NMEA named liaison by international electronics commission

SEVERNA PARK, Md. — The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has been named a “liaison ‘D’ organization” by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), according to a release from the NMEA. The IEC is one of the primary international standards and rule making organizations 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 industry,” Steve Spitzer, NMEA’s technical director, said in the release.

This announcement follows a recent announcement that the NMEA has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a standards-developing organization. NMEA is best known in standards development for its NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 standards, which allow communication and networking of onboard marine electronics worldwide, as well as the NMEA Installation Standards, which provide a frame of reference for proper and safe installation of electronics on vessels, according to the association.

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