Icom America wins Best Marine VHF Radio at the 2014 NMEA® International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo. Icom’s M506 VHF marine transceiver received the award based on its advanced options for NMEA 2000 connectivity, integrated AIS and intuitive user interface. The prestigious NMEA event is held annually and took place at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Myers, Fla. from October 8-11.
In the NMEA category for Best Marine VHF Radio, Icom’s M506 captured the title based on its NMEA 0183/2000 plug-and-play functionality and integrated AIS receiver (select M506 models). The M506 was also recognized for its new intuitive user interface, which promotes fast access to radio functions and settings like Class D DSC. Other award-winning features include “Last Call” voice recording/rewind function, enhanced audio and active noise cancelling and the unit’s large 132×96-pixels dot matrix display. Information regarding the show is available on the NMEA website.