Oct 23, 2018

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) will play a major role again this year at METSTRADE, the world’s largest recreational marine trade show scheduled for Nov. 13th -15th in Amsterdam, by presenting three technical education sessions. Topics covered will be a full-day NMEA 2000® Installer training class, the new NMEA OneNet® Ethernet standard, and transducer technology.

“NMEA has organized and presented technical sessions and installer training courses at METS for several years, always drawing strong attendance and participation from the international community,” said Mark Reedenauer, NMEA President & Executive Director.

Here’s the lineup for 2018:

Basic NMEA 2000 Installer Training
Monday, Nov. 12, 09:00-17:00 – Trainer: Owen Vachell, Actisense
This is a full-day Basic NMEA 2000 Installer Training that is primarily targeted at the beginner or those who have been installing NMEA 2000 but would like more information, more clarity and an opportunity to share ideas with others who have installed NMEA 2000 networks.

NMEA OneNet: The Marine Ethernet Standard
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 13:30-15:00 – Speaker: Steve Spitzer, NMEA Director of Standards.
Boat builders are seeing more marine electronics with internet-based functions, many using Ethernet. NMEA will soon release the new OneNet standard, which is based on Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) and Ethernet IEE 802.3. The NMEA OneNet Committee, composed of 80 marine electronics manufacturers, has produced 11 different but interconnected modules for OneNet. Cybersecurity has been addressed via robust security modules containing message authentication, encryption, and certification verification.

Transducer Technology and Installation
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 13:30-15:00 – Speaker: Guillaume Martino, General Manager, Airmar EMEA.
Modern marine transducers have helped pave the way for fish-finder manufacturers to expand into Broadband and CHIRP models offering the customer performance never seen before in the recreational marine market. This session will overview the technology, mounting configurations, and options for different vessel types and sizes. Transducer installation and placement are also critical to the performance of your customer’s fish-finder, depth sounder, and speed log. Learn from transducer experts.

For further information please visit: www.metstrade.com

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