A global oilfield products company wanted to make its drilling equipment more efficient. To do this, they needed to increase the data transfer speed from their oil rigs.
The data was stored in internal 4 GB NAND flash memory integrated into a drill bit and extracted during regularly scheduled 30-minute breaks used for replacing drill bits.
The Softeq team delivered a data transfer solution based on an embedded TCP/IP stack operating as follows:
The resulting TCP/IP-based solution transfers data within a record time of 11 minutes, which is a 300% improvement over the initial speed. Additionally, the solution significantly reduces equipment downtime as there is no need for it to remain idle during data transfer.