Datamarine International, Inc. manufactures radio communications and navigation instrumentation products. The company is organized into three primary operating segments according to its primary product categories: Land Mobile Communications, Marine Communications and Marine Instrumentation. The company also owns and manages specialized mobile radio (SMR) licenses in the 220 MHz radio service, although revenues from such operations to date have been immaterial. These operations are included in a segment referred to as Narrowband Operations. All of the company's product development and manufacturing facilities are at its Mountlake Terrace, Washington location. The cCompany has sales and service facilities on the east and west coasts of the United States and in Chatswood, NSW, Australia. Marine communication products, branded SEA, and marine instrumentation products, branded Datamarine, are sold worldwide through approximately 500 dealers in the United States and approximately 20 foreign countries. Sales of narrowband communications products for the land mobile radio market are made through the company's wholly-owned subsidiary, SEA, Inc. (SEA), to business users in the United States and Mexico. SEA has developed and marketed narrowband radio equipment since 1984 and began selling its narrowband equipment for use in the 220 MHz band in 1993. In 1995, Narrowband Network Systems, Inc. (NNS) was incorporated in the state of Washington as a subsidiary of SEA, and SEA owns 97.5% of NNS's outstanding stock. NNS was formed to participate in the business of providing SMR services. NNS has entered into both Management Agreements and Operator Agreements with the holders of 220 MHz licenses granted by the FCC related to SMR services in approximately 47 market areas across the United States. Management Agreements require NNS to construct, develop and operate SMR systems in certain markets. Operator Agreements require NNS to provide licenses, system facilities and SMR Operators in certain markets. Products and Marketing Land Mobile Communications - The company's narrowband land mobile radio system products have been type accepted by the FCC for use in the 220 MHz radio service. These products consist of hand held, mobile and base station components, utilizing the narrowband technology, an enhanced form of single sideband that is ideal for the 5 KHz channel width used in the 220 MHz radio service, and were developed for sale to business users of private land mobile radio services. The narrowband technology helps solve the problem of frequency congestion by allowing five narrowband channels to be operated within the same spectrum as would presently be utilized by one 25 KHz FM channel. Marine Communications - The SEA marine communications products are high performance radios used on commercial vessels, fishing vessels and ocean- going yachts. The product line currently consists of 28 products with suggested list prices between $765 and $40,000. The SEA products include HF/SSB and VHF/FM radios, Satcom C, Weather fax, Emergency distress radio beacons (EPIRBS), Search and rescue transponders (SARTS) and Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems (GMDSS). Marine Instrumentation - Marine instrumentation products are sold primarily to the recreational boating market. The products are well established in the marketplace with up-to-date instruments for each type of pleasure craft: small boats and yachts; sail and power; inshore and offshore. The Datamarine product line currently consists of 28 products sold under the DART, LINK, Corinthian and ChartLINK names, with suggested list prices between $400 and $6,000. The Datamarine products include depth sounders, knotmeters and water temperature instruments, wind speed and direction instruments, integrated instruments, and electronic chart plotters. History Datamarine International, Inc. was incorporated in Massachusetts in 1969 and in 2000, changed its state of domicile to Washington.
datamarine intl inc (DMAR:OTC US)
7030 220th SW
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
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