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Danelec Marine and Radio Holland to Showcase VDRConnect at Marintec China


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.  
Danelec’s VDRConnect

“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.”

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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.”


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