2022 NMEA Product of Excellence Awards Nomination Form

 


Dear NMEA Manufacturer Member,

It is that time of year again to nominate your flagship products for the NMEA Product of Excellence Awards.  The NMEA Product of Excellence Awards will be presented at the NMEA Conference awards banquet on Thursday October 6, 2022, at the NMEA Conference, being held at the Sheraton Anaheim Park Hotel in Anaheim, CA.

Please read carefully the below 2022 awards eligibility requirements.

  1. All products must have been shipping in the USA to dealers and distributors as of July 1st 2022. There is no longer a historical shipping date restriction (Example: 10 year old product is eligible for an award)
  2. NMEA has brought back the marine specialty category. If less than 2 products are nominated in any other awards category, those products will also go into the marine specialty product category, instead of not having a place in the awards program.
  3. NMEA Manufacturer members may submit one product nomination for each category. (i.e. an MFD product family may be nominated in only one category)
  4. Any product using NMEA 2000 as a data interface must be NMEA 2000 Certified at time of submission. There are no exceptions. Additionally, complex products such as autopilots, must have all system components NMEA 2000 certified at time of submission.
  5. A nominated product using NMEA 0183 as the data interface must utilize RS-422 and NOT RS-232.
  6. Manufacturers do not need to log in to the site in order to nominate your products.
  7. Once you have nominated your products in the categories you choose, scroll to the bottom and click the blue "Submit" button.
  8. NEW- All NMEA Manufacturers are automatically nominated for the Manufacturer of the Year Awards, in either the Level 3 (Large manufacturer category) or Level 1 & 2 (Small & Mid size manufacturer category).
  9. The NMEA Product Awards Committee will verify eligibility of the products nominated in ALL categories. If the committee has questions, they will contact the specific person listed on the on-line nomination form.
  10. NEW- There is a 100 character maximum for each submission. All we need is the product name and model.

ALL PRODUCTS MUST BE ENTERED BY MIDNIGHT FRIDAY AUGUST 12, 2022.

All voting tallies are done by the automated on-line voting program and not by a human. NMEA will send voting results to any manufacturer upon request.

If any manufacturer has specific questions on nominating their product, please call or email the NMEA office at 410-975-9425, or email mreedenauer@nmea.org

Thank You for supporting the 2022 NMEA Awards Program.


Best Regards
Your NMEA Awards Committee

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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- 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-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 single or multiple displays, such as electronic charts, radar and fish finding via multiple sensors.
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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-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 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 the connectivity on board the vessel.
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Product of Excellence - Marine Apps- Technical Installer Utility
An embedded App for either IOS and/or Android that communicates to systems aboard to assist installers/users with on board marine electronics configuration or troubleshooting. The App must run on the device’s operating system and not in a web browser.
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Product of Excellence - Multimedia Entertainment
Any audio or video device that delivers on board vessel entertainment. This category excludes Satellite TV antennas.
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Product of Excellence - Marine Camera
Any marine camera or system (CCTV, Low Light, Thermal, Security) that provides video to an on-board display.
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Product of Excellence - Remote Vessel Monitoring System
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 - Safety Device
A life-saving device documented with governmental bodies designed to send out global distress upon activation for automatic maritime authority response (EPIRBs, SARTs, PLBs).
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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 - Marine Software
Any marine software program that is purpose built to run on an on-board computer (PC / MAC).
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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. If less than 2 products are nominated in a published awards category, those products will go into the marine specialty product category.