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NMEA training catches on with manufacturers

During the last three months marine electronics manufacturers have invested nearly $100,000 in technical training from the National Marine Electronics Association.

Two major manufacturers — Furuno USA and Humminbird — have had 125 employees take the NMEA's Basic Marine Electronics Installer course and a course in NMEA 2000.

Six other manufacturers had one or more participants take the training: Bass Products, FLIR, Garmin, Johnson Outdoors, Navico and Victron Energy B.V.

"We are very honored that these manufacturers feel it is worth this investment to train their staff to our NMEA 0400 installation standard," NMEA chairman Johnny Lindstrom said in a statement. "This further supports our belief that training, standards and the various other NMEA initiatives to raise the skill set of our industry have great merit."

New NMEA managing director Mark Reedenauer said the strong manufacturer participation shows the high level of commitment to and the importance of proper marine electronics installations.

"All three of our NMEA courses are non-manufacturer-specific, so the practices our expert instructors teach can complement manufacturer installation instructions and make for a better overall installation, resulting in a better boating experience for their customers," Reedenauer said.

In December the NMEA will release a fully updated version of the 0400 Installation Standard. Training classes will be updated to reflect the new improved standard. The NMEA training schedule for 2015 also will be released, listing specific training dates and venues around the country.



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