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Primetech’s EasyTrac mats help Derian House hospice save £5000

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Weighing just 5kg per mat, the 600 mm wide, 70mm thick Extra Strong mats can easily carry loads of up to 16 tonnes and were very well suited to preventing large vehicles from damaging the lawns.

Primetech’s EasyTrac mobility mats, which can provide improved wet weather and damp ground access for vehicles of all sizes, have been used recently to help a charity maximise its fund raising efforts by avoiding losing a bond deposit for a major charity event.

Derian House, a hospice for children and young people based in Chorley, Lancashire was able to protect its ground damages bond of £5000 by ensuring it accrued no financial penalties at a major charity fundraising event held in November.

The Winter Sparkle Spectacular, held at Astley Park, Chorley is a regular and important source of income for the charity, which requires almost  £4million per year to fund its valuable work supporting children and families at times of great stress. A large number of vehicles, some quite large, were required to support the event. These included a mini fairground (Helter Skelter, Carousel, Bungee trampoline, Snow-globe) plus a variety of catering trailers.

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EasyTrac mobility mat system

Rolls ready to deployPrimetech 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).

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Award winning Into The Fire series filmed using FireCam OnCall Body and Helmet-Worn Cameras began broadcasting on January 8 on UKTV Really channel


70 FireCam OnCall helmet cameras supplied by Primetech were worn by West Midland Fire Service firefighters to capture dramatic live footage of the wide range of day-to-day operations undertaken by the service. The imagery has been used by IMG Productions in the groundbreaking (and award winning) new reality TV series Into The Fire, broadcasting on the Really channel from January 8

Into The Fire, the reality TV series filmed using 70 of Primetech's FireCam OnCall helmet cameras, began transmission on January 8 on UKTV’s Really Channel.

The series, made by IMG Productions and which recently won the Project of the Year award in the Excellence in Fire and Emergency awards run by Fire magazine, used FireCam OnCall High Definition helmet-worn cameras to record unique fire incident and other footage as part of a documentary showing the work of West Mids FS firefighters.

Primetech launches FireCam OnCall heat resistant helmet and body-worn 4K cameras

Primetech has launched the range of FireCam OnCall heat resistant 4K hi-resolution cameras in the UK. The cameras were chosen because they have been specifically designed by firefighters for use within fire and rescue services.  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.

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Primetech, Avanti and C-COM deliver dual satcomms resilience breakthrough

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The Primetech-supported media communications vehicle, equipped with a newly developed Primetech/C-COM/Avanti dual satellite solution, used to provide reliable voice and data communications for a high profile off-road media expedition across remote Scottish locations.

  • Collaborative venture’s new solution allows access to multiple satellites through one receiver dish, a major tech breakthrough.

  • System is proven in field on high profile off-road drive by motoring media across Scotland.

  • MutiNet Comms wifi ‘bubble’ supports access by multiple media teams such as Top Gear

When the PR agency for a major global car company needed robust, resilient satellite and integrated Wifi communications to support national motoring media covering a drive across remote and wild regions of Scotland they turned to Primetech for a unique and pioneering solution.

A Primetech-supported media communications vehicle, equipped with a newly developed C-COM/Avanti Ka-band satellite solution, was used to provide reliable voice and data communications for a high profile off-road media expedition in remote Scottish locations. In the process, deployment of the system provided proof of concept for an advanced new combined satellite signal solution for accessing two satellites, delivering improved resilience. The system has a wide variety of other applications.

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Primetech supplier C-COM Named One Of Canada’s Most Innovative Public Tech Companies

OTTAWA, November 14, 2016 – C-COM Satellite Systems Inc., (TSXV: CMI) a leading global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, announced today that it has been named by the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) as one of the year’s 20 most innovative Canadian publicly listed technology companies.

The CIX Public Investors Top 20 is a unique ranking – not based on share price or market cap – and is designed to showcase Canada’s hottest and most innovative public technology companies. The Top 20 businesses are chosen based on a number of key factors including: overall innovation, product/service offering, depth of management, market opportunity, and business model.

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C-COM's iNetVu systems receive Telenor Satellite approval

C-COM Satellite Systems Inc., (TSXV: CMI) the leading global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, announced today that it has received type approval for its iNetVu® Driveaway and Flyaway antenna systems from Telenor Satellite, a major satellite provider of broadcast and data services throughout Europe and the Middle East.

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The iNetVu® Ka-98G Driveaway and the iNetVu® FLY-98G 3-axis transportable, along with the advanced 7710 auto-acquire controller, was able to deliver in excess of 10Mbps upload and download rates over Telenor’s THOR 7 High Throughput (HTS) satellite.  THOR 7, positioned at 1o West, offers 6-9 Gbps throughput with up to 25 simultaneously active spot beams in Europe and the Middle East. 

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