Primetech’s market leading MultiNet Communications system integrates cutting edge communications channels and technologies to help emergency services gather critical Incident Ground Intelligence and deliver a Common Operational Picture across single and multi-agencies. Now,with 3tc’s MODAS Incident Command solution, and using Panasonic Toughbooks, MultiNet allows dynamic operational and risk-critical information to be shared to deliver a Common Operational Picture.
Recent events are an everyday reminder to the Emergency Services, other responders and decision-makers of the critical need for single and multi-agencies to be able to create, maintain and share a dynamically updated Common Operational Picture. Seamless access to accurate and timely Incident Ground Intelligence supports crucial decision making, and the optimum deployment of the required resources, supporting improved public and emergency personnel safety.
Simon Land, Primetech’s Senior Design Engineer, explains: ‘Primetech’s MultiNet communications system provides a platform for gathering critical Incident Ground Intelligence and delivering a Common Operational Picture. Our product is an easy-to-use, fully integrated solution, and by utilising all available communications channels, we can support fast, responsive and effective incident management.
‘MultiNet includes audio and visual reporting through the use of body and helmet-worn cameras, combined with live-streaming, using drone technology, and other available video camera imagery, connected by a self-healing COFDM Mesh network. Our technology has the capability to link computers and screens across incident grounds for onward transmission to a wider audience via either mobile satellite broadband through Ka-band, Ku-band or X-band, or 3G/LTE networks. Interoperable communications can be relayed, shared and captured when required, to ensure complete incident ground management.
‘As Primetech celebrates its 20th anniversary, we are proud to support our many clients within the Emergency Service sector, and we pride ourselves on developing and supporting a highly sophisticated, integrated command communications system that assists the emergency services to cope with whatever incident challenges they may face.’
MultiNet is a highly flexible system, allowing a wide variety of individual components to be housed easily, either in larger, Incident Command Units, or, for example, within our Self-Contained Communications Trailer. Alternatively, for complete flexibility, it can be supplied as a fully portable version, installed in ruggedised waterproof cases powered by both mains or batteries and carried in smaller, lighter vehicles carrying the Primetech MultiPod lightweight storage system.
In whichever form MultiNet is deployed, the result is the same – an intelligent, resilient, incident command communications solution, capable of sharing critical up-to-date Incident Ground Intelligence across 3G/4G / LTE / Ka band, Ku-band or X-band Sat Comms, COFDM Mesh and other networks.
Key features include:
- Robust Ka, Ku and X-Band mobile satellite broadband available through one receiver
- 3tc’s MODAS Incident Command Solution - supporting a Common Operational Picture and improved asset deployment, monitoring and management
- Live-streamed video imagery from drone, fixed, helmet, body-worn and other cameras
- Wide-area, self-healing COFDM Mesh Network
- Incident ground computing
- Interoperable voice communications, private networks and 3G/LTE
- Available in integrated Incident Command Unit, Portable, and Resilient Communications Trailer forms
Key MultiPod features and benefits
What are the key elements of the MultiNet Communications system?
In keeping with the demand for greater resilience and enhanced ease of working, Primetech offers Emergency Services an advanced new combined solution. Working closely with industry partners, the Primetech engineering team has developed, installed and successfully tested a radical new solution that offers the option of multiple services via a single satellite receiver frequency being based on Ka, Ku & X-band frequencies. This is complemented by COFDM Mesh networks, live streamed imagery from various sources including body and helmet-worn cameras and drones, plus interoperable voice communications.
New additions to the MultiNet portfolio of products include:
3tc’s MODAS Incident Command solution
With 3tc’s MODAS Incident Command solution, and using Panasonic Toughbooks, MultiNet allows dynamic operational and risk-critical information to be shared to deliver a Common Operational Picture.
In partnership with 3tc’s MODAS Incident Command solution, MultiNet allows dynamic operational and risk-critical information to be made available where it is needed, when it is needed, for everyone who needs it. MODAS Incident Command provides a simple, intuitive tool for Incident Commanders and Operational Officers to view and manage a range of information streams through a straightforward map-based interface. These systems will be on display at the Primetech stand at the Emergency Services Show, stand G13.
WCCTV Body-Worn Camera (Connect)
Primetech has introduced a new, high-spec body-worn video camera (WCCTV Connect) to its MultiNet portfolio. The body-worn camera offered by Primetech is an award-winning UK-manufactured camera, offering live transmission of video, audio, real-time alerts and GPS information via 3G/4G and Wi-Fi connectivity. It is the perfect system for integration into the MultiNet Communications system.
The body-worn camera 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 helps incident commanders coordinate tactical operations in real-time. The system has the option to include evidence management software for secure, auditable post-incident analysis.
Seek Reveal FirePRO Thermal Image camera
The Seek Reveal FirePro, personal issue, thermal imaging camera is critical technology for aiding in search and rescue. Highly durable and easy to use, Seek Reveal FirePRO combines a high-performance 320 x 240 thermal image sensor, to assist in the finding of “Hot Spots” and visualising hazards invisible to the human eye. Seek Reveal FirePro offers versatility in many situations to both Emergency Services, and other organisations alike. With the added benefits of a powerful 300-lumen LED torch and image capture, both available at the touch of a button, this favourably priced personal issue thermal image camera could be part of every Firefighters PPE.
With all these systems combined into one integrated, powerful and easy-to-use solution, Primetech’s MultiNet communications system delivers a key element for all emergency services wanting to create and support a Common Operational Picture across their own service and between other multi-agencies, at all command levels.