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Orolia and Radio Holland collaborate on inland shipping VDR technology

An overview of the NW6000 VDR An overview of the NW6000 VDR

Orolia has announced a new partnership with Radio Holland that includes the development of a Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) specifically designed to enhance safe navigation and performance for inland shipping.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The new inland VDR, NW6000R, tracks all movements and communications on and around the vessel to help improve safety and can be used as a tool for performance measurement. The architecture of Orolia’s renewed Netwave NW6000 VDR system, which has a global install base of over 6000 vessels, is based on latest ethernet technology, making use of so-called PoE (Power over Ethernet) solution to reduce cabling and cut installation time.

As part of the agreement, Radio Holland will install Orolia’s Netwave VDR NW6000 series for retrofit and newbuild projects, while Orolia will utilise Radio Holland’s established global network.

“We have a long-established relationship with Radio Holland and look forward to taking this to the next level. This partnership is based on our mutual experience and understanding of the growth of the marine inland waterway economy, and the ambition to ensure that technology utilised in SOLAS vessels can be used to analyse accident data and help develop risk-reduction strategies for the future,” said Chris Loizou, vice president maritime business line at Orolia.


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Above: example screenshot of Orolia VDR system.

Paul Smulders, CEO Europe for Radio Holland, commented: “Radio Holland is continuously seeking partners with whom we can work to develop and create solutions which can meet our customer’s requirements. As a result, we partnered with Orolia on the new and unique Inland NW6000R VDR, which registers all movements and communications on and around the inland vessels. The VDR is obligatory in Deepsea Shipping, but for inland shipping it is also a relevant tool to enhance safety and ship performance. The NW6000R VDR is perfectly suitable to monitor, measure and improve the performance of the ship. Based on the interest we have found with inland shipowners; we believe this innovative product is a relevant addition onboard of inland vessels.”

Radio Holland is also partnering with Orolia on its M-SecureSync system and will adopt this solution as its preferred navigation cybersecurity technology. The M-SecureSync employs various technologies to resist GPS/GNSS jamming and spoofing attacks, alert the bridge to discrepancies in the navigation signals and activate defence solutions. It offers modular layered protection that can be utilised as a stand-alone safety indicator or integrated into existing vessel navigation solutions. {/mprestriction}






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