HOUSTON â€“ NOV. 18, 2008 â€“ CapRock Communications, a global provider of satellite communications to remote environments, today announced a multi-year agreement with Deep Marine Technology, Inc. to deliver Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) communications onboard two additional multi-service vessels (MSV). With this contract expansion, three of Deep Marine Technologyâ€™s MSVs and a saturation diving vessel now are equipped with a CapRock VSAT communication solution.
Houston-based Deep Marine Technology, Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive subsea services to the oil and gas industry, performs a variety of critical offshore activities, including deepwater construction, commercial diving and intervention systems. CapRockâ€™s turnkey solution, which includes onboard equipment, satellite service and 24/7 support, will ensure reliable communications with onshore offices as well as between the vessels.
In addition to currently providing VSAT services to Deep Marine Technologyâ€™s saturation diving vessel located in the Gulf of Mexico and its MSV located off the coast of India, CapRock adds two new MSVs, both located in the Gulf of Mexico, to Deep Marine Technologyâ€™s existing VSAT contract, providing the new vessels with broadband Internet service as well as CapRockâ€™s remote video streaming solution. By having access to broadband Internet onboard all four vessels, Deep Marine Technologyâ€™s personnel are able to transmit a variety of reports back to headquarters and amongst each other as often as needed.
â€œWith CapRockâ€™s remote video streaming service, we are able to show our customers firsthand what a situation looks like as we perform challenging subsea tasks, such as a repair to a platform or an installation of a riser,â€ said Deep Marine Technology, Inc. ROV Operations Manager Rick Seabrook. â€œWhether the customer is onboard our vessel, sitting at a desk back at the office or conducting business on the road, the customer has the flexibility to view, in real-time, whatâ€™s happening underwater from a desktop or notebook, allowing all parties to collaborate on any critical issues that may arise, thereby accelerating resolutions.â€
Under the terms of the expanded agreement, CapRock will deploy its â€œpremiumâ€ remote video streaming package that provides the newly added MSVs with a visual link into critical subsea operations. This value-added service application is designed to support monitoring and inspection of activities such as maintenance and repair, installations and general cleanup.
â€œCapRock prides itself in delivering a variety of services designed to increase the productivity of our clientsâ€™ remote operations,â€ said Ron Wagnon, CapRock VP and general manager, North America. â€œWe are pleased to see that Deep Marine Technology, as well as its customers, are seeing the tangible benefits of our onboard VSAT services, and we look forward to continuing our successful relationship.â€
About CapRock Communications
With more than 25 years of experience, CapRock Communications is a premier global satellite communications provider for the energy, maritime, engineering and construction, commercial shipping, mining and disaster recovery industries, as well as for government services. The Company utilizes the latest field-proven satellite technologies to deliver highly reliable managed communication services for broadband networking, real-time video and digital telephony to the world’s harshest and most remote locations. CapRock delivers on its promise to be the market’s reliability leader by leveraging “best of breed” partnerships, technical expertise and a robust global infrastructure that includes five international teleports and eleven regional support centers across the U.S., Central and South America, Europe, West Africa and Asia Pacific. More information about CapRock is available at www.caprock.com.