Emerging Markets Communications Acquires General Industry Systems AS

By Staff Writer | February 3, 2015

Emerging Markets Communications (EMC), a global satellite and terrestrial communications services provider, has acquired General Industry Systems (GIS) AS, a Norwegian-based provider specializing in energy and maritime connectivity services for offshore operations. The consolidated portfolio of products, services, experience, locations and engineers of the companies strengthens EMC’s energy and maritime business segments.

EMC’s fully managed connectivity services, global infrastructure of field support centers, teleports and satellite capacity, combined with GIS’s on-site systems integration projects, completes its full-suite of communications solutions for the industry. The addition of GIS’s support centers and technical teams broadens EMC’s presence in strategic Energy hubs worldwide with locations in Stavanger and Oslo, Norway; Singapore Aberdeen, Scotland; Houston, Texas; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, West Africa, and London, UK.

The acquisition of GIS expands EMC’s customer base within the Oil & Gas and Maritime verticals and includes many of the largest global and local companies operating in The North Sea, The Baltic Sea, Offshore Brazil, Gulf of Mexico and Asia-Pacific regions such as Statoil, Seadrill, Transocean, Rowan Drilling, Diamond Offshore, CGG Veritas, DeepOcean Maritime, Weatherford and Maersk. EMC provides satellite connectivity and systems integrations services to support a variety of offshore assets including platform rigs, FPSOs, jack-ups, drilling ships, semi-submersibles and offshore support vessels.


The combined portfolio of products and services includes fully managed satellite connectivity, global coverage in C and Ku-band, network design, shipping, logistics, bandwidth commission, installation, integration of complex communications systems and on-going support. These services are tailored for specific offshore and onshore operations, crew welfare networks and fleet broadband solutions.

GIS brings years of experience in systems integration of offshore communications systems for:

  •     VSAT (Wavelink)
  •     Telephony Systems (PABX)
  •     CCTV
  •     TVRO
  •     Entertainment (Digital and IP)
  •     Offloading
  •     GMDSS
  •     Hospital Intercoms
  •     Driller Talk Backs
  •     RFID Equipment for Maintenance
  •     Electronic Muster (Tag)
  •     Oil Spill Detection
  •     Multi-Purpose Touch Panel Integration
  •     Drill Support
  •     PA/GA Systems
  •     VHF Radio for Ship and Helicopter
  •     Digital and Analog Radio
  •     Navigation
  •     Man Overboard
  •     Access Control
  •     Metrological
  •     Subsea Cameras

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