L-3 SAM Electronics Retrofits Carnival Cruise Lines Fleet with Voyage Data Recorders
HAMBURG, Germany, December 10, 2014 – L-3 SAM Electronics announced today that it has successfully retrofitted Carnival Cruise Lines’ fleet of 24 ships with its Voyage Data Recorder (VDR 4350) system.
L-3 SAM Electronics’ VDR 4350 system provides extended recording time and ECDIS-based onboard and onshore replay features, together with options for remote control and maintenance via SATCOM. The modular Ethernet-based VDR 4350 series provides a comprehensive backup capability for the storage and downloading of recorded data. Other features include extended graphics analysis tools that provide simplified export functions to standard Microsoft® Office applications.
“L-3 has been serving Carnival Cruise Lines for many years and we are extremely proud to have successfully completed this major upgrade project,” said Ulrich Weinreuter, president of L-3 Marine Systems International. “For L-3, it is particularly gratifying to contribute to the continuing safety and operational needs of the world’s largest cruise ship fleet.”
Designed to operate as an integral part of state-of-the-art integrated bridge assemblies, VDR 4350 systems are in widespread use aboard vessels of all types and sizes. They are also a key component of L-3 SAM’s NACOS Platinum series currently in service with most leading cruise ship operators. Scalable systems are available in either a console-integrated or cabinet-mounted model.
The major retrofit project was carried out by L-3 SAM’s affiliated company for marine electronics, L-3 G.A. International (L-3 GAI), in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, L-3 SAM Electronics GmbH operates as a part of L-3 Marine Systems International and is a subsidiary of L-3 Communications Corporation. L-3 SAM Electronics is a turnkey supplier of complete electrical systems, as well as integrated navigation, automation, communications, energy distribution and propulsion systems for all types of ships and offshore wind farms. To learn more about L-3 SAM Electronics, please visit the company’s website at www.sam-electronics.de.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 48,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2013 (revised) sales of $12.6 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.
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