Tag Archives: Electronics

NMEA Summer training goes virtual

The NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association) is now offering live, online summer training to the marine electronics world. The instructor-led installer certification classes are live and last 6 - 8 hours. "The timing will accommodate installers all across the world," said Mark Reedenauer, NMEA's president and executive director. The delivery method for the training is GoToWebinar, where students view and ...

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Navico inks Coast Guard deal through 2025

Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP brands announced today it has signed a five-year agreement with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to provide C-MAP cartography under the USCG’s Small Boat Product Line (SBPL). Navico said it was selected for a competitive award by the USCG for products that met all of their technical needs.  Navico’s C-MAP will deliver cartography ...

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Garmin launches new marine smartwatch

Garmin International Inc. announced the quatix 6, its next-generation marine GPS smartwatch series designed specifically for life on the water. More than a watch, the quatix 6 combines all of the features of Garmin’s flagship fēnix 6 GPS smartwatch with specialized boating, fishing, cruising and sailing capabilities, including comprehensive connectivity with compatible Garmin chartplotters and other marine electronics to offer ...

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Garmin and Fusion unveil redesigned signature series speakers, subwoofers

Garmin International, Inc. announced it has redesigned its Fusion-branded Signature Series marine speakers and subwoofers with LED lighting that delivers what the companies claim is an unprecedented spectrum of color variations to complement each unique boat and style. Building on the success of the Signature Series product line, the new Fusion Signature Series 3 combines traditional red, green and blue LEDs with ...

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iLive Truly Wire-free Earbuds

We’ll be the first to admit, headphones (of any kind) weren’t the first thing to come to mind when it comes to products to go with the boating lifestyle. However, after putting more thought to it — and after testing the iLive Truly Wire-free Earbuds — we began to see more and more use. Sometimes you just don’t want to ...

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SmartPlug Systems names new global VP of sales and marketing

SmartPlug Systems, manufacturer of safety-focused shore power delivery systems for the recreational and commercial marine, RV and specialty vehicle markets, has hired Ron Bailey as its new global VP of sales and marketing. He joins the company during a transitional period as incumbent Terry Gilliland prepares his retirement in early 2020. Tony Barber, CEO, made the announcement. Bailey brings decades ...

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Brunswick aims to represent marine industry at CES 2020

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced that it will make its debut as an exhibitor at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Jan. 7-10, 2020.  Brunswick said it will highlight its technology leadership in recreational boating while showing how its ACES strategy of autonomy, connectivity, electrification and shared access will help define the future of the marine industry.  ...

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CED Marine announces sale to electronics industry veteran

Consolidated Electronic Distributors/CED Marine, a wholesale distributor of marine electronics, has announced the sale of the company by long-time owner Jules Rutstein to veteran consumer electronics industry investor and operator Gregory Borchardt, effective as of Oct. 1, 2019. Established in 1971, CED Marine carries well-known marine electronics brands from top manufacturers for navigation, communication, sonar, entertainment, safety & lighting, and ...

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NMEA names 2019 award winners

Manufacturers scored big at the 2019 NMEA/RTCM Marine Electronics Conference & Expo, held last week at the Renaissance Hotel in Portsmouth, Virginia. A total of 18 products received top-dog honors in three separate award competitions-NMEA Product of Excellence Awards and Manufacturer of the Year (voted on by the NMEA membership), the NMEA Technology Award, and new this year-the Best New ...

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Regulator partners with Garmin for offshore center consoles

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., announced that Regulator Marine has selected Garmin to be its premier electronics supplier to outfit its full line of offshore sportfishing center console boats beginning model year 2020. Garmin electronics will be standard equipment on all Regulator boats ranging from 23 to 41 feet, including the new Regulator 26XO center console crossover, ...

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