(Birkeroed, Denmark – March 2, 2015) – (Marine NewsWire) Danelec Marine today announced the availability of conversion kits to facilitate replacement of older shipboard Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) and Simplified Voyage Data Recorders (S-VDRs).
Danelec has designed a full range of adapter plates with pre-drilled bolt holes, as well as serial, digital and analog interfaces for older VDR brands. This makes for easy plug-and-play replacement of the bridge data units, microphones, memory capsules and other components, while reusing all existing interfaces, cabling and adapters.
“With these new conversion kits, we offer a painless upgrade path allowing shipmanagers to take advantage of the many benefits offered by the newer technology, including Danelec’s exclusive SoftWare Advanced Protection (SWAP) for rapid on-board service and VDRConnect for selective remote access, ” said Hans Ottosen, CEO of Danelec Marine. “Some older models of VDRs and S-VDRs are 10 or more years old. They are nearing the end of their service life, and some are no longer supported by their manufacturers. We designed these kits to make it easier, more convenient and less costly for shipmanagers to upgrade to Danelec’s solid, safe and simple technology.”
Last year, Danelec introduced its next-generation DM100 VDRs and S-VDRs, which are fully type approved to comply with the new IMO standard that came into force July 1, 2014. Under the new IMO requirements, all VDRs installed after that date must be in compliance with the new standard. This applies to retrofits as well as newbuilds.
About Danelec Marine
Headquartered in Denmark, Danelec Marine is a leading supplier of Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) and Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS). Danelec Marine was one of the first companies to bring to market VDRs and Simplified VDRs (S-VDRs) to meet the original IMO carriage requirements. More than 6, 000 vessels today are equipped with a VDR or S-VDR designed and manufactured by Danelec Marine. The company has service facilities with factory-trained personnel in more than 50 countries and Certified Service Centers at strategic locations worldwide. To learn more about the Danelec difference, visit www.danelec-marine.com.