Headway Expands VDR Sales in Hong Kong with Yuantong Marine Service


Yuantong Marine Service Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of COSCO Shipping International (Hong Kong) signed the contract with Headway to provide the sales, technical support, and inspection service of VDR/S-VDR.


The cooperation marks a new milestone for Headway and Yuantong, to expand the advantages and joint forces to promote the influence of the Headway VDR/S-VDR as a premium solution for the customers to comply with the convention requirements and safeguard the voyage.

Headway VDR/S-VDR

Headway Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) has been approved by IMO MSC 333 (90) and is in accord with the regulation of IEC 61161-1-2103 and IEC 60945.


Fixed Protective Data Capsule

The Protective Data Capsule (PDC) is a special container with high technology, storing the voyage data of the past 48-hours. With independent intellectual property, Headway can offer a more competitive price for the PDC and spare parts.


Float-free Protective Data Capsule

The Float-free Data Capsule can also store the voyage data of the past 48-hour. The Float-free PDC includes a storage medium and a conventional GMDSS satellite position indicator beacon (a.k.a EPRIB). When submerged in water, the Float-free PDC will automatically float onto the water surface so it is more convenient to locate and salvage through satellite positioning.


Main Cabinet Unit

With embedded Linux OS, the Main Cabinet Unit provides extra reliability, and compact design, which is suitable for vessels of different types. The unit has a low power consumption of only 20W and a dust-proof design. Empowered by independent intellectual property, Headway can provide spare parts on a timely basis.


Remote Acquisition Unit

For the devices without standard digital interfaces, the unit can acquire the necessary digit and/or analog data.


Remote Alarm Unit

The unit can keep monitoring the operating status of the VDR/S-VDR with acoustic and light alarm indications. The LCD can indicate all relevant information for troubleshooting.


Replay Software

The replay software has a user-friendly GUI and can be installed on a regular PC.

The online playback functionality can monitor all equipment on the bridge so that the captain and shore-based command center for understanding the real-time operation and analysis. The Playbacks is also a powerful tool for crew training.


Yuantong Marine Service Co. Limited (“Yuantong”), is a wholly-owned subsidiary of COSCO SHIPPING International (Hong Kong). Yuantong provides ship owners with a series of solutions including specialized, systematic, and efficient marine equipment and spare parts for existing and new build vessels, as well as equipment of radio communications systems, satellite communications, and navigation systems for ships, offshore facilities, coastal station, and land users, marine material supply, voyage repair, and PSC Assistance.


Headway Technology Group (Qingdao) Co., Ltd. is a high-tech enterprise that takes technological innovation as the purpose, specialized in professional R&D, production, and sales of high-tech marine equipment, and provides worldwide professional after-sales service. Headquartered in Qingdao, China, Headway established independent R&D centers and manufacturing facilities. The BWMS manufacturing facility has an annual production capacity of 1,000 sets. With branches in Shanghai, Singapore, Greece, 15 agencies in Guangzhou, Dalian, and Zhoushan, and more than 120 service/technical support stations in 56 countries and regions, Headway built a comprehensive global service network.

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