Thuraya Link issue 8 Nov 2014
Issue 8 | NOV 2014
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OPENING MESSAGE
Shaping the Future of Broadcast
In this issue of Thuraya Link, we examine the importance of satellite technology in enabling reliable business connectivity to help optimize operations for oil and gas companies.
Fahad Kahoor
Satellite communications has become a necessity in the energy market to run business-critical applications and establish vital communication links in challenging environments and remote locations.

Right now, we also see more energy companies adopting technologies such as Machine-to-Machine (M2M) to deliver 24/7 monitoring and enable remote access to field operations. In this issue, we take a look at how satellite-enabled M2M applications can help optimize processes across the energy supply chain.

To unlock the full potential of M2M and other emerging technologies, Thuraya remains deeply invested in collaborating with our network of Service Partners to deliver innovative, cost-efficient solutions aimed at addressing your unique requirements. During the recent Product Development Forum, we had the opportunity to meet with them, as well as our developers and vendors, to discuss about these technology developments and how we can innovate to stay ahead of the industry.

Thuraya continues to make good progress in driving product innovation and expanding the capabilities of our solutions portfolio, such as through the launch of Thuraya Atlas IP: a maritime satellite terminal that features IP speeds of up to 444kbps. With dedicated maritime capabilities such as geo-fencing and port forwarding, the Atlas IP delivers the superior performance and versatility to efficiently support offshore operations.

The launch of Atlas IP signifies a part of Thuraya's strategy to lead the MSS sector in delivering new disruptive MSS technologies. Rashid Baba, Director of Product Management at Thuraya, elaborates on how Thuraya will keep up with the latest mobile satellite trends disrupting the MSS sector.

Finally, we are pleased to announce our participation at ADIPEC and Digital Ship Athens, where we will meet with industry leaders to gain insights on advanced communication services and innovative technology that looks to shape the energy and maritime industry.

As 2014 comes to a close, I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our customers, partners and friends for your continued support. Here's to a great year ahead in 2015!

Sincerely,
FAHAD KAHOOR
Director of Market Development for Energy
ARTICLES
FEATURE ARTICLE
Revving Up Disruptive Innovation in the Mobile Satellite Sector
OPENING MESSAGE
Rise of the Machines: Future of M2M Technology in the Energy Sector
Thought Leadership
Efficiency Powered by Intelligence
blog Highlights
Cyber-Hardening: Why it is Critical to Satellite Communications
Communicating Conservation with the Sahara Conservation Fund
Spearheading a New Era of Satellite M2M Services