Leading UK integrated communications developer and integrator Primetech has announced the addition of its innovative new, compact MultiNet Communicator body-worn communications and video recording device. The system works as an integrated solution within the national MultiNet integrated emergency communications system
The powerful MultiNet T6 Communicator combined camera, radio and GPS-enabled device allows emergency responders to use time and date-stamped (and encrypted) 4K Ultra High Definition video, stills and audio, linked through interoperable satellite, mobile, Wifi and radio systems, providing full comms coverage regardless of location.
The T6 Communicator has a compact form factor that can be carried on PPE or mounted on vehicles, and is packed with cutting edge capabilities, including push-to-talk, communication across networks, a distress alarm function, TFT monitor and the ability to capture HD still photographs.
The Communicator system can be supported by the portable, secure docking station (IP68) that contains an intelligent data management system that automatically downloads encrypted files from up to 12 bonded cameras simultaneously, with each downloaded file attributed to the ID number of the camera, time and date stamped for evidential trail purposes.
The encrypted files on each camera are further protected from power interruption and cannot be deleted from the camera until synchronising has been successfully completed. As well as supporting multiple body camera downloads, the T6 Digital Evidence Management System allows playback of encrypted files, achieved via automatic network upload, and automatic recording classification.
Primetech’s MultiNet Communications System, based on mobile satellite broadband, provides joined up communications to emergency services regardless of location, meaning emergency services have access to reliable, high capacity communications even in areas without radio or mobile masts. The system integrates, seamlesly, high capacity satcoms, hi-resolution video, high capacity data, and voice communications from radios, T6 Communicator devices, drones, vehicle cameras and other devices, all with military grade encryption for additional security.
Mobile devices such as ruggedised tablets can be connected to the system to provide all incident, sector and multi-agency commanders at all levels with a joined up Common Operational Picture, a critical requirement for incidents such as wildfires, flooding, major fires and terrorist incidents.
Primetech clients, such as the Kendal Mountain Rescue Team, access the MultiNet satellite systems in excess of 7000 times per month.
“We’ve been using Primetech’s MultiNet satellite internet system for a couple of years and it has proved its worth many times in our more remote areas.
“But more recently we’ve incorporated it into our new control vehicle with a small modification to the modem Peli-case, introducing a weather-proof RJ45 connector, which allows us to have the modem hard-wired into the vehicle’s network for improved connectivity.
“The new control vehicle has a repeater linked to other repeaters on a network via the internet, so a good stable internet connection was vital. Quite amazing to think that a simple two way radio communication between base and a team member in the remotest of locations is actually travelling via satellite.” Kendal Mountain Rescue Team.