Here are glimpses of several sessions:
oth NMEA and RTCM offered
an extensive variety of topics
and presenters throughout the
Conference & Expo. On Days 3
and 4, manufacturer-specific
sessions took over the NMEA side of the
house, while RTCM continued with techni-
cal presentations and an all-day beacon
manufacturers workshop on Friday.
Dozens of attendees participated in the
basic and advanced Marine Electronics
Installer and NMEA 2000 Installer courses
and also in the NMEA/ABYC (American
Boat & Yacht Council) combined training.
The NMEA/ABYC course is tailored for
installers, boat builders, technicians,
marine mechanics and surveyors to be
trained on ABYC and NMEA standards.
Successful completion of the combined
course earns students an ABYC Electrical
NMEA 2000 Installer Training
Making everything on the network operate as advertised.
instructors: Mike Spyros, Johnny Lindstrom and Kevin Boughton
Cable types and proper terminals
and techniques, tools of the trade,
crimping vs soldering and cable
Presenters: Hugh Lupo, John Barry
and Kevin Boughton
Business Sense Live
Longshoreman & Harbor Workers
Insurance and how to customize
coverage, harnessing mobile technology, staffing issues and the protection.
Moderator: Steve Katz
Panel: Todd Tally, Brian Kane,
Do’s and don’ts, transducer types
and how to match to various hull
shapes, troubleshooting tips, tools
and reading interference patterns
Presenter: Pete Braffitt
Satellite TV solutions
How to avoid the hassle of dealing
direct with programming providers,
recreational vs commercial accounts
and fleet operations, tech support.
Presenters: David Ross, Evan Weiss,
Making AIS smarter, mobile AtoNs,
subsea cable and port protection,
eAtoN growth, illegal fish net AIS
Presenters: Jeff Robbins,
antenna placement and proper installation are critical, equipment you
need on board, dealer’s role in making it all work.
Presenter: Johnny Lindstrom