2018 NMEA Installer & Business Sessions and Speakers
 
Pre-registration is not required for these sessions as long as a full registration or day pass is purchased.



Business Sense LIVE (Business Track)
 
Moderator: Steve Katz - Steve's Marine Service
Marine electronics dealer and author of the Business Sense column in Marine Electronics Journal will moderate an open forum for business owners to discuss challenges and share solutions.The goal is for the audience to take home ideas for improving their businesses. Bring your questions, suggestions, and best practices.
 

OneNet Ethernet Standard (Technical Track)
 
Presenters: IMEA OneNet Committee
Version 1.0 of the OneNet Ethernet Standard will be released in 2018. Session will discuss key elements of the standard including the Physical Layer, Device Discovery Process, Security Module, and Gateways.
  

Marine Satellite TV Solutions (Technical Track)

Presenter: David Ross - Signal Connect
Learn how to deploy today’s cutting edge technologies to deliver your customer a world-class satellite TV experience. Which satellite service provider is best and where? How to stay in line with proper account classifications. Which hardware to use for what applications?


Modernizing AIS (Technical Track)
 
Presenters: Jason Young - Vesper Marine
Discussion will focus on new ways AIS is being used to enhance safety, navigation, and protect the  environment. Examples include helping to protect maritime traffic during rocket launches, undersea high-voltage transmission cables from anchor strikes, and guide shipping in the busiest ports away from hazardous wrecks. With newly allocated frequencies, AIS and other related VHF data exchange technologies are set to grow even further in the coming years with a range of new marine applications.


Marketing your Business with Social Media (Business Track)

Presenter: Eric Dallin - AIM Media Group
Learn how to target, engage, nurture and convert marine consumers using social media marketing best practices. Get an overview of current trends as well as some actionable tactics to help you get a handle on your social media marketing strategy.
 

Transducer Installations
 
Presenter: Peter Braffitt - Gemeco Marine Accessories
Transducer installation and placement is critical to the performance of your customer’s fishfinder, depth sounder, and speed log. Learn from transducer experts the correct installation techniques based on transducer type, vessel hull design, and use by the customer. This session also covers installation of the growing popularity of side scan transducers. This is an installer session and focuses strictly on transducer installation and not on transducer technology.
 

Sell Safety With Your Marine Electronics
 
Presenter: Mike Hebert - Hebertech, LLC
A very important, yet sometimes overlooked, sale to your customer is including safety devices as part of the electronics package. This session will review key life saving devices including EPIRBS, SARTS, and MOB devices and how they can integrate with modern marine electronics.
 

Quickbooks
 
Presenter: Esther Marantz - The Lewinger Group
This popular business management software platform is used widely across all industries, including our niche marine electronics market. Learn from the experts how using QuickBooks allows you to better manage costs, track jobs, run payroll, and run reports to help streamline your operation.
 

Hands On Connectors
 
Presenter: NMEA Trainers
Installers need to master the art of properly fitting widely used field installable connectors onto various cables. In this session, learn the best practices on how to install two popular connectors used on nearly all  installations: NMEA 2000 connectors onto NMEA 2000 Data Cables and PL259 coax connectors onto RG-58 Coax cable. Attendees will get to witness experts installing these connectors and will also be able to do this
themselves during the session.
 

  
 
 
 
 
 
 

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