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March 17, 2015 08:00 ET

U.S. Army Medical Command Relies on AtHoc for Healthy Emergency Preparedness

Crisis Communication Suite Supports Rapid Alerting for 20,000 Medical Personnel Worldwide

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 17, 2015) - AtHoc, Inc. the leader in networked crisis communications, today announced that the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) has implemented the AtHoc suite for real-time telephony alerting. The AtHoc communication system will enable the command to quickly reach 20,000 personnel throughout the world.

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AtHoc's unique crisis communication suite provides centralized, authoritative alerts to organizations that desire rapid response in the case of emergencies. With it, commanders can reach any landline, VoIP or mobile phone used by personnel to easily reach groups and individuals to distribute alerts. To maintain security, the Army can maintain its own contact information databases and AtHoc gives customers the flexibility to host the service onsite while leveraging AtHoc's secure cloud for rapid communications.

MEDCOM's lifesaving mission is to deliver highly responsive and reliable health services to military personnel and their families. It consists of five individual Regional Medical Commands (RMCs) and subordinate commands that oversee separate areas around the globe. With the centrally deployed AtHoc suite, the central command maintains simple, effective control over distributing its messages to any group or groups around the world based on configurable parameters. Two-way communication also enables personnel to acknowledge alerts and respond with additional information that can improve crisis response and meet accountability requirements established by the Department of Defense.

"You can never respond too quickly in a crisis, and we recognize the difference a few minutes can make in how an organization responds to an emergency," said John Schnibben, Vice President of Defense and Intelligence, AtHoc. "AtHoc is very pleased to partner with MEDCOM in providing timely and accurate communications to protect its team during crisis events."

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AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in networked crisis communication, protecting millions of people around the world. AtHoc provides a seamless and reliable exchange of critical information among organizations, their people, devices and external entities. A trusted partner to the world's most demanding customers, AtHoc is the #1 provider to the US Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and safeguards numerous other government agencies and leading commercial enterprises. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, the company operates around the globe. For more information about AtHoc, please visit www.athoc.com.