(Birkeroed, Denmark – May 26, 2015) – (Marine NewsWire) Danelec Marine today announced that it has received type approvals from the U.S. Coast Guard and China Classification Society (CCS) for its DM100 series Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs).
The U.S. Coast Guard approval applies to the Danelec DM100 Simplified Voyage Data Recorders (S-VDRs) and clears the way for older U.S. flag ships to upgrade their S-VDRs to the new-generation state-of-the-art Danelec Marine products. The Danelec DM100 VDR was already U.S. Coast Guard certified. The CCS type approval applies to the Danelec DM100 VDR.
“It’s important to note that Danelec Marine’s DM100 VDRs and S-VDRs have full unconditional type approval to meet all of the IMO and IEC technical requirements, ” said Hans Ottosen, CEO of Danelec Marine. “This includes the provision calling for Ethernet connections to record video data from the ship’s ECDIS and radars via the IEC 61162-450 standard. Some other VDR products do not meet this requirement and therefore have only provisional approvals.”
The Danelec DM100 products have also been approved by other international maritime certification bodies, including BSH, Russian Maritime Register and Singapore MPA.
The Danelec DM100 VDR and S-VDR are based on the same architecture. They share common parts and spares for easy service and repairs, and incorporate Danelec Marine’s signature SoftWare Advanced Protection (SWAP) technology for fast and easy shipboard service. Both products also support Danelec’s exclusive VDRConnect remote access option, which provides selective download of VDR datasets at shore offices.
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.