For First Responders, Instant Interoperability is the ‘Now Factor’ That Keeps People Safe

For police, medics, firefighters, and other first responders, real-time access to key data and key people can be the difference between success and failure in a public crisis. …

According to researchers, almost 70% of government agencies say giving first responders access to real-time data in the field is critical or very important, nearly 80% want to easily communicate with state and local agencies in surrounding areas, and almost 75% want to connect personnel across different networks and devices. Seems this is something we should do, right? …

A U.S. state police force uses the BlackBerry AtHoc Emergency Communication solution to dramatically improve its ability to respond to any emergency that involves SWAT teams. The police force instantly and securely alerts officers, both on-duty and off-duty via smartphone. This enables officers to check in depending on their availability, time to scene, and expertise with the emerging situation. …

Source: For First Responders, Instant Interoperability is the ‘Now Factor’ That Keeps People Safe


BlackBerry AtHoc First to Receive FedRAMP Certification

Today, BlackBerry announced that it’s crisis communication service, AtHoc, is the first to receive the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Authorization (FedRAMP). This signifies that the software has passed the arduous review process to offer a cloud service to the US Federal Government.

“BlackBerry is known for securing data and files, but the one asset we are most proud of securing is people,” said John Chen, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackBerry. “Being the first to receive FedRAMP authorization for crisis communication solution showcases our commitment to serving and growing in the government sector, and is one more reason why the U.S. Federal Government trusts BlackBerry for its comprehensive approach to security.” …

Source: BlackBerry AtHoc First to Receive FedRAMP Certification – UTB Blogs


Webinar: AtHoc Product Demo – Networked Crisis Communication

AtHoc, a division of BlackBerry Limited, is the pioneer and recognized leader in networked crisis communication, protecting millions of people and thousands of organizations around the world.

AtHoc provides a seamless and reliable exchange of critical information among organizations, their people and devices. A trusted partner to the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and safeguards numerous other government agencies and leading commercial enterprises.

You will learn about:

  • How governments and commercial organizations have used AtHoc
  • Where your organization can benefit from a Critical Mass Communication System
  • The features that give you an advantage in your industry.

Available Dates:

  • March 15th, David Cho, 9:00 a.m. PST
  • March 23rd, Gener Abella, 11 a.m. PST
  • April 18th, David Cho, 9:00 a.m. PST
  • April 26th, Gener Abella, 11 a.m. PST
  • May 16th, David Cho, 9:00 a.m. PST
  • May 25th, Gener Abella, 11 a.m. PST

Registration form for the webinars

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