Industry’s leading provider of technologies to alert and protect U.S. Federal Government and Armed Forces now serves over 2 million personnel at thousands of locations worldwide
SAN MATEO, Calif. March 27, 2012 - AtHoc, Inc. (www.athoc.com), the pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency mass notification systems (EMNS), today announced that the U.S. Army continues to deploy the company’s flagship product, AtHoc IWSAlerts™, worldwide across North America, the Pacific and Europe, broadening the Army’s ability to alert and protect thousands of additional personnel in the event of an emergency. AtHoc is the largest single provider of emergency communications and mass notification solutions to the Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. military and the federal government.
The expansion recognizes that AtHoc IWSAlerts’ unique multi-channel communications capability meets the DoDi 6055.17 mandatory requirements for an emergency management installation that reaches all personnel within 10 minutes or less. In addition, AtHoc is the only EMNS solution on the DISA Approved Product List (DISA APL) with the Army’s enterprise-wide Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) and Authority to Operate (AtO). As a result, AtHoc’s EMNS has given these newly added sites Full Operational Capability (FOC) of mass notification systems (MNS) that meet the Ft. Hood Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) requirements in the Ft. Hood report well before the 2014 deadline.
AtHoc IWSAlerts is now protecting Army personnel at 38 installations and organizations, fulfilling military operations’ requirements for the use of mass notification for force protection, personnel recall and accountability, response tracking and reporting, and regulatory compliance. Personnel accountability is accomplished through the system’s bi-directional capability, allowing personnel responses to notifications in real-time. Protection has also been extended to the family members of service personnel stationed at Fort Bliss and Fort Riley.
AtHoc IWSAlerts also provides additional operational efficiencies:
- Command enterprise solution architecture - Deployment by Army Materiel Command (AMC) and U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) serves multiple AMC and USARPAC locations from a centralized enterprise-class system, avoiding the need for each organization or installation to deploy and maintain a separate, independent system.
- Consolidated telephony alerting pool as per Installation Management Command (IMCOM) - Multiple IMCOM installations share a large, combined pool of telephony lines, facilitating telephone notification to thousands of personnel within minutes.
- Cross-domain alerting to all tenants - Deployments at Fort Riley and Fort Bliss enable tenant notification via a variety of networks, including operational units, hospitals/clinics, schools and family members.
“AtHoc is very pleased to continue expanding our support and commitment to help ensure that the U.S. Army and the military meet all force protection requirements and personnel accountability requirements on a global scale with our mission-proven emergency communications and mass notification system,” said (Ret.) Army Col. David Brown, Director of Army operations for AtHoc. “AtHoc is the clear market leader in delivering emergency communications capabilities to the federal government and all branches of the U.S. Military, and we anticipate extending our leadership position in this market in 2012.”
AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in providing network-centric emergency mass notification systems to military, homeland security, government, healthcare, higher education and commercial organizations. AtHoc’s products are used for physical security, force protection, personnel accountability, recall and regulatory compliance. Millions of end-users worldwide, in organizations such as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, UCLA, Microsoft, Boeing and Raytheon rely on AtHoc’s unified notification systems for their emergency alerting and critical communication needs. AtHoc has partnered with market leaders including Microsoft, Cisco, Harris, Siemens, Northrop Grumman, MIR3, Lockheed Martin and others to bring these notification solutions to the public and commercial markets. For more information about AtHoc, please visit http://www.athoc.com.