HOUSTON, Oct. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RNET), a leading global provider of managed remote communications solutions to the oil and gas industry, today announced the progressive move of the Company's Global Network Operations Center (NOC) to Houston's Central Business District where it is now located in a highly-secure, fit-for-purpose, high-rise facility designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane.
RigNet's new Global NOC, located at 1301 Fannin in downtown Houston, is now placed where it can operate reliably and securely in the most grueling weather conditions, offering greatly improved reliability for its network monitoring and technical support operations. Key improvements include:
- N+1 redundant cooling and power
- Building built to withstand 200 mph winds
- Hurricane-rated windows (200 mph)
- 24/7 on-site security
- Prime location with redundant power grid supply
- Continuous uptime since building construction in 1983
"We feel this is the next logical step in our plan to accelerate our customer support to the next level as we continue on the path of providing superior service to our customers," said Molly McGuirk, RigNet's Director of Global Operations.
In its new facility, RigNet's Global NOC will continue to deliver superior 24/7/365 live network monitoring and technical support from its oilfield-trained technicians and engineers. With business demands growing globally, this new investment demonstrates RigNet's commitment to improving its capabilities to support the global oil and gas community's need for reliable remote communications.
About RigNet, Inc.
RigNet (Nasdaq:RNET) is a leading global provider of managed remote communications, systems integration and collaborative applications dedicated to the oil and gas industry, focusing on offshore and onshore drilling rigs, energy production facilities and energy maritime. RigNet provides solutions ranging from fully-managed voice and data networks to more advanced applications that include video conferencing and real-time data services to remote sites in over 30 countries on six continents, effectively spanning the drilling and production industry. RigNet is based in Houston, Texas. For more information, please visit www.rig.net. RigNet is a registered trademark of RigNet, Inc.
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