Danelec DM100 S-VDR


DM100 S-VDR  (Simplified Voyage Data Recorder)

Danelec’s new generation simplified VDR is built on our latest technology platform and meets all requirements of the original S-VDR performance standards, as defined in MSC.163(78) and IEC 61996-2 Ed.2.

Designed specifically for maritime application down to the last component, the DM100 S-VDR offers high quality and reliability in a compact and lightweight, easy-to-install solution. The DM100 VDR is Wheelmark approved by DNV GL, and may be retrofitted on existing cargo ships of 3.000 GT and above which were built before July 1, 2002.

About the Simplified VDR Performance Standards

In December 2004 the Maritime Safety Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) amended its original carriage requirements for Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) to allow retrofitting a Simplified VDR (S-VDR) on existing cargo ships, due to the difficulties in interfacing to existing analog sensors on older vessels. The requirements defined in MSC.163(78) state that for S-VDRs installed on cargo vessels of 3,000 GT and above which were built before July 1, 2002:

Recording media

  • Data shall be recorded in removable memory of the S-VDR for a minimum of 12 hours
  • Data shall be recorded in a fixed capsule or a float-free capsule for a minimum of 12 hours

User interface

  • Functionality of saving the recorded data following an incident shall be provided, which can be initiated by the crew without any interruption to the recording process

Recorded sensors

  • Data from the GPS, speed log, gyro compass, VHF and bridge audio shall be recorded
  • Radar image and/or data from the AIS shall be recorded
  • Data from other sensors shall be recorded, if output is available in IEC 61162 format

Is Your System IMO-Compliant ?

All installed S-VDR systems must be compliant with the applicable S-VDR standards. Our newest generation DM100 S-VDR meets all requirements and performance standards of MSC.163(78) and IEC 61996-2 Ed.2. Danelec S-VDR systems are designed to record and store, in a secure and retrievable form, information concerning the ship’s position, movement, physical status and command and control for the period leading up to and following an incident. Designed specifically for maritime application down to the last component, Danelec S-VDRs offer high quality and reliability in a compact and lightweight, easy-to-install solution.

VDR Explorer Playback Software

Danelec S-VDRs are supplied with the VDR Explorer playback software as standard. The software runs from any PC and can provide real-time monitoring and replay recorded data.

The recorded data can be presented in a large variety of both graphical and numerical ways, and is extremely easy and user friendly to operate.

  • Windows based application for playback
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Customizable conning page
  • Extract data from the S-VDR through a web browser via Web Extractor tool

VDRConnect Remote Access Solution

VDRConnect is a web-based remote access service available with the Danelec DM100 S-VDR. As a value-added interface, VDRConnect allows selective transmission of data from the VDR via satellite to the home office without being limited by
satellite capacity onboard vessels. Remote access provides a wide range of benefits concerning control, safety and optimization without the need of physical attendance to the vessel, such as:

  • Enhanced safety
  • Remote monitoring and service
  • Ship’s performance optimization


Data Acquisition Unit

12 hours of recording capacity on removable USB disc

  • 10 inputs for bridge audio and VHF
  • 12 inputs for serial data (IEC 61162-1, IEC 61162-2 and Modbus)
  • AC power (110-230V, 50-60Hz)
  • Built-in UPS with NiMh batteries

Protective Fixed Capsule

48 hours of recording capacity

  • 90 days acoustic underwater beacon
  • Supplied with 50 meters cable
  • Ethernet (100BASE-TX) interface
  • Powered from Data Acquisition Unit (PoE)

Float-free Capsule

Interface for Operational Performance Test

  • Built-in graphical color TFT LCD display
  • Ethernet (100BASE-TX) interface
  • Powered from Data Acquisition Unit (PoE)

Bridge Alarm Unit

Incident save functionality

  • Alpha numeric LCD display
  • LED indicator
  • Serial RS-422 interface
  • Powered from Data Acquisition Unit

Bridge Microphones (Outdoor / Indoor)

Built-in buzzer for self-test

  • Built-in amplifier and filters
  • IP66 water resistant (outdoor only)
  • Powered from Data Acquisition Unit

Extended Data Storage

Up to 6 months of recording time

  • Marine approved (IEC 60945)
  • SSD and HDD versions
  • Storage capacity: 256GB, 512GB or 1TB
  • Ethernet (1000BASE-T) interface
  • AC power (110-230V, 50-60Hz) through AC adaptor

Remote Data Interface

8 inputs for serial data (IEC 61162-1, IEC 61162-2 and Modbus) (in serial version)

  • 8 inputs for analog data (in analog version)
  • 24 inputs for digital data (in digital version)
  • Powered from Data Acquisition Unit or locally
  • Can be daisy chained
  • Can operate as standalone equipment
  • Support for SWAP technology™

Remote Video Interface
(Analog: BNC / Digital: DVI-I)

2 inputs for video recording

  • RGBHV (in analog version) or DVI-D / DVI-A (in digital version)
  • Ethernet (100BASE-TX) interface
  • Powered from Data Acquisition Unit (PoE)

Vessel Remote Interface

DIN rail mountable or standalone

  • 1 x Ethernet (1000BASE-T) port for the VDR
  • 4 x Ethernet (100BASE-TX) ports for the ship`s LAN networks
  • 12-24V DC power input
  • AC power (110-230V, 50-60Hz) through AC adaptor
  • Normal or Extended Access operating modes
  • Support for SWAP technology™

S-VDR Conversion Kit

Reduces installation time by facilitating replacement of existing equipment regardless make or model

  • Pre-drilled universal adaptor plates and mounting brackets
  • Serial, digital and analog interfaces
  • Existing cabling can typically be reused
  • Software tool for conversion of old configuration files

A Revolution in Shipboard Service

Servicing and repairing shipboard electronics can be time consuming and expensive. There are the complicated logistics of scheduling a service call and finding a properly trained technician – sometimes from a remote port. Then there is the question of whether the technicians have the correct spare parts on hand and can complete the repairs in time to meet the ship’s sailing schedule.

Now there is a way to save time and money, while eliminating in-port delays, thanks to the new SoftWare Advanced Protection (SWAP) solution from Danelec. With SWAP technologyTM, all system software and configuration, as well as programming data, is automatically saved on a hot-swappable memory card that can easily be removed from the old unit and inserted into the new one. Relocating the repair from ship to shore saves hours of time in re-installing software and re-programming the unit.

The Traditional Way

In a typical service scenario, the technicians board the ship, troubleshoot the problem and determine what spares are needed to make the repair. If the parts are not available locally, they must be ordered. Depending on the system, port
state control authorities may prevent the ship’s departure until the repairs are made, resulting in expensive demurrage and port costs. If the ship is allowed to sail, the spares must be delivered to its next port, requiring another expensive service call to complete the repairs.

The Danelec Way

The SWAP solution is quick and easy:

  • When a Danelec-trained technician reports to the ship for a service call, he arrives with a replacement unit in hand
  • The technician removes the memory card from the old unit
  • He switches out the old unit with the replacement unit
  • Inserts the memory card into the new unit
  • Then he takes the old unit to shore for repair



  • Dependable operation | Equipment that is built to be at sea
    Danelec products are based on an application-specific design to ensure extreme reliability. Fewer components mean fewer points of failure, resulting in the highest MTBF in the industry.
  • Future proof | Never obsolete, always supported
    We guarantee serviceability of our products during their lifetime for a minimum of 10 years. Since our products are developed in-house, we have full control
    over all components.



  • Immediate support anywhere | There is always a service tech near your ship
    Our extensive global network of service centers carry spare parts and provide service repairs 24/7 with 500+ factory-certified techs in 50+ countries.
  • World class service | Consistent, ecient and transparent
    Danelec eService platform™ automates and streamlines traditional manual processes, bringing unprecedented levels of consistency and e€ciency to shipboard service.



  • Information at your fingertips | Capture shipboard data and put it to use
    Our range of remote access solutions enable instant and cost-optimized access from shore to ship, so that you can harness the power of big data for informed decisions and more e€cient asset management.
  • Maximize uptime | Rest assured your ship sails on schedule
    Our exclusive SWAP technology™ enables fast and easy replacement of equipment in case of failure, without reinstalling software and reconfiguring the system.

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