U.S. Army Materiel Command Expands Its Enterprise

U.S. Army Materiel Command Expands Its Enterprise Implementation of
the AtHoc Emergency Mass Notification System 
Hosted in DISA Data Center, the AMC System Marks the First Enterprise
Army Implementation Supporting Multiple Installations From a
Centralized Location 
SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/06/12 --   AtHoc, Inc.
(www.athoc.com), the pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency
mass notification systems (EMNS), today announced that the U.S. Army
Materiel Command (AMC) has expanded its enterprise implementation of
AtHoc IWSAlerts(TM) to support multiple additional installations and
groups from the same Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) data
center. The AMC system becomes the first Army implementation to
deploy enterprise EMNS utilizing a centralized secure private cloud
architecture to easily add remote locations and organizations,
including: HQ Army Contracting Command, HQ Army Security Assistance
Command, Pine Bluff Arsenal, Corpus Christi Army Depot, Blue Grass
Army Depot, Camp Stanley Storage Activity, with the capability to add
others in the future. 
The AMC deployment via a highly cost efficient centralized
architecture assures enterprise wide consistency and reduces ongoing
sustainment costs. Such deployments deliver significant benefits: 


 
--  Centralized system located at DISA datacenter with full failover
    capabilities
--  100% interoperability between all installations
--  Ability to send command-wide, installation-wide, or targeted
    notifications to all devices
--  Consistent training and procedures across all supported locations
--  Speedy deployment time, achieving full operational status within days
    for new installations
--  Reduced total cost through shared servers and communications
    infrastructure
--  Real-time response tracking and reporting for personnel accountability

  
The new enterprise expansion provides the additional AMC installations
a rapid, predictable, and unified platform for notifying and alerting
personnel across a wide variety of technologies and end-user devices,
including desktop alerts, e-mail, telephony (landline and mobile) and
SMS/text messaging. This enables the organization's emergency
directors to send alerts to the entire user population with full
enterprise visibility, wh
ile providing each remote site its own
"private" alerting system. 
"AtHoc IWSAlerts provides AMC Full Operational Capability (FOC) of a
mass notification system (MNS) that satisfies the Secretary of
Defense (SECDEF) requirements, well before the required 2014
deadline," said (Ret) Army Colonel David Brown, Director of Army
Operations for AtHoc. "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) -- reducing overall infrastructure and maintenance
costs, while significantly expediting deployment time." 
AtHoc's unified mass notification system will enable authorized
emergency operators to initiate alerts from any standard Web browser
and deliver targeted alerts in minutes to all AMC personnel,
individual supported locations or units. AtHoc's powerful personnel
accountability capabilities gives AMC and the Army the ability to
gain a clear picture of affected personnel by tracking receipt of
alerts and feedback on the individual's status (e.g. injured, ok, off
site etc.) and providing comprehensive organizational reports of the
status of personnel by unit, sub-unit and individuals. 
U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), located at Redstone Arsenal in
Huntsville, Alabama, is the Army's main provider of technology,
acquisition support, materiel development, logistics power
projection, and sustainment. AMC operates the research, development
and engineering centers depots; arsenals; ammunition plants; and
other facilities, and maintains the Army's prepositioned stocks, both
on land and afloat.  
AtHoc is the industry's leading provider of net-centric emergency
mass notification systems to the U.S. military and federal
government, deployed at thousands of garrisons, installations, and
bases around the world, and protecting well over 2 million federal
and U.S. armed forces personnel.  
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  
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