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Leading marine electronics experts and NMEA specialists, Actisense®, will have a prominent presence at the NMEA Conference taking place from the 29th of September in Baltimore.

Actisense®, the leading marine electronics brand from Active Research and leaders in NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association) technology are set to take the spotlight at the upcoming NMEA 2015 Conference & Expo. Running from the 29th September to the 1st October, Actisense® will have an active involvement in many of the events which will form part of the three day conference.

Actisense will be exhibiting at the conference alongside their US Distributor and premier marine electronics distributors, Gemeco Marine Accessories, at Stand 209. Along with exhibiting at the conference, CEO of Actisense®, Phil Whitehurst, will be sitting on an expert CEO panel of leading international NMEA Companies. Phil is one of 4 specially chosen industry authorities who will be providing current industry advice and insight into the marine electronics industry. The panel is set to open the NMEA Conference & Expo at 12.15pm on Tuesday the 29th

Following this, Phil and his specialist team of Marine Electronics Engineers will be conducting an Actisense® Manufacturers presentation on Wednesday 30th September, opening the days dedicated presentations. The presentation will give Actisense® customers a valuable insight on how to make the most of their innovative products and promote further industry knowledge development.

On the final day of the conference, there will be tours of ‘The ImPossible Dream’; a purpose built, universally accessible, 60’ sailing catamaran. Run as a registered non-profit organisation, the vessel offers a range of opportunities to get people of all abilities out on the water. Recently renovated, the unique catamaran will be open to all in attendance for tours running from 3pm. Those who visit The ImPossible Dream will be able to see the intricate NMEA 2000® backbone and components consisting entirely from Actisense®® products which were donated by the leading marine electronics brand.

Phil Whitehurst has said about Actisense®’s involvement:

“We are thoroughly looking forward to this year’s NMEA Conference & Expo. This year we have taken a particularly active involvement in the conference and we are delighted to be involved at such a high level.”

The 2015 NMEA Conference & Expo runs from the 29th September to the 1st October at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, US. Actisense® will be among the top names of industry leaders exhibiting at the conference. For further details on the NMEA Conference visit: http://www.expo.nmea.org/

Actisense and GEMECO have supplied the complete NMEA 2000® backbone and components to The Impossible Dream, a universally accessible 60’ sailing catamaran.

The market leading marine electronics brand Actisense, from Active Research Limited, and premier marine electronics distributors GEMECO Marine Accessories, have been involved in a recent project which has seen the renovation of a unique 60’ sailing catamaran. Known as “The Impossible Dream” the catamaran is purpose built to be universally accessible; providing an opportunity for people with disabilities to sail.

Actisense and GEMECO have donated an extensive list of products to The Impossible Dream, supplying the vessel with a complete NMEA 2000® backbone and sensor components.

Peter Braffitt, General Manager of GEMECO has said of the donation:
“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to support this amazing catamaran. GEMECO and Actisense have donated 17 pieces of equipment including the innovative Actisense Quick Power Drop (QPD-1) which gives operators a convenient and safe method for connecting a power source to a NMEA 2000® Network. Actisense Engine Monitoring Units (EMU-1) were also used to convert the analogue engine data to allow NMEA 2000® monitoring.”

The Impossible Dream is a registered non-profit organisation, which offers a range of opportunities to get people of all abilities out on the water. Recently partnered with Shake A Leg Miami, they aim to use The Impossible Dream to engage the global community and inspire people with disabilities, wounded soldiers, disadvantaged youth, and their families to improve their independence and quality of life. The Impossible Dream has now set sail on a voyage along the east coast of the U.S.

Phil Whitehurst, Managing Director of Active Research, Limited has commented:
“It is an absolute pleasure and privilege to be able to support The Impossible Dream. The work the ship has done and will continue to do, to advance new possibilities for people with disabilities and their families, is invaluable. Myself and the whole team at Actisense are honoured to know the products we produce are being used in a way that will make such a difference to people’s lives.”

For more information on The Impossible Dream visit: www.impossibledream.us/about-us

GEMECO Marine Accessories are a premier source of marine transducers and transducer accessories, for information visit: www.gemeco.com

If you would like to find out more about Actisense, the leading marine electronics brand from Active Research Limited Visit: www.actisense.com

With the NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo coming up in September, there will be a panel of chief executives representing marine electronics companies from across the globe who will be discussing key issues and the challenges facing the industry. And our very own Phil Whitehurst will be one of these experts poised to answer questions and tackle industry issues. Joining Phil at the Baltimore Sheraton inner Harbor Hotel on September 29th will be Andrew Teich, President & CEO of FLIR/Raymarine; Marc Jourlait, Deputy CEO of Navico Holding AS, With NMEA Chairman Johnny Lindstrom moderating.

NMEA’s convention committee will be developing a set of questions for the panel to address, and all NMEA members are invited to submit questions for consideration to the National Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There will also be time at the session for questions and comments from the audience.

The group will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M (after Lunch). The doors for the trade show will open after the CEO session ends.

The NMEA International marine Electronics Conference & Expo, takes place September 29th – October 1st at the Baltimore Sheraton inner Harbor Hotel.

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