HAL Retrofits VDRs on Fleet

Posted by Irina Tabakina

Holland America Line (HAL) said it will retrofit the VDR system of its entire fleet of 15 ships with the Interschalt VDR G4. “Replayer,” VDR G4’s online monitor, provides a detailed picture of the ship’s position in real time on a chart and can transfer this playback to a notebook or a smartphone so that the captain can access an overview of the current situation at all times even from his cabin. Important information about radars, alarms, the positioning on the electronic chart, machine data from the conning display and helm data is available in real time. New features: the information automatically flows through the newly installed VDRs and INTERSCHALT’s BLUETRACKER software solution via satellite communication, which means that in cases of emergency the crew no longer has to also worry about transmitting data but instead can take action and simultaneously receives support on account of the data, which is transmitted automatically, via email, SMS or to smartphones, etc.. This way, the onshore team can provide valuable assistance.  www.interschalt.de


(As published in the May 2014 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeReporter)

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