation & Communication in the United Kingdom is expanding its global reach with a new sales, service and installation center in the United States, located in Newburyport, Mass. Cactus provides marine electronics sales and service for a variety of brands including Garmin, Furuno, Standard, Icom, Raymarine, Navico, Digital Yacht, Tacktick and ACR, as well…more

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