?>

Pope Air Force Base of Air Mobility Command Deploys AtHoc’s Network-Centric Emergency Mass Notification System — Press Release

by: Matthew Potter
May 5, 2010

Category: AtHoc Software, Business Line, Companies, development program, Events, IT, Press Releases | RSS 2.0

Pope Air Force Base of Air Mobility Command Deploys AtHoc’s Network-Centric Emergency Mass Notification System

Pope’s System Is Hosted in Air Force Reserve Command Data Center, Marking First Cross Major Command Hosting Implementation for Mass Notification within U.S. Air Force
San Mateo, CA (May 5, 2010) AtHoc, Inc., the pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency mass notification systems, announced that Air Mobility Command’s (AMC) Pope Air Force Base (AFB) deployed the AtHoc IWSAlerts™ mass emergency alerting system to warn thousands of base personnel in the event of an emergency.

Pope AFB’s mass notification system is co-hosted by the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) through its centralized AFRC-based servers. This deployment approach was driven by the fact that Pope AFB includes both AMC and AFRC Wings. Such deployment delivered significant benefits:

  • The ability of operators in Pope’s consolidated Command Post to activate alerts to both Pope’s AMC and AFRC personnel using same system, training and procedures or Concept of Operation (CONOPS)
  • 100% interoperability between the AMC/Pope AFB and AFRC alerting systems
  • Speedy deployment time, achieving full operational status within a few days from contract award
  • Reduced total cost through shared servers and communications infrastructure as well as reduced IT management overhead

This implementation marks the first cross major command hosting via a “private cloud” model implemented within the U.S. Air Force for net-centric mass notification solution, setting the stage for additional cross major command implementations.

As part of AMC, Pope AFB will use its system to warn active duty personnel in times of emergency and to give clear instructions for action and response. AtHoc IWSAlerts will deliver popup notifications to all networked computers at the installation as well as send alerts to cell phones, landline phones and personal communications devices. Additionally, the alerting system integrates Pope AFB’s existing Giant Voice/PA system through a single, unified Web console.

“The Reserve Wing at Pope has used AtHoc for several years. By installing and deploying AtHoc’s alerting system quickly in conjunction with AFRC, not only is Pope AFB enjoying cost savings but also enjoys operational benefits and standardization of training and CONOPS,” said Andy Anderson, Vice President of Operations, Defense Sector for AtHoc. “The hosted AtHoc IWSAlerts model enables Pope AFB to achieve its operational objectives in the most cost efficient way by leveraging state-of-the-art technology and net-centric enterprise-level architecture.”



About AtHoc

AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in providing enterprise-class, network-centric emergency notification systems to military, government and commercial organizations. AtHoc’s products are used for physical security, force protection, personnel accountability, recall and regulatory compliance. Millions of end-users worldwide, in organizations such as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, NASA, Microsoft, Boeing and Raytheon rely on AtHoc’s unified management systems for their emergency alerting and critical communication needs. AtHoc supports the first-ever global notification capability, the Navy’s Wide Area Alerting and Notification (WAAN) system. AtHoc has partnered with market leaders including Microsoft, Cisco, Dell, Harris, Siemens, MIR3, Avaya, Lockheed Martin and others to bring these notification solutions to the public and commercial markets.

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

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


| Give a Comment | trackback

One Comments

  1. Tweets that mention Pope Air Force Base of Air Mobility Command Deploys AtHoc’s Network-Centric Emergency Mass Notification System — Press Release | Defense Procurement News -- Topsy.com on May 5th, 2010 3:10 pm

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by DefProcureNews. DefProcureNews said: Pope Air Force Base of Air Mobility Command Deploys AtHoc’s Network-Centric Emergency Mass Notification System — P… http://bit.ly/czEqcO […]

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

    Like Us On Facebook

  • Search This Site

    Custom Search
  • Upcoming Events

  • FREE Business Downloads

  • Widget Area

    This is widget area, add your widget here from your widget on appereance on your admin panel

>