JRC introduces new Voyage Data Recorder


Tokyo, Japan, 15 September 2014 – Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (JRC) introduces its latest model Voyage Data Recorder (VDR), model JCY-1900. Designed to meet the revised VDR performance standards coming into force on 1 July 2014, this is the fourth generation VDR model from the company, having been involved in VDR development since the very beginning in 2001.

Major changes impacting the design and performance include a fixed and float free capsule, recording of both radars and ECDIS as well as longer recording periods. As with the previous model, the JCY-1900 uses own designed and fabricated, reliable marinized hardware, with a purposely designed IP based format. JRC includes intuitive playback-software that incorporates real-time monitoring functionality on the user PC.

While there is no new Simplified Voyage Data Recorder (SVDR) requirement, there will also be a JCY-1950 variant available with just one capsule, fixed or float free. “JRC is a company that is founded on the principles of long term reliability and customer support” explains Jun Nakazawa, General Manager, JRC. “There are many shipowners sailing with other SVDR brands that are no longer supported and we see not just a market opportunity, but a duty to these owners to offer an acceptable alternative solution”.

Find more information visit the JCY-1900 product page.

JRC is a world leading marine electronics producer specializing in the design and manufacture of industry compliant products. Alphatron Marine is a world renowned supplier of integrated bridge solutions and manufacturer of unique complementary products to the JRC portfolio. With the full support of Centers of Excellence in Tokyo, Rotterdam, Singapore and Houston, the combined synergies bring quality and innovation to owners, operators and shipyards, redefining the future of ocean navigation.