NMEA Online & Virtual Installer Trainings July 13-15, 2021
NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association) offers their installer certification classes to the marine electronics world this July 13-15. These are 6-8 hour online instructor-led installer certification training sessions. The delivery method for the training is GoToWebinar, where students view and listen to the live instructor and presentation, along with being able to ask questions to the instructor. An online, proctored certification exam using Microsoft Teams concludes each day of training.
Start Time 11:00 AM New York Time (11:00AM EDT) (UTC-4)
Trainer: Kevin Boughton, Midcoast Marine Electronics, Inc.
- Tuesday, July 13 - Basic Marine Electronics Installer (BMEI)
- Wednesday, July 14 - Basic NMEA2000® Network Installer (BN2K)
- Thursday, July 15 - Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI)
Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI)
This class will present the newcomer to marine electronics with the basic information to install typical modern systems. The program will explain Ohm's Law, Grounds, Batteries & Battery Chargers, DC Wiring, EMI Basics, Coaxial Cables, Antennas, NMEA Data Interfacing, Marine VHF Radios, AIS, Displays, Transducers, Radar, Heading Sensors.
Basic NMEA 2000 Network Installer (BN2K)
This class will present the newcomer with the basic information to get started installing NMEA 2000 networks. The training covers the following topics: Cables, Connectors, Specifications, Physical Planning & Documentation, Power Sources & Distribution, Voltage Drop Calculations, Data Messages (Parameter Group Numbers), Connecting to Other Data Sources, Network Setup, and Troubleshooting.
Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI)
This advanced installer class is designed for the Marine Electronics Installer (MEI) who wishes to achieve competency in advanced topic areas and concepts. An Advanced MEI credential is an indication that a mid-level installer has a working knowledge regarding the commissioning of a boat and installing more complex marine electronic devices. The program will go in-depth on proper installation of Computers, Ethernet, NMEA 0183, Autopilots, Radar Commissioning, Gyros & Satellite Compasses, Satellite Communications Antennas, VHF, SSB, AIS, and EMI.
Pre-requisite: The student must have taken and passed the basic MEI Installer Training class and exam.
PICAN-M - NMEA 0183 & NMEA 2000 HAT For Raspberry Pi
The PICAN-M (M = Marine) is a Raspberry Pi HAT with NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 connection. The NMEA 0183 (RS422) port is accessible via a 5-way screw terminal. The NMEA 2000 port is accessible via a Micro-C connector.
The board comes with a 3A SMPS (Switch Mode Power Supply), allowing to power the Raspberry Pi plus HAT from an onboard power source (12 VDC).