March 19, 2013 07:00 ET

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Deploys AtHoc Emergency Mass Notification and Communication System for Personnel Protection and Accountability

AtHoc Unified, Enterprise-Class EMNS Solution Is Included in DISA Approved Product List (APL) for Mass Notification Warning Systems

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 19, 2013) - AtHoc, Inc. (, the pioneer and leader in emergency mass notification and crisis communication, today announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has deployed the AtHoc IWSAlerts™ EMNS to safeguard and account for the 4500 personnel stationed at its Ft. Meade, Maryland headquarters during natural disasters and man-made emergencies.

This deployment marks another milestone in the dedicated relationship between AtHoc and the Department of Defense (DoD) and further progression of AtHoc's market leadership in this sector. AtHoc is the industry's leading provider of emergency mass notification systems to the U.S. military and federal government, currently protecting more than 2 million personnel at thousands of garrisons, installations, and bases around the world.

"Today's U.S. military operations are global in nature and demand IT and networking capabilities that deliver next-generation crisis communications. DISA is the organization responsible for providing the requisite infrastructure and enterprise services to users like the Combatant Commanders, all branches of Military Services and Defense Agencies, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Joint Staff," stated (Ret.) Army Colonel David Brown, Director of Army Operations for AtHoc. "Our ever-expanding prevalence across the DoD is testament to both the strength and resilience of our platform and the focused impact our team puts forth every day to ensure our customers achieve their missions."

AtHoc's interoperable solution fully integrates with DISA's existing IP network and its compatibility with the agency's IT systems reduces IT infrastructure costs and time-to-use. The enterprise-class IWSAlerts platform consolidates an array of emergency communication capabilities into a single centralized web-based console, including a Network Alerting System (NAS), a Telephony Alerting System (TAS) and the ability to alert using AtHoc's mobile application. With a single keystroke, emergency notifications are sent to networked personnel and devices, including smartphones and other mobile devices, desktop PCs, laptops, and landline phones.

AtHoc IWSAlerts provides DISA Full Operational Capability (FOC) of an emergency mass notification system (EMNS) that satisfies the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) requirements well before the required 2014 deadline. Its unique multi-channel communications capability meets the DoDi 6055.17 mandatory requirements for an installation emergency notification that reaches all personnel within 10 minutes or less. AtHoc IWSAlerts is listed on the DISA Approved Product List (DISA APL) with the Army's enterprise-wide Certificate of Networthiness and Authority to Operate.

About AtHoc
AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in providing network-centric emergency mass notification and crisis communication systems to military, homeland security, government, healthcare, industrial and commercial organizations. AtHoc's products are used for physical security, force protection, personnel accountability, recall and regulatory compliance. Millions of end-users worldwide, in organizations such as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, UCLA, Microsoft, and Raytheon rely on AtHoc's unified notification systems for their emergency alerting and critical communication needs. AtHoc was recently awarded Government Security News' (GSN) 2012 Homeland Security Award for Best Mass Notification System and has also been recognized by Gartner, Inc. as a leader in its Magic Quadrant for Emergency Mass Notification Services. For more information about AtHoc, please visit

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