Offshore Industry Posts

From the helicopter window today, our communications engineer will see the Southern Hemisphere’s most powerful radio transmitter, on his flight offshore, supporting the oilfields off North West Cape. The Harold E Holt station operates in the Very Low Frequency (VLF) band, bouncing its signals between ocean and ionosphere to reach vessels 10,000 Km or more away. VLF ship antenn ...

So you're paying thousands each month for your superfast, superyacht internet connection, but when you check in with speedtest.net or testmy.net you find it's slower than dial-up. One problem could be the test itself. Accurate for shore-based connections, these speed testing pages can be misleading if your important Facebook posts have to travel 35,000 Km to the nearest satell ...

Acutec will release it's new Life-at-Sea product at Australasia's biggest offshore oil and gas show AOG 2011. Employers are increasingly driven by the need to retain valuable skilled staff offshore. One way to help do this is by providing improved and freely available communications and entertainment. In their free time, offshore staff can watch television, make and receive p ...

ACUTEC and Broadcast Services Australia (BSA) recently completed supply and installation of a Sea Tel 5004 1.2m TV stabilised satellite TV antenna aboard the semi-submersible oil drilling rig NAN HAI VI. Located in the Kuda Tasi oil field 200km from the East Timor coast, the new ACUTEC Sea Tel antenna along with the BSA TV distribution system provides a reliable digital TV and ...

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