January 26, 2010 08:24 ET

Admiral Fargo, U.S. Navy (Ret.) and AtHoc Board Member, to Present as Keynote Speaker at Microsoft's Worldwide Public Safety Symposium

Keynote Speech to Focus on Essential Capability Network-Based Mass Communication Technology Brings to Safety and Security Sector

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - January 26, 2010) - AtHoc, Inc., the pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency mass notification systems, today announced that AtHoc board member Admiral Thomas B. Fargo, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Former Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, will be an executive keynote speaker at Microsoft's Worldwide Public Safety Symposium taking place January 26-28 in Redmond, Wash. The Microsoft symposium is an annual event attracting the top executive leadership and IT subject matter experts to a forum designed to research and discuss the technological challenges and opportunities facing the public safety community.

Admiral Fargo will outline how today's networks are being used to create state-of-the-art IP-based mass notification systems for public safety and physical security. Specifically, Admiral Fargo will discuss how network-centric mass notification technology has introduced essential capabilities that help organizations successfully prepare for and respond to emergencies. Admiral Fargo will share his personal real-world experience from events including the attacks on the Khobar Towers, and will talk about lessons from the shootings at Fort Hood.

Session: "An Essential Leap in Communications for Public Safety and
Date: January 27 at 11:30 a.m.-noon
Location: Redmond, Wash., Microsoft Conference Center, Building 33

Additionally, David Edgar, Director of Operations - Federal Civilian for AtHoc, will address in a separate session how network-centric emergency notification systems help organizations respond effectively to emergencies.

Session: "Crisis & Disaster Management"
Date: January 27 at 1:50-2:30 p.m.
Location: Redmond, Wash., Microsoft Conference Center, Building 33

AtHoc is an innovator in the safety and security space, specializing in third-generation network-based mass notification systems for enterprises worldwide. AtHoc is the number one provider to the U.S. military, currently supporting more than 1.7 million personnel at 175 installations worldwide. U.S. Coast Guard, the University of California, Los Angles (UCLA) and Microsoft Corporation have also adopted AtHoc's technology for their securities needs. AtHoc's solutions are used to integrate and unify multiple forms of alerting into a single networked solution. Using AtHoc technology, organizations can trigger alerts to multiple personal and mass communications channels and integrate with any channel that can be triggered through an IP interface, ensuring rapid and pervasive notification during an emergency.

AtHoc is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. The AtHoc IWSAlerts emergency mass notification solution runs on the Microsoft stack.

About AtHoc

AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in providing network-centric emergency mass notification systems to military, homeland security, government 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, NASA, UCLA, Microsoft, Boeing and PricewaterhouseCoopers rely on AtHoc's unified notification systems for their emergency alerting and critical communication needs. AtHoc has partnered with market leaders including Microsoft, Cisco, Dell, Harris, Siemens, Avaya, MIR3, Lockheed Martin and others to bring these notification solutions to the public and commercial markets.

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