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Monday 21st November 2005: Prime Satcom Consulting supplies transportable terminal to Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue

In September 2005, Prime Satcom Consulting Ltd successfully activated a motorised, transportable satellite terminal on Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue’s Incident Command Vehicle. The service uses Skylogic’s hub based in Turin, Italy distributed by Orbit Research Ltd in the UK.

The terminal and service replaced a lower cost system and service due to the need for push button deployment and higher bandwidth rates. The Prime Satcom Consulting Ltd terminal provides a peak throughput downlink of 1024kbps and peak throughput uplink of 512kbps and early tests demonstrated the service’s capability to meet these peak speeds. As the service is contended, it is expected that lower data rates can be reasonably expected during busy periods.

Rob Lacey, ICT Manager for Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service said “We are very satisfied with this new system. Our initial installation proved that satellite broadband brings many benefits to large incident command, and encouraged us to progress its use within our large scale emergency response. We are very pleased with the additional durability and simple one button operation of the supplied motorised antenna and the fact that we can now support high bandwidth applications such as web cam video and fast retrieval of building plans for operational incident managers”

Tareq Khamis. Managing Director of Prime Satcom Consulting Ltd said “This is an important account for our company and vindicates our belief that professional services such as Emergency Services must have higher quality of service than offered by the cheaper systems and services available. Our chosen platform provides the essential quality of service at a good value for money price. There are many systems on the market, but we believe that our installation is by far the best. We are pleased to prove that affordable solutions exist, and that satellite remains the best choice for professional mobile users. High quality of service can be provided and there is a direct link between quality and price when making these purchasing decisions”.

The System supplied to Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue uses a LinkStar © DVB-RCS satellite modem, 2-Watt transmit amplifier and AVL Technologies 960K motorised antenna system. Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue’s workshop installed the antenna system on their bus with advice from Prime Satcom Consulting Ltd. Currently the service is based on Prime Satcom Consulting Ltd’s DSTAR1024+ service which is a fully contended service distributed by Orbit Research Ltd. The satellite hub is located in Turin, Italy and operated by Skylogic, a wholly owned company by Eutelsat.

Prime Satcom Consulting Ltd is a premier satellite communications consulting company providing sales, marketing, business development and technical evaluations for manufacturers, service providers and end users. Established in 2003, Prime Satcom Consulting Ltd, a member of the Global VSAT Forum, has provided consultancy services to service providers and Oil Industry monitoring equipment manufacturers since its launch. With over 18 man years experience working with key satellite manufacturers including HNS and ViaSat, Prime Satcom Consulting Ltd provides essential experience to the Satellite Industry.

Orbit Research Ltd is an experienced, flexible group of professional satellite communication engineers with a strong capability in electronics design, software engineering, project management, general management and training ideally positioned to offer a world-class approach to solving problems with solutions that work first time. Clients include COMSAT (USA), Teleglobe (Canada), Telstra (Australia), British Telecom, BBC, ETISALAT (UAE), Eutelsat, Telenor (Norway), NDSatcom (Germany), Scientific Atlanta (USA), Monaco Telecom and the UK MOD. Established in 1994, Orbit Research Ltd are leaders in satellite carrier monitor systems and enhanced automatic frequency control systems and are one of the pioneering DStar™ distributors for Eutelsat.

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