BURLINGAME, CA--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - AtHoc, Inc., the pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency notification systems, today announced that it was named a finalist in the Most Innovative Company category in The 2008 American Business Awards(SM). Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" (New York Post, April 27, 2005), The American Business Awards is the only national, all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business.

Stevie® Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Thursday, June 12 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. AtHoc will be competing in the Most Innovative Company category. More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories, including Best Overall Company, Best Executive, Best New Product or Service, Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program, and new categories including Best Management Team and Best Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program.

"Our team has worked diligently to bring next-generation emergency alerting systems to market to transform how an organization with thousands of geographically dispersed personnel can rapidly alert people about a threat and inform them of appropriate actions to take," said Simon Berman, vice president of product marketing for AtHoc. "The American Business Awards recognizes the organizations making a real difference in the industry, and it's truly an honor to be among the finalists for the Most Innovative Company award."

AtHoc pioneered the use of the IP network as the most effective channel for disseminating alerts and managing the emergency notification process. AtHoc's alert management capabilities unify and manage emergency notifications across all types of delivery channels and devices, including alerts to computers, desk phones, mobile phones, pagers, PDAs and e-mail. The Web-based system also integrates with sirens and public address systems as well as the national Emergency Alert System (EAS).

By creating a unified and redundant multichannel alerting system, emergency operators drastically reduce the time to disseminate alerts and provide a consistent message across all channels. With its enterprise capabilities, AtHoc IWSAlerts™ provides a management system that controls all capabilities across the underlying delivery systems from notification, scenarios, permissions, user contact information and alert tracking.

"ABA entries grew more than 30% this year, so being named a finalist is more of an accomplishment than ever before," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards. "It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of national recognition. We congratulate all of the finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition."

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.

About AtHoc

AtHoc is a recognized leader in providing enterprise-class, network-centric emergency notification systems to military, government and commercial organizations for physical security, force protection and personnel accountability. Millions of end users worldwide, in organizations such as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Hawaii State Civil Defense, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Boeing, PricewaterhouseCoopers and eBay, rely on AtHoc's unified management systems for their emergency alerting and critical communication needs. AtHoc has partnered with market leaders including Microsoft, Northrop Grumman, Cisco, Siemens, Avaya, Unisys and others to bring these notification solutions to the public and commercial markets.

For more information on AtHoc, please visit http://www.athoc.com.

About The Stevie Awards

Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars," Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

Global Sponsor of the 2008 Stevie Awards is Dow Jones. Supporting sponsors of The 2008 American Business Awards include FIS Softpro, High Performance Technologies Inc., John Hancock, RCN Corporation, Richardson, and Ultimate Software. Media sponsors include the Business TalkRadio Network, CRM Advocate, and Human Resource Executive.

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