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December 05, 2012 12:26 ET

United States Marine Corps to Deploy AtHoc Emergency Mass Notification System Enterprise-Wide to Protect 225,000 Personnel Worldwide

U.S. Marines Join the Vast Majority of Defense and Homeland Security Agencies in Adopting the AtHoc Platform to Achieve Compliance With Its Force Protection Mandates

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 5, 2012) -  AtHoc, Inc. (www.athoc.com), the pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency mass notification systems (EMNS), today announced that the United States Marine Corps (USMC) has standardized enterprise-wide on the AtHoc emergency communications platform. The AtHoc-based capability will be deployed worldwide to protect 225,000 active duty Marines and civilians across all Marine Corps bases, camps, depots, and stations.

The AtHoc system leverages the Marine Corp's existing IP network for a unified, multimodal private-cloud mass notification solution. AtHoc's solution will alert personnel across the USMC's entire enterprise through multiple redundant personal and mass communication devices including networked desktop alerts, mobile phones, landline phones, Giant Voice/public address systems and social networks. HP and AtHoc will collaborate to deploy this system for all USMC locations globally.

"The U.S. Marine Corps now joins the vast majority of Defense and Homeland Security agencies in selecting AtHoc as the system of choice for their enterprise-wide emergency communication and mass notification requirements," said AtHoc President and CEO Guy Miasnik. "Furthermore, the USMC's deployment strengthens the DoD's overall readiness to meet the mass notification system requirements laid out by the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) for full operational compliance by the January 2014 deadline."

AtHoc is the only provider of enterprise-class EMNS systems for the defense and homeland security sector. True enterprise-wide implementations are deployed centrally using a secure private cloud architecture to support multisite organizations while accommodating the alerting needs of each individual group and location -- providing significant efficiencies in implementation, maintenance, and training. AtHoc systems currently help protect more than 2 million federal and military personnel throughout the world. Below are key AtHoc enterprise-wide EMNS implementations in the Defense and Homeland Security sector:

  • U.S. Navy - customer since 2007, identified as "best practice" in SECDEF Ft. Hood After Action Report
  • U.S. Marine Corps - currently in deployment
  • U.S. Air Force - over 700,000 personnel licensed at 120+ bases, via multiple enterprise systems
  • U.S. Army Materiel Command - enterprise deployment at DISA DECC supporting multiple AMC bases
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - cabinet-level agency protecting 400,000+ personnel, at over 1000 facilities nationwide 
  • U.S. Coast Guard - award-winning system used effectively during the gulf oil spill and Hurricane Sandy
  • Transportation Security Administration - supports personnel at 45 national airports
  • Many other defense and security agencies - Pentagon (PFPA), MDA, DCMA, DLA, Customs Border Protection

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, 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, Customs and Border Patrol, UCLA, Microsoft, 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, Lockheed Martin, MIR3 and others to bring these notification solutions to the public and commercial markets. For more information about AtHoc, please visit http://www.athoc.com

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