Sperry Marine Wins Type Approval for VDR

Thursday, March 22, 2007
The German certification authority Bundesamt für Seeschiffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH) has awarded type approval to Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) for its Sperry Marine VoyageMaster II Voyage Data Recorder (VDR). The BSH type approval certifies that the Sperry Marine VDR meets the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) performance standards for shipboard “black box” data recorders. International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations require all new ships over 3,000 gross tons to be equipped with an approved VDR to assist investigators in reconstructing the events leading up to and following an incident at sea. Sperry Marine’s VoyageMaster II second-generation VDR system is designed with unique mission-critical architecture and “hot swap” technology, which allows near continuous operation while minimizing life-cycle costs. The system’s data acquisition unit contains industrial hardened components including an audio unit, a video module and an uninterruptible power supply. The protected data capsule is fully IEC/IMO type approved. The advanced bridge alarm unit provides diagnostic capabilities and has a crew activated “save” feature to store critical voyage data. As a standard feature, a removable memory module is included for easy data retrieval and playback analysis. A sensor interface unit is used for signal conditioning of analog, digital and serial data inputs. Sperry Marine’s simplified VDR (S-VDR) has also been type approved by BSH for retrofit on existing cargo ships to meet the IMO carriage requirements.
Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Electronics

ST Engineering Y-O-Y Profits Slip

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd  reported today its full year financial results ended 31 December 2014 (FY2014) with a Group revenue of $6.54b compared to $6.

Electronics Retrofit for Taiwanese Research Vessel

L-3 SAM Electronics has been awarded a contract to retrofit propulsion control and automation systems aboard the Taiwanese Navy’s Ta Kuan hydrographic and oceanographic research vessel.

Futuristic Bridge Concept by Rolls-Royce

In 2013 alone, Rolls-Royce invested £1.1 billion on research and development while at the same time supporting a global network of 31 University Technology Centers,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2148 sec (5 req/sec)