Rajant Corporation , the pioneer of Kinetic Mesh Networks and provider of pervasive, multi-frequency wireless solutions, will showcase its innovative GULFMESH™ broadband network solution, along with other broadband mesh offerings for remote critical infrastructure, at the Offshore Communications Conference and Exposition, to be held November 8-10 at the Houston Marriott Westchase, Houston, Texas.
The powerful flexibility of Rajant’s Kinetic Mesh Networking technology can be applied to virtually any remote or offshore critical infrastructure where a broadband data and communications capability is needed. For example, a cluster of Rajant BreadCrumb nodes situated on a group of wells, pipelines or drilling platforms, could be readily connected via satellite transponder to satisfy a full range of voice, video and data communications needs.
GULFMESH™ is a proposed broadband wireless network in the Gulf of Mexico that would cover the area from Brownsville, Texas to the Florida panhandle. Oil platforms, commercial and private ships, Coast Guard and military ships as well as helicopters would connect to the mesh network enabling Wi-Fi access, ship-to-shore communications and the ability to remotely view, monitor and control a full range of IP devices.
Rajant will also showcase its powerful RAPTR solution, which combines three BreadCrumb network nodes with three levels of directional antennae to provide portable readily-established broadband connectivity over long distances. With throughput rates of 25 Mbps at six miles and 5 Mbps at ten miles, RAPTR offers true broadband connectivity for remote, unserved locations at distances up to 30 miles.
"Offshore communications – particularly reliable broadband networking – presents multiple challenges because it typically incorporates a variety of fixed, moving, manned and unmanned asset," noted Rajant Co-Founder and CEO Robert Schena . "The the Gulf of Mexico alone has nearly 5,000 highly vulnerable oil and gas rigs, transfer sites and drilling platforms – many of which are unmanned and unmonitored. Then there are the countless tankers, vessels and aircraft in the area."
"The ability to reliably network these assets represents a substantial advantage in terms of safety and disaster preparedness," continued Schena. "GULFMESH can provide the ability to connect these disparate assets with a resilient broadband network so that voice, video and data can securely, reliably flow between all nodes in the network. The range of applications supported by this technology is virtually unlimited – from remote monitoring of platform and equipment conditions, voice and data communications, and video security."
In addition to exhibiting at Offshore Communications, Rajant will participate in a lively "6-Minute Vendor Shoot-Out" session, Wed. Nov. 9th – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM in Grand Ballroom E-H. This informative technology showcase, moderated by Show Director Jenn Heinold, will feature brief presentations from vendors serving the oil and gas market. Rajant Senior Vice President Gary Anderson will be on hand to share Rajant’s unique capabilities and the essence of Kinetic Mesh Networking.
The solutions being shown at are based on the proven Rajant BreadCrumb ® wireless, portable mesh networking nodes and InstaMesh software, which enable continuous and instantaneous routing of wireless and wired connections. This dynamic frequency utilization allows for total network mobility – Kinetic Meshing – as well as robust fault tolerance, high throughput and low latency.
To learn more about GULFMESH™ and RAPTR, as well as Rajant’s proven set of networking solutions for the mining , military , first responders , municipalities , service providers and broadcasters , visit Rajant at booth 603 at Offshore Communications.
Offshore Communications will be held November 8-10 at the Houston Marriott Westchase located at 2900 Briarpark Drive, Houston, Texas. The Exposition will be open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9 and 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10.
For more information, or to register, please visit http://www.offshorecomms.com.