As of this writing, the NMEA OneNet committee includes more than 65 marine-electronics manufacturers and the U.S. Coast Guard. The right people are collaborating on creating the protocol. However, early adopters should expect some initial teething pains. “Even when OneNet is published, there will be some development cycle,” Spitzer says. Still, he adds, it might be faster than the adoption of NMEA 2000, which took more than 15 years, because Ethernet is more ubiquitous. “I hope there are a lot of manufacturers who are learning to deploy IPv6,” he says.