Charting a Course to Safety: BVM’s Marine Certified Computers

Charting a Course to Safety: BVM's Marine Certified Computers

Navigating Reliability: Exploring Marine Certified Computers

In the vast expanse of the open sea, where unpredictable conditions and demanding environments are the norm, technology takes on a critical role in ensuring the safety, efficiency and success of maritime operations. Enter the realm of Marine Certified Computers – a specialized breed of robust and ruggedized systems meticulously designed to thrive in the challenging world of maritime operations.

From commercial shipping to offshore exploration, naval defence to marine research, the need for cutting-edge computing solutions that can withstand the corrosive saltwater, relentless vibrations and ever-changing climates has never been more pronounced.

In this article, we dive deep into the world of Marine Certified Computers, uncovering their significance, capabilities, and the transformative impact they have on shaping the future of maritime industries.

Charting a Course to Safety: BVM's Marine Certified Computers

Marine Safety Standards: Ensuring Resilience in Maritime Computing

In the realm of maritime technology, safety is paramount. With the ever-expanding horizons of marine operations, the need for robust and reliable computing solutions has never been more crucial. This is where stringent marine safety standards step in, ensuring that onboard computer systems not only withstand the harshest maritime conditions but also contribute to the overall safety and efficiency of maritime activities. In this exploration, we delve into three key marine safety standards – DNV Standard, IEC60945 and IACS-E10, shedding light on their significance and the enhanced safety they bring to marine computing.

DNV Standard:

  • DNV GL – A Mark of Trust: DNV (Det Norske Veritas) is a globally recognized classification society, ensuring that ships and offshore structures are designed, constructed and operated safely and sustainably.
  • Marine Computer Compliance: The DNV Standard sets stringent criteria for marine computers, evaluating aspects such as shock, vibration, temperature, humidity and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).
  • A Seal of Endurance: DNV Standard-certified computers undergo rigorous testing, ensuring they can withstand the demanding maritime environment, contributing to enhanced operational safety and reliability.


  • International Electro-Technical Standard: IEC60945 is an international standard specifically tailored for maritime navigation and radio communication equipment and systems.
  • Comprehensive Safety Assurance: This standard encompasses various aspects including environmental conditions, insulation coordination and electrical safety, guaranteeing optimal performance and safety of maritime equipment.
  • Ensuring Functionality at Sea: IEC60945 compliance ensures that marine computers meet the required standards for electromagnetic compatibility and environmental resilience, safeguarding their consistent operation at sea.


  • International Association of Classification Societies (IACS): IACS-E10, issued by the IACS, focuses on the unified interpretation of SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) regulations related to onboard computer systems.
  • Enhancing Maritime Safety: IACS-E10 ensures that computer-based systems onboard meet specific safety and reliability criteria, contributing to the overall safety of the vessel.
  • Holistic Approach: This standard addresses a wide spectrum of factors, including hardware, software, communication, power and backup solutions, creating a comprehensive framework for dependable marine computing.

Adherence to these stringent marine safety standards – DNV Standard, IEC60945 and IACS-E10 – serves as a beacon of reliability and safety in the maritime technology landscape. By setting rigorous criteria and ensuring compliance, these standards play a pivotal role in shaping the future of marine computing, enabling vessels to navigate the seas with heightened confidence and security.

ECDIS: Electronic Chart Display and Information System

  • Revolutionizing Maritime Navigation: ECDIS, or Electronic Chart Display and Information System, is a game-changer in maritime navigation, replacing traditional paper charts with digital displays that provide real-time information to navigators.
  • Seamless Integration of Data: ECDIS seamlessly integrates various data sources, including GPS, radar and AIS (Automatic Identification System), offering a comprehensive view of the ship’s position, nearby vessels, navigational hazards and more.
  • Enhanced Situational Awareness: Navigators benefit from improved situational awareness as ECDIS presents a clear and up-to-date representation of the ship’s surroundings aiding in safe route planning and avoiding potential dangers.
  • Real-time Updates and Corrections: ECDIS systems receive regular updates and corrections, ensuring that navigational charts remain accurate and current, thereby minimizing the risk of accidents due to outdated information.
  • Advanced Route Planning and Optimization: ECDIS enables sophisticated route planning, considering factors such as weather conditions, traffic separation schemes and depth contours to optimize navigation and fuel efficiency.
  • Safety-First Approach: ECDIS emphasizes safety by providing audible alarms and visual warnings for potential collisions, grounding risks and other navigational hazards, helping crews take timely corrective actions.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Many maritime authorities, including the International Maritime Organization (IMO), require vessels to have ECDIS systems on board, highlighting its crucial role in modern maritime operations.

ECDIS has truly transformed the way ships navigate the seas, offering a comprehensive and technologically advanced solution that enhances safety, efficiency and accuracy in maritime operations.

Charting a Course to Safety: BVM's Marine Certified Computers

Ready to Set Sail with Secure Maritime Computing? Reach Out to BVM Today!

As you embark on your maritime journey, equip yourself with the power of cutting-edge computing solutions that adhere to the highest safety standards. BVM stands ready to guide you towards a safer, more efficient maritime future.

Our team of experts is dedicated to providing you with marine certified computers that not only meet but exceed industry safety benchmarks. Experience seamless operations even in the harshest maritime conditions, backed by the reliability and resilience of our technology.

Don’t let uncertainty navigate your path. Contact us today at or call us at 01489 780144 to explore how BVM can elevate your maritime computing experience. Together, let’s navigate innovation, safety and success on the open seas. Your journey begins with BVM.

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Marine Certified PCs | Waterproof Computers

Marine Certified PCs are renowned for their reliability, ruggedness and excellent performance in harsh environments.

Marine PCs feature waterproof and fanless designs, making them ideal for maritime professionals operating in demanding conditions.

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Marine Panel PCs | IEC60945, DNV and ECDIS

Marine Panel PCs are built and tested according to the DNV Standard Certifications, IEC60945, and IACS-E10. Colour calibrated for ECDIS compliance, other features include dimming brightness, resistive & projective capacitive multi-touch screens, capacitive touch keys and wide voltage range power input 9-36 V DC.

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Marine Displays – IEC60945, DNV and ECDIS

15 – 26″ Marine Displays are built and tested according to DNV Standard Certification, IEC60945, and IACS-E10 for maritime applications. Colour calibrated for ECDIS compliance, dimming brightness, projective capacitive multi-touch screen, capacitive touch keys, and broad voltage range power input 9-36 V DC acceptable.

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