April 19, 2012 07:00 ET

Three U.S. Military Bases Collaborate to Share Emergency Mass Notification System and Associated Costs in 'Joint Base San Antonio' Endeavor

Cost-Cutting Move Yields Best-of-Breed Emergency Communications Capability Supporting an Additional 20,000 U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Personnel in Greater San Antonio

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2012) - AtHoc, Inc. (, the pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency mass notification systems, today announced the shared deployment of its system in a joint military collaboration known as Joint Base San Antonio. The system, installed at Randolph Air Force Base as part of the Air Education and Training Command AtHoc system, will provide emergency communications support and protection to an additional 20,000 U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force personnel located at Ft. Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base (AFB) and Randolph AFB -- all in the Greater San Antonio area. The installation provides integrated emergency notifications and alerting through the telephony systems, computing devices, public address systems, and other IP-based devices installed on the three bases. Joint Base San Antonio joins Lewis-McChord, Charleston, Anacostia-Bolling and McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst as joint-base partners with AtHoc.

"With AtHoc IWSAlerts, we have near real-time, multi-modal alerting and mass notification capabilities that can be precisely targeted to various groups of personnel on one, two, or all three bases within minutes of an emergency event, all from a single centralized web-based command console," said Vincent R. Bain, IT program manager for the 502nd Air Base Wing in Ft. Sam Houston, the headquarters responsible for administration and oversight of the three installations in the Greater San Antonio area. "The system's highly secure, private cloud-based architecture provides critical operational and budgetary efficiencies in the expansion of our Air Education Training Command (AETC) system through this shared infrastructure model across the three bases."

"The vast majority of Air Force and Army units are using our solution to fulfill military requirements for force protection, recall, critical communications, and personnel accountability for over 2 million members of the federal government and U.S. armed forces around the world," noted Andy Anderson, AtHoc vice president of business development, defense sector. "Military commands throughout the world benefit from AtHoc's unified alerting approach, enterprise-class architecture, security, reliability, ease of use, and compliance with Department of Defense and Federal Regulations and Guidelines."

AtHoc is the industry's leading provider of emergency mass notification systems to the U.S. military and federal government currently deployed at thousands of garrisons, installations and bases around the world.

About AtHoc
AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in providing network-centric emergency mass notification systems to military, homeland security, government, healthcare, higher education 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. Coast Guard, U.S. Veterans Affairs, UCLA, Microsoft, Boeing and Raytheon rely on AtHoc's unified notification systems for their emergency alerting and critical communication needs. AtHoc has partnered with market leaders including Microsoft, Cisco, Harris, Siemens, Northrop Grumman, MIR3, Lockheed Martin and others to bring these notification solutions to the public and commercial markets. For more information about AtHoc, please visit

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