PRYME: Spearheading Tech-Enabled Radio Communications
Dave George, President & Chief Engineer
Roughly 15 years ago, the United States government initiated a major wireless technology revolution by allocating the 700 MHz spectrum—previously occupied by VHF TV—to a nationwide public safety radio network. This tectonic shift paved the way for major innovations in the wireless realm such as the rise of PTT over LTE cellular. While mobile devices have revolutionized the lives of common people, it’s not as simple for individuals engaged in Public Safety, Security et al. Such departments need specialized devices along with rugged attachments to enable effective internal and external communications. Having worked in the radio industry for over four decades, Dave George has not only spearheaded many technology innovations but has years of experience designing land mobile radio devices. The zeal to provide turnkey communication solutions coupled with his in-depth domain experience help George to guide the direction of PRYME, a California-based company that provides robust mobile accessories to police, fire and other departments along with commercial organizations. “Our 26 plus years experience with public safety has really helped us to expand into other marketplaces,” says Dave George, President and Chief Engineer of PRYME.
According to George, telephone calling is not usually the best option for jobs that demand real-time communication among peers. Therefore, it is essential for individuals engaged in such work to have push-to-talk (PTT) functionality on their mobile phones or have a dedicated device altogether.
The PICO Wired Surveillance Kit, a simpler more robust alternative to Bluetooth for PTT over Cellular (PoC) users
Having said that, it isn’t always possible to use normal cell phones and many times a headset can only be connected via Bluetooth, which poses further issues such as pairing and battery charging. PRYME helps solve this puzzle with its latest product introduction, the PICO Wired Surveillance Kit, a simpler more robust alternative to Bluetooth for PTT over Cellular (PoC) users. The PICO’s PTT button has a microcomputer that sends a digital command to activate the app’s PTT function for more dependable access without relying on wireless. Moreover, PICO neither requires battery charging nor does it drain the phone or tablet’s battery, making it a cost-effective and an extremely convenient solution for all real-time communication issues.
One of the major areas that PRYME serves is logistics, which over the course of time has witnessed major disruption due to the technology revolution. In fact, one of PRYME’s clients, Lafarge—a Canadian cement manufacturing company—now runs cement trucks that are equipped with a state-of-the-art multipurpose app, which not only traces the movement of vehicles but also ensures that the concrete stays in optimum condition, delivers invoices to customers, and more. The cement giant wanted to enhance the operational efficiency further by installing a PTT feature on top of the app. This is where PRYME stepped in and provided the company with all the necessary equipment and accessories to actualize their business goals. This is one of the many examples wherein PRYME’s wireless and two-way accessories are working in tandem with technological progress and redefining communication.
Going ahead, PRYME envisions augmenting its inventory of products continuously as the year progresses. The opening of the firm’s Taiwan factory a few years back, produced excellent results as they were able to pioneer top-notch Bluetooth innovations, as well as create custom communications solutions when needed. Backed by the robust infrastructure that Taiwan provided along with a host of talented engineers, PRYME developed its Bluetooth transceiver software that allowed them to be cost-effective, swift, and efficient simultaneously. The firm endeavors to keep its streak of innovation alive while moving forward. “Admittedly, our company is very low key but at the same time we’re always breaking ground with revolutionary products and technologies,” George concludes.
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