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September 13, 2012

AtHoc's Notification System Responds Effectively to the Emergency Needs of Masses

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As an innovator and a leader in network-centric emergency mass communication systems, AtHoc has been serving the mass notification needs of military, homeland security, government, healthcare, higher education and other commercial organizations.

To educate TMCnet readers about the company and its products, TMC’s CEO Rich Tehrani invited AtHoc’s vice president of new markets and corporate development Ketan Joshi to the TMC news room during the road show in San Jose, Calif.

Joshi responded by saying, “With a click of a button we can reach tens of thousands of people using multiple media channels, such as conventional phones, IP phones, SMS, pop-up alerts on computers, PA systems, TVs and more.” He added, “We use multiple communication systems to deliver actionable information to the people during emergency so that they can save lives and properties.”

In summer, at the NFPA Conference & Expo (June 11-14, 2012) in Las Vegas, Nevada, AtHoc demonstrated next generation emergency communications system and a fully integrated fire-life safety solution featuring its robust, reliable, state-of-the-art emergency communication and mass notification system (ECS/EMNS).

Demonstrations at the show highlighted integrations with industry-leading fire alarm systems and vendors, including NOTIFIER and SimplexGrinnell. According to AtHoc, it’s unified, EMNS solution transforms traditional fire systems into a modern, bi-directional platform that is compliant with NFPA72-2010, UFC and UL2572 codes.  

The company said that its fire-life safety system is comprehensive, multi-modal, multi-threat platform, offering robust communication channels, real-time personnel status assessment and much faster response time.

AtHoc’s Fire-Life Safety solution recently earned a Gold Govies Government Security Award in the Fire/Life Safety category, recognizing the company’s proven approach to integrating traditional fire-life safety systems with its market-leading EMNS platform.

In terms of upcoming products, Joshi hinted that using built-in knowledge of handling emergency response very effectively, the company is readying revolutionary technology using mobile devices and other assets on the IP network. “It will allow emergency managers to respond in seconds,” asserted Joshi.

Want to learn more about the latest in communications and technology? Then be sure to attend ITEXPO West 2012, taking place Oct. 2-5, in Austin, TX. Stay in touch with everything happening at ITEXPO. Follow us on Twitter.

Edited by Brooke Neuman
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