March 16, 2010 08:42 ET

AtHoc to Exhibit Net-Centric Emergency Notification System at Microsoft's 'Mission Critical' Symposium for U.S. Air Force

Microsoft Event Will Showcase Technologies That Can Positively Impact and Support Air Force Mission Throughout World

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2010) -  AtHoc, Inc., the pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency mass notification systems, today announced the company will exhibit at Microsoft's Air Force symposium, dubbed "Mission Critical," which is taking place in Redmond, Wash., March 16 through March18. During the Mission Critical symposium, AtHoc will demonstrate its AtHoc IWSAlerts™ in its corporate booth at the event.

The Mission Critical symposium provides a valuable forum for Microsoft and its partners to demonstrate technologies that can support and benefit U.S. Air Force (USAF) programs throughout the world. Attendance at this symposium, as well as similar at events for the Army and Navy, is a continuation of AtHoc's efforts to work with Microsoft and deliver state-of-the-art mass notification technologies to the Department of Defense (DoD) and other mutual customers.

AtHoc is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and builds its solutions on top of the Microsoft stack.

AtHoc is the No. 1 provider of network-centric mass notification systems to the U.S. military and is currently deployed at more than 175 installations worldwide. AtHoc specializes in enterprise deployments supporting entire organizations -- Major Command, Region and Service -- from a private cloud application, hosted at internal DoD data centers.

Specifically in the USAF, AtHoc is helping to safeguard more than 500,000 USAF personnel at almost all USAF Major Commands and Direct Reporting Units worldwide, with enterprise-level deployments at Air Force Air Combat Command; Air Force Reserve Command; Air Education and Training Command; U.S. Air Force Materiel Command; AF District of Washington; and Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Agency. AtHoc is also deployed at the entire AF Central Command, supporting all USAF in the central theatre. AtHoc also supports AF Recruiting Service, AF Personnel Center and numerous bases in other USAF Major Commands.

"The Microsoft Symposia places AtHoc in front of Air Force personnel to demonstrate why major commands throughout the military have standardized their network-centric emergency alerting with AtHoc," said Andy Anderson, AtHoc vice president of DoD Operations. "AtHoc's field-proven third-generation mass notification solution can alert hundreds of thousands of people in minutes and provides real-time response tracking reports for an enterprise-wide view of the status and safety of all personnel. AtHoc IWSAlerts helps USAF facilities better protect personnel and property in response to all types of threats."

AtHoc provides the DoD with emergency mass notification technology that unifies multiple forms of alerting into a single solution. Through the AtHoc system, military facilities and entire commands can trigger alerts to computers, mobile devices, landline telephones, cell phones, sirens, public address systems, BlackBerry devices, digital displays, land mobile radios and any channel that can be reached through an Internet Protocol (IP) interface.

The centralized deployment of AtHoc IWSAlerts creates a USAF "Private Cloud" supporting the Air Force enterprise while still meeting the mass notification needs of individual localized facilities. This approach significantly reduces infrastructure and maintenance costs, protects sensitive contact information and allows a command to disseminate alerts to all personnel, while providing each facility with its own "private" alerting system.

About AtHoc
AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in providing enterprise-class, network-centric emergency notification systems to military, 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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