The installation of communication platforms for the oil and gas industry has traditionally been an expensive and complicated process. Because the setup of a fixed antenna platform required a VSAT engineer on site, drilling companies have had to manage a costly, time consuming activity that made the equipment vulnerable to damage. Winegard’s SF series VSAT antennas solve these problems with a small footprint antenna that can be transported safely and easily, and establish an automatic satellite connection with the push of a button.
Hermes Datacomms, a communications provider for the oil and gas industry worldwide, connects onshore and offshore drilling platforms located in some of the world’s most remote and challenging environments. Based on discussions with its customers, Hermes began working with Winegard on a VSAT system that would provide mobile broadband with a skid that houses the antenna’s electronics in a climate controlled environment. The final product was a Winegard SF1200 antenna with a “Hermes” skid that maximizes transportability and eliminates the need to have a “building” for the electronics.
Hermes now has a product that meets the exact requirement of its customers. HermesConnect is a fully self-sustained VSAT system that is extremely easy to deploy, is robust and reliable, and delivers service in any configuration the customer requires. The customer receives the exact network design they need and not a one-size fits all compromise.
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