Linda Hsieh, managing editor of  drilling contractor wrote an article about  real time operation centers that are a part of oil and gas companies like Shell and Baker Hughes. 

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“She believes that video technology has brought a significant payoff to the company’s investment in building BEACON centers and building a video-ready network. Aside from video collaboration rooms, which have been in use for years, the company has introduced a small handheld wireless web cam called Onsight to provide technical support for repair & maintenance (R&M) workshops and rig support. It’s being used to help with tool makeup, testing troubleshooting and maintenance from remote locations by specialists.”

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