Gulf Offshore Selects CapRock VSAT

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

CapRock Communications announced a three-year contract with Gulf Offshore – a wholly owned subsidiary of GulfMark Offshore Inc. – to deploy its broadband maritime service, SeaAccess Communications, onboard its fleet operating in the North Sea and along the coast of Africa. SeaAccess’ VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) services will enable GulfMark to extend its corporate IT network and applications to its vessels and provide onboard crew morale services.

The GulfMark Group operates significant fleets in the North Sea, Southeast Asia and the Americas. Having evolved into a global marine transportation provider focused on the continuous development of its technologically advanced fleet, deploying the always-on VSAT service is a natural extension of its mission.

“As we continue to grow our fleet and enter into new energy-producing regions, we need a communication service provider that can scale with our operations and provide support wherever we may go,” said Gulf Offshore General Manager Jim Bradford. “CapRock’s SeaAccess service grows with our vessels’ increasing bandwidth demands and supports our expanding fleet. Regardless of where our vessels are located, CapRock can provide local installation, connectivity and support.”

Under terms of the agreement, CapRock will provide the Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) and general support vessels with a managed turnkey service enabling voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Internet access, e-mail service and corporate networking capabilities. These services will allow the real-time exchange of critical reports and monitoring of data. Gulf Offshore also will leverage the service for crew morale needs, providing Internet access and crew-calling solutions, with competitive phone tariffs, to their onboard crew. A combination of Ku and C-band services will be deployed based on whether the vessel will be operating in the same region or traversing between different regions.


Maritime Reporter September 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


NMEA Award for Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar

Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar has been awarded the Technology Award at the 2015 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Conference and Expo in Baltimore, Md.

HMAS Melbourne Intercepts 427kg Heroin

HMAS Melbourne’s crew has seized 427 kilograms of heroin hidden in a fishing dhow carrying the illegal drugs across the Indian Ocean. The intercept occurred

Xerox, MHI Ink ITS Project Deal

Today, at the ITS World Congress and Exhibition, Xerox and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), both leaders in transportation solutions, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore,

Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1056 sec (9 req/sec)