New Satellite Hub for Offshore Use Set in Doha, Qatar

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 11, 2012

RigNet deploys universal satellite hub to enhance VSAT services for Middle East oil & gas sectors

VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect) a company of VT Sustems Inc. (VT Systems) announce that RigNet, a global provider of managed remote communications solutions to the oil and gas industry has deployed a new Series 15100 universal satellite hub in Doha, Qatar.

The new Evolution hub will extend RigNet's VSAT coverage in the Middle East and will enhance the company's satellite communications service in the oil and gas sectors.

As a managed services provider, RigNet delivers turnkey solutions for installing and managing VSAT networks.  Using iDirect's Intelligent Platform, RigNet supports a wide range of applications that are critical for the oil and gas industry, such as broadband data, voice and video communications, as well as real-time data management.  Through RigNet, oil and gas companies can keep their offshore sites connected with central offices to improve operational efficiencies.

Built on the next-generation DVB-S2 transmission standard with Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM), the iDirect Evolution platform delivers exceptional bandwidth efficiency and availability, enabling RigNet to meet the high Service Level Agreements that its customers require to ensure critical enterprise applications run smoothly. 

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