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Pryme Provides Essential Communications Support During COVID-19

Pryme Radio Products was supporting essential business and critical infrastructure communications long before COVID-19, and says it will continue providing support when it is needed most.

Essential businesses and critical infrastructure must continue to function to maintain the health, safety and welfare of communities during the coronavirus pandemic. Yet, these services rely on an ecosystem of other businesses and vendors who provide the support and supplies necessary to operate.

Pryme Radio is one such provider. Pryme supplies communications products to every public sector—government, law enforcement, fire, emergency services, military, healthcare, schools, transportation—as well as to infrastructure segments including energy, food production/warehousing, manufacturing, construction, shipping/logistics, commercial facilities/hospitality, and other core services. There's virtually no segment of essential business or critical infrastructure Pryme doesn't serve, according to the company.

Among Pryme's public sector clientele are the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Arizona Department of Public Safety, North Carolina's Dare County Sheriff's Office, Meadows Place Police Department in Texas, California's Apple Valley Emergency Communications Services (ECS), Tuolumne County Sheriff, City of Monterey CERT, Brea Police Department (BREA PD), Placer County California Sheriff's Office Field Operations K-9 Unit, Santa Barbara Search and Rescue, and Cross Connections, a mobile communication services provider for Incident Management Teams. Homeland security and military agencies such as the United States Department of Defense (USDOD), the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force (USAF) are also customers of Pryme.

In addition, Pryme serves the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, the largest federally recognized tribe in the country and the biggest employer in northeast Oklahoma. As the governing body for a 14-county jurisdictional area, they provide for the safety of its citizens through the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service.

Dave George, President and Chief Technologist at Pryme, said, "Communications are considered an enabling function for critical industry sectors. Our job is to design and build products that augment land mobile radio, broadband, and wireless networks, IoT or any other emerging communications technologies."

Professional-grade wired and wireless accessories like Pryme's are necessary for enhanced communications in demanding fields that use two-way radios, cellphones, tablets or other smart devices. Some use Pryme's Bluetooth adaptors, headsets/earphones, and speaker microphones to access Push-to-Talk (PTT) over Cellular (PoC) messaging applications, such as Zello, ES Chat, Kodiak, WAVE/OnCloud, and Voxer. Others use Pryme's lapel microphones for surveillance activities, or hearing protection earmuffs for high-noise environments. Then there are end-users who have specific communications needs that require custom development of specialized accessories or unique functions, which Pryme is able to engineer and manufacture in house.

Though no one is immune to the havoc and devastation coronavirus has created, society will continue to function as a result of the essential businesses and critical infrastructure the country, its cities and states have in place. However, Pryme says it's also important to recognize the crucial role support suppliers and service providers play in maintaining the public's well-being and keeping our nation connected during this worldwide pandemic.

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