The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) Has come and gone for another recorded breaking year, with 20,500 enthusiastic marine industry professionals in attendance and 1,320 exhibitors displaying the latest the industries had on offer for 2014. Extended across 19 country pavilions, FUSION was there in attendance showing of their industry leading FUSION-Link technologies and award wining 700 Series and RA205.
METS, the world's largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry provides each year the perfect platform to network, exchange ideas and do business and that’s exactly what FUSION did. The FUSION stand was a highlight of the New Zealand pavilion, showcasing the FUSION-link audio integration technology, which is already recognized as the industry standard for entertainment connectivity. Chris Baird, FUSION’s CEO was in attendance along with the European crew and special guests from the American offices, creating a buzz and networking with the prestigious boat builder contingent in attendance.
FUSION recently welcomed Lowrance and Simrad to the FUSION-Link family, introducing support only recently unveiled at the event for the following: Lowrance HDS-G2, HDS G2T and the Simrad NSO-EVO2 and NSS-EVO2 Multi-Function Displays which utilize the NMEA 2000 network protocol to connect to the 700 or 205 series.
DAME is the worlds number one international design competition for new marine equipment and accessories. DAME has enormous industry prestige and worldwide commercial impact, to win the DAME is the ultimate accolade for companies and innovators in the marine industry.
Congratulations to SIDE-POWER for taking home the Overall DAME Award for Innovation. Their Vector-Fin stabilizer design won them the award, a product that required out of the box thinking and elegance of design.
FUSION also would like to send a huge congratulations to our FUSION-Link Partners Garmin and Raymarine who have received special mention from the 2013 METS show in the Marine electronics & Marine related software category.
What another fantastic year at METS, FUSION is look forward to doing it all again next year, back at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Center.