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Founded Year

1999

Stage

Merger | Merged

Total Raised

$30.01M

About AtHoc

AtHoc's suite of integrated applications: Alert, Collect, Account and Connect sets the standard in networked crisis communication. These applications run on AtHoc's secure cloud platform which connects users, organizations and devices globally – an "internet of things" platform addressing the growing needs of crisis communications. AtHoc leverages the power of mobility, hybrid cloud and the IP network to deliver a unified and secure end-to-end solution capable of real-time collaboration with anyone, anywhere and across virtually any device.

AtHoc Headquarter Location

2988 Campus Drive Suite 100

San Mateo, California, 94403,

United States

650-685-3000

Latest AtHoc News

Critical Communications: The True Cost of the Myanmar Coup

Dec 3, 2021

Posted On: The country was thrown into turmoil once again when military forces seized control in a coup d’état on February 1, just as The International School of Yangon (ISY) in Myanmar was readying to reopen and face-to-face learning would resume following COVID-19 closures. For a time, it was rather tranquil, but that all changed when the military arrived, according to John Whalen, director of health, safety and security at ISY. I would occasionally hear gunfire and explosions from my home in Yangon. “It was almost like the gloves were off and that’s when there were nighttime raids, shootings at checkpoints, lots of arrests … it was bad. [The military] was cracking down on the actual protests, so you had an armed army going after unarmed civilians,” he said. In the aftermath of the military takeover, the ISY was forced to reconsider how it would communicate with its 200-plus instructors and staff during an emergency. “For the past two years, we’ve been talking about various ways to communicate in an emergency and had never really come up with anything. We’ve come up with a lot of ideas, but none of them is perfect,” said Whalen, who previously worked for the US Department of Justice’s Office for Drug Control Policy in Yangon. “At the time, and up until the coup took place, our solution was a WhatsApp group,” said one of my respondents. It’s simple and lacks security; nevertheless, we do have school emails and send email blasts as well. “But what we were really looking for was something that we could get something out and not only be able to broadcast out, but also have some sort of accountability as well. Knowing where people are was important and knowing whether or not people are in trouble was important.” The second aspect in this upgrade, according to Whalen, was to search for a replacement that wasn’t reliant on the internet. Following the military takeover, internet and phone services were cut off. Telenor Myanmar, the country’s telco monopoly, said it was instructed by the Myanmar Ministry of Transport and Communications to temporarily shut down its data network in the nation. “Initially, when the coup happened, the internet was up and running … but at some point, they took mobile data down because the military realised everybody was communicating on Facebook, WhatsApp … but [the faculty] still had access to the internet using foreign SIM cards … and our school still had fixed fibre,” Whalen said. While utilizing mesh networking may have been an alternative, Whalen said that obtaining the appropriate technology would have been “nearly impossible.” The second option, which ISY selected, was Blackberry’s AtHoc critical event management platform, which was also a system used by his former employer, the US Embassy in Yangon. “I’m sitting having lunch with a friend of mine from the US Embassy and he starts getting an alert on his phone and the US Embassy was using that system, so he showed it to me and so that kind of sold me on the demonstration,” he said. Just as ISY personnel were being evacuated from the nation in March, SYSTEMIQ was deployed. “We didn’t have a chance to really use it that much, but it did give me an opportunity to test it with our local staff, which we continue to do,” Whalen said. “Even though I’m [in the US] at the moment, we’re using it now for … informational news segments of what’s actually happening within the country, so that when our local staff returns there, they have some situational awareness of what’s going on.” Messages are being sent via the AtHoc system in a variety of formats, including email, SMS, through the AtHoc app, and as phone calls. Burmese is also being used to send these messages. With the aim of having all faculty return to Yangon and in-person learning resume by January, Whalen wants to utilize the AtHoc system so that he may keep track of student school buses. “When everybody is back, and with everything that’s going on, we’re going to be very attentive to making sure that we can account for everybody all the time,” he said.

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AtHoc Patents

AtHoc has filed 19 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Emergency communication
  • Digital display connectors
  • Medical equipment
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