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Harris CapRock Awarded Fleetwide Harris CapRock® One Order from Transocean

Posted: March 23, 2016 5:57 pm (UTC)


  • Multi-year contract includes current fleet and pending new builds
  • Includes installation of Harris CapRock One system on all vessels
  • Technology more than doubles Transocean’s available bandwidth

Harris CapRock Awarded Fleetwide Harris CapRock® One Order from Transocean


Harris CapRock Communications will install its Harris CapRock One system on Transocean’s entire fleet as part of a multi-year contract renewal for complete managed communications services. The contract provides satellite communications services and includes the industry’s most intelligent communications service on all current vessels, as well as pending new builds.

“Harris CapRock is providing us with a complete communications solution founded on breakthrough technology that delivers robust, always-on service anywhere in the world,” said Steve Fraser, IT director, Transocean. “They offered us the flexibility to control our costs and the ability to be more agile in responding to the market.”

The managed end-to-end communications solution includes teleport and satellite services, backhaul, dedicated bandwidth for crew internet, traffic optimization and cyber security services. The upgrade to Harris CapRock One will provide improved system performance while reducing downtime and maintenance costs. The new solution will more than double available bandwidth for the Transocean fleet, while providing a single worldwide bandwidth price. The pricing model simplifies forecasting and planning for the fleet situated in locations such as the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, Brazil, Asia Pacific, Africa’s West Coast and United Arab Emirates.

“We are delighted with Transocean’s decision to upgrade to the Harris CapRock One solution as part of their contract renewal,” said Tracey Haslam, president, Harris CapRock. “Harris CapRock One will not only improve reliability and lower costs, but provide future-proof technology for Transocean’s operations moving forward.”

About Harris CapRock One

Harris CapRock One, launched in 2015, is the industry’s most intelligent communications service. It monitors for and adopts the best-fit satellite, wireless or terrestrial network. This industry-first solution is enabled by Harris CapRock’s proprietary multi-band antenna and intelligent communications director (ICD). Harris CapRock One should not be compared to traditional satellite communications services as it includes unique elements such as embedded network intelligence, a multi-band stabilized antenna, high-throughput satellites, location sensing and mapping as well as automatic beam and band switching.

About Harris CapRock Communications

Harris CapRock Communications is a premier global provider of managed satellite, terrestrial and wireless communications solutions for primarily the maritime and energy markets. Harris CapRock owns and operates a robust global infrastructure that includes teleports on six continents, five 24/7 customer support centers, a local presence in 24 countries and hundreds of global field service personnel supporting customer locations across North America, Central and South America, Europe, West Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Learn more at

About Harris Corporation

Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving our customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports customers in more than 125 countries, has approximately $8 billion in annual revenue and 22,000 employees worldwide. The company is organized into four business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems, and Critical Networks. Learn more at

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the value or expected value of orders, contracts or programs are forward-looking and involve risk and uncertainties. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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