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Tron S-VDR CAPSULE is a combination between a full GMDSS EPIRB and S-VDR final storage medium (FRM).

Jotron is the first company in the world who received a full type approval on the new S-VDR float-free storage medium. Tron S-VDR CAPSULE complies with IMO`s international requirements for S-VDR systems, concerning the final recording medium.

This product will allow you to avoid high cost for underwater search for the FRM. The Tron S-VDR CAPSULE wil keep the S-VDR information available at the surface even if the vessel goes down.

Installation requirement (draft)
IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has with its Resolution MSC.163(78), made a draft amendment to Solas Regulation V/20:
"To assist the casualty investigations, the existing cargo ships, when engaged on international voyages, subject to the provisions of regulation 1.4, shall be fitted with a VDR which may be a simplified voyage data recorder (S-VDR) as follows:

1. In the case of cargo ships of 20,000 gross tonnage and upwards constructed before 1 July 2002, at the first schedule dry-docking after 1 July 2006 but not later than 1 July 2009.

2. In the case of cargo ships of 3,000 gross tonnage and upwards constructed before 1 July 2002, at the first schedule dry-docking after 1 July 2007 but not later than 1 July 2010.

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Tron S-VDR CAPSULE is a GMDSS EPIRB with integrated GPS and also a Storage Media for S-VDR (Simplified Voyage Data Recorder).

It will at all times have in store a loop of the latest 12 hours recorded data provided from the S-VDR system installed on board the vessel. Floating at the water surface keeping the S-VDR information available even if the vessel should sink. No need for expensive and time consuming under water search as required for a fixed capsule.

The capsule will duplicate all on board S-VDR recorded and stored information. It can be connected to all existing VDR systems on the market*. Tron S-VDR CAPSULE is a necessity, even as an optional equipment according to the IMO resolution A.861 (20), due to the possibility to avoid high cost for under water search.

MED approved by DNV.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The capsule can be programmed and tested in bracket.
For correct procedure, please see user manual.

Article numbers:

83700     Tron S-VDR CAPSULE Complete main unit
                 83750 FBR-3 Float-free bracket
                 82310 User manual

     Programming (Country, Call Sign, MMSI)

                Spare parts:
81847     Lower Capsule Assembly with batteries
                 91476 Rubber gasket
                 91478 U-bolt
                 98739 Silica gel 5g
                 91477 Equator ring
                 91479 Locking pin
83750     FBR-3 Float-free Bracket w/integrated data and power connector
                 95134 Hydrostatic release mechanism
                 82170 Junction box
                 82295 Power and data cable 3 m
82170     Junction box module
95134     Hydrostatic release mechanism for FBR-3
                 Includes: 95136 Special bolt with washer

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