NMEA standards now available through Rulefinder online library

(SEVERNA PARK, Md.) — The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) and Rulefinder, a Netherlands-based online standards library, have signed an agreement for distribution of all NMEA standards. Effective immediately, NMEA standards can be purchased from either the NMEA or Rulefinder websites. NMEA member and non-member pricing are the same regardless of which site the standards are purchased from.

Rulefinder already distributes American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), New Zealand, Canadian and other marine standards. Adding the NMEA standards to their library is a logical move and will expose more users around the globe to the NMEA's mission of safety on the water. Additionally, developers and engineers can use Rulefinder as a one-stop shop for all relevant marine standards.

Available through Rulefinder is the NMEA 0400 Installation Standard, NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000®, and the soon-to-be released OneNet Ethernet Standard.

"We are very excited about this venture with Rulefinder," said Mark Reedenauer, NMEA president and executive director. "Rulefinder will expose NMEA standards to a market that we have not yet ventured into, primarily international boatbuilders and yacht designers."

Wieger de Wit, co-founder of Rulefinder.net, shares this excitement. "Our goal has always been to bring as much information to the table as possible. Now offering the NMEA standards on the Rulefinder.net platform means the library will be more complete and our users will benefit from that," he said.

For more information on Rulefinder and its offerings of international marine standards, visit www.rulefinder.net.

About NMEA

Founded in 1957, the NMEA has led the way in establishing technical standards for data exchange in marine electronics, with the widely accepted NMEA 0183 data protocol, NMEA 2000 and certification standards for marine electronics technicians. NMEA standards and programs focus on ensuring that the boating consumer is provided with reliable products and professional service. For more information, visit the NMEA website at www.NMEA.org or call (410) 975-9425.

About Rulefinder

Founded in 2004, Rulefinder.net provides boatbuilders, component manufacturers and other industry professionals with an online, single-source library of global marine-related standards. For more information, visit www.rulefinder.net or call +31 648714744.

By Professional Mariner Staff