5 pieces of IT hardware for the cyber-secure vessel


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Whether constructing a cargo ship, tanker, ferry or cruise ship, the first and foremost priority of any shipyard should always be safety.

A big part of cyber security is eliminating weak links. In this article, we explore a selection of hardware units for resilient, maritime IT networks.

We’ve explored the basics of computer networks on ships and where a vessel is vulnerable to cyber-attacks. With the fundamentals established, it’s time we get a bit more practical.

Let’s look at a few examples of units that create powerful, ruggedized, and secure computer networks on board.  


Moxa EDR-810: All-in-One Industrial Secure Router

A front view of the Moxa EDR-810 router.

The Moxa EDR-810 series are versatile units that combine firewall-, router- and switch functions into a single package. It’s designed for Ethernet-based security applications on critical remote control or -monitoring networks.  

Aside from its impressive environmental toughness (-40 °C to +75 °C) and many certifications, the EDR-810 is packed with security features.

We won’t get too granular here but take our word for it: This is a top-notch router for network performance and cyber security in maritime environments.

Learn more here.

Moxa® EDS-4000/G4000: Industrial managed switches

When it comes to Moxa products, security runs in the family.  

Never has that been more true than for the EDS-4000/G4000 range of managed switches. For one, it was the world’s first networking device to obtain the Industrial Cybersecurity certification IEC 62443-4-2.


A frontal view of the Moxa EDS-4000 range of industrial switches.


The EDS-4000/G4000 range also offers the following security features:  

  • Secure by Design
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Secure Boot
  • Device Access Control
  • User Authentication & Authorization

And let it be known: The EDS-4000/G4000 doesn’t just represent security; it’s a top performer in every way, including bandwidth, ease of use, and resilience.

It supports active Power over Ethernet (PoE) with up to 90 Watts per port, has an operating temperature range of -40 °C to +75 °C, can take a beating, and sports a range of certifications, including DNV.  

To sum up: The perfect switch for your digital journey.  

Read more here.

HATTELAND® HT20370: Industrial computer/server

A smart ship needs brains.  

Meet the HATTELAND® HT20370 computer, a top-tier workhorse for maritime applications. i3, i5 or i7 processor options ensure stellar performance, while the extensive feature options give the HT20370 a quasi-server capability. TPM 2.0 helps keep hostile traffic out.

A bird's eye view of the Hatteland HT20370 Industrial computer/server. It's black with cooling fins.

True to its purpose, the HT20370 is built to excel in demanding conditions. It’s fanless, doesn’t mind hot, cold, or humid environments, and it handles shocks and vibrations as if it was made for the sea. Because it was.

No wonder DNV and so many other classification societies approve of it.  

Get the full story here.

HATTELAND® HD27T30: Smart monitor

Front and side view of the Hatteland HD27T30 smart monitor.

Want a high-performance network while keeping costs in check? Allow us to present the HATTELAND® Series E smart monitors.

Not only do these monitors provide stunning 4K images—they can take on many of the tasks you’d normally need full-bred computers for.

Based on an efficient ARM® platform, these units can be powered via Ethernet (PoE) and run Android and Linux without breaking a sweat. It means any app from Google Play can be installed. They’re also a great choice for thin-client applications, embedded systems such as ECDIS/radar, accessing Virtual Machines or various video-streaming tasks.

They thrive as human-machine-interfaces (HMIs) in many different settings:

  • Engine rooms
  • Ship bridges
  • Other automation settings

Angeled view of the Hatteland HD27T30 smart monitor. The Series E smart monitors can be equipped with a 10-finger PCAP touchscreen—perfect for getting hands-on with navigation.

In terms of ruggedization and cyber security, the Series E smart monitor is every bit what you should expect from top-of-the-line maritime IT hardware. And it has the certifications to prove it.

Take the deep dive here.


HATTELAND® HT FBVF AA-X1: Surveillance camera

A bird's eye view of the Hatteland varifocal, bullet surveillance camera. The camera body is black with a purple stripe across it.

Surveillance cameras are essential for vessel safety and security. They help with access control, as well as monitoring the well-being of crew and cargo.

The HT FBVF AA-X1 is a varifocal bullet camera, which means you can control its focal point. That makes it perfect for areas where you need to be able to survey at different distances. 

The HATTELAND® SeaHawk has a sturdy POM casing, helping it achieve an IP66/67 rating. Mount them on ceilings or walls, and power them via PoE (they run nicely on the Moxa EDS4000/G4000 switches).

They also come with inbuilt cyber security measures and can withstand tough environmental conditions. In other words: This camera keeps itself safe whilst keeping you safe.

 Zoom in on the specifics here.

Staring into the lens of a Hatteland HT FBVF AA-X1 varifocal, bullet surveillance camera.


How to get the right product – every time

We hope this little tour of hardware has given you a sense of what maritime computer networks consist of. As you can see, the common denominators across categories are performance, ruggedization and cyber security. 

Sometimes it’s best to pick and choose. Nothing wrong with that if you know what your needs are. But if you’re looking for someone to provide you with the most relevant tech over time, you’re best served by teaming up with a technology partner.  

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.


Recommended reading:  

Q&A: Talking Moxa with Mr. Gøran Labrå
An introduction to computer networks on board ships

[Customer case]: What Furuno Norway looks for in a supplier
Your solution partner: How Hatteland Technology can help you

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