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RigNet deploys iDirect hub in Doha for the oil & gas sector

The new evolution hub will extend RigNet’s VSAT coverage in the Middle East and enhance the company’s satellite service portfolio for current and new customers in the oil and gas sector.

VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc (VT Systems), announced that RigNet, Inc., 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 enhance the company’s satellite service portfolio for current and new customers in the oil and gas sector. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communication technology.

The new evolution hub will extend RigNet’s VSAT coverage in the Middle East and enhance the company’s satellite service portfolio for current and new customers in the oil and gas sector.

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. Additionally, iDirect’s advanced mobility capabilities allow RigNet to deliver total coverage for every location, user, and application.

“At RigNet, we work to give our customers the most efficient, reliable and secure network solutions possible. 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,” said Morten Hagland Hansen, vice president, global engineering and operations, RigNet.

“Oil and gas companies must increasingly support a range of critical new bandwidth-heavy applications across their entire organisation. 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,” said Rob Kilroy, regional vice president of sales, Americas, iDirect.