Thursday 3 December 2009

Maritime appro

Ethernet switches receive DNV approval for use on board ships

Several ranges of Harting Ethernet switches have now received approval for use on board ships under the ship certification scheme administered by Det Norske Veritas (DNV): a leading independent worldwide authority of approvals and certifications in the maritime area.

The type approval is granted according to special guidelines that have been developed for international shipping, and covers areas such as temperature, air humidity and vibration characteristics as well as EMC properties. The subsequent product approval applies to areas such as machine rooms, decks and bridges.

In addition to the demands stipulated by DNV, the requirements of the standard for navigation and wireless communication equipment for maritime shipping (DIN EN 60945:2003-07) have also been confirmed for the respective products.

The Ethernet switches covered by the approval, which was granted in September 2009, are the eCon 2030-A, eCon 2040-A, eCon 2050-A, eCon 3080-A, eCon 3080-A1, eCon 3080-A4, sCon 3100-AA, mCon 3100-AAV, mCon 3082-ADV and mCon 3082-AEV.

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