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Oil & Gas Drilling Rigs in US, Middle East Stay Connected with Redline RAS Systems

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Oil & Gas Drilling Rigs in US, Middle East Stay Connected with Redline RAS Systems


December 17, 2012

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

Redline Communications (News - Alert) Group, Inc. recently announced that more than 300 of its RAS systems have been deployed at oil and gas drilling rigs across the U.S. and the Middle East to enable connectivity.

Redline Communications is a specialist provider of broadband wireless solutions for M2M communications.

In a statement, Eric Melka, Redline CEO, said that, "There is great demand for all of our solutions and our RAS system drives a large part of our success in the oil and gas market. The drive to network everything has created this momentum, and as our RAS enables networking companies to reach the tens of millions of networked devices located in remote areas, we see no signs of this letting up. We intend to help connect everything, everywhere."

Advanced networking equipment, which includes Wi-Fi, switches and routers, have become a popular fixture at most oil and gas drilling rigs, as they are used for enabling connectivity for real-time drilling systems, for remote monitoring and management of sensors, for connecting office applications, and for delivering video and providing voice communications.

Up until recently, these rigs, which only had local communications or were dependent on expensive satellite connectivity, were hugely isolated.  

But with the development of Redline’s RAS System, highly secure wire-like connectivity – even across the most remote oil field assets such as mobile offices and operations vehicles – has become possible. Using RAS's high-speed, long-range connection capability, rigs can now stay connected with larger networked systems, and can maintain communication with corporate systems and the Internet, regardless of their proximity to the corporate network.

Because Redline’s RAS systems provide connectivity even across the most remote areas, and in extreme or harsh conditions, the award-winning nomadic system is in high demand. The company’s RAS system, developed to address unique networking requirements, is actively used in oil and gas fields, military deployments, and for utility applications.

The unit’s solid state antenna not only improves its ability to withstand shock and vibration for extended periods, but allows it to easily operate even in harsh weather conditions. 

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Edited by Braden Becker

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