A New Independent Company to Focus on Satellite Communications for Energy Exploration and Production, Maritime and Leisure Markets
BROUSSARD, LA (January 22, 2014)—Environmental & Safety Systems International, Incorporated (ESSI), an energy industry service leader in Aids to Navigation (AtoN), SCADA and Safety Systems announces the creation of BlueTide Communications Corporation (BlueTide) via the spin-‐off of the ESSI Communications Division. BlueTide will focus on providing data, voice, video and monitoring services to the energy exploration and production industry, and the commercial maritime and leisure yacht markets, offering service coverage in eleven (11) regions around the world including the US coastal and inland waters, the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, Brazil, Southeast Asia, the Persian Gulf, the Mediterranean Sea, the North Sea and Africa. Specializing in providing highly reliable VSAT communications services to remote and harsh environments via the market-‐leading Hughes Network Systems HX Mobility platform, BlueTide will integrate internally developed systems with third party solutions to ensure the highest reliability and efficiency.
“This move provides focus and agility for the newly formed BlueTide Communications Corporation,” asserts Director of BlueTide/President and Founder of ESSI Corporation Mr. Kim Adams. “ESSI and BlueTide will maintain a close, working relationship in support of common customers, services and solutions.”
The addition of BlueTide will not adversely affect current business operations. Existing ESSI customers, partners and vendors can expect to receive uninterrupted service and support. Mr. Emil Regard, general manager of ESSI’s Communications Division will transition to BlueTide as Managing Director/CEO and will be supported by personnel directly associated with the daily operations of the current network and customers. “We believe the creation of BlueTide will allow each company to invest further in expanding and improving services, to capitalize on their strengths, to pursue new business opportunities and to become leaders in their respective markets,” said Mr. Regard.
The energy exploration and maritime markets targeted for BlueTide’s services are growing worldwide. With its strong customer base of market leaders, close relationship with Hughes Network Systems and staff of experienced HX-‐trained professionals, BlueTide is well positioned to leverage market growth by delivering highly reliable products and services along with an established customer base and specialized partnerships.
About BlueTide Communications Corporation BlueTide Communications Corporation
(BlueTide) is based in Broussard, Louisiana, USA and represents expertise in Maritime VSAT communications for commercial and leisure markets since 2009. Originally formed as the Communications Division of ESSI, BlueTide is established as an independent company via a spin-‐off from ESSI in 2014. Collaborating since 2009, BlueTide is comprised of the same successful professionals, partners, owners and innovative spirit. Powered by Hughes Network Systems HX mobility platform, BlueTide serves customers around the globe including the Gulf of Mexico, Trinidad, Brazil, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. BlueTide provides primary and back-‐up broadband satellite communications as well as a host of value-‐added services including video surveillance, Virtual Private Networks (VPN), commercial grade voice services, mapping and monitoring services. BlueTide customers include market leading commercial maritime and oil & gas companies. To learn more, visit www.bluetidecomm.com. About Environmental & Safety Systems International, Incorporated (ESSI): Founded in 1991, Environmental & Safety Systems International, Incorporated (ESSI) is a global leader in the manufacturing, integration and fulfillment of Aids to Navigation (AtoN), SCADA and Safety Systems for the Oil & Gas and Maritime industries. ESSI’s unique and patented FaradicWave Fog Horns are installed by the largest energy companies around the world. ESSI is headquartered in Broussard, Louisiana, USA in the heart of the Gulf of Mexico energy corridor. To learn more, visit www.essicorp.com.