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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 NuPhysicia. "Such access markedly improves the overall health of employees, boosts recruiting efforts and increases employee retention -- a win, win solution for everyone."

RigNet Medical(R) utilizes a portable telemedicine system that holds all the necessary equipment to conduct real-time, fully diagnostic telemedicine:

-- Medical-quality, videoconferencing system for real-time, face-to-face

patient to physician connections,

-- Diagnostic clarity using digital stethoscope for heart and lung exams

and additional scopes for examining inside ears, nose, wounds or skin

lesion and/or for looking down throats and,

-- Connectivity to electronic medical record technology using

highly-secure standard or wireless computer networks.

All of these features are packed into a Zero Halliburton(R) suitcase that stows easily, or can be quickly set up in the rig infirmary or other location. For added convenience, the system size also conforms to airline carry-on luggage requirements.

Users of the RigNet Medical(R) service (company offshore medical staff, such as safety officers or paramedics) will be fully trained in the use of the telemedicine system. Connections to physicians at NuPhysicia will be scheduled as sick- and well-call clinics. For urgent situations, physicians will be available 24/7 to assist in decision-making where transport may be necessary.

Addressing the communications challenges faced by oil and gas companies today in remote locations, RigNet uses the leading satellite and networking technologies to provide high-quality solutions for broadband data, voice and video communications. RigNet installs, manages and supports communication systems without requiring its customers to invest in and manage expensive telecommunications equipment, allowing them to redirect valuable resources to their core businesses.

About RigNet Inc.

RigNet, Inc. is a leading global provider of managed communication services exclusively to the upstream oil and gas industry. The Company holds the prestigious Cisco Powered Network designation, meeting the most stringent standards for network reliability and performance, and was recently named one of America's fastest-growing private companies as ranked in Inc. Magazine's distinguished Inc. 500. RigNet has worldwide installations throughout 21 countries and 6 continents, spanning the global offshore drilling and production industry. Based in Houston, Texas, RigNet has offices in Louisiana, Brazil, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, UAE and the UK. For more information, please visit http://www.rig.net.

About NuPhysicia LLC

NuPhysicia LLC has more experience with the delivery of effective telemedicine healthcare to remote locations than any other group in the world. NuPhysicia is a recently formed, private company in partnership with The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who has a longstanding history of advancing the use of telecommunications technology for the purpose of improving health-care delivery to remote locations.

UTMB operates telemedicine programs all across the state of Texas, and around the world. This trusted technology is now available commercially through NuPhysicia and to the oil and gas industry through RigNet Medical(R).


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