Vingtor-Stentofon has become the world’s only approved supplier of sound signal reception systems, as the only supplier of this type of system in compliance with the new EU Marine Equipment Directive.
Vingtor-Stentofon, a global leader and supplier of advanced IP communication systems, radio and PA/GA, is proud to announce its VSS-V2 Sound Reception System is now compliant with the new EU Marine Equipment Directive. The approval was obtained shortly after the nineth amendment of the EU Marine Equipment Directive (MED) came into effect mid-December 2014.
The company has now received all the required certificates and their Sound Signal Reception system is the only system allowed to be labelled and marketed with the Wheelbarrow symbol, associated with the directive. For the innovative company, this is another first when it comes to being early with compliance testing and following rules and regulations.
In 2014, Vingtor-Stentofon was the first brand to offer a Sound Signal Reception system tested and compliant with the performance standard ISO14859:2012. Shortly after the ninth amendment of the EU directive for Marine Equipment (MED), when sound reception systems were included, the VSS-V2 received approval.
The MED directive states that: "Marine equipment can only be installed onboard ships flying the flag of an EU country, Norway or Iceland (EFTA countries), or other flag states requiring this if it is marked with the MED Mark of Conformity, also known as the ‘wheelmark’."
"We take great pride in making sure our systems follow the highest standards and that we obtain all required type approvals in due time," said Kenneth Dastol, CEO, Zenitel Group.
"This is important for us to demonstrate accountability towards our customers."
The sound reception system (VSS-V2) marketed under the brand Vingtor-Stentofon is a navigation aid system required on ships with enclosed bridges. The system allows the officer in charge of the navigational watch to hear sound signals and determine their direction. The VSS-V2 system also conforms to the SOLAS regulation HSC code, ISO 14859 and DNV 2012 rules.
"Shortly after the revision of the Marine Equipment Directive from EU was put into place in December 2014, the certification process for the VSS-V2 was completed," said Audun Gjaerevoll Kolle, head of product management, Vingtor-Stentofon.
"The certificate is valid until 2019 and allows us to affix the Mark of Conformity, known as ‘the Wheelmark’, on all VSS-V2 systems."
For more information, please contact Zenitel.