Vessel Data Recorder

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Maretron’s Vessel Data Recorder (VDR100) is used to record messages transmitted from every product interconnected on the vessel’s NMEA 2000® network. Each message is stored using solid-state memory technology with simple data retrieval via a removable USB flash drive. Depending on the chosen USB flash drive memory size, a year or more of data can be stored. And you never have to worry about losing the most recent data because the VDR100 uses a circular buffer where the oldest data is overwritten only after the entire memory is filled.

VDR 100

Recorded vessel data can be used in many ways including performance analysis, vessel tracking, preventative maintenance, network diagnostics, warranty incident, and accident investigation, all in an effort to reduce operating cost and improve safety. As an example of how the recorded data might be used, consider an NMEA 2000® fuel flow monitor plugged into the network, which will provide a complete record of how much fuel was used and how fast it was used. With a GPS antenna/receiver plugged into the NMEA 2000® network, you will have a complete record of where the vessel has been including its speed and course over ground.

Analyzing or graphing recorded data is done using a spreadsheet program like Microsoft® Excel®. Simply remove the USB flash drive and plug it into a PC or Mac and run Maretron’s free extraction software (N2KExtractor™). Choose any or all of the recorded data including the associated dates and times and the program will create a comma delimited file (.csv) that can be read into a spreadsheet for graphing or any other type of data analysis.
With the VDR100, you have a complete record of all the information produced by NMEA 2000® products connected to the vessel’s network. And because the VDR100 is engineered and manufactured to the highest standards (IEC 60945 Maritime Navigation and Radio Communication Equipment), your data is safely protected in a compact waterproof housing.

Applications
• Performance Analysis
• Vessel Tracking
• Preventative Maintenance
• Warranty Incident
• Accident Investigation

Features
• Data Recorded on Solid State Memory via Removable USB Flash Drive
• Circular Buffer Preserves Latest Recorded Datawhile Oldest Data Overwritten when Memory is Full
• Recorded Data Available for Performance Analysis,Vessel Tracking, Preventive Maintenance, and More
• Optional Waterproof USB Flash Drive Cover
• Free Data Extraction Software (N2KExtractor™) Builds Comma Delimited Files for your customized Data Analysis

N2KExtractor

N2KExtractor is free with purchase of VDR100.

Vessel Data Recorder
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USB Flash Drives
The USB Flash Drives are supplied by the user. Depending on how much data you wish to record without overwriting older data, the following table can be used to determine the capacity of the USB Flash Drive you need. These figures are estimated assuming a 25% loaded system (approx 463 frames/second).



Recording PeriodMedia Storage Capacity
1 second 
7862 bytes
1 minute 
471,750 bytes
1 hour
29 MBytes
1 day
680 MBytes
1 week
5 GBytes
1 month (30 days)
21 GBytes
1 year (365.25 days)
248 GBytes
Products


Part numberDescription
VDR100-01
Vessel Data Recorder
PX0852
Waterproof USB Cover
PX0837
Waterproof Ethernet Cable
Specifications



ParameterTypeComment
End of Line Resistor
8 KΩ ± 5%
Included with Maretron-supplied sensors
Certifications


StandardComment
NMEA 2000® Standard
Level A
Maritime Navigation and Radio Communication Equipment & Systems
IEC 61162-3
Maritime Navigation and Radiocommunication Equipment & Systems
IEC 60945
FCC and CE Mark
Electromagnetic Compatibility
NMEA 2000® Parameter Group Numbers (PGNs)




DescriptionPGN #PGN NameDefault Rate
Periodic Data PGNs
127501
Binary Switch Bank Status
1 Time/15 seconds and on switch change
Response to Request PGNs
126464
126996
126998
PGN List (Transmit and Receive)
Product Information
Configuration Information
N/A
Protocol PGNs
059392
059904
060928
065240
126208
ISO Acknowledge
ISO Request
ISO Address Claim
ISO Address Command
NMEA Request/Command/Acknowledge
N/A
Maretron Proprietary PGNs
128720
Configuration
N/A
Electrical



ParameterValueComment
Operating Voltage
9 to 32 Volts
DC Voltage
Power Consumption (Maximum)
100mA
NMEA 2000 Interface
Load Equivalence Number (LEN)
2
NMEA 2000® Spec. (1LEN = 50 mA)
Reverse Battery Protection
Yes
Indefinitely
Load Dump Protection
Yes
Energy Rated per SAE J1113
Mechanical



ParameterValueComment
Size
3.50” x 4.20” x 2.03” (88.9mm x 106.7mm x 51.6mm)
Including Flanges for Mounting
Weight
13 oz. (368.5 g)
 
Environmental


ParameterValue
IEC 60945 Classification
Exposed
Degree of Protection
IP64
Operating Temperature
-25°C to 55°C
Storage Temperature
-40°C to 70°C
Relative Humidity
93%RH @40° per IEC60945-8.2
Vibration
2-13.2Hz @ ±1mm, 13.2-100Hz @ 7m/s2 per IEC 60945-8.7
Rain and Spray
12.5mm Nozzle @ 100liters/min from 3m for 30min per IEC 60945-8.8
Solar Radiation
Ultraviolet B, A, Visible, and Infrared per IEC 60945-8.10
Corrosion (Salt Mist)
4 times 7 days @ 40°C, 95%RH after 2 hour Salt Spray Per IEC 60945-8.12
Electromagnetic Emission
Conducted and Radiated Emission per IEC60945-9
Electromagnetic Immunity
Conducted, Radiated, Supply, and ESD per IEC 60945-10
Safety Precautions
Dangerous Voltage, Electromagnetic Radio Frequency per IEC 60945-12