February 22, 2012 07:00 ET

U.S. Air Force Awards $2.2 Million Contract for Equipping All of Its Tactical Deployable Communications Servers With AtHoc's Emergency Mass Notification System

AtHoc's Net-Centric Alerting Solution Provides Military Leaders the Ability to Rapidly Reach and Account for Soldiers Deployed in Military Missions Anywhere in the World

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 22, 2012) - AtHoc, Inc. (, the pioneer and leader in providing network-centric emergency mass notification systems to military, government, healthcare, higher education and commercial organizations, today announced it will be equipping the U.S. Air Force's Theatre Deployable Communications (TDC) ground-to-ground kits with AtHoc IWSAlerts™ emergency mass notification system (EMNS). Under a $2.2 million prime contract awarded to Harris, AtHoc EMNS combined with Air Force TDC will deliver rapid bi-directional communications to meet force protection and personnel accountability requirements during deployed military contingencies and missions.

AtHoc is meeting TDC requirements to provide the latest commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions that can be rapidly delivered anywhere in the world, while reducing airlift and manpower requirements. Communications are available when needed in the field via TDC kits, Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet), and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet).

The vast majority of U.S. Air Force units have procured AtHoc's defense & military emergency communication solution, making AtHoc IWSAlerts the primary network-centric EMNS in the U.S. Air Force. AtHoc IWSAlerts has been deployed in several centralized data centers, leveraging AtHoc's secure private-cloud architecture to now support hundreds of thousands of Air Force personnel at more than 120 locations around the world.

"The Air Force will rely on AtHoc's EMNS in conjunction with TDC for use by war fighters for anywhere and anytime communications, including emergency alerting and accountability," said AtHoc Vice President of Business Development, Defense Sector Andy Anderson, "We look forward to continuing our relationship as the Air Force leads the way within the government and Department of Defense to deliver next-generation Internet Protocol-based alerting to protect lives and property in remote areas of the world where troops are deployed."

About AtHoc
AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in providing network-centric emergency mass notification systems to military, homeland security, government 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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