The US Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) has installed the AtHoc Alert emergency communications and mass notification system.
The AFIT is located on the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, US. It becomes the latest active duty air force major command to deploy the suite and will use it to provide network and telephone alerting to 3,975 students, faculty and staff members.
Another benefit for the institute will come from the company’s mobile application for smart phones and its capability to integrate with Cisco voice over internet protocol (VoIP) devices, which played a key role in its selection.
AtHoc Defence and Intelligence vice-president John Schibben said: "AtHoc is very excited to complete the deployment of our proven emergency communications and mass notification system to every active duty air force major command.
"We have been partnering with the air force since 2006.
"AtHoc is committed to life-safety networked crisis communication and helping to ensure that the US Air Force meets all force protection and personnel accountability requirements on a global scale with our enterprise-level mission-proven emergency communications and mass notification system."
AtHoc Alerts is a next-generation network crisis communication suite and fulfils military operational requirements for the use of mass notification for force protection, personnel recall and accountability, as well as response tracking and reporting, and regulatory compliance.
Personnel accountability is accomplished through the system’s bi-directional capability, which enables personnel responses to notifications in real-time.
Emergency managers can use a single web-based console or smartphone / tablet to provide two-way communication across the entire enterprise or community to virtually any device with real-time speed and assured reach.