CapRock Communications, a subsidiary of Harris Corporation and a global provider of satellite communications to remote and harsh environments, today announced its new turnkey VSAT services designed specifically for the U.S. land drilling and Gulf of Mexico (GOM) production platform markets. The new suite of off-the-shelf services delivers distinctive equipment, service and support with all-inclusive pricing plans to provide remote drilling sites and shallow-water production platforms with broadband Internet, voice connectivity, corporate networking and real-time data.
The land drilling service, marketed under the name FieldAccess(TM), solves customers' requirements for quick VSAT orders, installations and rig moves by leveraging in-region field technicians. The service also enables predictable budgeting through flat rate service plans and unlimited contiguous U.S. long distance. FieldAccess' service is backed by CapRock's strong support capabilities, enabled by its self-owned and operated global infrastructure and four 24/7 Network Operations Centers (NOC) that provide support and service today to more than 2,000 customer sites.
CapRock also announced today its new service developed uniquely for the shallow water production market that is available as part of CapRock's full service portfolio of offshore energy solutions. Customers operating shallow-water production platforms now have access to voice and data communications that include CapRock's reliable service and support.
The new turkey managed VSAT services include terminal selection, satellite bandwidth, support including 24/7 NOC access, and a set of optional products and features. FieldAccess for the U.S. land drilling market and the production platform service for the GOM are both available immediately. The expansion of the services internationally is currently in development.
These new services build on the success of CapRock's existing managed VSAT services and DR-Series of pre-packaged disaster recovery solutions developed for the energy industry. Service will be provided by CapRock's award-winning, self-owned and operated infrastructure which contributed to the company receiving the top teleport operator of the year rating in 2008 by the World Teleport Association.