(KIRKLAND, Wash.) — Icom America has announced changes within its Marine and Avionics divisions. David McLain, Marine and Avionics senior sales manager, is leaving Icom to pursue new opportunities. Ray Novak, senior sales manager of Icom’s Amateur division, adds the Marine and Avionics divisions to his roster. Novak has an extensive background in the amateur radio industry spanning 32-plus years. He began his career at Icom with the technical support team, and for the past 10 years has been the lead for the Amateur Division. He will continue working from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Throughout his tenure at Icom America,…
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NMEA is happy to offer to the marine electronics world our installer certification classes this May 18-20.  These are 6-8 hour online instructor led installer certification training sessions. The delivery method for the training is GoToWebinar, where students view and listen to the live instructor and presentation, along with being able to ask questions to the instructor. An online, proctored certification exam using Microsoft Teams concludes each day of training. February Virtual & Online Installer Training: Start Time 1100 New York Time (11:00AM EDT) (UTC-4)

Tuesday, May 18 - Basic Marine Electronics Installer (BMEI)
Wednesday, May 19 - Basic NMEA2000® Network Installer (BN2K)
Thursday, May…
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Auckland, New Zealand – Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety and communication products, announced today that due to rapid growth in the vital North American market, Damien Frye, based out of Seattle, Washington, has been hired as U.S. National Channel Manager. "We are thrilled to welcome Damien to the Vesper Marine team as U.S. National Channel Manager,” said Jason Young, Vesper Marine, Global Sales Director. “With an extensive resume in sales and service for marine electronics and safety products, Damien is well-versed in our product line, having previously managed our sales efforts in Alaska. We are confident…
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Rockland, Maine – US Harbors, a free online resource for boaters and coastal communities, announced today voting begins on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 for the 3rd annual “Best Harbor in the US” contest at www.usharbors.com/best-harbor/. Participation is free and open to everyone, including the over 8 million people who use US Harbors (usharbors.com) for their coastal and marine weather, tides charts and harbor-local boating and fishing information. The purpose of the contest is to promote the strength and vitality of coastal communities. Past winning harbors have been those whose residents have strong communication networks and are passionate about where they…
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The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has released its latest protocol, the NMEA OneNet® Standard, Version 1.000. This is an open industry standard based on Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) and the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Local Area Network. The standard brings together years of committee efforts and is designed for standardized IP networking of marine electronic devices on and off the vessel.OneNet provides a common network infrastructure for marine electronic devices and/or services on IPv6. All OneNet application protocols, such as NMEA 2000® PGN messages, are designed to use a standard IPv6 network protocol stack. The NMEA OneNet Committee utilized…
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Egersund, Norway – Navico®, parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad Yachting, B&G® and C-MAP® brands recently announced its renewed focus on becoming a more sustainable company, dedicated to preserving the joy of being on the water for current and future generations. The first step was a transition to feature 100% recyclable and sustainable packaging in new product offerings. Additionally, last month the company announced its first-ever appointment of a Chief Sustainability Officer, Tara Norton. “Sustainability is one of Navico’s core pillars and a key part of the company’s global strategy,” said Knut Frostad, CEO, Navico. “We are pleased to have…
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