The ETP standard was published in 2016 and offered much faster realtime connections from remote rigs to monitoring centers, reducing data transfer lags from 15 seconds to 1 second while using one tenth of the data communication bandwidth for a given channel. A new and expanded version introduces a simplification in the setup process of a data streaming channel or set of channels, using new messaging protocols and notification processes. This makes the connection of a server to a broader range of data producing systems more reliable and less prone to human errors while also requiring less supervision. It is also more scalable in response to the increasing number of producing channels that can be expected with the growing digitalization of drilling operations.


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