Winner: Grantek’s Engineer in a Box Wins an Engineers’ Choice Award

February 2, 2021

Winner: Grantek’s Engineer in a Box Wins an Engineers’ Choice Awards

Control Engineering Magazine has named Grantek’s Engineer in a Box, a secure remote access solution, the winner of the 2021 Engineers’ Choice Award for Cybersecurity. The 34th annual Control Engineering Magazine Engineers’ Choice Awards shines a light on 21 categories of control, instrumentation and automation products, revealing the best of those introduced in 2020 as chosen by the Control Engineering Magazine print and digital audience. Review the winners and honorable mentions here to see if these innovative hardware and software products can help resolve some of your most pressing problems.

A total of 88 finalists from 44 companies were listed on the ballot for evaluation. Automation professionals from Control Engineering Magazine’s subscriber lists – all of whom are responsible for or influence technology purchases, or have hands-on day-to-day interaction with the technologies in each category – then voted to identify the products they felt were the most exceptional based on technological advancement, service to the industry and market impact. The result is a short list of Engineers’ Choice Awards winners and honorable mentions in 21 categories.

To help operators, vendors, and OEMs respond to access limitations during COVID-19, Grantek has released Engineer in a Box, a secure remote access device powered by Dispel’s Moving Target Defense technology. Engineer in a Box is a solution providing stability during the uncertainty of COVID-19. Grantek will ship you a small industrial PC (din-rail mount form factor) with cellular connection capabilities. Whenever it’s needed, the hardware then gets powered up, and connected to an ethernet switch anywhere on your OT network. It can be disconnected when the issue is resolved.

For more information, or details on how Engineer in a Box can help your operations, please contact Grantek at or (866) 936-9509.

Grantek and Dispel have released new videos on the overview, platform, security and return on investment (ROI) of Engineer in a Box. Please see below for the videos.

Engineer in a Box Overview


Dispel Platform and Security


Secure Remote Access ROI Calculation


About Grantek
For 40 years, top manufacturers in Food & Beverage, CPG and Pharmaceuticals have called upon Grantek to solve their most complex business and manufacturing challenges. Grantek automates Pharmaceutical and Food & Beverage manufacturing operations, including integration with business systems for seamless solutions. Grantek helps customers meet the stringent requirements and challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Grantek’s team of professionals located in 17 offices across the globe deliver solutions to complex problems in Smart Manufacturing, Industrial Networking, Automation and Industrial Safety. Learn more at

About Dispel
Dispel is the world’s leading provider of Moving Target Defense Networks; designed, built, and maintained in the United States. Founded in 2015, the cybersecurity company has offices in Austin, New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Denver, and Tokyo. Dispel’s technology deploys custom networks to OT/ICS protecting utilities globally. Learn more at

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