AtHoc Emergency Communication Platform Named Best Mass

AtHoc Emergency Communication Platform Named Best Mass Notification
System in Government Security News' Homeland Security Award
Competition 
Company Recognized for Highly Scalable, Enterprise-Class Architecture
With Mission-Proven, Agency-Wide and Inter-Agency Deployments 
SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/05/12 --   AtHoc, Inc., the
pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency mass notification
systems (EMNS) to military, government, healthcare, higher education
and industrial organizations, today announced that its innovative and
mission-proven emergency communication platform, AtHoc IWSAlerts(TM),
has been awarded Government Security News' (GSN) 2012 Homeland
Security Award for Best Mass Notification System. AtHoc company
executives received the prestigious award on November 29, 2012 at
GSN's 2012 Awards Dinner in Washington, DC. 
The winners were selected by a panel of objective judges, according
to Jacob Goodwin, Editor-in-Chief of Government Security News. "We
received an outstanding group of entries and have handed winners'
plaques to an exceptional group of companies and government
agencies," said Goodwin. 
AtHoc is the leading provider of mass notification and emergency
communication technologies to the U.S. federal government with
deployments around the world currently protecting over 2 million
military and federal government personnel. Its enterprise-class
platform is widely recognized as the most robust, reliable and
scalable on the market, with capabilities that are constantly
evolving to meet the stringent demands of its hundreds of U.S.
military and federal agency customers. AtHoc IWSAlerts is the only
EMNS solution on the DISA Approved Product List (DISA APL) with the
Army's enterprise-wide Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) and
Authority to Operate (AtO). AtHoc has also been recognized by
Gartner, Inc. as a leader in its Magic Quadrant for Emergency Mass
Notification Services.  
AtHoc's unified approach to mass bi-directional alerting incorporates
advanced smartphone application, telephony and text messaging,
desktop alerts, sirens ("Giant Voice") integration, fire alarm
integration, digital displays, radio broadcasts, alerts to VoIP phone
displays, instant messaging, alerts via social networks, and many
other communication capabilities. 
"The entire team at AtHoc is completely committed to ensuring that
the U.S. government and all branches of the military achieve their
critical life-safety mission as effectively and efficiently as
possible," said Guy Miasnik, AtHoc President and CEO. "The U.S.
Secretary of Defense has mandated that all operating units of the DoD
implement an emergency mass notification capability prior to a 2014
deadline. We are honored to support the DoD towards achieving this
objective in a highly cost-efficient and robust manner. The vast
network of Defense and Homeland Security organizations already using
our technology also enables cross-agency sharing of information and
collaboration, which is a crucial capability in times of emergency." 
Under inter-agency agreements (IAAs), geographically dispersed
government agencies can integrate with each other using the same
infrastructure based on nationally adopted specifications and
standards. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the
United States Coast Guard (USCG) have collaborated on a shared
deployment of AtHoc's IWSAlerts emergency communication platform,
which is protecting more than 100,000 Department of Homeland Security
(DHS) personnel. This shared approach reduces IT overhead costs and
increases operational efficiency by consolidating applications
servers and other infrastructure. Similar collaborative endeavors are
taking place throughout the DoD and DHS, including Joint Base San
Antonio where Air Force personnel at Ft. Sam Houston, Lackland AFB,
and Randolph AFB are protected by a shared enterprise-class
deployment of AtHoc's IWSAlerts platform. 
One of the highlights at the GSN Homeland Security Awards dinner was
the presentation of the GSN / Raytheon Award for Distinguished
Leadership and Innovation in Public Safety and Security to Richard
Reed, Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security. Reed
delivered an insightful keynote address to an audience of industry
executives and government officials at the federal, state and local
levels. 
About AtHoc 
 AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in providing
network-centric emergency mass notification systems to military,
homeland security, government, healthcare, higher education,
industrial 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.
Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs,
Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Patrol,
UCLA, Microsoft, 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, 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  
Media Contact:
Jennifer Schwegman
Skyya Communications
Ph: (651) 247-6640
jennifer@skyya.com 
 
 
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