April 17, 2012 07:00 ET

AtHoc Emergency Mass Notification Platform Wins Security Products' 2012 Govies Award for Fully Integrated Fire-Life Safety Capabilities

Award Recognizes Robust, Unified Alerting Approach and Full Integration With Traditional Fire Alarm Systems for Market's Leading EMNS Provider to the U.S. Federal Government

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 17, 2012) - AtHoc, Inc. (, the pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency mass notification systems (EMNS), today announced that the AtHoc IWSAlerts™ emergency communication platform has won Security Products' 2012 Gold Govies Government Security Award in the Fire/Life Safety category. The Govies Award recognizes outstanding technologies used by government. AtHoc was recognized both for its position as the leading provider of emergency communications systems to the U.S. federal government and for its unified and proven approach to the integration of traditional fire-life safety systems with its market-leading EMNS platform.

Standalone fire alarm systems are limited in their ability to alert personnel, generally offering a simple evacuation tone or a voice announcement conveying limited details. AtHoc's enterprise-class EMNS platform offers full integration with legacy fire/life safety systems, transforming them into a state-of-the-art, bi-directional system capable of leveraging a broad array of communication channels, sensors and devices. This unified approach ensures a faster, safer, and more effective response over traditional fire-life systems.

"AtHoc's unified, enterprise-class EMNS approach, security, reliability, scalability, and compliance with DoD and Federal Regulations and Guidelines make it the most market-tested solution for protecting people and property around the world," said AtHoc Vice President of Sales and Business Development for the Public Sector Dubhe Beinhorn. "We are honored to be recognized by this Govies Award as testament to the strength and prominence of AtHoc as the market's leading provider of EMNS systems to the military, first responder and public sector, along with the market-tested integration of our EMNS platform with many of the world's leading fire-life safety systems."

With AtHoc's integrated EMNS/fire safety platform, fire-related alerts can be triggered automatically via fire alarm events or manually initiated from a single, unified web-based console. Alert notifications are disseminated across the network in intrusive audio/visual pop-up messages to desktop computers as well as through mobile devices such as cell phones, pagers and many traditional alerting channels. System alerts describe the potential threat, categorize the threat level for affected personnel and include instructions for action. The AtHoc platform also captures responses from alert recipients and automatically generates a personnel status report in minutes, providing critical situational awareness to emergency operators and first responders to help facilitate an expeditious and appropriate emergency response plan.

AtHoc has demonstrated leadership in the areas of innovation and customer adoption with the successful deployment of AtHoc emergency mass notification/alerting systems to protect property and more than 2 million military and federal government personnel at thousands of locations worldwide. AtHoc's key federal government enterprise customers include U.S. Air Force major commands, the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, TSA, the Pentagon, and the Departments of Energy, Commerce, Homeland Security, Treasury and Veterans Affairs.

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About AtHoc
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

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