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The Totem VDR 2014 is a state-of-the-art Voyage Data Recorder that fully complies with the latest International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements. The Totem VDR 2014 incorporates essential features mandated by the IMO, including a float-free capsule, 48-hour data storage in both the protective fixed capsule and float-free capsule, and a separate audio track for outdoor microphones. It also records data from various ship systems such as ECDIS, radars, AIS, and inclinometer, ensuring comprehensive data collection for analysis and investigation purposes. One of the notable advantages of the Totem VDR 2014 is its remote maintenance capability facilitated by the Totem Cellular Router (TCR). This innovative feature minimizes the need for onboard visits by technicians, resulting in reduced maintenance costs for vessel owners. Additionally, the VDR offers a conning display on its monitor, eliminating the need for a separate redundant display system.
The Totem VDR 2014 provides convenient means for extracting stored data through USB, DVD, and LAN interfaces, enabling easy access to recorded information. Its 19″ monitor ensures clear visibility of recorded items, facilitating monitoring, replay, and diagnosis. Furthermore, the VDR offers high-quality single-channel recording for every microphone and VHF, with 10 independent channels available as standard. Equipped with a built-in Siemens S7 PLC, the Totem VDR 2014 allows seamless integration with a wide range of binary or analog inputs, enabling the readout of non-NMEA systems. This enhances the system’s versatility and compatibility with diverse onboard equipment.
› Owner's copy of data on hard disk: Totem VDR/SVDR navigational records are kept for ONE YEAR on the VDR/SVDR computer hard disk. (Assisting with US customs security requirements, charterers' claims etc.)
› Data transfer ashore by remote queries through SATCOM
› Extra monitor with free IBS information: VDR/SVDR monitor displays status of recorded items at all times (Redundant Integrated Bridge System Information).
› Replay module for both ship and office
› Means of extracting Stored data from VDR/SVDR
› Ten (10) independent audio channels, NO MIXING of audio channels
› Built in Siemens PLC for easy interface of Non-NMEA systems
› The Unique Option for Float-Free or Fixed Capsule solutions
› The final recording medium, as stipulated by IMO regulations, must be installed in a protected and secure tamper-free capsule. Totem Plus is now offering the choice between either a fixed or a float-free type, providing the user with a decision as to which capsule type is right for them.
Under regulation 20 of SOLAS chapter V on Voyage data recorders (VDR), the following ships are required to carry VDRs:
› passenger ships constructed on or after 1 July 2002
› ro-ro passenger ships constructed before 1 July 2002 not later than the first survey on or after 1 July 2002
› passenger ships other than ro-ro passenger ships constructed before 1 July 2002 not later than 1 January 2004
› ships, other than passenger ships, of 3,000 gross tonnage and upwards constructed on or after 1 July 2002
To assist in casualty investigations, cargo ships, when engaged on international voyages, shall be fitted with a VDR which may be a simplified voyage data recorder (S VDR) as follows:
› In the case of cargo ships of 20,000 gross tonnage and upwards constructed before 1 July 2002, at the first scheduled dry-docking after 1 July 2006 but not later than 1 July 2009;
› In the case of cargo ships of 3,000 gross tonnage and upwards but less than 20,000 gross tonnage constructed before 1 July 2002, at the first scheduled dry-docking after 1 July 2007 but not later than 1 July 2010;
We are pleased to announce that Totem Plus' worldwide service network is now larger than ever before, spreading over 30 countries, with close to 50 business and technical representatives. Our extensive VDR Technician Training & Certification program allows us to maintain quick response with any technical issues, and our business representatives located around the globe offer worldwide sales and marketing capabilities.
In addition, Totem Plus has been training ship crews where VDR systems are to be installed, in order to both accelerate and streamline the installation and commissioning process. The crew is given guidelines regarding the necessary preparations which need to be performed prior to system installation, so that Totem's technicians are required on-site only for the final stages of installation, thus reducing set-up costs dramatically.
› Playback software is included free of charge
› Display of all recorded data is possible on any PC computer
› Analysis of recorded data designed for crew training, performance monitoring and supervision of operations
Mr. Marine trades under Mr. Marine Elevator, Mr. Marine Ballast and Mr. Marine Instruments & Controls. Our dynamic company aims at keeping vessels safe and compliant, anywhere in the world. With technical know-how, unparalleled spare part sourcing and 24/7 responsiveness, we are your global beacon.
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