Approved VMS Units by Fisheries & Oceans Canada

March 21st, 2014

The following units meet the new standards outlined in the DFO Hardware Approval document:

  • BB5 Iridium - Internal & External (SASCO)
  • iTrac - 101A (Joubeh Technologies)
  • BB1 Orbcomm Upgrade (SASCO)- This is an upgrade unit for the Stellar ST-2500/Quake Global QHE-2500
  • Thorium (Model #1) with optional Tablet display
  • Thorium (Model #1) with PC display
  • Romtrax, VMS-9601 (Rom Communications)
  • BB3 Iridium (SASCO)
  • iTrac – 101B (Joubeh Technologies)
  • RomTrax Wi-Fi with Tablet Display (Rom Communications)

These units are currently approved based on the original requirements:

  • Thrane & Thrane - Capsat 3022D (Stratos)
  • Qualcomm IMCT/IGPS (Boatracs) - Units only to be used on vessels with VMS requirements operating solely in the NAFO Areas 3Ps, 3Pn, 4 and 5
  • Stellar ST-2500 (AEL/Romm Communications)
  • TAB-2500 Mettrac CAN 100 (MetOcean)
  • Quake Global QHE-2500 (SASCO)
  • Voyager M1500 (Blue Oceans)

VMS Administrations Telephone: (709) 772-5789 (8am-4pm NST)

VMS Fax Line: (709) 772-5787

VMS Administrations Email: vms_support@dfo-mpo.gc.ca