Playback equipment means the equipment, compatible with the recording medium and the format used during recording, employed for recovering the data. It includes also the display or presentation hardware and software that is appropriate to the original data source equipment. <S-VDRs>.
Source: IMO Resolution MSC.163(78), Recommendation on Performance Standards for Shipborne Simplified Voyage Data Recorders (S-VDRs), 17 May 2004, International Maritime Organization. Regulatory Guidance