December 11, 2014 12:19 ET

U.S. Air Force Deploys AtHoc Next-Generation Crisis Communication on iPads for Shared Situational Awareness

System Enables Security Forces, Fire Department, Medical Group, and Command Post to Share Geo-Tagged Critical Information for Rapid Decision-Making During Crises

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 11, 2014) - AtHoc, Inc., the leader in network-centric interactive crisis communication systems, today announced that the U.S. Air Force has deployed AtHoc IWS (Interactive Warning System) in Emergency Operations and Communication Centers on iPads for shared situational awareness at multiple bases. AtHoc IWS has bridged gaps in critical response communication relays between first responders and supporting communication centers enabling a common operating network of visual interaction & collaboration for all USAF emergency services (Command Post, Police/Fire/Medical Services and Emergency Operation Centers) from the time the emergency is called in to the time personal safety and crisis is resolved.

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AtHoc IWS solution suite includes an advanced crisis visibility and information coordination application (AtHoc IWSAware) that enables interactive sharing of data-rich situational intelligence with every person in the organization, as well as first responders, all based on roles and permissions. IWSAware fuels rapid event assessment, informed decisions, and effective incident response.

AtHoc leverages the latest advances in mobility, cloud, and IP technologies to deliver state-of-the-art interactive crisis communication capability. AtHoc's fully integrated, end-to-end mission-critical suite of applications include unified mass notification (IWSAlerts), mobile duress alerts (IWSDuress), field situation reporting (IWSFieldReport), shared situational awareness (IWSAware), and personnel accountability (IWSAccountability).

"AtHoc has been partnering with the Air Force since day one to strengthen its crisis communication capabilities, and is currently helping to protect more than 700,000 USAF personnel around the world," said David Brown, vice president, Defense and Intelligence Group, at AtHoc. "We look forward to continuing our relationship as the Air Force leads the way within the government and Department of Defense to deliver secure, next-generation IP-based communication technologies that protect lives and property, including remote areas of the world where troops are deployed."

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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