Stratos Introduces StratosMAX II Nomadic

press release
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Stratos Introduces StratosMAX II Nomadic, a New Broadband Service for the Energy Community in the Gulf of Mexico. New service offers voice and high-speed data in Vessel and Transportable versions.


Bethesda, Maryland (October 20, 2011) – Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today introduced StratosMAX II Nomadic, a new version of its popular StratosMAX II broadband service offered via the Stratos microwave network for the offshore energy community in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) region.
 
 

Since its introduction last year, the WiMAX-based StratosMAX II service has been adopted by several energy companies in the GoM, as it increases the performance of corporate networks offshore. The fixed-site service provides reliable voice communications, broadband (burstable up to 10Mbps) Internet connectivity, Stratos HotSpot WiFi service and a wide range of mobile applications to oil rigs, platforms and offshore vessels. It is available from more than 50 base stations providing coverage of offshore production sites across the GoM. The StratosMAX II advantages of higher speeds and ultra-low latencies over a robust network enable users to achieve maximum functionality at prices comparable to traditional VSAT service.
 
 

The new StratosMAX II Nomadic service enables companies to expand their corporate networks to their mobile operations throughout the GoM. For the first time, these mobile sites now can benefit from higher speeds and ultra-low latencies.  The new service is available in two versions. The StratosMAX II Nomadic Vessel version can be permanently mounted on mobile oil rigs or lift boats that move from location to location. The Vessel version also is ideal for workboats operated by companies serving the oil and gas community. 
 
 

The StratosMAX II Nomadic Transportable version is fully contained in a carrying case and is well suited for companies that temporarily operate on different sites. Each version provides broadband (burstable up to 1Mbps) Internet connectivity and multiple voice lines. 
 
 

The Stratos microwave backbone network carries StratosMAX II traffic to shore. With its redundant beach crossings, survivable ring architecture and on-land fiber optic distribution, the offshore microwave network provides very high reliability in the harsh GoM environment. Stratos uses the industry’s most sophisticated management systems to monitor its microwave network 24x7. Stratos also is upgrading backbone radios to high capacity Ethernet and implementing Multiprotocol Layered Service (MPLS) in its core microwave network.
 

“Energy producers on the move are demanding levels of broadband performance and reliability similar to what is available to fixed sites. Our new StratosMAX II Nomadic service provides a wider range of broadband options for the GoM energy community,” said Gerbrand Schalkwijk, Stratos Vice President, Global Enterprise Sales. “With this new service, these companies now have ultimate flexibility to expand their networks – and to reap all the benefits of high-speed Internet connectivity, WiFi service, corporate video conferencing, telemedicine and other bandwidth-intensive applications.”
 
 

Schalkwijk concluded, “StratosMAX II Nomadic is the latest example of our commitment to provide the GoM energy community with the most comprehensive range of solutions that maximize business productivity and crew welfare.”
 

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

Technology

China's Maritime Advances Worry US

The Director of U.S. National Intelligence, James Clapper, has expressed his concern at the progress of China in maritime zones it shares with its neighbors, accused

Davie Building LNG-powered Ferries

Canadian shipbuilder Davie held a keel laying ceremony for MV Armand-Imbeau II, marking the beginning of the hull assembly for this first of two sisterships under

Keppel FELS to Deliver 100th Jackup Rig

Keppel FELS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) is on track to deliver PV Drilling VI, a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to PV Drilling Overseas (PVDO),

Offshore

Hercules Offshore Shares Fall 33%

Drilling contractor Hercules Offshore Inc's shares fell as much as 33 percent to a record low on Friday, a day after Deutsche Bank cut its price target on the company's stock to $0.

Brightoil Reports Steady Growth in Interim Results

Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Limited announced its interim results for the six months ended December 31, 2014, reporting steady growth over the period.   During the period,

Mexico Approves 5 Shallow Water Areas in Round One Oil Tender

Mexico has approved the terms for five shallow water areas containing around 355 million barrels of oil equivalent as part of its Round One tender to open up the country's oil fields,

People in the News

British Queen to Name New Ship

Queen Elizabeth II will christen P&O Cruises’ new flagship Britannia in Southampton, England, on March 10. She will be accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Zamakona Yards' Commitment to Well-being

Recently employees of Zamakona Yards participated in a training course for maintaining Health, Safety and Environment (HSE). The theoretical practice focused on working at heights,

GasLog Post 4Q 2014 Results

GasLog Ltd. and its subsidiaries an international owner, operator and manager of liquefied natural gas carriers, today reported its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended December 31,

SatCom

Satellite Images Reveal Ocean Acidification

Ocean acidification can now be seen from space, highlighting an ongoing danger of climate change and revealing the regions most at risk.   Pioneering techniques

SpeedCast Acquires Geolink Satellite Services

SpeedCast International Limited announced the acquisition of Geolink Satellite Services, part of the CETel Group. The closing of the transaction is subject to regulatory approval.

New Satcom Solution from Harris CapRock

Harris CapRock Communications has launched Harris CapRock One, a unified, fully managed satellite, wireless and terrestrial connectivity service designed to reduce customers’ voice,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Port Authority Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.3505 sec (3 req/sec)