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Denmark-based Danelec Marine has introduced its third-generation marine Voyage Data Recorder (VDR).

The DM100 meets all the new VDR requirements as defined in MSC.333(90) and IEC 61996-1 Ed. 2 that come into effect July 1, including a float-free capsule, 48-hour data storage in both the protective fixed capsule and float-free capsule, separate audio track for outdoor microphones, as well as data recording from the ship’s ECDIS, both radars, AIS and inclinometer.

 

 

“The DM100 VDR provides a solid, safe and simple solution for new ships, as well as retrofits to existing vessels,” said Ottosen. “In addition to the minimum IMO requirements, we have designed our new-generation VDRs for the future, with new features such as playback software for real-time monitoring and replay of recorded data, along with remote access for maintenance, annual performance tests and remote data capture and analysis.”

 

 

The new DM100 also incorporates Danelec’s SoftWare Advanced Protection (SWAP) technology, a new approach to shipboard servicing of marine electronics.

 

 

“Danelec’s exclusive SWAP solution is nothing short of revolutionary when it comes to servicing shipboard electronics,” Danelec CEO Hans Ottosen said in a news release. “It saves time by removing the repair from ship to shore, reduces labor costs for service calls, protects valuable shipboard data and eliminates in-port delays for repairs.”

 

 

Danelec has designed the compact VDR data acquisition unit for easy plug-and-play replacement, with all system programming and configurations stored on a hot-swappable memory card. The service technicians bring a new unit when boarding the ship, disconnect and remove the old unit, insert the new one in its place and slide the memory card from the old VDR into the slot on the front of the replacement. The old unit can then be taken ashore for repair without holding up the ship’s departure.

 

 

“This is a paradigm shift in shipboard service,” Ottosen said. “With traditional techniques, it can take days to make repairs to a ship’s critical electronic systems. In some cases, Port State Control authorities may hold up the ship’s sailing. Even if the ship is allowed to sail, it means another expensive service call at the next port to accomplish the repairs. With SWAP technology, the entire process is completed in hours, not days.

“We are incorporating SWAP into all our products moving forward,” he said.

 

 

More than 5,500 vessels are equipped with a VDR or S-VDR designed and manufactured by Danelec. The company has an service network with certified sales and service representatives in more than 50 countries worldwide.

 

 

For more information, visit www.danelec-marine.com.

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