Delta Wave Communications, Inc. Introduces their Rig Tracking System - RigTrac

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RigTrac offers a unique feature in that constant monitoring is not required until an asset moves from its designated location. Once out of its designated location, alerts are sent via SMS to cellular phones, E-Mail, as well as Delta Wave’s dTrac on-line monitoring facility, which includes the GOM block chart.

The RigTrac system is based on the Inmarsat constellation of satellites. Inmarsat is known for it’s reliably, robust satellite network. The RigTrac system is a low price solution and at the same time highly effective. The system was developed and beta tested during the 2005 Hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico and performed with zero errors! While GPS tracking is nothing new, RigTrac offers a unique feature in that constant monitoring is not required until an asset moves from its designated location. Once out of its designated location, alerts are sent via SMS to cellular phones, E-Mail, as well as Delta Wave’s dTrac on-line monitoring facility, which includes the GOM block chart.

The premise of the system is quite simple yet highly effective. The installation of the system does not require any special training and can easily be performed by rig personnel. A small shoebox sized device is installed onboard the rig with a clear line of sight to the horizon. Once the unit is powered up the GPS coordinates are captured by the RigTrac system. Those GPS coordinates are then used to geo-fence the rig. A geo-fence is a virtual boundary or fence set up around the rig. The RigTrac unit sends in a position report every morning to verify that it is within its geo-fence and working properly. If the rig moves outside of its assigned geo-fence, an alarm signal is sent. That signal is is immediately relayed to dTrac. The alarm notification is then displayed on the website map and notifications of the geo-fence breach are additionally sent to e-mail addresses and cellular telephones if so desired. The RigTrac unit will continue to send position reports until the rig returns to its original position or is re-geo-fenced at a new position. The position report intervals can be increased or decreased at the customer’s choosing. The standard report interval is one report per hour until the rig is back on location or re-geo-fenced at a new location.

Another advantage of the system is tracking during rig moves. The rig operator may access dTrac and have the geo-fence disabled for rig moves. Then the rig will send a standard position report every hour during the rig move. Once the rig reaches the new site, the geo-fence is them activated. Lastly, the RigTrac system can be manually polled for an updated position at any time. This feature is very useful during both hurricanes and rig moves.

The RigTrac unit has four IO ports in order to accommodate different types of sensors for additional monitoring capabilities. Silent alarm switches may be added to upgrade the system to an SSAS system should such systems become required for MODU’s (mobile offshore drilling units).

Delta Wave Communications, Inc., based out of Morgan City, LA, has been providing mobile satellite solutions since 1997. Delta Wave offers the full spectrum of Inmarsat services, as well as Globalstar and Iridium equipment and airtime. Our goal is to assist you in finding the best equipment to meet your unique requirements.    Delta Wave is prepared to meet your mobile satellite communications requirements whatever the situation may call for - whether it is emergency preparedness needs, remote field operations, or any other global requirements. For more information about Delta Wave Communications, Inc, please visit the company's web site at http://www.deltawavecomm.com, or e-mail sales@deltwavecomm.com.

Contact Information:

Mark Borner

Sales Manager

Delta Wave Communications, Inc.

985-384-4100

800-706-2515

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