SOURCE: AtHoc

March 20, 2007 08:30 ET

AtHoc's Emergency Notification System Achieves CAP Compliance

By Complying With the OASIS Standard for Emergency Information, AtHoc Further Expands Its Interoperability and Ability to Manage Emergency Alerting Across All CAP-Compliant Notification Channels

BURLINGAME, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2007 -- AtHoc today announced the company's emergency alerting and management offerings are compliant with the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP), a standard created by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS). AtHoc is a contributing member of OASIS.

CAP is an open, non-proprietary format for exchanging all types of hazard warnings and emergency alerts over disparate, network-based emergency management systems. AtHoc's systems are consistent with the OASIS CAP suggestions for interoperability between emergency management and alerting systems, including network alerting, radios, public address systems, telephony, etc.

CAP is one of several interface options that support the ability for AtHoc's systems to communicate with network alerting, sirens, telephony and emergency broadcast systems, creating an overarching, multi-channel alerting system. Because the AtHoc product line includes a powerful alert management console aimed at launching multiple alerting systems through the click of a mouse, now any CAP-compliant system can easily interoperate with the AtHoc offerings. The AtHoc system functions as a CAP server, enabling the input and output of CAP messages.

"In times of emergency, people should be alerted through all types of systems simultaneously. CAP brings that vision closer to reality by helping the industry take an enormous step forward in interoperability," said Aviv Siegel, chief technology officer of AtHoc. "As a leader in network-centric alerting, we felt making our products CAP compliant wasn't just a good business idea, it was a responsibility. We will continue to embrace and support industry standards, such as those that are part of the OASIS Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) standards framework. There's no industry in which interoperability of systems is more critical."

OASIS is a not-for-profit global consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of e-business standards. Companies interested in adopting CAP within their product lines should visit the OASIS Web site at www.oasis-open.org.

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.

For more information on AtHoc, please visit http://www.athoc.com.

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