Marine Safety Equipments

CAIM is the Italian partner of MARIS, a Grieg Group company.

CAIM ECDIS solution, in cooperation with MARIS, is a ‘One-stop-Shop’ where you can find hardware supply and installation, official electronic charts and traditional charts supply, license management, updates and training.

Our goal is to assist the mariner to:

• Ensuring safe passage
• Improve efficiency
• Save fuel
• Reduce operating costs




MARIS ECDIS900 is the first ECDIS in the world to receive a Type Approval Certificate (Wheelmark) using a Flat Panel Computer (FPC). The MARIS SmartLine is the only FPC Certified to IEC 60945 for use onboard ships. ECDIS900 forms the basis of the e-Navigator Planning Station designed in cooperation with the UKHO.

The MARIS ECDIS900 is an extremely powerful navigation and information display system enabling Radar video and complete ARPA functionality. This combined with display of AIS data provides the professional mariner with the complete navigational situation on one display eliminating the need to reference and appraise information from multiple sources – charts, navigational sensors, Radar, ARPA, etc.


Key Benefits

Total navigation situation appraisal on one fully integrated display in accordance with IMO/IEC requirements for Integrated Navigation Systems.

Powerful decision support and information tool.

Greatly reduces workload in the production of Voyage Plans, ETA’s and rapid changes to these.

Operates with all major chart formats.

Interfaces to a large variety of navigation sensors.

The first ECDIS with simple, low cost, update and maintenance of charts via e-mail through MARIS server.

Selection of hardware options enabling ease and flexibility of installation on new buildings and sailing ships.

Fuel saving.

User-friendly man machine operation with ‘built-in’ user manual and online help.


Voyage Decision System (VDS)

The VDS project is built around the MARIS ECDIS900 and served by the Maritime Digital Services (MDS) platform, which is also the base technology upon which the UKHO’s e-Navigator offering is based. The VDS is comprised of five different modules whose titles offer an idea of its wide-ranging functionality: Voyage Planning 6 Weather Routeing, Active Sea-keeping, a regulatory Module, Commercial Elements and Fleet Management System.

Updated either via broadband or by e-mail, the VDS is designed to ensure that navigators themselves can take the necessary decision to ensure efficient vessel operation, minimize fuel consumption and thus limit CO2 and Greenhouse Gas emissions. In addition the VDS Fleet Management tool will provide a comprehensive system for office use aimed at organizing the entire fleet operation in an efficient way.

AIO can be displayed as a single layer on top of ENCs on the majority of ECDIS currently being sold, and also on back-of-bridge software, including ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station. All AVCS customers receive the unique AIO at no extra cost.

MARIS ECDIS900 integrated with VDR/SVDR

Maritime Information Systems AS introduced the world’s first type approved VDR and SVDR with optional ECDIS in 2005 providing, in addition to the recorded data required under IEC 61996, recording of the complete logbook database in ECDIS.




Maritime Information Systems AS introduces the world’s first DNV type approved VDR and S-VDR with optional ECDIS, providing, in addition to the recorded data required under IEC 61996, recording of the complete logbook database in ECDIS.


The VDR2000 is designed to record and maintain a retrievable record of the ship’s nautical, technical and safety data, and is presently in its third generation. Like the black boxes carried on aircraft, VDRs enable accident investigators to review procedures and instructions in the moments before an incident, and help to identify its cause. All data is stored in both the protective capsule (Hardened Voyage Recorder-HVR) and on the hard disk in the VDR2000. The stored data can be downloaded and analyzed for investigation purpose, training and simulation at any time.

Configuration Drawing

The VDR2000 meets the IMO Performance Standard A.861(20), the EU Directive 1999/35/EC and the IEC 61996 Test Specifications. VDR2000 is EC type approved (Wheelmark) according to EU Council Directive 96/98/EC of 20 December on Marine Equipment, as amended by directive 2002/75/EC.


Like the black boxes carried on aircraft, VDRs enable accident investigators to review procedures and instructions in the moments before an incident and help to identify its cause.

The S-VDR2000 is easy to install, service and upgrade, resulting in low installation and life cycle costs.

The S-VDR2000 is small in size with low weight, and its use of COTS components ensures well proven solutions and high reliability. The S-VDR2000 is maintenance free and requires no attention from shipboard personnel once fitted (automatic operation).

The MARIS S-VDR2000 is identical to the Wheelmark (EU) type approved VDR2000 except for the protective capsule. The S-VDR2000 meet and/or exceed relevant standards.

Configuration Drawing

CAIM as official authorized distributor of MARIS and TRANSAS provides VDR/S-VDR Annual Performance Testing directly onboard through its skilled and trained team of technicians. Quality controls and procedures of the Survey Service are ISO9001:2000 accredited.



RADAR from CAIM meets the latest performance standards of IMO and IEC for all ships and for ships under 10,000 GT, respectively. It is designed to meet the demands of the maritime world.

Clear radar images, target detection enhanced by sophisticated signal processing techniques featuring superb short range detection. The information from AIS can be incorporated easily with AIS transponder/receiver interface.

Ease of use, operating efficiency and safety level at sea are a specific requirement for all the equipment in CAIM’s catalogue.



Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System

Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) monitors bridge activity and raises alarm if the Officer On Watch (OOW) becomes incapable of performing the OOW’s duties. The system complies with MSC.128 (75) and IEC62616 Ed.1 from Feb. 2010.

System Features:

“Call for Assistance” button in Main and all reset units
(can also be activated from external source).

Reset of system by the following options:
Reset button
(7 locations: Main and up to 6 secondary reset units);
Movement detected by motion sensors;
Activity on other navigational equipment.

Waterproof reset unit for wing installation.

Main and secondary reset units installed at working locations on the bridge
(max 6 secondary units).

Remote alarm units installed in Master and Mates cabins as well as public areas
(max 20 units in 7 independent groups).

Officer Cabin Alarm unit with Backup Duty and Bridge Alarm indication, plus local buzzer silence
(up to 20 in 7 groups).

Password protected accesses.

Timer setup for:
Dormant period 3-12 minutes;
Watch alarm transfer to second stage (backup duty officer) 15-180 seconds;
Watch alarm transfer to third stage (general alarm) 90-180 seconds;

Setup of backup officer on duty
(for alarm transfer on second stage).

NMEA output for transfer of BNWAS status to VDR.

“Auto” mode – activation from external source
(auto pilot).


Added Value: “Burglar Alarm”

Security mode for unattended and locked bridge in port (second/third stage alarm will be triggered if motion detected on the bridge).