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RigNet Deploys IDirect Hub To Enhance VSAT Services For The Oil And Gas Sector In The Middle East

HERNDON, Va., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc (VT Systems), today announced that RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNET), a leading global provider of managed remote communications solutions to the oil and gas industry, has deployed a new Series 15100 Universal Satellite hub in Doha, Qatar.  The new Evolution hub will extend RigNet's VSAT coverage in the Middle East and enhance the company's satellite service portfolio for current and new customers in the oil and gas sector.  iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

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As a managed services provider, RigNet delivers turnkey solutions for installing and managing VSAT networks.  Using iDirect's Intelligent Platform, RigNet supports a wide range of applications that are critical for the oil and gas industry, such as broadband data, voice and video communications, as well as real-time data management.  Through RigNet, oil and gas companies can keep their offshore sites connected with central offices to improve operational efficiencies.

Built on the next-generation DVB-S2 transmission standard with Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM), the iDirect Evolution platform delivers exceptional bandwidth efficiency and availability, enabling RigNet to meet the high Service Level Agreements that its customers require to ensure critical enterprise applications run smoothly. Additionally, iDirect's advanced mobility capabilities allow RigNet to deliver total coverage for every location, user, and application.

"At RigNet, we work to give our customers the most efficient, reliable and secure network solutions possible.  Because we are responsible for managing every aspect of the network from end-to-end, it's important that we use the best technology and iDirect's Evolution platform is ideal for supporting the dynamic needs of the oil and gas industry." ~ Morten Hagland Hansen Vice President, Global Engineering and Operations, RigNet

"Oil and gas companies must increasingly support a range of critical new bandwidth-heavy applications across their entire organization.  iDirect's technology solutions allow managed services providers like RigNet to deliver more flexible and efficient communications solutions to oil and gas companies, ensuring that their networks stay online and available whenever they are needed." ~ Rob KILROY Regional Vice President of Sales, Americas, iDirect

RigNet (NASDAQ: RNET) is a leading global provider of managed remote communications, networks 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.

iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is a global leader in IP-based satellite communications providing technology that enables our 350+partners to optimize their networks, differentiate and expand their businesses. The iDirect Intelligent Platform™ allows our partners to run their entire business operations more efficiently via a single, unified IP-based satellite architecture, whether it's providing core IP applications to the enterprise or specialized services to any number of diverse vertical markets. iDirect is the #1 name in global satellite communications in key industries including maritime, military/government,  and oil and gas, with a 62% hub market share and more than a quarter million remotes installed worldwide.  In 2007, iDirect Government Technologies (iGT) was formed to drive adoption of its IP-based solutions in the U.S. government market. In 2008, iDirect Asia Pte Ltd was established in Singapore to enhance its value-add and responsiveness to customers in the Asia Pacific region. For more information please visit www.idirect.net.

VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems' innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit www.vt-systems.com.

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