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AtHoc

July 18, 2011 08:29 ET

U.S. Army, Fort Jackson Deploys AtHoc IWSAlerts Emergency Mass Notification System for Force Protection and Personnel Accountability

Command-Wide Network-Centric Emergency Alerting Can Reach 25,000 Fort Personnel and Dependents Rapidly to Warn of Pending Danger

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2011) - AtHoc, Inc., the pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency mass notification systems (EMNS), today announced that the U.S. Army post at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., has deployed the AtHoc IWSAlerts™ emergency mass notification solution to provide reliable emergency notification to troops and their dependents.

Fort Jackson is using desktop notifications to alert personnel about potential threats and emergencies. AtHoc IWSAlerts provides comprehensive, centralized alert activation and control from a unified Web-based console, enabling the management of alerts across multiple and redundant channels such as mobile phones, landlines, BlackBerry devices, SMS text and e-mail.

"AtHoc IWSAlerts demonstrates an innovative network-centric security and emergency communications system," said Scott Thomas, EOC Chief at Fort Jackson. "Implemented command-wide, this solution can reach 25,000 people in the Fort Jackson community in minutes, greatly enhancing our ability to respond quickly to emergencies, to improve efficiency during an alert and to increase visibility for commanders on force status."

The network-centric emergency mass notification system integrates with the post's existing Internet Protocol network services, which means reduced infrastructure and maintenance costs. Personnel accountability is accomplished through the bi-directional capability, allowing responses to notifications in real-time. Network alert delivery and response can be tracked, ensuring that targeted recipients have received and responded to alerts during actual emergency situations as well as drills and exercises.

"As a thriving community, Fort Jackson required an EMNS with rapid alerting capability command-wide," said (Ret.) Army Col. David Brown, director of Army operations for AtHoc. "With AtHoc IWSAlerts, Fort Jackson can alert personnel effectively and quickly about threats faced by most domestic military installations, both weather and man-made sources."

AtHoc is the No. 1 provider of net-centric mass notifications systems to the Department of Defense (DoD). AtHoc solutions presently support more than 1.5 million DoD personnel at more than 200 installations worldwide. All installations and commands benefit from AtHoc's unified, enterprise-wide architecture, compliance with DoD and federal regulations, security, reliability and ease of use.

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. Veteran 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, Dell, Harris, Siemens, Northrop Grumman, MIR3, Lockheed Martin and others to bring these notification solutions to the public and commercial markets.

For more information on AtHoc, please visit http://www.athoc.com.

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