Press Releases

Primetech supports Tour de France success with satellite and voice communications network along race route

The recent Tour de France cycle race through Yorkshire was a huge success. Millions of people turned out to watch the race along its route, and millions more watched the race on television.

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The Tour de France attracted huge crowds, requiring comprehensive communications cover along the entire route to support multi agency pubic safety. Image credit: Peter Leahy

Supporting that success behind the scenes was Primetech (UK) Ltd, a leading UK developer and provider of mobile satellite broadband and other high tech communications solutions. Primetech has been supplying fire and rescue services, police forces, government departments and businesses with mobile satellite broadband and other communications solutions for many years, 

Given the remoteness of many of the roads along which the Tour de France was due to travel, and the lack of comprehensive 3G and 4G mobile phone coverage in these areas, it was decided that only mobile satellite broadband systems could provide the kind of comprehensive communications coverage required.

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Primetech announces new encrypted VPN managed services

Primetech (UK) Ltd, a leading UK provider of mobile satellite broadband and other communications solutions to emergency services, government and business, has announced that it will now be offering a game-changing business-grade satellite VPN managed service. This service will, for the first time, enable enterprise customers in the UK to establish a subscription-based, high-speed, fully encrypted VPN via Eutelsat’s next-generation KA-SAT satellite.

The managed service will enable distributed Blue Light Services to take advantage of KA-SAT’s high-throughput satellite transmission speeds together with the most advanced uses of an ultra-fast broadband VPN, including the rapid implementation of integrated backup and traffic offload solutions in highly secure environments.

The service, which provides speeds of up to 20Mbps download and 6Mbps upload, enables the delivery of a variety of traffic acceleration, IP routing and IP-VPN secure transport services.

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Primetech sponsors Extreme Weather Symposium, Gloucester, 9th & 10th September 2014

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Operation Florian, supported by Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service, is hosting the Extreme Weather Symposium on 9th and 10th of September 2014 at Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service, Gloucester. The symposium will bring together esteemed experts from across the globe to examine and debate recent national and international extreme weather events, and how emergency services, planners, healthcare professionals and local authorities can build best practice responses for each possible outcome. Primetech is acting as an event sponsor.

The recent extreme weather events have produced a lot of organisational learning which needs to be shared, so that all agencies can benefit for the future. The Extreme Weather Symposium will look at recent extreme weather events both nationally and internationally.

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Fire service interest grows in Primetech’s Rapid Response Tactical Vehicle and innovative Evaluation and Training Programme

Fire and rescue services are assisting with the introduction of the hugely capable Primetech Rapid Response Tactical Vehicle under flexible new lease and training arrangements within Primetech’s Cobra Evaluation and Training Programme.

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The Primetech Rapid Response Tactical Vehicle, developed by Primetech, is a completely new class of firefighting vehicle.  It’s fast, flexible and economical, while at the same time being hugely capable, carrying (on a Mitsubishi Trojan vehicle platform) a suite of powerful and innovative new firefighting technologies, in particular the Cobra cold cutting system, which can cut through building walls and force high-pressure water spray into fire spaces to suppress fires quickly, efficiently and with minimal property damage, whilst maximising firefighter safety.

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Sir Ken Knight praises Primetech’s Rapid Response Tactical Vehicle

Sir Ken Knight, following his review of England's fire and rescue services, has praised Primetech’s Rapid Response Tactical Vehicle as a good example of the kind of innovative and positive response industry should be providing to help fire and rescue services deliver more effective and flexible firefighting in the future. 

Facing the Future, the efficiencies review by Sir Ken Knight, the former Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser for England, is a timely and thorough look at how the fire and rescue service will need to prepare itself for the challenges of the coming decades - technologically and organisationally - in an age of funding challenges and falling emergency response demand.  

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