WHY ARE STANDARDS IMPORTANT FOR THE BOATER?
NMEA standards ensure that all electronics will interconnect physically and electrically and function as intended, without creating problems for other devices. Additionally, safe installation practices insure reliability, safety and reduce the risk of electrical fires.
WHAT ARE THE STANDARDS?
• NMEA 2000®
A marine standard for highspeed data exchange for most boat electronics. If the product doesn't say “NMEA 2000® certified” it is not compliant and may be unsafe.
• NMEA 0183
The marine standard for instrument serial data exchange.
• NMEA 0400
The marine electronics installation standard for technicians.
• Master Dealer Certification
• Certified Marine Electronics Technician (CMET)
• Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI)
• Marine Electronics Installer (MEI)