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Danelec launches switchable ECDIS system

Danelec Marine, a manufacturer of Voyage Data Recording (VDR) hardware, has entered the ECDIS market, bringing its quick-switch technology and potentially cutting ship downtime by days.

The switching technology, which stores the system’s entire configuration on a single memory card, enables faults in ECDIS consoles to be rectified with a replacement card inside of ten minutes, a feature previously incorporated on Danelec’s VDR systems.

The system makes use of Admiralty’s Vector Chart Service (AVCS), as well as System Electronic Navigational Charts (SENC) data  from Navtor, which can be regularly updated using that company’s Pay As You Sail (PAYS) scheme.

“ECDIS can be very unreliable, and can take days to fix – and you can’t leave port without a functioning ECDIS,” ceo Hans  Ottosen explains. “We know we can make a stable switchable system because of our experience with VDRs. We think more shipowners will be interested in switchable ECDIS.”

Posted 3 June 2015

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Editor, Seatrade Maritime News Marcus Hand is the editor of Seatrade Maritime News and a dedicated maritime journalist with nearly two decades of experience covering the shipping industry in Asia. In addition to running Seatrade's maritime and offshore news website based from Singapore he is the Asia Editor of Seatrade Maritime Review. Marcus is also an experienced industry commentator and has chaired many conferences and round tables. Prior to joining Seatrade at the beginning of 2010 Marcus worked for shipping industry journal Lloyd's List for a decade and previous to that the Singapore Business Times covering shipping and aviation.

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