2020 NMEA Product of Excellence Awards VOTING

 

Voting Rules and Restrictions
  • Thank you for voting for the 2020 NMEA Product of Excellence Awards.
  • We kindly ask that if you are not familiar with a product category, or do not install or sell the products within a certain category, please select the "Not familiar with products in this category (no vote)" option. Voting solely on brand recognition may skew the voting results and put the smaller, single product manufacturers at a disadvantage in their only product category.
  • Only NMEA members and / or member companies in good standing can vote.
  • Manufacturer companies get one vote per product category.
  • NMEA Dealer and Trade Members are allowed to have all employees with NMEA installer training certificates vote separately/independently within their company (MEI, NMEA 2000, AMEI, Advanced NMEA 2000, NMET, CMET).
  • All other NMEA members get one vote per membership company.
  • Name, email, and company is required on the voting form.
  • All tallies are done by the automated on-line voting program and not by a human.
  • All votes must be entered by 11:59pm September 23 , 2020.
  • The NMEA awards committee will review all submissions
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NMEA Member Company Name
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Voter Name
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Product of Excellence- RADAR
A stand alone or networked marine radar whose primary function is to provide an image representing the range and bearing of other vessels, land masses, navigation aids & weather as “radar targets”.
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Product of Excellence- FISHFINDER
A stand alone or networked marine fish finder whose primary function is to provide an image representing the sea bottom and fish in a water column.

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Product of Excellence-AUTOPILOT
A product, whose primary function is automatic steering of a vessel under way at sea.
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Product of Excellence- MULTI-FUNCTION DISPLAY (MFD)
A product that performs multiple functions from a single or multiple displays, such as electronic charts and radar and fish finding via multiple sensors.
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Product of Excellence-MARINE VHF RADIO
A marine VHF communications radio whose primary function is to provide line of sight communications in the marine VHF band ( 156 - 162 MHz )
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Product of Excellence-SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS ANTENNA
 A device used for satellite communications using voice or data while under way at sea.
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Product of Excellence-SATELLITE TV ANTENNA
An antenna used to receive television signals (TVRO) on vessels underway at sea via satellite.
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Product of Excellence-AIS
Any Class A or Class B Full functioning transmit and receive AIS system (display or black box) that broadcasts and receives vessel information at the high end of the VHF frequency band (162mHz).
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Product of Excellence- NMEA 2000 Sensor
A certified NMEA 2000 sensor product or gateway that provides digital vessel data to on-board NMEA 2000 certified displays.
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Product of Excellence - WiFi / Cellular Device
Manufacturer designed WiFi, Cellular, or similar vessel to shore communication device that is non satellite based and designed to enhance these connectivity on board the vessel.
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Product of Excellence - Marine App- Utility
An embedded App for either IOS or Android that’s primary function is to assist with on board utilities and vessel functions not related to vessel navigation. The App must run on the device’s operating system and not in a web browser.
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Product of Excellence - Marine Cameras
Any marine camera or system (CCTV, Low Light, Thermal, Security) that provides information to an on-board display.
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Product of Excellence - Commercial
Any commercial grade electronic device that is specifically designed and primarily sold in the commercial maritime market. This may include, but is not limited to commercial fisheries, commercial shipping, SOLAS and IMO products (Radars, GMDSS Consoles, BNWAS, VDRs, ECDIS, Gyrocompasses, Monitors, etc.)
 
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Product of Excellence - Multimedia Entertainment
Any audio or video device which delivers on board vessel entertainment. This category excludes Satellite TV antennas.
 
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Product of Excellence - Remote Vessel Monitoring Systems
A Hardware AND software combined platform that alerts users to pertinent events and conditions aboard the vessel as to assure proper action takes place (Examples: Battery sensors, Security systems, High Water, etc. )
 
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Product of Excellence - Marine Software
Any marine software program that is purpose built to run on a on board computer
 
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Product of Excellence - Marine Specialty Product
Any marine electronics piece of equipment that does not fit into the published awards categories.
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MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR PROVIDING THE BEST SUPPORT TO THEIR PRODUCTS IN THE FIELD

All NMEA manufacturer members are automatically entered on the voting ballot.
 
Criteria for this award include:
  • Pre-sales and after-sales support; technical product support and warranty policies; on-time delivery of products; completeness of orders shipped; spares availability; quality & reliability in the products.
Criteria that should not be considered for this award:
  • The sales volume of the manufacturer or a product; the breadth of the manufacturers’ product range or specific product features.

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