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 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

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

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