Hawaii Deploys a Network-Centric Alerting Offering That Makes It Possible to Achieve Mass Alerting, Interoperate With Other Agencies and Monitor Threats From Multiple Sources
-- HISCD personnel -- Hawaii's emergency preparedness community - first responders, federal, state and local government agencies, etc. -- Special needs citizens -- Emergency managers for universities, health facilities, hotels, corporations, etc. -- General public via the media and EAS - emergency alerts broadcast to TV, radio and newspapersThe HISCD emergency notification system, when fully integrated, incorporates the following key capabilities using AtHoc IWSAlerts.
-- Multi-channel Alerting through the Network: Promptly and effectively send alerts to the Hawaii emergency response community using multiple redundant digital and telephony communication means, including SMS text messaging, IP-based desktop alerting, pagers and telephony, all using a single system. -- Special Needs Alerting: Provide special alerting capabilities for the special needs community, including alerting via TTY/TDD and specialized desktop alerting that is compliant with Section 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act. -- Public Warning System: Provide general public warning by integrating with the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and enable remote activation of EAS via the integrated Web-based application. -- Online Access and Subscription: Enable non-HISCD personnel to sign-in to alerting services online and subscribe to desired opt-in alerts. -- Critical Event Monitoring: Monitor events communicated from external agencies (i.e. the National Weather Service) and automatically trigger alerts based on criteria defined by HISCD. -- Interoperability with Other Agencies: Support interoperability with other agencies to deliver alerts to cascaded emergency alerting systems, using the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) and XML. -- Modernized Alerting Architecture: Modernize HISCD alerting capability to support network-centric, Web-based architecture.AtHoc IWSAlerts is a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) product currently in use by the US Military and other major commercial and government organizations. About AtHoc AtHoc, Inc. is a recognized leader in providing enterprise-class, network-centric emergency notification systems used for force protection, installation alerting, public safety and critical enterprise communications. Millions of end users worldwide, in organizations such as the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Boeing, PwC and eBay rely on AtHoc's alert delivery and management systems for their critical communication and alerting needs. AtHoc has partnered with market leaders including Microsoft, Northrop Grumman, Siemens, Unisys, Avaya and others to bring these notifications solutions to the public and commercial markets. For more information on AtHoc, please visit http://www.athoc.com.
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