It means that the logbook database in ECDIS is left as the only source of route monitoring information, including reference to displayed charts, its updating, ships track, heading, speed and all settings of ECDIS. Existing standards do not contain requirements for the registration and recording of this information in VDR and S-VDR systems, now required for compulsory carriage on all SOLAS registered vessels between 2006 and 2010. Phase in compulsory carriage of ECDIS is expected to commence toward the end of the S-VDR phase-in. Ship-owners are faced with investing, first in either a VDR or S-VDR, and then an ECDIS. Neither a VDR nor S-VDR records the complete navigational picture. Whilst an ECDIS with logbook function compliant with the SOLAS requirements for records of navigational activities under regulation V/28 does - it does not record this data to a hardened removable storage media.

MARIS has developed options for both its VDR2200 and S-VDR2000 to enable integration of its ECDIS900 system in one and the same unit, providing complete
ECDIS900 logbook recording and replay. The combined units are less than the cost of an ECDIS900 and separate VDR2000 or S-VDR2000, and likewise the double installation costs of fitting both independent of one another are halved since one installation provides both systems. An addition of a single ECDIS workstation enables the ship-owner to move toward paperless navigation or, dependent on flag state, a reduction of the paper chart portfolio otherwise required to be carried.

• ECDIS as playback unit included
• ECDIS logbook included
• Real time, RAW data network broadcast enable display on any multimedia computer connected
• Loading of Voyage Data Recordings and logbook to DVD-Recorder
• Maritime Digital Services (MDS) All Maris ECDIS and ECS systems are fully compatible with MDS for the uptade of electronic charts, publications and other services.


As standard the VDR2000 is provided with the following interfaces:
• 8 serial lines supporting RS422 and RS 485, complying with IEC 61162-1/2 input specification and NMEA.
   Protocols from our libraries are supplied free of charge. Please see below.
• Radar interface according to IEC 61996.
• 4 microphone units for recording of bridge audio.
• 2 channels for recording of VHF.
• 8 Analog 0-10V, 4-20mA and special signals.
• 32 digital channels for ON/OFF signals. Optionally the following interfaces can be provided:
• Up to a total of 16 serial lines according to above specification.
• Protocols for interface of non IEC 61162- 1/2 signals e.g. automation and control system.
• Analog 0-10V, 4-20mA, digital signals and special signals.
• Gyro/Log interface for non-serial inputs from gyro and speed log systems.
• Ethernet interface to navigation systems and other systems.