Orlando, Florida – Actisense, the global marine electronics specialists, have been named as Manufacturer of the Year at the 2023 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Conference and Expo. The annual week-long event was held at the DoubleTree Universal Hotel in Orlando, Florida, and culminated in the NMEA Product of Excellence Awards on Thursday 21st September.
This is the 2nd year running that Actisense have taken home this accolade, having been presented with it in Anaheim California in October 2022. As previous recipients of the Product of Excellence Award at the NMEA Awards, Actisense have over 25 years’ experience in engineering and manufacturing specialist NMEA connectivity and data management solutions. The company’s most recent innovations include a new range of Type Approved buffers and multiplexers, especially designed for the commercial marine market.
Actisense CEO, Phil Whitehurst, was at the event and collected the award on the company’s behalf. He said: “Because these awards are voted for by our industry peers in the NMEA membership, it means so much to us! It really validates the hard work done by our whole team to support the industry with reliable and innovative solutions. Part of this award is about how our products are supported in the field, and we are blessed to work with a network of amazing, technically proficient partners around the globe, who ensure that our products are solving as many key connectivity challenges as possible. To win this award for a 2nd year in a row is just awesome!”
Regarding the conference, Mr Whitehurst added: “It’s a fantastic event that really brings the sector together to learn, to celebrate each other’s latest innovations and to reconnect. The expo is just one part of it – there is a lot to learn from some of the brightest minds in marine electronics from around the world.”
The NMEA Conference and Expo comprises technical seminars, manufacturer training sessions as well as a large exhibition by leading marine electronics manufacturers, along with networking opportunities and the awards dinner. Actisense Chief Engineer, Andy Campbell, also presented a seminar on NMEA connectivity and the advent of OneNet – the newest marine electronics standard.