Guest blogging, Jeff Hummel at METS

Mets general

Over the next few days I’ll be posting some guest blogs from Jeff Hummel, who writes, “Over the last 10 years I’ve been making an annual trek to the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam, Holland. The show, now in its 18th year, is the premiere marine equipment show in the world. It only runs for three days and is primarily a business to business venue, and it’s enormous with over 1000 exhibitors spread over 4 halls. Walking non-stop it took me 2 hours to cover the show.”

Jeff, by the way, has worked in marine electronics for over 15 years. He started with Nobeltec in 1995 and was instrumental in developing the Insight Radar and Nobeltec’s Passport charts. He left in 2001 and wrote a 600 page book about using the software called Inside Visual Series. Now he’s the director of Sales and Marketing at Rose Point Navigation systems, which produces Coastal Explorer and Maptech’s Chart Navigator Professional. He also writes part time for PassageMaker magazine and owns an 80ft research trawler called Sea Blazer that he is currently setting up as an NMEA 2000 test vessel.

But don’t presume you need all those qualifications to write a guest blog on Panbo! If you’ve have an interesting bit of marine electronics, or a cool helm setup, or a lesson learned, please send us a note and we’ll discuss an entry.

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

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