OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 17, 2013) -
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Amika Mobile's award winning platform, the Amika Mobility Server (AMS) which provides critical and emergency situational awareness, communications and control has been selected by the Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group (CITIG), for a project designed to support requirements identified by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police(CACP). The project provides collaborative communications in emergency situations. The integrated solution provides rapid notification services between the chiefs of police in a number of cities across Canada.
"We are excited to work with both CITIG and CACP and it is an honour for us to help with rapid safety and security communications for them. Our deployment of the AMS will ensure that the Police Chiefs can be reached quickly and effectively on a number of communications paths, and have the ability to provide rapid response to a wide range of critical or emergency situations that arise," said Amika Mobile CEO Dr. Sue Abu-Hakima.
"CITIG is excited about leveraging the AMS in emergency situations for CACP, keeping everyone informed in real-time," remarked Lance Valcour, Executive Director of CITIG. "In today's world with rapid mobile and social media communications, the AMS is very well suited to provide the Police Chiefs with instant contact as needed."
Amika Mobile is also announcing that Amika Panic for Mobile and Desktops was highly reviewed as an ASIS Accolades product for 2013 and is eligible for an ASIS People's Choice Award. Amika Panic allows mobile users to issue a panic alert while at work, at home or to simply indicate they are OK in a major disaster or emergency situation. It will be available for download off the Android store shortly. The CITIG/CACP project may leverage Amika Panic as needed.
Demonstrations of the AMS and Amika Panic for Mobile capabilities integrated with physical systems will be shown at both the Ontario Pavilion Booth #283 and at the Command Center at Partner Booth #1504 at ASIS 2013, McCormick Place, September 24 to 26 in Chicago, Illinois.
About Amika Mobile: Amika Mobile Corporation is privately held specializing in critical and emergency situational communication including mobile panic buttons. Its flagship product, AMS, is ideal for enterprise, communities, airports, sports arenas, shopping centers and campuses where visitors may not always be pre-registered in a contacts database and the AMS can auto-discover their mobile devices for emergency alerting. AMS alerts over wired and wireless to 20 plus layers including WiFi, SMS, Email, VoIP, PA systems, Message Boards, Twitter, RSS Feeds, Facebook, etc. AMS also triggers lockdowns and alerts based on disparate events from access control, fire panels, cameras, panic buttons, etc. AMS can also deliver advisory government alerts from NOAA, IPAWS, NAAD System, and MASAS in CAP /CAP-CP formats. Amika Mobile has won 12 awards and sells products through partners, and OEMs to platform vendors and service providers. See www.amikamobile.com
About CITIG: The Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group (CITIG) is a not-for-profit corporation governed by the CACP, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police as well as Fire and Paramedic Chiefs of Canada. Its mission is to improve Canadian public safety interoperability at home and abroad through collaborative efforts, innovation and leadership. CITIG consists of more than 1,600 volunteer members from the first responder community, all orders of government, non-governmental organizations, associations, academia and industry. See www.citig.ca
About CACP: The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) is an organization that brings together Police Chiefs and key police and law enforcement leaders from across Canada. CACP was founded in Toronto on September 6, 1905. The Association is dedicated to the support and promotion of efficient law enforcement and to the protection and security of the people of Canada. See www.cacp.ca
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