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Garmin Acquires Fusion Electronics

In our previous two Marine Electronics roundups we have been discussing the importance of integrating technology and platforms for marine products. These partnerships help further accelerate advancements in technology by improving connectivity, creation of turnkey devices, and even lower prices. In recent news, Garmin completed their acquisition of Fusion Electronics, a supplier of marine and car audio electronics, and has been rebranded as Fusion Entertainment. Support for existing products will continue to be offered to customers and Fusion products will continue to be available for purchase. With the completion of this acquisition, boaters and other enthusiasts can look forward to further advancements in integrated systems for boaters and other enthusiasts alike. This is a great example of technologies merged together for better integration of marine products. Fusion’s marine syIn our previous two Marine Electronics roundups we have been discussing the importance of integrating technology and platforms for marine products. These partnerships help further accelerate advancements in technology by improving connectivity, creation of turnkey devices, and even lower prices. In recent news, Garmin completed their acquisition of Fusion Electronics, a supplier of marine and car audio electronics, and has been rebranded as Fusion Entertainment. Support for existing products will continue to be offered to customers and Fusion products will continue to be available for purchase. With the completion of this acquisition, boaters and other enthusiasts can look forward to further advancements in integrated systems for boaters and other enthusiasts alike. This is a great example of technologies merged together for better integration of marine products. Fusion’s marine systems are designed specifically for marine end users offering features like simple buttons, ease of use, compatibility with iOS and Android devices, remotes, weather resistance, docks, and multiple ways of engaging the unit. One of Fusion’s notable achievements is FUSION-Link, a technology that enables entertainment integration on certified multifunction displays through NMEA 2000, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi and is becoming the industry norm. Together, Garmin and Fusion will better serve the marine market in all aspects by offering product compatibility, effectively eliminating the need for remotes at mass stations. Similar options to enhance connectivity include Lowrance’s SonicHub. However, what partnerships are left? Are other players partnering with other companies? Only time will tell. stems are designed specifically for marine end users offering features like simple buttons, ease of use, compatibility with iOS and Android devices, remotes, weather resistance, docks, and multiple ways of engaging the unit. One of Fusion’s notable achievements is FUSION-Link, a technology that enables entertainment integration on certified multifunction displays through NMEA 2000, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi and is becoming the industry norm. Together, Garmin and Fusion will better serve the marine market in all aspects by offering product compatibility, effectively eliminating the need for remotes at mass stations. Similar options to enhance connectivity include Lowrance’s SonicHub. However, what partnerships are left? Are other players partnering with other companies? Only time will tell.


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