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November 13, 2012

U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett Uses AtHoc IWSAlerts Emergency Mass Notification System

By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

U.S. Army Ft. Hunter Liggett recently chose AtHoc IWSAlerts EMNS for force protection and personnel accountability for both Ft. Hunter Liggett and Camp Parks, which are 100 miles apart.

The new deployment of EMNS solution will allow the U.S. Army to receive and send alerts and related emergency communications to all personnel across multiple devices, including smartphones, mobile devices, desktops, laptops and landline phones.

The solution is the ideal source during and after emergencies, and uses the existing IP network.

"By leveraging their existing IP network, the AtHoc IWSAlerts system delivers emergency communications and personnel accountability capabilities to Ft. Hunter Liggett and Camp Parks that reduces overall infrastructure and maintenance costs, while significantly expediting deployment time," said Dave Brown, director of Operations, U.S. Army at AtHoc. "The system greatly enhances their ability to respond quickly to emergencies, while increasing visibility for emergency managers and commanders on force status and ensuring full EMNS regulatory compliance."

AtHoc IWSAlerts EMNS uses a Web-based console, and with this operators from any location within the organization can activate alerts to virtually any device, track responses and view accountability reports.

Automatic notifications can be triggered by physical sensors and data feeds, and notification processes can be defined to support both enterprise-wide and individual department needs.

This solution comes with a multichannel communications capability that caters to the DoDi 6055.18 mandatory requirements for an installation emergency notification, which reaches all personnel within 10 minutes or less.

In addition, AtHoc IWSAlerts is in the DISA Approved Product List (DISA APL) with the Army's enterprise-wide Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) and Authority to Operate (AtO).

Many military installations have relied on AtHoc’s unified notification systems for their emergency communication needs. Its award-winning EMNS (emergency mass notification systems) is ideal for responding to emergency situations.

In October, the AtHoc IWSAlerts bi-directional network-centric emergency mass notification systems (EMNS), equipped with integrated enterprise-class monitoring for system integrity and reliability, was deployed at the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) hospital at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA), Texas.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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