EMC Simplifies Broadband Communications and Content for Global Vessel Fleet

By CIOReview | Monday, May 2, 2016
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Doug Vargo, VP Information Management, Paragon Solutions

Doug Vargo, VP Information Management, Paragon Solutions

MIRAMAR, FL:  EMC, specialists in mission-critical communications and content for organizations and people on the move, announced the signing of a multi-year contract with a major oilfield services company. The deal aims at providing mission-critical satellite broadband communications for its vessels, as the deal shall witness EMC furnishing equipment, global bandwidth, services and support for seismic vessels and service vessels.

"EMC has more than 35 years' experience total, and 15 years servicing the international oil and gas sector," says Hadassa Lutz, President of Energy Services, EMC. "Today we deliver solutions to the majority of the energy industry's Top 10 global companies. This is because we offer an unprecedented value proposition of seamless global coverage, differentiating technical solutions and unmatched customer service. We have 52 field service centers around the world, covering all the major energy regions, staffed by EMC-employed certified field technicians.” Apart from rapid and efficient service in areas of vessel operation, EMC’s extensive internal experience in licensing helps them assist customers with regulatory compliance as the vessels move from one place to another.

Information is the major concern for businesses these days as they strive to capitalize on increasing flow of data. The process involves a lot of analyzing, communicating, governing, and archiving of data. EMC surfaces as a robust provider of enterprise-class content management in the cloud for all forms of information. Furthermore, they are the biggest consumer of satellite capacity across the States and Europe. The integration of terrestrial broadband and 3G/LTE cellular services helps to deliver, hybrid, optimized, and efficient connectivity solutions.

EMC plans to deliver the solution through an effective global multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) mobility platform. For realizing steady state bandwidth services, the vessels will be embedded with C and Ku- band antennas. Moreover, with this announcement making on-demand increases to accommodate unforeseen customer projects, budget changes, and events will become easy. The most significant aspect is the presence of Automatic beam switching (ABS) technology, ensuring seamless transitions as the vessels move from one satellite spot beam to another. This would allow technicians to avoid service interruptions resulting from physical changes made to onboard systems.

Lutz adds, "In addition, our continuous investment in key assets such as teleports, fiber points of presence (POPs) and support centers provides the oil and gas industry with the most complete yet diverse network and only the highest service guarantees. This investment allows us to plan five to seven years ahead while leveraging new technologies to deliver the most efficient solutions.”