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BAPCO 2009: Excelerate Technology announces award of important contracts with UK Police Forces
Upgrading The Communications Capabilities Of Police Mobile Incident Command And Control Vehicles
Gwent Police has specified a new Mercedes Sprinter equipped with a comprehensive range of technologies including transportable satellite, ruggedised touch screens, VoIP, VPN, skydome, bodyworn CCTV and video streaming. For Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Police, Excelerate Technology is retrofitting existing vehicles with the latest transportable satellite solutions. Interestingly, Nottinghamshire Police is sharing its vehicle with Nottinghamshire County Council for use as a mobile office by staff involved in outreach work for remote communities throughout the region.
According to David Savage, CEO of Excelerate Technology: “We have been experiencing a significant upturn in the level of enquiries from Police Forces and other emergency services across the UK for access to reliable and resilient high speed broadband during major incidents. The ability to deliver broadband to command and control units via satellite regardless of location is now well established. It facilitates the sharing of information to improve the way that multi-agency incidents are managed and enables responders to meet their responsibilities under the Civil Contingencies Act.”
Excelerate Technology has been responsible for equipping some of the UK’s largest and most advanced mobile command and control vehicles for organisations such as Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue, Strathclyde Fire and Rescue and South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust (SCAS). The company has also won major contracts to equip smaller, rapid response vehicles with state of the art communications technologies for a wide range of customers including the Garda and Kent Fire and Rescue.
Other contracts recently awarded include Fife Fire and Rescue Service, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, Wiltshire Fire and Rescue, West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust and South West Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Excelerate was also appointed technology supplier nationally for the Department of Health’s HART (Hazardous Area Response Team) programme, which will result in this country having the world's most technically advanced and resilient ambulance service.
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Excelerate Technology is the market leader in the supply and integration of satellite and wireless-based data, voice and video applications on Mobile Incident Command and Control and Communications Support Vehicles used by the emergency services. It also offers a range of similar solutions for use in fixed and mobile environments for a wide range of other market sectors including education, utilities, medical, sport and commercial.
Excelerate Technology operates and manages its own satellite and private GSM network from its International Headquarters near Cardiff in the UK. There, a Network Operations Centre ensures the delivery of high quality bandwidth, which can be tailored in real time to suit the specific needs, budget and service level guarantee requirements of clients. The company offers a complete single source solution by providing full training and support to complement its expert design, development, supply and integration capabilities.