Burlingame, CA, June 06, 2007 --(PR.com
– AtHoc, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise-class mass notification systems, today announced the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) has awarded a contract worth $1.2M to license AtHoc IWSAlertsÔ software.
The command has purchased IWSAlerts to create a command-wide, network-centric notification & emergency management system (EMS) for emergency notification and personnel accountability. The system will be used to alert up to 76,000 AFRC personnel within minutes of an emergency event occurring – including 30,000 active duty personnel and 46,000 reservists and civil service employees located at AFRC locations nationwide.
“By having all AFRC bases use the same system, the command achieves operational benefits such as centralized management and system maintenance as well as the ability to alert all AFRC bases simultaneously – with a single click of a mouse,” commented Guy Miasnik, president and CEO of AtHoc. “This approach will save the command thousands of dollars in implementation costs, and even more importantly, it will make the system more effective.”
The AFRC EMS will work within the command’s existing network to warn networked personnel and devices, including laptops, PDAs, cell phones, land phones, and desktop alerts. The command will consolidate all forms of alerting through AtHoc IWSAlerts, combining a network alerting system (NAS), telephony alerting system (TAS) and mobile text messaging. In the near future, they will also integrate their host base Giant Voice public address systems. All forms of alerting can be triggered through IWSAlerts with a single click of a mouse, thereby accelerating personnel response during emergencies.
Using AtHoc IWSAlerts, AFRC can distribute alerts quickly through the network, dramatically improving the command’s ability to get information in the hands of personnel in a timely manner. The command intends to finish deploying the first phase of the system in early June 2007, well in advance of hurricane season.
The contract was awarded through GTSC, and implementation of this command-wide, warning system capability (to include host and tenant locations) began in early April 2007. The award covers a multi-server main site, a backup site and communication services to support alerts via telephony and text messaging to cell phones.
About AtHoc, Inc.
AtHoc, Inc. is a recognized leader in providing enterprise-class, network-centric emergency notification systems used for force and personnel protection, facility mass notification, public safety and critical enterprise communications.
Millions of end users worldwide, in organizations such as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, the Air University, Hawaii State Civil Defense, Boeing, PricewaterhouseCoopers and eBay rely on AtHoc's alert delivery and management systems for their critical communication and alerting system needs. AtHoc has partnered with market leaders including Microsoft, Northrop Grumman, Siemens, Avaya, Unisys and others to bring these notifications solutions to the public and commercial markets.
For more information on AtHoc, please visit http://www.athoc.com.