Amika Mobile announces Software Appliance for Emergency and Operational Alerting & New Distribution Partnership
(Market Wire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 09/17/09 -- Amika Mobile announces its software appliance product for Emergency Mass Notification and Operational Alerts. Amika Mobile also announces its distribution agreement with Layer 10 Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EION.
The company's award-winning Amika Mobility Server (AMS) product ensures schools, municipalities, shopping malls, airports and other public locations remain safe. When an emergency strikes, the AMS auto-discovery capability finds anyone on the network within a campus, a building, a floor or a building zone even in a basement, regardless of whether they have pre-registered their computer, email address or phone number in a database or not. In today's mobile world, such auto-discovery is essential in saving lives. No other emergency notification system can claim this functionality-- that of finding persons whether they are connected to a wired or wireless network.
Installed in a campus environment, the AMS can be used for emergency mass notification, for warnings, advisories or informational alerts that combine text, voice clips, images or relevant video. Staff, students or visitors can be warned quickly about a fire and provided with a map to safety. For a City Operational Alerting system, alerts can be quickly issued about First Responder emergencies, public demonstrations to manage traffic, water advisories, tornadoes, etc.
"The market for mass notification is estimated to be $403.6 million based on Frost & Sullivan's market study, growing at a rate of 12.9% in 2008. By embracing the advancements in alerting over WiFi and providing innovative features such as the auto-discovery capability, Amika Mobile is well positioned to take advantage of the vast market opportunity for mass notification services," explained Alejandra Lozano of Frost & Sullivan.
"Amika Mobile's vision is Save Lives on Any Device and Any Network - as such, recipients can be alerted at any mobile device, any wireless laptop or desktop," stated Amika Mobile CEO Dr. Sue Abu-Hakima. Typical deployments range from 10,000 to 50,000 users. The AMS release 5.0 is a fully scalable software appliance product that fits seamlessly into existing infrastructure to alert over any network be it WiFi, email, SMS, web or voice. As a software appliance it is easy to install, support and maintain. Other emergency notification systems usually rely solely on SMS or voice networks to relay information. SMS messages have been delayed hours and sometimes days before they are received - this is unacceptable in emergency situations. In contrast, the AMS uses a variety of communications pathways to ensure everyone is notified promptly.
Amika Mobile will be demonstrating its new AMS appliance product at ASIS, the association for advancing security, between September 21 and 24 in Anaheim CA at the Anaheim Convention Center at Booth #2077.
About Amika Mobile Amika Mobile is privately held and specializes in mass notification emergency alerting solutions over WiFi and SMS, Email and Web as well as critical email-to-SMS content alerts. The emergency alerts are ideal for those concerned with public safety as per FEMA's FPC 65 directive for emergency notification systems. Its mobile solutions are independent of device, platform or carrier. Amika Mobile has won several awards and most recently was named to the IDC Top 10 Mobile Solutions to watch. Amika Mobile sells its products through partners, system integrators, service providers and platform vendors initially focusing on North America and Europe with later expansion to Asia. All copyrights, trademarks and trade names are property of Amika Mobile. See www.amikamobile.com Amika Mobile's corporate overview is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/amika_ov.pdf About Layer 10 Solutions Layer 10 Solutions, Inc. brings innovative, cost-effective connectivity and networking solutions to Government and Business clients around the globe. Layer 10 is proud to partner with industry-leading manufacturers to bring forward unique solutions that address our client's specific needs while respecting budgetary concerns. See www.layer10.com Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine Contacts: Amika Mobile Corporation Marilyn Eustace Media Relations 613-302-6648 email@example.com Amika Mobile Corporation Dr. Sue Abu-Hakima President/CEO 613-302-6648