Public Safety

Getac Rugged Solutions Help the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team Operate Effectively Under Pressure

120 Responds to over 120 incidents each year

55 unpaid volunteers

Worry-Free All-Weather Operation


The Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team (CBMRT) is a voluntary organisation covering the central Brecon Beacons, including South Wales’ highest mountain.CBMRT responds to over 120 incidents each year, rescuing those who’ve gotten into trouble in what is a beautiful but often dangerous part of the UK. The team consists of 55 unpaid volunteers, on call every hour of every day.



The CBMRT needed to digitize its search & rescue operations with rugged civilian equipment, compatible with police communications, even in remote locations.

The Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team (CBMRT) is on call to assist in 999 emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With time playing such a critical role in search and rescue operations, the CBMRT needs technology it can rely on even in the toughest environments and weather conditions.


Getac provided our ZX70 and F110 fully-rugged tablets, which provide all-weather operation, and easy remote communication.

Getac’s ZX70 and F110 tablets combine powerful connectivity and features with fully rugged design, offering the CBMRT significant benefits over standard, non-rugged devices. Gamber-Johnson secure vehicle docking stations, Zirkona mounting brackets and high-quality, rugged vehicle power adapters from Lind Electronics also enable safe and efficient device use whilst in transit.



Getac’s rugged tablets enhance the efficiency and minimize the worry of CBMRT’s search & rescue work.

The new technology solution has significantly boosted situational awareness for the CBMRT, giving more freedom and flexibility to operate during intense rescue situations. The devices’ fully-rugged design also allows teams to coordinate effectively without fear of equipment failure, saving precious time when it matters most.

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When we are trying to locate a person in need of our help, the last thing we want to worry about is our devices. Mountain rescue can be very hard on equipment, but our Getac tablets perform flawlessly in even the toughest conditions, meaning we can stay focused on the task at hand, which is saving lives.

Penny Brockman
Team Leader, Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team


Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team (CBMRT) operates in the Brecon Beacons National Park incorporating Pen y Fan, the highest point in southern Britain, as well as the beautiful waterfalls of Ystradfellte, and Cardiff, Caerphilly and Newport. The Team trains regularly, meeting one night a week and a full day exercise once a month. CBMRT is made up entirely of unpaid volunteers, who give up their time to help those that need it.The team is called out by the police, and its volunteers are alerted using the SARCALL Incident Management Platform. Further messages then inform members of where and what the incident is. Rescuers will respond to the incident either from CBMRT’s temporary base in Merthyr or directly to the location of the incident.CBMRT also works closely with other mountain rescue teams in South Wales. The organisation relies on donations from members of the public to carry out this essential life-saving rescue service.

Explore the solutions which are helping CBMRT

F110 Fully Rugged Tablet

The new F110 fully-rugged tablet offers an easy-to-carry profile, a comfortable touchscreen, and more power to run your general office and industry-specific applications with ease.

ZX70 Fully Rugged Tablet

The ZX70 7” fully rugged Android™ 10.0 tablet is just the right size with a thin and light, ergonomic design that’s easy to hold in one hand, making it the ideal solution for improved mobile productivity.

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