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Chuck Husick Technology Award 2012

Oct 10, 2012

John Kettlewell

On Friday, Oct. 5, At the 2012 Annapolis Boat Show, Ocean Navigator awarded the second annual Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award to two marine technology companies for their technology-advancing products.

Furuno won for the NavNet TZ Touch technology and Kannad Marine won for the R10 Safelink personal AIS.

Nine products were named finalists for the award:

Furuno NavNet TZ Touch Technology

Kannad R10 Safelink AIS

NautiCloud WiFi Booster

MiniPlex-2Wi WiFi NMEA multiplexer

SolarJoos iPad, iPhone solar charger

Mantus anchor

E-Paint  EP2000

Delorme InReach

Navionics crowd-sourcing data program

After the judges completed their voting, the Furuno and Kannad products were tied at the top. As a result, they were declared co-winners and will each recieve an award plaque with their comnpany and product names engraved. 

The late Chuck Husick was, among other things, a contributing editor for Ocean Navigator, a freelance marine writer, an advocate for boaters in Washington D.C., a member of the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime (RTCM) and a sailor and boat owner.

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Oct 10, 2012 05:13 pm
 Posted by  Furuno PM

Chuck Husick was a friend and we spoke often about the Furuno product line. I'm happy to report that he was a very satisfied Furuno customer as well.

Indeed, Chuck was the first technical editor to see and produce an article about the Furuno Navnet 3D line when we introduced it to the market.

Over the years, Chuck had many constructive comments on how to improve Furuno products and I can honestly say that some of his recommendations were actually incorporated into our TZtouch technology. Notably, Chuck had a policy to always test and actually use the products that he wrote about in his columns. This separated Chuck from many other writers in the Marine Electronics industry.

Furuno is proud to receive this technology award that bears his name for our revolutionary Navnet TZtouch technology! We will continue to live up to the standards that Chuck exemplified in terms of both technology and performance as well as safety.

Sincerely,
Furuno U.S. Product Manager

Oct 22, 2012 02:02 pm
 Posted by  Ocean Navigator

Thanks for great comments regarding CHuck Husick. He was one of a kind.

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