Vital Alert Communication Inc. awarded prestigious grant from National
Research Council of Canada

TORONTO, June 21 /CNW/ - Vital Alert Communication Inc. has been awarded an Industrial Research Assistance Program ("I.R.A.P.") grant from the National Research Council of Canada. The grant will be used to fund research and prototype development for a portable version of Vital Alert's very low frequency, through-the-earth communications system, which is designed for use in mines, subways, tunnels, and other underground environments.

"Our system does not have cables or a complex mesh of communications nodes, so it is more likely to survive a significant explosion, earthquake, rockslide, or other natural or manmade disaster. First responders, mine managers, and safety regulators tell us that a portable, survivable communications system would be very valuable in the event of an emergency," said Heather Simmons, CEO.

About Vital Alert

Vital Alert Communication Inc. is a Canadian company headquartered in a suburb of Toronto, Ontario, and incorporated in 2002. The company has a U.S. subsidiary, Vital Alert Technologies, Inc., in Cleveland. Vital Alert holds the exclusive global license on the patents held by Los Alamos National Laboratory for through-the-earth communications. The company is backed by a leading Canadian wealth management firm and private investors.


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