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December 18, 2014 13:18 ET

Four Army National Guard Installations Trust AtHoc to Protect Personnel and Civilians With Interactive Warning System

Notification Solution Ensures Rapid, Comprehensive Communication of Mission Information and Increased Emergency Preparedness

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 18, 2014) - AtHoc, Inc., the leader in network-centric interactive crisis communication systems, today announced that four additional Army National Guard locations throughout the United States will deploy AtHoc interactive communications systems to inform and protect personnel. As part of the Emergency Management Modernization Program managed by Leidos, these installations join in providing communication and accountability for nearly one million members of the military and their families across the world.

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The Army National Guard has served the United States in war and peacetime for nearly 400 years, with duties ranging from combat overseas to domestic relief in the event of disaster. With many personnel serving on a part-time basis, rapid and comprehensive communication of information to relevant individuals regardless of location is essential to fulfilling the responsibilities of the National Guard. The latest installations to join in deploying AtHoc include:

  • Camp Roberts, California Army National Guard
  • Camp Atterbury, Indiana Army National Guard
  • Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Mississippi National Guard
  • Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania Army National Guard

In all, more than 14,000 personnel, their families and civilians will be served by the new AtHoc IWSAlerts system. It will allow base officials to quickly communicate deployment orders via text, phone and desktop notifications, as well as to rapidly notify personnel and civilians of emergency situations. Moreover, it fulfills Department of Defense (DoD) personnel accountability requirements by allowing recipients to respond to notification to acknowledge receipt and provide additional relevant information in the event of a crisis.

"The National Guard has a long, proud history of protecting our country, and AtHoc is honored to play a small part in helping them fulfill their mission," said Dave Brown, AtHoc's Vice President of Defense and Intelligence Group. "Our unique capabilities are well-suited for our branch of the military serving in such a wide variety of roles."

"Accurate and timely Information flow is vital to any armed forces response and an efficient means of communicating to appropriate personnel both on-base and offsite is crucial" said Jim Hickey, AtHoc's Director of Operations. "We have complete confidence in AtHoc's ability to quickly contact each and every relevant individual via redundant modalities for any situation -- local, state, regional, national or international."

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AtHoc is the recognized leader, innovator and trusted partner in network-centric interactive crisis communication systems. AtHoc's products are used for physical security, business continuity, employee protection, personnel accountability, staff recall and regulatory compliance for military, homeland security, government, healthcare, industrial and commercial organizations. AtHoc was recently awarded Government Security News' (GSN) 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 and by IHS Inc. as The Fastest Growing Mass Notification Software Supplier. For more information about AtHoc, please visit www.athoc.com.