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 the efficiency of their operations, by enhancing the speed and security of their communications, improving operational effectiveness, creating and sharing a 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 Cobra, MultiPod® flexible de-mountable storage units, FireCam OnCall heat resistant 4K helmet and body worn live video cameras,Ka-band mobile satellite broadband systems, XTAR secure X-Band channel satellite systems, MultiNet Comms integrated mobile incident ground communications system,wireless imagery, command and control systems, systems integration of fire fighting and other multi-role vehicles, specialist lighting and associated services.
Primetech has just launched, and is the sole UK distributor for, the FireCam OnCall range of body and 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 Vehicles. 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.
A further addition to the MultiNet range of products is the award winning HD Body Worn camera system, on show exclusively with Primetech, which captures video, audio and still images while on the move, and boasts a wide-range of best-in-class functionality.
The device can provide High Definition playback (up to 1080p) at up to 25 frames per second, with all footage date, time and GPS location-stamped to ensure evidential usage.
Supporting faster, more efficient collaborative response
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.