New VDR for Inland Shipping

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 9, 2019

Photo: Orolia

Photo: Orolia

Orolia announced a partnership with Radio Holland that includes the development of a Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) specifically designed for inland shipping. 

This solution will be designed to enhance safe navigation and ship performance and provide tools for understanding the cause of incidents. Radio Holland will also be installing Orolia’s Netwave VDR NW6000 series as its preferred global VDR solution for retrofit and new build projects, while Orolia will use  Radio Holland’s established  network as one of its globally preferred service partners.

The architecture of Orolia’s renewed Netwave NW6000 VDR system, which has a global install base of over 6000 vessels, is based on latest ethernet technology, making full use of so-called PoE (Power over Ethernet) solution. This leads to reduced need for cabling saving in installation time. As an increased number of navigation and communication equipment with ethernet output will become available on board of ships, the NW6000 VDR can provide additional tooling for performance measurements. Next to the standard VDR function, the NW6000 VDR can be used for optimizing ship performance.  

Radio Holland is also partnering with Orolia on its innovative M-SecureSync system and will adopt this solution as its preferred navigation cyber security technology. The M-SecureSync employs various technologies to resist GPS/GNSS jamming and spoofing attacks, alert the bridge to discrepancies in the navigation signals and activate defense solutions. It offers modular layered protection that can be utilized as a stand-alone safety indicator or integrated into existing vessel navigation solutions.
 

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