HOUSTON, Sept. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet’s (NASDAQ: RNET) fast-track installation and highly differentiated end-to-end connectivity helped secure a global master supply agreement with a subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR). A premier, fully integrated provider of technology, engineering and construction solutions to the energy industry, RigNet provided McDermott with managed communication services and multiple over-the-top (OTT) solutions to ensure their fleet of vessels is equipped with the most advanced communication systems available.

RigNet was able to leverage its network of global support to fast-track the implementation of the project and install McDermott’s entire global fleet to meet an aggressive mobilization timeline. RigNet installed and is providing fully-managed communications solutions that included a stabilized dual-band smart antenna that enables automatic switching between C-Band and Ku-Band networks. RigNet also provides industry leading OTT solutions: CrewConnect and infotainment services for crew welfare, hotspot services for easy Internet connectivity, and Adaptive Video Intelligence for crew safety and operational efficiency.

“This win marks a significant victory for RigNet within the maritime sector and is a part of our strategic growth strategy to provide high-value solutions in verticals beyond oil and gas,” said Steven Pickett, Chief Executive Officer and President of RigNet. “The execution of this project showcases our ability to meet our customers’ needs and offer solutions to even the most remote locations with the most complex communications, technology, and time challenges.”

About RigNetRigNet (NASDAQ: RNET) is a global technology company that provides customized communications services, applications, real-time machine learning, and cybersecurity solutions that enhance customer decision-making and business performance. RigNet is headquartered in Houston, Texas with operations around the world.

For more information on RigNet, please visit www.rig.net. RigNet is a registered trademark of RigNet, Inc.

Media / Investor Relations Contact:Jerri DeanRigNet, Inc.Tel: +1 (281) 674-0699

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