The kits include a range of adapter plates with pre-drilled bolt holes, as well as serial, digital and analogue interfaces for older VDR brands. Danelec says this will facilitate the straightforward replacement of bridge data units, microphones, memory capsules and other components, while reusing all existing interfaces, cabling and adapters.
“With these new conversion kits, we offer a painless upgrade path allowing shipmanagers to take advantage of the many benefits offered by the newer technology, including Danelec’s exclusive SoftWare Advanced Protection (SWAP) for rapid on-board service and VDRConnect for selective remote access,” said Hans Ottosen, CEO of Danelec Marine.
“Some older models of VDRs and S-VDRs are 10 or more years old. They are nearing the end of their service life, and some are no longer supported by their manufacturers. We designed these kits to make it easier, more convenient and less costly for shipmanagers to upgrade to Danelec’s solid, safe and simple technology.”