Netwave: NW6000

NetWave Systems manufactures highly advanced new generation Voyage Data Recorders. Both the NW4000 Series under our proprietary brand and the Rutter™ 100G3/G3S Series make up for the most cost-efficient and reliable VDR solutions in the market and are serviced through a worldwide network of certified and trained engineers. NetWave Systems, after the acquisition of the Rutter™ VDR products, is the world’s leading supplier of VDR and S-VDR.

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  • IMO Type Approved

Compliant with MSC 333(90)
The Netwave VDR has a versatile design. It can be installed in a 19” rack or can be supplied in a bulkhead mounted casing. It can either be placed inside the navigation console or against any flat surface. Because of its Power-Over-Ethernet design, cable running is reduced to the minimum.

The benefit is faster (and therefore more economical) installation and ease of service. Because of the special design, the Netwave VDR can easily be adapted for any type of newbuilding installations as part of IBS, or being used to replace older VDR solutions.

Contrary to most other systems on the market, NetWave’s NW-6000 VDR system architecture is unique in the fact that the various components throughout the ship are interconnected by means of one single Ethernet cable, Both Power and Data are provided over this very same single cable, eliminating the need for extensive and complex, and therefore costly, cabling requirements. Compared to other VDR systems, cabling costs are typically reduced by 50%!

The NetWave VDR and (S)VDR systems consist of the following components:

  • NW-6860-1000 Fixed Capsule
  • NW-6880 Float free Capsule
  • NW-6000 Core Module
  • NW-6010 Bridge Control Unit
  • NW-64xx Data Acquisition Module
  • 6 x NW-6020/6021 microphonesNW-6060 VHF Interface

NW6860-1000 Fixed Capsule for VDR & SVDR
Netwave has originally developed, and is manufacturing its own ‘fixed’ capsules for over 10 years now. The capsule is still unique in the marketplace today in the sense that in spite of the integration of the Central Processing Unit and Data Storage Server onto a single chip within the armored stainless steel capsule, this autonomous system is run from a single Ethernet cable leading to the compass deck. The capsule contains 48 hours of data.

NetWave capsules are not only deployed in conjunction with a NetWave VDR system but also the FRM of choice used by other VDR manufacturers. NetWave’s capsules are the only capsules in the market completely made from A316 grade stainless steel. As per the supply standard this ‘fixed’ Final Recording medium is fitted with NetWave’s Underwater Locator Beacon compliant to the SAE8045AS standard.

NW-6680 Float free capsule for VDR
The Tron 40 VDR is the most reliable ‘float free’ capsule in the market today. To emphasize the strong position of the NW-6000 in the market, Netwave is working in a close relation with Jotron to obtain the most reliable solution for the recording in a float free capsule, connected to the Core Module via one single cable (PoE) only!

NW-6010 Bridge Control Unit
The ultimate solution to user-friendly, easy to understand operation, this unit provides direct function access as well as remote system diagnostics, enabling any crewmember to find his way around without the need for any training.

Typically mounted within the bridge console, it continuously shows crystal clear unambiguous messages about what’s going on within the VDR. With its touch screen, you can select instant replay or scroll through the Menu for analysis.

NW-6000 Core Module
This efficient, uninterruptible power supply and network switch is designed with installation time-and-space in mind and offers scalability up to the largest vessel. It provides a high degree of plug and play interconnection. The core module has 1/10 Gb bandwidth on 12 Ethernet ports.

NW-64xx Data Acquisition Unit
The NW-6400 Bus-coupler is a DIN-rail mounted interface unit which provides a gateway between the Core Module and the serial, digital and/or analogue adaptors placed adjacent to the same Bus-coupler. The Bus-coupler is connected through a backplane strip for power and data exchange to the adaptors. The Bus-coupler provides a 24V DC (provided by PoE) for dry contacts to be sensed by the digital adaptor, to overcome additional power sourcing requirements or galvanic isolation. It also provides a primary Serial interface (up to 38K4) for connected NMEA concentrators or multipliers above 4K8.

NW-6020 PoE Microphones
The Netwave Microphones are PoE based. This solution enables easy daisy-chainable connections in the Wheelhouse ceeling, running only one cable to the Core Module, making fast and secure installations possible.

The Netwave PoE microphones supersede the Microphone (MSC.333(90) regulations by recording through separate recording channels for each microphone or line-in interface.

Netwave NW-6000 Plus
In today’s market, the Netwave NW-6000 provides the smallest footprint, the most economical installation costs and thanks to additional functionality will provide unrivalled operational value. The system will provide management –tools and –data to improve transparency in the ship’s overall operational performance.

Remote Monitoring
With secured passwords, NW-6000 can be monitored and managed real time from your office. With Remote Monitoring service, the owner/manager will receive fault diagnosis, status reports, operational performance data and download:

  • Download of logs, NMEA data
  • Periodic reports
  • Without interference of the crew

Fixed Capsule
Netwave has developed its own Fixed Capsule, being completely in control over design and production of this vital unit. With our own capsule with integrated storage server with network drive, Netwave Systems has proven to be the expert on VDR and S-VDR.

Camera Monitoring
The NW-6000 has the possibility to record video from camera’s; which can be placed in key locations on the vessel. It will provide additional information on the situation on board in any circumstance the vessel is in. This will allow the ship management to have full access of data, in combination with live streaming camera recordings.

Live Replay
Optional, the NW-6000 has the possibility to integrate with various IBS solutions. With this integration, the bridge crew will have access to instant replay of various VDR recordings.