Tuesday, June 4th – Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI)
Wednesday, June 5th – Basic NMEA2000® Network Installer
Thursday, June 6th – Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI)
Friday, June 7th – Advanced NMEA2000® Network Installer
Ft. Lauderdale Marriott North
6650 North Andrews Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: (954) 771-0440
Trainer – Mike Spyros, Electronics Unlimited
All courses run from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with lunch included and an exam at the end of each session.
Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI) –
This class will present the newcomer to marine electronics with the basic information to get started installing typical modern systems. The program will explain Ohms Law, Grounds, Batteries & Battery Chargers, DC Wiring, EMI Basics, Coaxial Cables, Antennas, NMEA Data Interfacing, Marine VHF Radios, AIS, Displays, Transducers, Radar, Heading Sensors.
Basic NMEA 2000 Network Installer –
This course covers the following topics: Cables, Connectors, Specifications Physical Planning & Documentation, Power Sources & Distribution, Voltage Drop Calculations, Data Messages (Parameter Group Numbers), Connecting to Other Data Sources, Network Setup, and Troubleshooting. Students will be guided through building a basic NMEA 2000 network at the conclusion of the training course.
Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI) –
This advanced installer class is designed for the Marine Electronics Installer (MEI) who wishes to achieve competency in advanced topic areas and concepts. An Advanced MEI certificate is an indication that a mid-level installer has a working knowledge regarding commissioning of a boat and installing more complex marine electronic devices. The program will go in depth on proper installation of Computers, Ethernet, NMEA 0183, Autopilots, Radar Comissioning, Gyros & Satellite Compasses, Satellite Communications Antennas, VHF, SSB, AIS, and EMI.
Pre-requisite: Student must have taken the basic MEI Installer Training class.
Advanced NMEA 2000 Network Installer –
The NMEA2000 advanced course focuses on installations, setup, and diagnostic troubleshooting of moderately complex NMEA 2000® networks. The class consists of a PowerPoint presentation followed by "hands on” and the included class lunch. Students split into small groups at classroom work stations equipped with NMEA 2000® networks. The purpose of the hands-on portion is to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in the ability to build, configure, backup network files and evaluate network conditions using the diagnostic tools shown in the class. The training class features NMEA 2000®-certified products from major manufacturers such as Furuno, Garmin, Simrad, Raymarine, Maretron, Actisense and Airmar, including multi-function displays (MFDs), Instruments and sensors of the same function which require instancing. Most importantly, this allows students to get familiar with the diagnostic tools used in the training and offered to students at special reduced pricing from the NMEA. Please note there is absolutely no outside test equipment allowed in the class by students.
Pre-requisite: Student must have taken the basic NMEA 2000 Installer Training class.
Pricing for the Basic MEI, Basic NMEA 2000 and AMEI training courses are $450 member / $650 non-member
Pricing for the Advanced NMEA 2000 training course is $650 member / $850 non-member
Course materials are sent out in advance, please sign up early.