In July, at our last meeting with the manufacturer, we were briefed on the certification processes underway, including the European Commission's approval of the new GMDSS standard IEC 61097-16. This was approved and implemented in September in the equipment.
Now the next and final step is to have DNV-GL perform an audit and issue the MED certificate for the Wheel mark. The task is time consuming but the objective of the manufacturer is to obtain the certificate before the end of November.
The technical training started at the end of August with the "air bandwidth" providers and is progressing at full speed with a full schedule for the rest of the month. Afterwards, the training will be aimed at the manufacturer's GMDSS partners. The manufacturer also specifies that among the GMDSS partners, those who have already ordered LT-3100S will have priority over any available technical training places.
Ordering and Delivery of LT-3100S GMDSS Terminals
Due to the delay on the various certifications for the GMDSS LT-3100S, we recommend, for those of you who have not yet placed an order to avoid long delivery times.