SOURCE: AtHoc, Inc.

March 06, 2006 08:30 ET

AtHoc to Exhibit at Microsoft Air Force Symposium 2006

AtHoc Will Highlight Work Completed With Microsoft Related to Network-Based Emergency Notification Systems for the Air Force and Throughout the Department of Defense

BURLINGAME, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2006 -- AtHoc, Inc. will be one of Microsoft's key partners and customers attending the Microsoft Air Force Symposium 2006 on March 15-16 in Redmond, Wa. This premier event will draw together top leadership from the Air Force and private industry to discuss the progress made in incorporating information technology in support of the Air Force's strategic mission.

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, AtHoc will showcase its market-leading notification products for installation protection and command and control. AtHoc will demonstrate its proven, enterprise-class alerting software for warning systems, emergency operations centers and critical communications.

AtHoc will highlight its work completed in conjunction with Microsoft throughout the Department of Defense. While AtHoc and Microsoft have successfully deployed the AtHoc installation warning systems (AtHoc IWSAlerts) in the Army, the majority of the deployments to date have been in the Air Force.

AtHoc IWSAlerts provides Air Force bases with the ability to send alerts to a computer screen, cell phone or personal digital assistant (PDA) whenever a threat is identified. Threats can range from terror warnings to an approaching tornado. The alerts, in the form of pop-up windows, describe the potential threat, categorize the threat level and include instructions for action. An audio alert also automatically sounds over the computer's speakers. AtHoc IWSAlerts can guarantee connected users will see and hear the alerts within an average of one minute after the alert is sent.

"Having worked with AtHoc on numerous Air Force deployments, we know the benefits of AtHoc IWSAlert for Air Force bases. Base personnel receive relevant information about emergency situations quickly with clear instructions for action," said Maria Wald, manager of U.S. Air Force global accounts for Microsoft. "The Air Force is leading the charge toward effective use of the network for alerting. By doing so, they're promoting unparalleled force protection and operational readiness."

Microsoft's products serve as the foundation for the AtHoc line of alerting products. AtHoc's offerings operate on the Microsoft platform which includes the operating system, server, database and desktop. AtHoc's products also integrate with Microsoft's Live Communications Server (LCS) and Windows Media Server. LCS enables instantaneous alerting to targeted personnel while the media server enables video alerts.

"Numerous bases are already up-and-running with AtHoc's offering, and interest continues to grow throughout the nine Commands," said Guy Miasnik, president and CEO of AtHoc. "Microsoft's Air Force Symposium 2006 provides the opportunity to talk to Air Force leadership about the real-world successes achieved by existing Air Force clients in speeding effective emergency information delivery."

For more information about the event or to register, visit

About AtHoc, Inc.

AtHoc provides enterprise-class, network-centric alerting systems for emergency notifications, force protection readiness, anti-terror warnings and critical communications. AtHoc offers a broad set of alerting solutions for the government/defense agencies and commercial enterprises, including IWSAlerts™ for Network-Centric Emergency Notifications; C2Alerts™ for Targeted User Alerts in Command & Control / C4I Operations Center; KMAlerts™ for Knowledge and Intelligence Dissemination; and EmployeeAlerts™ for Corporate Emergency Communications. AtHoc has partnered with Microsoft, Northrop Grumman and IBM to bring these notifications solutions to the enterprise market. The U.S. Strategic Command, U.S. Air Force, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Boeing, eBay and Juniper Networks are some of the world-class organizations that have selected and deployed AtHoc for their critical enterprise notifications needs.

For more information on AtHoc, please visit

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Ivy Eckerman
    Spire Communications
    (540) 373-2963
    Email Contact

    Terra Christensen
    AtHoc, Inc.
    (650) 685-3000 x 3020
    Email Contact