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RigNet and NuPhysicia Partner to Provide High Tech Health Solutions to Oil and Gas Industry
Date:11/6/2007

HOUSTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- RigNet, Inc., a leading global provider of managed communications solutions for the upstream oil and gas industry and the telemedicine veterans of NuPhysicia LLC, announce their partnership this week at the Offshore Communications Conference in Houston, Texas. The companies are launching RigNet Medical(R), a service developed to enhance the overall health of those whose work takes them offshore or to remote locations.

"Access to quality health care is unquestionably a global concern," said Lars P. Eliassen, vice president of global sales & marketing for RigNet. "Imagine the additional complications for those whose job may be on a rig, miles out to sea or in a desolate field across another continent -- an issue our customers must face."

Keeping in step with its mission to deliver the industry's highest level of performance, technical support and customer service, the partnership between RigNet and NuPhysicia went beyond sheer logic. "Ours is a highly competitive industry that demands cutting-edge solutions," said Eliassen. "In this case, the answer was telemedicine, NuPhysicia and the addition of RigNet Medical(R) to our array of services."

The distance-medicine service, RigNet Medical(R), gives the oil and gas industry the opportunity to better control health-care costs, reduce unnecessary transits off the jobsite, expand uptime, reduce medical-care risk, and enhance offshore medical services. These are all key factors to maintaining a competitive edge for any company in today's market.

With RigNet Medical(R), employees will benefit from unprecedented access to medical expertise, employee health and disease management programs for such chronic-care illnesses as diabetes and high blood pressure, no matter where the employee is located.

"Telemedicine uses the latest in technological advances to create a direct line of access to high quality health care," said Dr. Glenn Hammack, president and CEO of N
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