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May 19, 2015 11:58 ET

Chevron Nigeria Protects Personnel and Strengthens Escravos Plant Security With AtHoc Networked Crisis Communication Platform

Largest Oil Producer in Nigeria Implements Secure Industrial Internet-of-Things Architecture to Connect People With All Communications Devices for Creation of a Unified Emergency Notification System

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - May 19, 2015) - AtHoc, Inc., the leader in networked crisis communication, today announced that Chevron Nigeria has implemented AtHoc technology to create a fully integrated emergency mass notifications system (EMNS) for its joint venture refinery in the Niger Delta region. While the use of multiple alerting methods in refinery operations has always been a best practice, the disconnected operation of each system adds time and complexity to the warning process, ultimately impacting safety. Selecting AtHoc's EMNS technology to unify their disparate communications systems together, Chevron Nigeria strengthens safety and security readiness for its personnel and business operations.

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AtHoc enables Chevron Nigeria to provide a robust, modern platform that treats every communications system as a functional asset supporting an integrated safety network. By connecting IP and non-IP fixed systems together with the plant personnel's information, Chevron Nigeria achieves communications interoperability that results in the rapid and effective communications to all employees and contractors about any hazards.

Specifically, outdoor sirens throughout the Escravos plant are now fully integrated over a secure cloud, which support communication with personnel using phone voice, SMS text message and email. This fully unified system illustrates the natural evolution in connectivity and its co-existence with secure cloud-based crisis communications applications. Recognizing that everything is connected in the modern Internet age, the AtHoc system takes advantage of the increased IP connectivity of these fixed devices to create an effective and highly functional notification system.

"When Chevron presented its requirements for unified emergency alerting, we conducted a thorough assessment of the market," explained Mr. Kunle Dada, Managing Director, Benabigail Ventures Limited, Lagos, Nigeria. "AtHoc is the unmatched innovator with the most secure crisis communications platform and also with the deepest track record in implementing unified emergency mass notifications systems for large-scale industrial complexes."

"We are honored by the trust that Chevron Nigeria and its partners have placed in AtHoc," said Efraim Petel, AtHoc's Vice President of Public Safety. "AtHoc applies a network approach to solving the most complex requirements in safety and security, which results in creating a safer environment for our customer's valued personnel and business operations."

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AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in networked crisis communication, protecting millions of people around the world. AtHoc provides a seamless and reliable exchange of critical information among organizations, their people, devices and external entities. A trusted partner to the world's most demanding customers, AtHoc is the #1 provider to the US Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and safeguards numerous other government agencies and leading commercial enterprises. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, the company operates around the globe. For more information about AtHoc, please visit www.athoc.com.