December 16, 2009 08:29 ET

AtHoc and GTSI Announce Partnership to Bring Network-Centric Mass Notification Systems to Government Customers

SAN MATEO, CA and HERNDON, VA.--(Marketwire - December 16, 2009) - AtHoc, Inc., the pioneer and leader in network-centric unified emergency notification systems, and GTSI® Corp., an enterprise IT infrastructure solutions and services provider to government, today announced a partnership agreement to bring AtHoc IWSAlerts™ solution to GTSI's federal, DoD and state and local government customers.

The AtHoc solution provides organizations with an emergency alerting technology that can send out emergency alerts via the network to multiple personal and mass communications devices simultaneously. These include: computers, mobile devices, sirens, radios, television, telephones, mass email, push-to-talk devices and SMS text messages. The solution includes robust tracking and accountability, allowing organizations to muster personnel about their well-being, ability to perform duties and assessment of emergency needs.

AtHoc and GTSI partnered to meet customers' demands for new emergency notification applications and unified solutions that reduce costs and add value to existing IT investments. The partnership combines GTSI's experience in deploying enterprise-level solutions with AtHoc's leading IP-based alerting solutions. AtHoc can also be integrated into a more unified solution that leverages Cisco's and Microsoft's offerings to state and local governments, major federal agencies and branches of the military.

"AtHoc allows us to offer our customers an emergency notification system that they can deploy easily and quickly to meet a need for more comprehensive public safety in several areas," said Chris Pate, GTSI general manager, state and local practice. "Network-centric mass notification technology has become a high priority in our physical security practice to provide our government customers with state-of-the-art capability to protect their people and infrastructure."

"GTSI's expertise in comprehensive IT infrastructure deployments and its public sector focus are ideally suited to AtHoc's third-generation solution for emergency mass notification," said Dubhe Beinhorn, vice president of alliances and channels for AtHoc. "The combined strengths of GTSI and AtHoc enable customers to source infrastructure solutions incorporating a critical safety and security capability. AtHoc's technology builds on top of those infrastructure solutions, thereby maximizing the value of existing customer investments."

About GTSI Corp.

GTSI Corp. provides a Technology Lifecycle Management (TLM) approach to IT infrastructure solutions delivered through industry-leading professional and financial services. GTSI employs a proactive, strategic methodology that streamlines technology lifecycle management, from initial assessment to acquisition, implementation, refresh, and disposal. TLM allows customers to implement solutions quickly and cost-effectively. GTSI's certified engineers and project managers leverage strategic partnerships with technology innovators. These experts use proven, repeatable processes to design, deploy, manage, and support simple to complex solutions, to meet client's current and future requirements and business objectives. GTSI is headquartered in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C., and was named as one of "Best Places to Work" in 2009.

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About AtHoc

AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in providing enterprise-class, network-centric emergency notification systems to military, government and commercial organizations for physical security, force protection and personnel accountability. Millions of end-users worldwide, in organizations such as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, NASA, Microsoft, Boeing and PricewaterhouseCoopers rely on AtHoc's unified management systems for their emergency alerting and critical communication needs. AtHoc has partnered with market leaders including Microsoft, Cisco, Dell, Harris, Siemens, MIR3, Avaya, Lockheed Martin and others to bring these notification solutions to the public and commercial markets.

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Contact Information

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    Jane Bryant
    Spire Communications
    (703) 406-8626
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    Fern Krauss
    GTSI Corp.
    (703) 502-2054
    (301) 424-9140
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