OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 11, 2012) -
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Amika Mobile's award winning Amika Mobility Server (AMS) for critical and emergency alerting will be fully deployed at La Cité collégiale - Ottawa's French Language College. AMS will deliver emergency and critical alerts to students, staff and visitors. The project was partially supported by a government of Canada program that fosters collaborative innovation.
AMS receives either user-directed input or sensor events from disparate physical systems such as access control, cameras and fire panels. It thus delivers targeted or en masse alerts over its 16 alerting layers to mobile phones, TV monitors, VoIP phones, desktops, laptops, Twitter, RSS Feeds, Facebook, etc. The AMS has been in an operational trial at La Cité collégiale for several months before full deployment. Its unique auto-discovery of directories and devices is critical to campus emergencies when visitors are often roaming about.
"The deployment of AMS will benefit La Cité collégiale because AMS has the potential to alert mobile users directly on mobile devices, laptops and desktops through pop ups in French or English as needed in critical situations", stated Dr. Sue Abu-Hakima, Amika Mobile's CEO.
"AMS is a step forward in mass notification at La Cité collégiale. The participation of students and staff members to extend the product and make it available in French in partnership with Amika Mobile is key for the college." said Lise Bourgeois, President of La Cité collégiale.
According to Gartner's January 2012 Market Scope report, emergency mass notification systems (EMNS) is now a Best Practice. Gartner also points out the importance of personalized critical and emergency notification. According to the US government, college and university campuses continuously face emergencies with crime statistics on the rise; as such it is critical for higher educational institutions like most organizations to have EMNS.
About Amika Mobile: Amika Mobile is privately held specializing in critical and emergency mass notification solutions. AMS is ideal for airports, sports arenas, shopping centers and campuses whose visitors are not pre-registered in a contacts database. Database pre-registration is described as the Achilles' heel of emergency mass notification. The AMS alerts over 16 layers including WiFi, SMS, Email, VoIP, PA systems, Message Boards and the Web including Twitter, RSS Feeds, and Facebook. Emergency and critical alerts are ideal for those concerned with public safety and security. Amika Mobile has won 12 awards and sells products through partners, system integrators and OEMs to service providers & platform vendors. Amika Mobile is a corporate member of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement (IACLEA). See: www.amikamobile.com
About La Cité collégiale: Established in 1990, La Cité collégiale is the largest French-language college of applied arts and technology in Ontario. In 2011-2012, over 90 postsecondary programs were offered at La Cité collégiale, of which 60 are not offered in French anywhere else in Ontario. For more information visit www.lacitecollegiale.com
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