Amika Mobile has been awarded a contract to provide emergency notifications to the federal government's Communications Research Centre.
The contract, which was awarded following a competitive process that came from a request for proposals, will see the Ottawa-based firm deliver emergency alerts to mobile phones, RSS feeds and other instant forms of communication.
Amika's technology has been tested in a limited fashion for several months at the campus in Shirleys Bay, which has 25 buildings.
"We are especially excited to work with CRC with its multi-disciplinary communications expertise combined with its responsibility for the security and safety of the Shirleys Bay Campus." stated chief executive Sue Abu-Hakima.
The company, which delivers Wi-Fi and SMS alerts, was named one of OBJ's Startups to Watch in 2011. Early in the year, it had 12 people on staff and had received $3 million from angel investment, government grants and company founder financing.