Primetech is a leading systems integrator and pioneering developer of advanced technologies, communications, vehicle platforms and fire fighting and lighting solutions for emergency and security services, NGOs, central and local government departments and agencies, armed forces, banks and businesses.
These systems help emergency services, companies and departments and agencies improve their efficiency and low emissions goals by enhancing the speed and security of their communications, improving operational effectiveness, using low and ultra-low emissions vehicles and platforms (such as electric powered vehicles and the MultiPod lightweight, flexible storage system), creating and sharing a dynamically updated Common Operational Picture, and helping protect life and property, all at lower operating cost.
The company specialises in the development, provision, systems integration and support of lightweight firefighting systems such as MistTech, the upgraded MultiPod® flexible de-mountable storage system, Ka-band mobile satellite broadband systems, XTAR secure X-Band channel satellite systems, and the MultiNet Comms integrated mobile incident ground communications system.
Primetech has just launched, and is the sole UK distributor for, the FireCam OnCall range of helmet-worn 4K video cameras, which have been designed by firefighters for firefighters. The cameras can withstand very high temperatures and provide high resolution 4K, live-streamed secure video imagery and high quality audio. This can be viewed through Primetech’s MultiNet Comms system as well as on a unique smartphone app with secure access. The cameras are so high spec that HD versions were chosen by an award-winning production company which had a requirement to record broadcast-quality footage (onto SD cards) for the live action documentary series Into The Fire that began transmission on January 8 on UKTV’s Really Channel. The documentary follows firefighters undertaking their various professional roles in West Midlands Fire Service.
Teams from Primetech, IMG Productions and West Midlands Fire Service are joint winners of the Project of the Year award at the 2017 Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards. The award acknowledged Primetech's support for filming and sound recording using 70 of the FireCam OnCall helmet-worn cameras.
Primetech has added the EasyTrac range of roll-up mobility mats to its product range. This will provide emergency services with a proven method for improving vehicle access and movement in difficult operating conditions. The mats, which can support vehicle weights of up to 16 tonnes and above, have been tested under extremely rugged conditions and with very heavy vehicles. The mats, which are light in weight, are made of rugged plastic and available in a wide range of customisable colours (including fluorescent mats for night vision). They can be used to help vehicles of all kinds cross muddy, wet or other difficult ground (see the EasyTrac demonstration on You Tube).
Henry Walker, director of Primetech said: ‘We are delighted to be able to offer the EasyTrac range of mobility mats to our extensive product range. These mats will give emergency services the ability to move their vehicles around incident grounds easily in the often-challenging conditions in which they find themselves, such as flooding or water-soaked ground. The mats are light but extremely tough, and with the wide range of colours and fluorescent marking will make it much easier for emergency service vehicles to operate over rough and wet ground.’
MultiPod® is a unique demountable ‘drop in’ body system designed by Primetech to be used in any 4 x 4 utility style vehicle. This means that should a service have vehicles of this type within their fleet then these vehicles can easily be brought into service to fill the role of Collaborative Response/Initial Response Vehicle using equipment such as the MistTech misting system. MultiPod® has recently been upgraded, and is now 10% lighter and stronger. MultiPod® presents a real opportunity to bring significant financial savings to any Authority considering the introduction of CRV's/IRV's into hard-to-reach or remote locations.
The MultiPod® Ultra Compact COBRA is a brand-new concept which has been built on Primetech’s successful frame unit used in the MultiPod®. MultiPod® Ultra Compact COBRA provides both high pressure lance and misting firefighting options. It retains the same water carrying and firefighting capability as the standard COBRA system. However, it now has the benefit of a substantial reduction in weight, with the same 7-8 minutes of operation, therefore enhancing the speed and flexibility of a lighter weight device on utility vehicles.
Primetech has transformed the world leading Coldcut™ COBRA extinguishing system into an affordable, self-propelled unit - the Ultra Compact Cobra, enhanced with the addition of a conventional branch-style misting nozzle. This makes the unit a viable proposition for inclusion in smaller vehicles, flexibly crewed/deployed as a complement to front-line appliances, bringing versatility and enormous potential to buy valuable, ‘stop the clock’ time, especially in challenging on-call, rural, or hard-to-reach locations.
MultiNet, is a range of portable, self-contained, incident ground communications solutions designed to meet the growing demands for cost effective, interoperable and flexible incident management communications. Additions to the Satellite broadband packages offered by Primetech include the XTAR high-throughput X-band space segment that offers dedicated, non pre-emptible service and new occasional user services via the Thor 7 Ka-Band service.
New additions to the MultiNet family of products include:
WCCTV Body Worn Camera (Connect)
Primetech has introduced a new, high-spec body-worn video camera (WCCTV Connect) to its MultiNet incident ground communications system.
The WCCTV Body Worn Camera (Connect) is an award-winning UK manufactured body-worn camera offering live transmission of video, audio, real-time alerts and GPS information via 4G/3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. It is a perfect system for integration into the MultiNet Communications system, providing a self-healing Mesh network at incident ground level. The transmission capability enables a remote operator to not only view the live video stream, but to understand the wearer’s position via GPS. The wearer can also send alerts back to the control team via the MultiNet network.
The WCCTV Body Worn Camera (Connect) is a single unit, with no external cables, battery packs, transmission units or tethering. The system drastically improves security, safety and decision-making for emergency workers in the field, and allows incident commanders to coordinate tactical operations in real-time with eyes on the ground. Features and Benefits include live transmission via Wi-Fi, delivering real-time situational awareness and supporting a dynamically updated Common Operational Picture. The system also includes evidence management software for secure, auditable post-incident analysis.
Hytera’s Remote Video Speaker Microphone (RVM) captures, stores and shares media including audio, image and video evidence taken from the field. The body-worn camera with remote speakerphone allows users to make and receive voice communications, initiate an emergency alarm, and deliver real-time video to a control centre over the LTE network, even in low-light conditions; when paired with the Hytera Multi-mode Advanced Radio.
Reveal Fire PRO heat camera
Reveal FirePRO is an advanced handheld thermal imaging camera. Highly durable and easy to use, Reveal FirePRO combines a high-performance 320 x 240 thermal sensor with intuitive software to help you fight fires smarter and safer. And, when you need it, a powerful 300-lumen LED light is available at the touch of a button. The Reveal FirePRO delivers unprecedented high-resolution thermal imaging available at this price.
With smaller, more agile vehicles agencies will be able to access difficult areas, reach remote villages with difficult terrain such as snow and mud, or traverse limited-access roads and narrow bridges. When used at an early stage, the Cobra system will cool and rapidly control the development of the fire, providing for a faster and more effective entry into the fire compartment. This enables a more effective transition to traditional firefighting methods, creating valuable time for incident commanders to control and manage the incident tactically.