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RigNet Installs IDirect Hub In Brazil To Focus On Energy And Maritime Applications

HERNDON, Va., Aug. 7, 2013 /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 to the energy industry, has deployed an iDirect Series 5IF Universal Satellite Hub in Guaratiba, Brazil. This current installment will enable RigNet to accelerate its penetration of the region's growing oil and gas and energy maritime markets. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

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Based on the network expansion, RigNet will offer a managed service for energy, deep-water maritime and remote applications such as VoIP, Internet, video-conferencing and video services. The network delivers Ku-band bandwidth over iDirect's Evolution iDX 3.1 software and X5 remote. This deployment follows RigNet's recent expansion of iDirect services into the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. The goal of these deployments is to provide regional TDMA services for the energy maritime sector, and build seamless Ku-band services on a global scale.

"Expanding our coverage to the Latin America market is a strategic move as the region continues to grow and demand greater satellite connectivity.  Our continued investment in the iDirect platform enables RigNet to offer managed services to both onshore and offshore energy maritime, oil and gas, and other markets, connecting remote and central locations to improve operational efficiencies."

Mauricio RUBINSZTAJN Area Manager – Brazil, RigNet

"With this new hub deployment, RigNet is enhancing its reach and competitiveness across core industries that rely on satellite connectivity.  RigNet is now well positioned to provide global service and tap emerging markets like Latin America where demand for high quality satellite service is growing rapidly."

Rob KILROY Vice President Americas, iDirect


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