Zwana ZS3 is a hardware and software system designed to operate in remote locations, utilising a satellite link for communication. With an advanced UTM firewall, it provides solutions for cybersecurity, as well as offering IT management with Windows Server VM, and crew services via an Internet café.
With the need to work from remote locations intensifying – thanks, in part, to the evolution of satellite communications – standard firewall solutions are proving to no longer be a match for the cybersecurity industry’s needs. As a powerful hardware and software server platform with an industry leading UTM firewall, Zwana comfortably meets these needs.
Furthermore, Zwana allows you to make your remote location or vessel a direct extension of your office by maintaining full control of your IT policies and applications, even being able to load your own virtual machines. Aiding effectiveness and efficiency, everything is configurable via remote access and the online portal.
Finally, Zwana serves as a prepay Internet café, allowing users or crew to purchase or top-up existing accounts, and allocate the data to specific applications, such as web, email, and instant messaging. Zwana prepay accounts also allow for roaming between vessels of the same company, thus avoiding loss of prepaid credit.
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abela is a cloud-based solution for ship managers and enterprise organisations, which enables data transfer and task allocation in and to remote locations, such as vessels or sites. Whenever and wherever needed, abela delivers optimised data in real-time to an entity’s main office via satellite connectivity. abela also provides an online management portal and interface to control and monitor tasks across all vessels or sites, thus aiding a more efficient operation, and a reduction in administration costs.
One Net’s clients are invited to employ abela’s existing modules, or utilise the proprietary efficient data transfer mechanism, eMTM, with the third-party software of their choice.
What is eMTM?
eMTM is a minimalistic data transporting mechanism that uses a specialised technology for exchanging compressed, encoded, and minified data. This mechanism can reduce the size of data packages, making them up to 2,000 times smaller, and therefore saving bandwidth and time on satellite data. eMTM supports resumable transport and database synchronisation particularly for working over firewalls and satellite connections.
What modules are available?
Drive: A file and folder synchronisation tool designed specifically for satellite communication, Drive is enhanced with features such as scheduled updates, selective updates, file filtering (multiple fields and levels), local caching, and versioning, which are always executed with the least possible data exchange required.
Network Monitoring: This tool performs network monitoring and scanning of the various crew and corporate networks on the vessel or site, giving a clear image of the IT infrastructure in real-time. Specific features include email alerts, and portal notifications for unauthorised devices or network changes.
Antivirus Updates: Ensuring that the anti-virus definitions are up-to-date and installed, this tool serves to protect the network at all times with a cloud-based distribution model, whereby it is downloaded once, and thereafter deliverable to the many remote office or workstations and servers of any one organisation.
Global Positioning: This modulbe provides frequent GPS locations of the vessel, with a minimal cost of 54 bytes per update, which is very competitive compared with the industry standard of 102,400 bytes per update. The module can be used in conjunction with the vessel’s positioning software, allowing reliable position reports to co-exist with frequent or near-real-time updates.
Digital Charts: Enabling all electronic charts to be regionally selected and updated automatically, the system is furthermore configurable to be able to update the charts on an on-demand basis, or via automatic updates as and when available. The Digital Charts module also removes the need for any other transfer method (such as DVD or USB drive), and provides support for ECDIS systems and planning station software.
e-NPs: This module enables all electronic Nautical Publications (e-NPs) of printed nautical publications to be downloaded and kept up-to-date. The module will automatically keep track of updates (thus alleviating the chance of human error), and provides support for e-Readers and similar software.
Bandwidth Monitoring: Finally, the Bandwidth Monitoring module provides a graphical display of data over a certain period, enabling an analysis of where and when bandwidth was used across all modules
An industrial PC that meets the extreme demands of the maritime industry even for the most discerning of customers, ENZA features a heavy-duty industrial design and aluminium case with lock-in brackets that allows it to operate under extreme environmental conditions. Further to being fan-less, it is shock and vibration resistant without any moving parts. It is powered by an Intel motherboard, which accommodates all the expansion and connectivity modules, meaning that there is no need for use of third-party drivers. ENZA uses a flash storage (mSATA) disk media, which is even faster and more reliable than the revered SSD disk, and it can accommodate Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet, along with boasting seven USB ports, dual screen support (VGA and HDMI), and two COM ports, all of which are integrated with the motherboard. ENZA can be powered with 12V AC or DC, and its consumption is less than 17W when idle.