Primetech announces partnership with leading US X-band secure satellite operator XTAR

Partnership will allow Primetech to provide a dedicated, secure government and military frequency to UK emergency service, government and other clients.

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Primetech (UK), a leading pioneer of advanced communications solutions for emergency services, government departments, businesses and armed forces, today announces its partnership with XTAR, a US-based commercial X-band satellite operator, to enable end-to-end secure, SATCOM-based mobile communications services for government, emergency service, police, security and military customers.

This partnership combines Primetech’s proven ability to deliver portable incident ground communications over mobile satellite broadband systems with XTAR’s high-throughput X-band space segment that offers dedicated, non pre-emptible service to small and mobile terminals.

As emergency services look to respond to all types of incident regardless of terrain, weather or situation, this new partnership will offer them a mobile, always-on, all-weather, all-terrain solution that will meet the increasing demands on their resources.

Henry Walker, Technical Director of Primetech said: ‘The addition of the XTAR dedicated government and military services frequencies, in conjunction with the world-leading C-COM Satellite range of Drive and Fly Away antennas, strengthens our portfolio of solutions for Emergency Services as they move into a new era of shared resources and collaboration. We are delighted to be partnering with XTAR.’

Philip Harlow, President and Chief Operating Officer of XTAR, said: ‘X-band is a dedicated government and military frequency that excels in providing critical high data rate communications to small terminals in any weather. Many government users require timely, uninterrupted communications, often in remote hazardous areas, to achieve their missions in a cost-effective manner.  This partnership makes X-band accessible to emergency services and government users - who demand service anytime and anywhere - available wherever it is required. We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Primetech (UK) to support our military and government customers.’

Read the article in Fire Magazine here

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