Once the comment resolutions period is complete,
comments will be officially published as a new version of the NMEA Network Message Database. In
addition, there are 20 new and updated AIS messages as a result of new requirements from the
International Telecommunications Union. These
too will be part of the new database. Further, the
new satellite systems will demand updating the
suite of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) messages. Lastly, the new DSC messages
from 0183 will be transcripted from 0183 ASCII to
NMEA 2000 binary format.
It’s the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded and two out . . . at least that’s how I picture the Standards Committees making their moves to complete the next
versions of NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000® and to put the wraps on IMEA OneNet® Version 1.00. The committees have been working overtime and making
great strides toward completing their tasks. We all need to give the manufacturers’ experts kudos for working overtime and on the weekends to “Get It
Done.” That goes for their families as well. Thank you!