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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

National Marine Electronics Association News

Engine Monitoring Unit Wins NMEA Award

Photo: Actisense

A device from multi-award winning NMEA specialists, Actisense, has been recognized with an award from the National Marine Electronics Association. Actisense has received an award from the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) in recognition of their popular EMU-1 (Engine Monitoring Unit). Winning the 2015 Product of Excellence Award, the accolade was presented to Actisense at METS 2015 in November, the world’s largest marine equipment trade show. The Actisense EMU-1 is a specialized analogue to NMEA 2000 Gateway which converts data from analogue engine senders into NMEA 2000.

Husick Honored with NMEA Lifetime Achievement Award

Photo courtesy McNabb Marketing Resources for the NMEA

In a ceremony that mixed fond memories with humorous stories, the National Marine Electronics Association celebrated the life of Charles “Chuck” Husick, who died September 13 at the age of 77. Association President, David Hayden, presented NMEA’s Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously to Husick’s son and grandson at the October 2 banquet capping the NMEA’s 2010 International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo in Seattle, Wash. Husick was the former head of the Chris-Craft Boat Co.

Simrad Yachting Receives NMEA Awards

Simrad Yachting, a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems, announced that its innovative NSE multifunction display and professional-grade autopilot systems received multiple awards at the 2010 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) convention held in Seattle, Wash. Judged by a panel of experts organized by Boating Writers International (BWI), Simrad NSE with 2.0 software functionality received “Honorable Mention” in the event’s most prestigious category, the “NMEA Technology Award.” Continuing a long-standing tradition as an industry favorite, the Simrad AP24 and AP28 also received top honors for “Best Autopilot” as voted by NMEA members.

Honda Marine Debuts Concept BF250 Outboard

Image courtesy Honda Marine

Honda Marine announced that it will be adding an all-new flagship outboard engine model to its reliable and fuel efficient lineup. Debuting at the 2011 Miami International Boat Show, the concept BF250 engine provides the first indication of the design direction for the all-new 250 horsepower (hp) outboard, which will be available to boaters in late 2011. The concept BF250 engine is based upon a unique 3.6 liter engine platform designed to deliver best-in-class fuel economy and outstanding performance for customers looking for more power with Honda reliability and quality.

Innovators and Record-breakers Headline Marine Power Conference

‘Next Generation Marine Power & Propulsion’ is a fast moving networking event that focuses on viable solutions for vessels of all sizes. More than 20 expert speakers will highlight a range of unique opportunities. The program covers three phases; ‘Here and Now Technology’ - considers how the U.K. and global marine industry can utilize the latest engineering. ‘Next Generation Systems’ - are within a few years of commercial release. ‘Innovation and Future Possibilities’ - are pushing the boundaries far and wide. The event is being held at the Grand Harbour, Southampton from April 26-28, 2016.

Workshop Influences Future of Dynamic Positioning

Business Development Manager Mark Carter presents the key benefits of Sonardyne DP-INS to a packed workshop.

Sonardyne International Ltd., in conjunction with Guidance Navigation and Veripos, recently held a free one-day user workshop focusing exclusively on the latest advances in Dynamic Positioning (DP) reference sensor technologies. More than 50 industry experts from a wide selection of companies gathered in Houston to review current state-of-the-art Position Monitoring Equipment (PME) solutions and to discuss the industry’s future requirements. Significant focus was given to the integration of inertial technologies with acoustics…

GMDSS Task Force Meeting - 28 September 2011

The U.S. Coast Guard's GMDSS Task Force will meet Wednesday, 28 September 2011, 9:00 am at the Sanibel Harbor Resort; Fort Myers, Florida, in connection with National Marine Electronics Association Annual Conference. Meeting document archive: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=gmdssTFMeetingSummary / See panel on the left side of the Web page for more links.

Honda Marine Launches All-New BF250 Outboard

Honda Marine's BF250 horsepower (hp) four-stroke engine

Company Setting Industry Standards of Quality, Reliability and Performance with More Powerful Engine. Honda Marine introduces the all-new BF250 horsepower (hp) four-stroke engine, the most powerful outboard to join the Honda Marine lineup – and now the company’s flagship model. The Honda BF250 marine outboard engine incorporates a host of Honda-exclusive technologies that provide increased value and benefit to consumers. The styling concept of the new Honda BF250, a departure from previously introduced Honda Marine outboards, incorporates a sleeker and slimmer aesthetic design.

NMEA Accepts Resignation of President David Hayden

Bruce Angus to serve as interim executive director. David Hayden, president and executive director of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) since 2007, submitted his resignation to the organization’s board of directors at the conclusion of the NMEA’s International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo last week in Fort Myers, Florida. In a statement to NMEA Board Chairman David Gratton and Vice Chairman Johnny Lindstrom, who accepted his resignation, Hayden said, “I wish to thank the board for the opportunity to serve, and I believe that the timing is right for me to move on.

Furuno Named NMEA "Manufacturer of the Year"

Furuno has once again received the lion’s share of awards at the prestigious 2011 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Convention in Sanibel, FL. This brings Furuno’s NMEA Award total to an incredible 201 awards since NMEA started presenting awards in 1971. A total of ten NMEA Awards were presented this year and Furuno received half of the awards issued. For the sixth consecutive year, Furuno received the coveted Manufacturer of the Year - Support award. In fact, Furuno is the sole recipient of this award since its introduction on the ballot 6 years ago. “Customer service to both our technical marine electronics dealer network and our end-users has always been the number one goal at Furuno USA.

LightSquared Outlines Plan to Avoid GPS Interference

Marine electronics industry still has major concerns. An official of LightSquared, the company that has been under fire for its plan to offer mobile satellite services that could seriously interfere with Global Positioning System (GPS) signals, told a gathering at the 2011 NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo that solutions were in the works to prevent disruptions from occurring. “Our integrated network will bring great benefits to wireless users nationwide, but at the same time we’re committed to ensuring this service doesn’t interfere with any GPS devices.

Raymarine’s Evolution Wins Again

2013 NMEA-BWI Technology award goes to  Raymarine’s Evolution  autopilot. Raymarine is delighted to announce that its award-winning Evolution  autopilot has won the coveted 2013 NMEA-BWI Technology Award at the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) annual convention held in San Diego, Calif. The NMEA-BWI Technology Award recognizes recently introduced products and singles out the “best” based on a combination of innovative design, benefits to boaters, practicality and value.

Nobeltec App Wins 2013 NMEA Award

Photo: Nobeltec

National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) annually recognizes companies that have demonstrated innovation and excellence by selecting products that have stood out from competitors in terms of functionality, usability and quality. Nobeltec was represented at the NMEA conference in San Diego last week by its Chief Technical Officer Iker Pryszo, as well as our Sales Manager Rodell Razor. Iker accepted the NMEA award for Computer Based Software on behalf of Nobeltec, which honored its product TimeZero App for iPad, based on TimeZero technology.

Furuno Wins NMEA Awards

Manufacturer of marine electronics, Furuno, has won three more National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) awards at the 2013 NMEA Convention in San Diego, CA. These three awards had Furuno once again leading the total number of awards captured by any one manufacturer this year, as well as bringing Furuno’s NMEA Award all-time total to an incredible 208, since NMEA started presenting awards in 1971. Furuno once again received the highly coveted Manufacturer of the Year - Support award, making this the eighth year in a row. Furuno remains the sole recipient of this award, since its introduction on the ballot in 2005. “With 2013 marking Furuno USA’s 35th year in business…

FURUNO Collects Three NMEA Awards

Furuno, a  manufacturer of marine electronics, won three more National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) awards at the prestigious 2013 NMEA Convention in San Diego, Calif. These three awards had Furuno once again leading the total number of awards captured by any one manufacturer this year, as well as bringing Furuno’s NMEA Award all-time total to an incredible 208, since NMEA started presenting awards in 1971. Furuno once again received the Manufacturer of the Year - Support award, making this the eighth year in a row. Furuno remains the sole recipient of this award, since its introduction on the ballot in 2005. “With 2013 marking Furuno USA’s 35th year in business…

Raymarine Autopilot wins NMEA-BWI Technology Award

Independent panel selects product based on innovation, benefit to boaters, practicality and value. Raymarine took top honors at the 2013 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo, winning the NMEA-BWI Technology Award for its Evolution Autopilot. The NMEA event, held at the San Diego Sheraton Hotel & Marina September 25-28, was attended by representatives of leading marine electronics manufacturers, dealers, distributors, media, and others from the United States and abroad. Named runners-up in the Technology Award competition were Nobeltec's TimeZero app (first) and Garmin's quatix marine watch (second).

Navigating Marine Connectivity

ML-XT solution for wiring applications in harsh environments. The 18-circuit ML-XT sealed system, with XRC terminals, color-coded housings and custom options, ships fully assembled—ready to deliver full IP68, IP69K and SAE J2030 compliance. (Photo: Molex)

The NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association) 2000 standards helped create a framework for safer, more reliable marine communications by streamlining the connectivity of boat engines, navigation, control, power distribution, water, waste and other mechanical and monitoring systems. Onboard connectivity translates into improved operator safety, better diagnostics, simplified maintenance and lower lifetime costs. Manufacturers recognize the value of electronics to distinguish their brand—and satisfy customers seeking connectivity at sea.

Furuno Makes Clean Sweep of NMEA Awards

NMEA Awards

Over the past 43 years, Furuno has received the honor of being the most recognized company in the marine electronics field by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). This year, Furuno won four more NMEA awards at the prestigious 2014 NMEA Convention in Sanibel, FL, bringing Furuno’s NMEA Award all-time total to an amazing 212 wins. For the ninth consecutive year, Furuno received the highly coveted Manufacturer of the Year - Support award. Furuno continues to be the sole recipient of this award, since its introduction on the ballot in 2005.

NMEA Awards Top Electronic Makers

Marine electronics experts named 11 products in nine categories as winners of the 2014 NMEA Product Awards. Once again, Furuno USA was named Manufacturer of the Year--Support. The winners were announced at the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo, held October 8-11 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott in Fort Myers, Florida. Category winners are chosen by regional panels of NMEA members from around the country, hand picked by the NMEA Awards Committee for their extensive knowledge of marine electronics to create a level playing field for all product and manufacturer support nominations. "We want to congratulate all of the award recipients," said NMEA Managing Director Mark Reedenauer.

NMEA Award for Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar

NMEA 2015 Technology Award

Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar has been awarded the Technology Award at the 2015 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Conference and Expo in Baltimore, Md. The NMEA 2015 Technology Award is judged by an independent panel of experts recognizing exceptionally innovative consumer marine products. Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar is the world’s first high-performance, solid-state, open-array radar system with pulse-compression technology, suitable for recreational and light marine markets.

NMEA Names Furuno ‘Best Radar’ for 40th Year

FR8065 (Image: Furuno)

For 44 years, the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has bestowed its NMEA Best Product Awards to marine electronics manufacturers for product excellence. Over that time, Furuno has been the most recognized company in the marine electronics field with a total of 215 wins. This year, Furuno won three more NMEA awards at the 2015 NMEA Conference & Expo in Baltimore, including its 40th straight Best Radar Award. “Being recognized by the NMEA in any category is an honor…

NMEA Updates Installation Standards

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has published Edition 2014, Version 4.00 of the NMEA 0400 Installation Standard, which contains information on new technologies, updated sections and additional appendices. NMEA 0400 is a tool and reference guide for installing any piece of marine electronics equipment. Edition 2014, Version 4.00 includes two new sections—Black Box Installation and Cameras & Security Installation. Every section listed below was reviewed and updated by industry experts consisting of NMEA member manufacturers and NMEA accredited installers. Three new appendices were also added: NMEA 0183 Sentence Information, NMEA 2000 PGN Descriptions, and VHF/DSC Wiring Information.

NMEA Names KVHI's TracPhone V3 'Best Communication Product'

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) recognizes KHVI for its TracPhone V3, the world's smallest maritime VSAT antenna. The KVH TracPhone V3 is designed to work with KVH's mini-VSAT Broadband satellite network which KVH built to provide customers with an  alternative to the Inmarsat service. Due to the mini-VSAT Broadband network's unique spread spectrum technology (similar to that used in the new high-powered 3G and 4G networks on land), KVH was able to develop the TracPhone V3, a system similar in size and cost to Inmarsat FleetBroadband equipment, but offering service up to ten times faster at broadband speeds of up to 2 Mbps, with airtime rates 1/10th the cost of Inmarsat.

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