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NMEA Names 2022 Award Recipients

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Twenty products garnered top honors in three separate award competitions at the 2022 National Marine Electronics Association’s Marine Electronics Conference and Expo held last week in Anaheim, Calif.

NMEA members cast their votes online in 18 categories for the Product of Excellence Awards while a panel of independent judges named winners in both the NMEA Technology Award and Best New Product contests.

“The entrant count for the Best New Product Award exceeded our expectations, which sends the message that there is extreme value for manufacturers to introduce new products at the NMEA Conference, where only the trade can view these new innovations,” said NMEA president Mark Reedenauer in a statement. “We will continue to improve the awards for 2023 by adding categories as the industry evolves and we get feedback from the membership."

The group presented awards in 18 categories:

Marine VHF — ICOM M510
Radar — Furuno DRS4DNXT
Satellite Communications Antenna — KVH TracPhone V30 
Multi-Function Display — Garmin GPSMAP 8616xsv
Multimedia Entertainment — Fusion Apollo MS-RA770
NMEA 2000 Sensor — Furuno SCX20 Satellite Compass
Marine PC Software — Nobeltec TimeZero Professional
Marine Apps-Utility — Garmin ActiveCaptain
Marine Specialty — Furuno CSH8LMK2 Omni Sonar
Satellite TV Antenna — KVH TracVision UHD7 F
Fishfinder — Furuno DFF3D Multi-Beam 3D Fishfinder
Marine Camera — Teledyne/FLIR M364C
AIS — Vesper Marine Cortex M1
Autopilot — Garmin Reactor 40
Remote Monitoring — GOST Apparition
Safety Device — Garmin GPSMAP 86sci Handheld
Commercial — Furuno FAR2228NXTBB IMO Radar
Wi-Fi/Cellular Device — KVH TracPhone LTE-1

NMEA also presented three additional awards: Maretron’s WSO200 Ultrasonic Weather Station won the NMEA Best New Product Award. The NMEA Technology Award went to Airmar’s SmartBoat System. Actisense won the levels 1 and 2 Manufacturer of the Year; Garmin won as the level 3 Manufacturer of the Year. 

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