EMC said it has been awarded a multi-year contract with a global oilfield services company to provide mission-critical satellite broadband communications for its vessels worldwide.
Under the contract, EMC will provide equipment, global bandwidth, services and support for seismic vessels and service vessels.
The company will deliver its solution via a global multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) mobility platform unmatched in the industry. EMC will retrofit the vessels with C- and Ku-band antennas configured for steady state bandwidth services. In addition, it will enable immediate on-demand increases to accommodate unforeseen customer projects, budget changes and events.
Automatic beam switching (ABS) technology will ensure seamless transitions as the vessels move from one satellite spot beam to another while providing selective band services within regions. Technicians can avoid service interruptions that can result from making physical changes to onboard systems.
EMC specializes in mission-critical communications and content for organizations and people on the move in the most remote locations. EMC hires and trains its own field engineers to flexibly deploy support quickly around the world. The company tailors its services for the most demanding users of mission-critical applications for the following sectors — energy; cruise and ferries; yachts; commercial shipping; mobile network operators; government; the United Nations (U.N.) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs); and global enterprises.