Global Data Systems

Lafayette,  LA 
United States
  • Booth: 2350

Global Data Systems is a full-service Managed IT company who, for more than 30 years, has helped people strategically grow their businesses by implementing first class end-to-end IT services and solutions. We provide Managed Secured Connectivity, Voice and Collaboration, Managed IT, Security Services, and Cloud solutions for commercial customers to the Oil & Gas and Marine Transportation industries but it’s our passion for Serving People and Making IT Simple that empowers our customers to reach their potential. You have enough to worry about, we simplify IT so you can focus on your business. GDS can bring voice and data to any rig, platform, workboat or inland marine fleet to connect anything, anywhere, anytime. Visit us in booth 2350!


  • Global Satellite Communications (Ku, Ka, LTE)
    HIGHLY RELIABLE, SECURE GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY solution powered by Intelsat’s FlexMaritime service. LTE cellular is also available for regional connectivity. You can utilize these services a la carte or as part of a comprehensive solution....

  • Flexible and Reliable High-Speed Connectivity to Power Offshore Business

    Today’s commercial offshore operations demand high-speed connectivity to support business-critical applications and connected devices. Vessels and platforms rely on connectivity to integrate onboard and shore-based operations and to meet regulatory requirements. Passengers and crew expect Internet access for personal communications and entertainment.

    However, many offshore operators overpay for one-size-fits-all satellite service or struggle with unreliable, underperforming service in order to meet budgetary targets. The GDS solution delivers the performance, throughput and reliability you need in cost-efficient, customized service plans.

    The GDS NOMAD Voyager Network delivers this unique service designed specifically for offshore operations. GDS NOMAD Voyager’s multilayered network has the size, breadth and redundancy to ensure adequate bandwidth in high-traffic regions and virtually eliminate service outages. GDS NOMAD Voyager has the scalability to meet your growing needs and a future-proof architecture that maximizes your technology investments.

    Advanced security is built into the global network to protect your applications and data against unauthorized access. GDS NOMAD VOYAGER is the only commercial satellite operator with an independent third-party Service Organization Control 3 (SOC 3) accreditation. 


    The GDS NOMAD Voyager solution seamlessly integrates three components to ensure highly reliable, high-speed, responsive connectivity for global commercial offshore customers:

    Layers of Ku-band high-throughput satellite (HTS) coverage with seamless beam switching

    Layers of wide-beam capacity to reinforce the HTS coverage with added resiliency

    The extensive, fully redundant and secure GDS NOMAD Voyager teleport and terrestrial infrastructure with multiple global access points

    This multilayered global coverage means vessels and platforms have access to multiple satellites in most places across the globe, greatly reducing and even eliminating blockages from physical structures. Offshore operators can also maintain connectivity when voyages and bandwidth need change unexpectedly. A limited number of public IP addresses are available, and guaranteed rate of transmission for specific data types can be obtained at additional cost.

    GDS will customize a service plan to meet your global and regional requirements precisely. We can also allocate and shape bandwidth, prioritize applications, and define SLAs based upon the business priority of various vessels, locations and users. You can modify your service plan as your needs evolve.

    GDS augments these capabilities with 24x7x365 monitoring, management and support from our Network Operations Centers. The GDS team manages your service to ensure SLAs are met and provides one number to call for support requests. We streamline your budget by providing one simple bill for all services across your organization.


    With the GDS NOMAD Voyager solution, offshore operators do not have to sacrifice speed, throughput and reliability to gain a cost-efficient solution. Always-on, high-speed global connectivity at sea allows you to enhance your business operations.

    Integration with Onshore Operations. Vessels and platforms can maintain connectivity with onshore applications for 24-hour location tracking, voyage planning, fuel optimization, remote monitoring and diagnostics, and management of cargo deliveries. Vessels and platforms can be treated as an extension of the corporate office.

    Regulatory Compliance. Reliable connectivity for electronic logs, vessel management systems (VMSs) and other offshore applications helps ensure that operators maintain the value proposition of these critical business investments. It also enables the delivery of crew training courseware and materials.

    Support for Latency-Sensitive Applications. High-speed connectivity supports document transmission and latency-sensitive applications such as telemedicine, video conferencing and more. Real-time data communications enable sophisticated analytics to identify efficiencies and drive optimal performance.

    Crew Services. Cost-efficient satellite connectivity enables offshore operators to provide crew members with Internet access. The ability to stay in touch with family and friends and access information and entertainment boosts crew morale.

    Global WAN Development. GDS can incorporate satellite services into a global WAN connecting all your locations, vessels, vehicles and infrastructure. We assume responsibility for the entire network so that you are assured of consistent service delivery, guaranteed throughput and 


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