U.S. Army's Fort Bliss to deploy AtHoc's netcentric mass notification syste

SAN MATEO, Calif. 17 July 2009. AtHoc Inc. has announced a deal with the U.S. Army's Fort Bliss to deploy a network-centric emergency alerting system. Fort Bliss, located in Texas and New Mexico, is the U.S. Army's largest training center. The deployment of AtHoc IWSAlerts IP-based mass notification system enable the command's emergency planners to deliver emergency alerts via multiple devices, such as computers, cell and landline phones, and the fort's existing public address system.

Jul 17th, 2009

SAN MATEO, Calif. 17 July 2009. AtHoc Inc. has announced a deal with the U.S. Army's Fort Bliss to deploy a network-centric emergency alerting system. Fort Bliss, located in Texas and New Mexico, is the U.S. Army's largest training center.

The deployment of AtHoc IWSAlerts IP-based mass notification system will enable the command's emergency planners to deliver emergency alerts via multiple devices, such as computers, cell and landline phones, and the fort's existing public address system through a single, unified Web console.

Fort Bliss' adoption of a unified, network-centric alerting system represents another step in the Department of Defense's rollout of third-generation mass notification technology, says a representative. Leveraging existing IP networks and integrating existing mass notification capabilities results in an effective enterprise-wide system able to alert all personnel and receive feedback on their status.

Says (Ret.) Army Colonel David Brown, director of Army operations for AtHoc: "The Fort Bliss installation presented some unique challenges for mass notification. The network-centric architecture of AtHoc IWSAlerts was a perfect solution for the fort's needs. Our third-generation solution will leverage the IP network to rapidly communicate with all personnel using their networked devices and seamlessly integrate with the fort's existing telephony and giant voice systems to provide a pervasive and rapid mass alerting system."

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