SOURCE: AtHoc, Inc.

March 08, 2007 13:49 ET

AtHoc to Exhibit at Microsoft Air Force Symposium 2007

Leader in Network-Centric Emergency Alerting to Connect With Air Force Leaders to Discuss Promoting Force Protection Through Situational Awareness and Rapid Emergency Information Dissemination

BURLINGAME, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 8, 2007 -- AtHoc is pleased to be one of Microsoft's partners attending the Microsoft Air Force Symposium 2007 on March 21-22 in Redmond, WA. This premier event offers a forum for Air Force leaders and private industry to discuss and evaluate the contributions information technology can make in support of the Air Force's strategic mission.

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, AtHoc will showcase its market-leading warning system used for installation protection and command and control. Specifically, AtHoc will highlight its work completed in conjunction with Microsoft throughout the Department of Defense. AtHoc has successfully deployed its IWSAlerts offering at numerous military installations in the Air Force, Army and Navy. AtHoc will demonstrate its proven, enterprise-class alerting software for warning systems, emergency operations centers and critical communications.

"This year's symposium provides a great opportunity to speak to the Air Force's leadership about the real-world successes Air Force installations have achieved using AtHoc IWSAlerts. These successes range from commendations during operational readiness inspections to more effective responses to emergency situations," said Andy Anderson, AtHoc's vice president of operations, defense sector. "AtHoc, teaming with Microsoft, is actively helping the Air Force ensure critical information is in the hands of personnel in times of emergency."

AtHoc IWSAlerts combines a network alerting capability with a robust emergency notification management system. Using its network alerting capability, the system enables military installations to reach all personnel using any network-connected device, such as desktop PCs or PDAs. The alerts reach personnel in times of emergency with targeted messages and instructions for action -- all within an average of one minute.

AtHoc IWSAlerts' management system serves as the control center which centrally manages all aspects of the emergency notification process. This includes: emergency scenario management, operators' permission management, end-user management and alerts tracking. The powerful management system is also able to connect and trigger multiple alert delivery systems such as Giant Voice or telephony alerting through a single interface, greatly reducing the command center operator's workload.

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.

"Microsoft and AtHoc have worked closely on numerous Air Force deployments. Using AtHoc IWSAlerts, Air Force personnel receive rapid threat alerting with the level of relevant detail required to effectively respond to the emergency. Clear instructions for action can have life and death consequences, and by using a net-centric platform, the Air Force can prepare in advance for emergency scenarios. When a scenario occurs in real life, they can trigger an alert to thousands of personnel with a click of a button," said Maria Wald, manager of U.S. Air Force global accounts for Microsoft. "The Air Force is at the forefront in the use of the network for alerting for force protection and operational readiness."

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About AtHoc, Inc.

AtHoc, Inc. provides enterprise-class, network-centric alert delivery and management systems for emergency notifications, force protection readiness, anti-terror warnings and critical communications. AtHoc offers a broad set of alerting solutions for government and defense agencies and commercial enterprises, including IWSAlerts™ for network-centric emergency notifications; C2Alerts™ for targeted user alerts in command and control / C4I operations centers; KMAlerts™ for knowledge and intelligence dissemination; and EmployeeAlerts™ for corporate emergency communications. AtHoc has partnered with Microsoft, Northrop Grumman, Unisys and IBM to bring these notification solutions to the enterprise market. The U.S. Strategic Command, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Boeing, eBay and Juniper Networks are some of the world-class organizations that have selected and deployed AtHoc for their critical enterprise notification needs.

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