Live Demos of Data Transfer from Shipboard VDR at Sea through Radio Holland GTAC
Shanghai – Danelec Marine and Radio Holland will present live demos of ship-to-shore data transfer from a ship’s Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) on Stand N1 G51 at Marintec China this week. Visitors to the stand will be able to see a real-time demo of data remotely transmitted from the VDR aboard a ship at sea and received by Radio Holland Global Technical Assistance Center (GTAC). The vessel is M/V Papuan Chief, a new 22,000 dwt 1,617 teu multipurpose vessel owned by The China Navigation Company.
Danelec and Radio Holland provide the complete remote access solution
The ship is equipped with a Danelec Marine DM100 and VDRConnect module. Danelec’s VDRConnect is a Web-based remote access platform, which provides transmission of VDR data via satellite from ship to shore. Radio Holland’s GTAC network then receives this data and monitoring specialists can analyze and advice from distance. Together, Danelec’s VDRConnect and Radio Holland’s GTAC network form a complete remote access solution that can pick up problems earlier than ever before.
“The shipboard VDRConnect module is at the center of an integrated process for collecting, selecting, transferring, storing, extracting and analyzing data from the VDR, all controlled from shore,” said Hans Ottosen, CEO of Danelec Marine. “It is optimized for narrowband satellite channels. You can transfer the needed NMEA, digital and analog data records from the VDR to shore at ten-minute intervals through a 64 kbps connection for as little as $1 USD per day per vessel.”
GTAC network by Radio Holland
Radio Holland created the GTAC network to improve and enhance service to customers around the world through real-time visibility into on-board systems. With locations in Rotterdam, Singapore and Houston, the GTACs provide round-the-clock remote monitoring, maintenance, trouble-shooting and software upgrades for equipment installed on customers’ ships at sea.
“Radio Holland’s GTAC remote VDR access solution can prevent port state detentions by minimizing downtime of essential ship navigation and communication equipment,” said René ten Brinke, CEO of RH Marine Group. “We can remotely analyze and advise on service issues, perform regular health checks on installed equipment connected to the VDR and plan timely services in port with the appropriate spares and tools to make repairs quickly so the ship can sail on schedule.
By performing a pre-APT remotely, we can reduce the amount of time on board for the APT from six hours to less than two hours.”
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 7,000 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.