NetWave NW6000 Inland Waterways Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) System

Vessel Data Recorder

What Is a VDR?

VDRs are data recording systems, mandated for
commercial vessels in international waters under
regulation 20 of SOLAS Chapter V, to enable
accident investigators to review procedures and
instructions in the moments before an incident
and help to identify the cause of any accident
for ocean going vessels.

What is an Inland Waterway VDR?

An Inland Waterway VDR differs from the mandated SOLAS version in a number of ways. Primarily, the Inland Waterways VDR doesn’t have the rigid specifications of the mandated variant and the solution can be configured for the owner or vessels requirements. The central capability is to capture Radar, AIS, GPS, Depth, Rudder Position, Compass and Rate of Turn Indicator, as part of the core eight sensor recording system. Secondly, as the configuration is not constrained by legal requirement, there is flexibility on what information is captured and the ability to upgrade the specification to include audio recordings and protected memory capsule. This flexibility allows the owner to define what information they require and makes the solution more affordable by only capturing relevant data.

Inland Waterways VDR Specification

Days of data Minimum 30 days
Usability Bridge Control Unit is highly intuitive and offers touch screen interaction
Service Coverage Largest Global Service Network, with over 1200 service engineers
OPT test Crew can test VDR is operating correctly from Bridge Control Unit (BCU)
Cost of ownership Flexible installation platform and designed with minimal cabling reduces install and maintenance requirements
Reliability European design and manufacture, with a 6000+ vessel install base, global service and parts availability
Warranty term Two year warranty included with the option of extension
Spare Parts Availability Global Service Centres in over 160 ports
Speed of client Response 24/7 customer service support, satisfaction reflected in latest customer feedback scores
Installation Time Versatile design allows flexible installation
Future Proof NW6000 is highly adaptable for additional sensor capture
Customisation Scalable, highly customisable architecture


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