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Air Mobility Command to Deploy AtHoc Emergency Communication and Mass Notification System at Eight Air Force Bases Nationwide as Enterprise SystemMarket-Leading Provider to Federal Government and DOD Continues to Expand Market Share for Its Enterprise-Class Emergency Mass Communications Platform (January 31, 2012)
SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/31/12 -- AtHoc, Inc. (www.athoc.com), the pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency mass notification systems, today announced that the Headquarters Air Mobility Command (AMC), a Major Command (MAJCOM) of the U.S. Air Force headquartered at Scott AFB in Illinois, will deploy its Installation Warning System (AtHoc IWSAlerts) at eight AMC bases across the U.S. through a contract with Reliable Government Solutions. Today's announcement marks 120 USAF bases -- almost all active-duty and reserve AF bases covering hundreds of thousands of airmen around the world -- that will have selected AtHoc as their emergency mass communications platform.
The AMC deployment will be via a highly cost-efficient, centralized architecture, which will assure enterprise-wide consistency and reduce ongoing sustainment costs. Such deployments deliver significant benefits:
- 100 percent interoperability connecting all bases
- Ability to send command-wide, base-wide or targeted notifications to all devices
- Consistent training and procedures or Concept of Operation (CONOPS)
- Speedy deployment time, achieving full operational status within days
- Reduced total cost through shared servers and communications infrastructure as well as reduced IT management overhead
- Real-time response tracking and reporting for personnel accountability
According to AMC officials, the system procurement was driven in part as a proactive measure to help mitigate events such as the tragic Fort Hood, Texas shooting incident, but will be key to notifying base personnel during all types of emergencies. In addition, the installations will align emergency communications and alert notification procedures across all AMC bases and provide reliable, real-time notification in a more consistent fashion.
AtHoc IWSAlerts is an emergency communications and mass notification system that also provides personnel accountability in a report documenting who was notified and when and if they acknowledged. The system is capable of notifying personnel within minutes of an emergency from a single, centralized, web-based console. Types of notifications range from force-protection condition changes, anti-terror warnings, or natural disaster alerts for approaching tornadoes, hurricanes and other emergency situations.
"All of us at AtHoc take great pride in the role we play and the contribution our technology makes in helping to serve and protect our armed forces personnel around the globe," said Mike Clark, Air Force Account Relationship Manager for AtHoc. "This new contract represents yet another important milestone in our long and productive relationship with the Department of Defense and all branches of the United States military, and we are pleased to be consistently selected as the market-leading provider of emergency communications and mass notification systems to the federal government."
The new contract provides the eight AMC bases a rapid, predictable, and unified platform for notifying and alerting base personnel across a wide variety of technologies and end-user devices, including desktop alerts, e-mail, telephony (landline and mobile) and SMS/text messaging. The eight AMC bases included in this latest contract with AtHoc include: Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey; Dover AFB, Delaware; Scott AFB, Illinois; Fairchild AFB, Washington; Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota; Little Rock AFB, Arkansas; McConnell AFB, Kansas; and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized market leader in unified emergency communications and mass notification systems to military, homeland security, government, healthcare 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. Department of 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, Tyco, Motorola, Harris, 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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