Amika Mobile has partnered as a result with FieldServer Technologies to extend the reach of AMS physical security alerting in the enterprise. This integration allows automatic triggering of alerts from a myriad of fire, security, and building automation systems supported by FieldServer’s gateway and protocol conversion products. The AMS is unique with its automatic discovery of wired and wireless devices avoiding the need to continuously update user contact information in databases and its integration with disparate enterprise physical security systems such as alarm panels, cameras, access control, etc.
“It is very exciting to be working with FieldServer Technologies given their vision and market leadership position in protocol conversion. This integration addresses the need that customers have expressed to us for physical system connectivity for critical and emergency alerting, and further differentiates Amika Mobile in the mass notification marketplace,” stated Amika MobileCEO Dr. Sue Abu-Hakima.
“FieldServer Technologies is proud to work with Amika Mobile. FieldServer’s extensive library of building automation and fire alarm panel protocols provide Amika Mobile with the comprehensive solution needed to interconnect their mass notification solution with a vast array of devices.” said Richard Theron, National Sales Director of FieldServer Technologies.
According to Gartner’s January 2012 Market Scope report, emergency mass notification is now a Best Practice for the enterprise with a rapidly growing market - closing 2011 at $650 Million in the US with a projected penetration growth from 25% in the enterprise to 50% by 2015. Gartner also describes physical security as a key integration requirement for critical and emergency alerting.
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 15 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 as per FEMA directives and NFPA-72-2010 code. Amika Mobile has won 12 awards. Amika Mobile sells products through partners, system integrators and OEMs to service providers & platform vendors focusing on North America & Europe with later expansion to Asia. Amika Mobile is a vendor of the PSA Security Network which boasts over 300 System Integrators focussed on safety and security. See www.amikamobile.com.
FieldServer Technologies, a wholly owned division of Sierra Monitor Corporation based in California, designs and markets a broad line of devices that enhance communication between various instruments, systems, machines and other devices that utilize non-compatible data protocols. The FieldServer combined with the extensive driver library makes the perfect package to achieve interoperability. For more information about FieldServer Technologies, please visit its Web site at www.fieldserver.com.