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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 

Fairfield Geotechnologies, a Houston-based life-of-field technology, data and solutions provider has selected Marlink to provide a customised VSAT solution for two Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) seismic survey vessels operating for oil & gas industry clients.

Marlink and Fairfield Geotechnologies have worked together on a solution that will power new efficiencies through digital operations, with survey data transfer enabled by guaranteed bandwidth, resilience and global coverage. With Marlink's data transfer products, Fairfield Geotechnologies’ OBN survey data can be shared with distributed experts and stakeholders quickly and easily, giving its clients a dynamic platform for decision making in both the short and long-term.

Marlink has also made wireless internet available in cabins and communal areas part of the service. Enabled by Marlink’s XChange centralised communications management system, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is an easy to deploy and manage service that can significantly boost crew morale, which is especially important on extended offshore campaigns.

With its own operations, crew welfare and client capabilities to consider, reliability was a key requirement for Fairfield Geotechnologies during its selection process. The Marlink team proposed a dual VSAT antenna solution including L-band back-up to ensure the best availability of broadband connectivity, also with redundant Below Deck Equipment, including router, switch and modem. The result is higher quality and availability of service regardless of conditions, as well as streamlined trouble-shooting and support.

“A customised delivery is almost a pre-requisite for networks of this complexity,” said Tore Morten Olsen, President Maritime, Marlink. “By working closely with Fairfield Geotechnologies, we have developed and implemented a VSAT solution that delivers on their strict quality and availability requirements, ensuring 24/7 access to fast, seamless connectivity for all users

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