With over 5,500 vessels currently sailing with Netwave’s Voyage Data Recorder solutions, the company is one of the most qualified VDR designers and manufacturers in the maritime industry. NetWave’s VDR systems are specifically designed to overcome the issues arising in the Maritime Environment. The Netwave VDR is designed to be placed inside consoles to reduce cable laying. The benefit is faster (and therefore cheaper) installation, ease of service and with the Power over Ethernet interconnectivity, ease to use and expend. Because of the special design, the Netwave VDR is used in new building installations as part of IBS, and is also used to replace older VDR solutions which are end-of-life, have high service costs or are non-functional.
NetWave’s system architecture is unique in the fact that the used devices are connected by means of one single cable, referred to as WaveNet cabling technology. Power and Data are transmitted over this single cable on two twisted pairs, eliminating the need for extensive and complex, and therefore costly, cabling models. The Netwave VDR is designed to allow fast track installation, ease of service due to its Flexible Modular Design. The NetWave VDR and (S)VDR systems consist of five major components:
Netwave VDR’s Unique Characteristics
The NetWave VDR series is an entirely new generation of Ultra-Compact (S)VDRs, designed with an emphasis on cost-effective installation and ease of use.
On today’s market, this system provides the smallest footprint, the lowest installation cost and offers the ship-owner the option to not merely consider the (S)VDR system as a mandatory necessity, but provides management -tools and -data to improve transparency in the ship’s overall operational performance.
Fast Track Installation
Simplified installation due to one single wire WaveConnect® cabling between the main units using ‘no-solder’ Quickcon© hermetically sealed connectors, which allow connections within 10 seconds, requiring no tooling, and achieve long-lasting protection. Daisy-chainable interconnection schemes further reduce installation costs. With WaveNet Single Wire connection for Data as well as for Power, the amount of cabling necessary is reduced with more than 50%, allowing the system installation to perform faster than any other SVDR.
As soon as the system is in place, you can press the start button on the Bridge Control Unit. Right after this, the system will auto-configure itself, detecting which system is on which channel. Auto Configuring will reduce the time needed by the engineer to install the system as well as the number of errors made by the manual installation.
NW-4800 Hardened Storage Server
Netwave developed its own Hardened Storage Server, making sure the total concept is in our hands. With our own capsule with integrated storage server and network drive, we prove to be the expert on VDR and S-VDR.
Flexible Modular Design
We make no difference between S-VDR and VDR, except for the number of WaveNet Interface Modules to be connected. With our daisy-chained, single-wire system, you can increase the number of Interface Modules by just adding them to the system!
Power over Ethernet enables you to change adaptors or total interfaces within 15 minutes by un-plugging the channel, removing the adaptor and re-plugging the channel again. This will reduce your service costs over the years, which can otherwise be a huge burden afterward!
Live Data Monitoring: On the bridge control unit, you can see the real-time storing activity of the VDR.
Laptop: If you would like to see the software on your screen, just plug a laptop into the JR-45 port in front of the bridge control unit and you can instantly check the system. Ideal for engineers and customs officers!
Compact Flash Data Retrieval: Optionally, a compact flash card can be integrated into the Bridge Control Unit, offering you the possibility to take the latest data with you for use in an external environment.
Remote Diagnostics: With secured passwords, you can check in the system real-time from your office PC via Satcom. With our WavePlay software, you can easily make the right diagnostics for management purposes.
||Compliant to IMO resolution A.861(78) for VDR and S-VDR systems, IEC61996, IEC60945, and ED56/112
||Up to 1100°C for 1 hour and 260°C for 10 hours
|Data Memory Pressure Cylinder
||Resistant to 20.000 PSI/600 Bar/6000 meters depth during extended periods
||RAL 3026 (fluor red) for SOLAS compliant ships. Other RAL colors available i.e. for mega yachts
||Stainless steel A316 deck mount with optional welding plate delivered within a standard package
||8 GB| 4 GB (protected) + 4GB unprotected for incident recording. Minimum of 12 +12 hours of recording time
|Additional Memory (optional)
||32/64/128 GB for longer recording times or an extended number of recording channels
|Protected Memory (optional)
||8GB protected memory capsule
||Totally solid-state, no disk drives or other moving parts
||27,5 kg (48 lb.)
||Diameter 220mm, Height 350mm