Every USAF Major Command Now Protects Personnel With IWSAlerts
SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 14, 2015) - AtHoc, Inc., the leader in network-centric interactive crisis communication systems, today announced that the United States Air Force has deployed AtHoc at every active duty base. With Los Angeles Air Force Base completing its installation of IWS Alerts, the interactive emergency alerting solution now protects approximately 600,000 active duty and civilian personnel at 93 major installations around the world.
The AtHoc solution provides the Air Force with true two-way communication during a crisis. Personnel in a central location can rapidly send emergency alerting information via a wide variety of channels to alert all personnel regardless of location. Alerting options include desktop pop-up, mobile text message, email, or mobile phone, and sirens. Personnel can also share information collaboratively using rich media content such as maps, photos and video to aid first responders.
As an integral part of protecting personnel, the AtHoc solution streamlines the Air Force's personnel accountability requirements. In addition to two-way communication that allows employees to respond with details on their situation, IWSAlerts gives central operators the ability to track responses. This simplifies the work of emergency responders by determining who may be in need of assistance in a crisis.
"We value the trust that LA Air Force Base and the rest of the Air Force has placed in us to protect their personnel, and AtHoc is committed to delivering the most comprehensive solution possible," said John Schnibben, Vice President of Defense and Intelligence. "Just as we rely on our armed forces to protect our country, we're proud to know that they can rely on us in a crisis situation."
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AtHoc is the recognized leader, innovator and trusted partner in network-centric interactive crisis communication systems. AtHoc's products are used for physical security, business continuity, employee protection, personnel accountability, staff recall and regulatory compliance for military, homeland security, government, healthcare, industrial and commercial organizations. AtHoc was recently awarded Government Security News' (GSN) award for Best Mass Notification System and has also been recognized by Gartner, Inc. as a leader in its Magic Quadrant for Emergency Mass Notification Services and by IHS Inc. as The Fastest Growing Mass Notification Software Supplier. For more information about AtHoc, please visit www.athoc.com.