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The Porthole Newsletter Summer 2023

Welcome back to AMI Marine’s summer edition newsletter about our latest product, training information, and company news.

X-MDR System Image 1000x800Mini Data Recorders

Our Mini Data Recorder range is the ‘dashcam’ of the smaller vessel marine industry, protecting your assets, even if there is an insurance investigation. Although not mandated by IMO Law in vessels under 3000GRT, a Mini Data Recorder is your ultimate backup and can provide important evidence protection for your vessel and crew.


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The X2 VDR Voyage Data Recorder is built on Solid-State, high-performance technology, allowing for extreme reliability and offering a superior user experience. Exceeding the MSC.333(90) regulations, the X2 system is a convenient bridge monitoring tool, allowing all sensor data to be viewed in real-time.


HOME-PAGE-Product-Images-03-SMIDS-600x480SMIDS Pro (SDME)

SMIDS Pro is Commercial Maritime’s most economical and accurate SDME (Speed Distance Measuring Equipment) system, using state-of-the-art technology to provide vessel Distance to Berth and course Prediction options. The SMIDS Pro is accurate to 0.01knot for speed & has an increased accuracy with 10 Hz velocity measurements.


The all-new DeckGuard! Porthole

AMI Marine is introducing Deckguard. This device is a portable, rechargeable infrared motion detection system that detects intruders on the deck of vessels. It notifies the Captain, crew, Superintendent, and Fleet Management Company.
Deckguard is a GSM device that reports to the cloud and then directly to handsets and desktops, with customisable configurations.

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The NEW AMI Engineer Rugged Tablet – NOW AVAILABLE! 




AMI Marine warranty on the X2 VDR and S-VDR systems has been increased to 3 years from the 1st of October 2023.

  • Year 1 – parts and labour
  • Year 2 and 3 parts only.

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Next AMI Training Dates

UK-Based VDR Installation & Annual Survey Training

  • Coming Soon
  • (3 Day Course)

Online VDR Installation & Commissioning Training

  • Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th October 2023
  • (2-Day Course)

VDR/S-VDR Annual Survey Webinar Training

  • Thursday 19th October 2023
  • (1 Day Course)

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Our Best-Selling Engineer Tool of 2023!

The X300 NMEA Tester



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