Marine Systems and Seafloor Networks

Commercial Shipping  |  Marine Systems and Seafloor Networks  |  Maritime Service and Supply

High-throughput Communications to Remote and Harsh Locations

Marine systems and seafloor networks are revolutionizing the way the energy and science industries manage offshore assets. The undisputed gold standard for transcontinental communication for more than 25 years, subsea fiber optic networks have long been revered for their unparalleled data throughput and reliability, but they have been prohibitively expensive to design and deploy except by large telecommunications companies … until now.

Fiber optic transceiver equipment is more affordable than ever, and offshore oil and gas platforms are becoming increasingly automated and robotized. A high-bandwidth, low-latency direct fiber optic connection offers vastly improved communication and system transparency, guaranteeing an immediate, measurable competitive advantage and a resounding value proposition. Supplementing the fiber link with additional communications methods, including RF and/or satellite, brings the high-speed broadband experience to surrounding assets without a direct connection. MSSN’s communication packages are scalable to each customer’s need—available as a turnkey solution or a fully managed network service—freeing customers to focus on their core competencies, relevant data collection and analysis of remote operations.

Harris CapRock deployed its first subsea fiber optic communications backbone more than 12 years ago and now manages some of the largest private subsea fiber networks in the world, including BP’s Central North Sea Fibre Telecommunications Company (CNSFTC). With more than 20 offshore assets sharing one fiber optic backbone, BP platforms enjoy high-speed network connections while saving an estimated $20M annually. Subsea sensing and offshore analysis has always been valuable. Now it’s affordable too.

Let Harris CapRock show you the value of subsea communications at the speed of light.