RigNet deploys iDirect hub in Doha
Virginia (US), April 10, 2012
RigNet, a leading global provider of managed remote communications solutions to the oil and gas industry, has deployed 15100 Universal Satellite hub, a new series from VT iDirect, in Doha.
iDirect, a company of VT Systems, is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.
According to iDirect, the new evolution hub will extend RigNet's VSAT coverage in the Middle East and enhance its satellite service portfolio for current and new customers in the oil and gas sector.
Using iDirect's Intelligent Platform, RigNet supports a wide range of applications that are critical for oil and gas industry, such as broadband data, voice, video communications, as well as real-time data management, it added.
Through RigNet, oil and gas companies can keep their offshore sites connected with central offices to improve operational efficiencies.
Morten Hagland Hansen, the vice president of Global Engineering and Operations, RigNet said, "At RigNet, we work to give our customers the most efficient, reliable and secure network solutions possible."
As a managed services provider, RigNet delivers turnkey solutions for installing and managing VSAT networks, he stated.
"Because we are responsible for managing every aspect of the network from end-to-end, it's important that we use the best technology and iDirect's Evolution platform is ideal for supporting the dynamic needs of the oil and gas industry," he remarked.
"Oil and gas companies must increasingly support a range of critical new bandwidth-heavy applications across their entire organization," remarked Rob Kilroy, the regional VP of Sales, Americas, iDirect.
"iDirect's technology solutions allow managed services providers like RigNet to deliver more flexible and efficient communications solutions to oil and gas companies, ensuring that their networks stay online and available whenever they are needed," he added.-TradeArabia News Service