On Friday, Oct. 5, At the 2012 Annapolis Boat Show, Ocean Navigator awarded the second annual Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award to two marine technology companies for their technology-advancing products.
Furuno won for the NavNet TZ Touch technology and Kannad Marine won for the R10 Safelink personal AIS.
Nine products were named finalists for the award:
• Furuno NavNet TZ Touch Technology
• MiniPlex-2Wi WiFi NMEA multiplexer
• SolarJoos iPad, iPhone solar charger
• Navionics crowd-sourcing data program
After the judges completed their voting, the Furuno and Kannad products were tied at the top. As a result, they were declared co-winners and will each recieve an award plaque with their comnpany and product names engraved.
The late Chuck Husick was, among other things, a contributing editor for Ocean Navigator, a freelance marine writer, an advocate for boaters in Washington D.C., a member of the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime (RTCM) and a sailor and boat owner.