By the efficient use of ultra-wideband geostationary satellite capacity coupled with the cutting edge satellite engineering products and abilities of General Dynamics a number of multiphase and ongoing Research & Development programs are ongoing with Digital-Ocean. By better, faster digital connectivity to the offshore energy world and the oceanographic exploration world a new era of information transfer is underway.
IBM offers a compelling video illustrating the value and need to address machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity from ocean platform and vessels of sensors to terrestrial High Performance Computer clusters for better and safer decisions.
IBM illustrates well the fact that an offshore oilfield can generate 1 Terabyte (1024 GB) of data daily and the benefit of getting this data to a terrestrial HPC cluster for immediate processing creates value, reduces costs and mitigates risk.
At 600 Mbps (megabits per second) uplinked from a vessel or platform Digital-Ocean offers the transfer 1054.6875 GB (gigabytes) in 4 hours or 1.054 TB.
Digital-Ocean’s R&D continues working to develop scheduled or planned high speed digital satellite connectivity – uplinked from a 20”/50cm ruggedized shipboard antenna – allowing subsea Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) equipped with HD underwater cameras linked by fiber tether to surface platforms or vessels to uplink in ocean broadband satellite offering parallel HD digital video feeds to terrestrial facilities.
Digital-Ocean’s work to dramatically increase the speed of machine-to-machine – M2M – connectivity for the offshore exploration world and offers new technologies and methods of efficiency, cost reduction and safer operations in an era of big ocean data.
Digital-Ocean would welcome an opportunity to work with and support industry partners with these new technologies.