August 08, 2013 11:05 ET

Prominent Homeland Security and Federal Agencies Attend AtHoc's First Annual National Capital Region User's Group Summit

TSA, Coast Guard, Veterans Affairs, USPTO, USDA and More Gathered to Share Best Practices and Gain Valuable Insight Into Product Roadmaps for Next-Generation Interactive Crisis Communication

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 8, 2013) - AtHoc, Inc. (, the pioneer and leader in network-centric interactive crisis communication, recently held the first annual AtHoc National Capital Region (NCR) User's Group Summit. Prominent federal government agencies, including TSA, Coast Guard, USPTO, USDA, and Veterans Affairs, joined AtHoc for the summit in Herndon, Virginia. AtHoc CEO Guy Miasnik presented the company's strategic direction, product innovations, and industry trends. The users also engaged in a round-table dialogue with AtHoc developers, gained insight into AtHoc's technology roadmap and provided their valuable feedback. The dynamic forum provided an excellent opportunity for the participants to share crisis communication experiences, discuss best practices and network with their peers.

Key technology and use cases covered during the event included:

  • Unified Emergency Mass Notification
  • Personnel Accountability and Recall
  • Mobile-based Alerting and Duress
  • Situational Awareness / Operating Picture
  • Mobile-based Multimedia Field Reports

"The goal of this event is to create a platform for AtHoc users to share their use of AtHoc, related best practices, innovative use cases, and to establish information flow between agencies as well as to build an Interactive Warning System (IWS) community within the NCR," said Dubhe Beinhorn, Vice President, Homeland Security and Government Group at AtHoc. "Based on immediate feedback, virtually all customers are planning to participate again in 2014."

AtHoc serves over 60% of U.S. Federal and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel that protect the nation's borders, ports, airports and critical infrastructure, to defend against threats, terrorism and natural disasters e.g., tsunamis, oil spills, earthquakes, etc. AtHoc also enables infrastructure integration and intergovernmental sharing for cost-effective deployment, operational efficiency and full regulatory compliance.

About AtHoc
AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in providing network-centric interactive 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, and Microsoft 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 and by IHS Inc. as The Fastest Growing Mass Notification Software Supplier. For more information about AtHoc, please visit

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