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NMEA hands out awards at annual convention

The National Marine Electronics Association presented several industry awards during its annual convention Oct. 1-4 in San Diego.

Icom America, of Bellevue, Wash., took top honors in the Communications category for its M604 VHF radio. It’s the third consecutive year the company has won in this category.

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Furuno USA, of Camas, Wash., was honored with four awards at the convention, including Manufacturer of the Year-Support for the third straight year. Furuno’s NavNet won NMEA awards in three categories: Radar, for the NavNet 3D DRS Ultra Hi-Definition Radar Series; Navigation, for the NavNet 3D MFD12; and Fish Finding, for the DFF1, NavNet 3D’s Network Sounder.

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Norwegian manufacturer Simrad won the Best Autopilot award for its new AP24-AP28 series. Both models feature the company’s Virtual Rudder Feedback technology, which eliminates the need for a rudder feedback unit when installed on outboard or sterndrive boats.

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