Mark: Hey, folks. Let’s learn something new about the oil and gas industry.
All right. We’re at OilComm 2017 the communications headquarters for the oil and gas industry.
And we’re sitting here the Ron of LeoSat. How are you doing, Ron?
Ron: I’m fine. Thank you. How are you?
Mark: Very good. Now, I’ve read your press release, that’s the whole reason you and I are talking and y’all are doing something that I think is revolutionary satellite communications. Do you want to talk about that a little bit?
Ron: Yeah. That would be great. I appreciate the opportunity.
Mark: Yeah. So, y’all are actually coming out with a new satellite network that works differently than anything else out there?
Ron: That’s correct. Yes. The design is effectively the other way around. Typically, satellite industry is taking satellites and bringing them closer to earth and trying to make them do a little bit more of what they’re already doing. This is the other way around. We’re taking MPLS routers. Everything is connected on the face of the earth with fiber infrastructure as you know. We consolidate them effective into 78 boxes, we bring them up in space at 1400 kilometers all the wires are gone clearly replaced that by lasers.
And now, we have an optical backbone in space and the only challenge becomes to how to plug into it because once you’re in is like with any other terrestrial network you can go anywhere you like and with speeds and latencies that, you know, far surpass the capabilities of anything satellite and fiber.
Mark: Yeah. And that’s the thing I thought was so cool because latency has always been an issue with satellites. And, this is also way more secure, we’re in a world where cyber security is more and more of a concern to oil and gas industry.
Ron: That is correct. I was at presentation this morning and it was all about, you know, how this industry is wide open to, you know, security issues and then cyber attacks. And to now be able to carry traffic in an infrastructure that is not tunneling through or not interconnecting with any third party network and is really, you know, it’s takes – it takes VPN and it takes the V off effectively. It’s really a private network.
So, that type of security on top of everything else that you do with encryption and those types of technologies really make this into a super secure network that I think this industry is really in need of.
Mark: Yeah. And this industry does have a need for this. As we grow as new technologies come to oil and gas, the one thing everybody needs is connectivity and LeoSat has connectivity that covers the globe or will cover the globe in a very secure very robust low latency environment.
So, Ron, if people want to learn more about LeoSat, where should they go?
Ron: They should go to our website, www.leosat.com or visit us at one of these conferences. We’re going to be out here talking about the system and, you know, in the future shows, so we welcome the opportunity to meet people in person.
Mark: Yeah. So, folks we’ll put a link in the show notes so you don’t have to write down anything. Don’t mind the people just walking by not paying attention to what happens.
Ron, thank you so much for your time today.
Ron: You’re welcome. My pleasure.
Mark: Yeah. So, folks I hope this helped. We will see you next time.