NetWave NW6000 Inland Waterways Voyage Data Recorder System

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NetWave NW6000 Inland Waterways Voyage Data Recorder System
NetWave NW6000 Inland Waterways Voyage Data Recorder System

What is Vessel Data Recorder (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 dataMinimum 30 days
UsabilityBridge Control Unit is highly intuitive and offers touch screen interaction
Service CoverageLargest Global Service Network, with over 1200 service engineers
OPT testCrew can test VDR is operating correctly from Bridge Control Unit (BCU)
Cost of ownershipFlexible installation platform and designed with minimal cabling reduces install and maintenance requirements
ReliabilityEuropean design and manufacture, with a 6000+ vessel install base, global service and parts availability
Warranty termTwo year warranty included with the option of extension
Spare Parts AvailabilityGlobal Service Centres in over 160 ports
Speed of client Response24/7 customer service support, satisfaction reflected in latest customer feedback scores
Installation TimeVersatile design allows flexible installation
Future ProofNW6000 is highly adaptable for additional sensor capture
CustomisationScalable, highly customisable architecture
NetWave NW6000 Inland Waterways Voyage Data Recorder System
NetWave NW6000 Inland Waterways Voyage Data Recorder System

What factors are driving the need for specific inland waterway solution?

As inland waterway transport continues to grow, for example the EU reached 554 million tonnes in 2016, demand for effect vessel data capture as a means to ensure safe and efficient vessel management and as a tool to investigate the cause of marine accidents, is coming from two main sources. Midsized inland waterway fleet owners have to manage the downward pressure on margins driving demand for cost saving and an increase in multinational crews without a common shared language. The ability of owners to capture vessel manoeuvres to highlight training or communications issues can be used as a proactive tool to reduce accidents.

Additionally, the marine insurance industry and government safety bodies want to reduce the impact of inland waterway accidents and offer better protection for crew and passengers by insuring both the cause of accidents is understood and those responsible for vessels know their actions are being recorded.

Inland Waterways incident Overview

Collisions with infrastructures and bridges remain the main type of accident for vessels on inland waterways, followed by vessel collisions, which for example represented 22% of all Danube river accidents in 2017*. However, incidents involving tourist vessels receive disproportionate press coverage and is driving demand for greater safety regulation.

NW6000 FeatureNetwave NW 6000
Days of dataMinimum 30 days
UsabilityBridge Control Unit is highly intuitive and offers touch screen interaction
Service CoverageLargest Global Service Network, with over 1200 service engineers
OPT testCrew can test VDR is operating correctly from Bridge Control Unit (BCU)
Cost of ownershipFlexible installation platform and designed with minimal cabling reduces install and maintenance requirements
ReliabilityEuropean design and manufacture, with a 6000+ vessel install base, global service and parts availability
Warranty termTwo year warranty included with the option of extension
Spare Parts AvailabilityGlobal Service Centres in over 160 ports
Speed of client Response24/7 customer service support, satisfaction reflected in latest customer feedback scores
Installation TimeVersatile design allows flexible installation
Future ProofNW6000 is highly adaptable for additional senor capture
CustomisationScalable, highly customisable architecture

Netwave Proven Design Versatility

Netwave’s VDR ethernetnetwork architecture significantly reduces cabling requirement, while extensive Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability is designed to reduce installation time and offer flexible, scalable installation design. The proven solid-state memory architecture of the NW6000 minimises ongoing maintenance and support costs and its reliability is reflected in the brands globally renowned quality supported by IS09001. With an unparalleled global service network with over 1200 trained VDR service engineers Orolia Maritime is setting standards setting standards in VDR performance.
The Inland Waterways VDR also supports wide ranging additional features, including voice recording with both indoor and outdoor microphones and camera. The Netwave designed fixed capsule recording media with unique stainless-steel fixed capsule housing also offers the added resilience to protect data captured from the harshest environments.

Inland Waterways VDR Configuration

Inland Waterways VDR Configuration
Inland Waterways VDR Configuration

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