September 23, 2015
BlackBerry Ltd. today announced that it has completed the acquisition of AtHoc, a provider of secure, networked crisis communications. AtHoc will operate as a division of BlackBerry with Guy Miasnik, its CEO, leading the division. He will report to Blackberry CEO John Chen.
“The AtHoc software platform enables people, devices and organizations to exchange critical information in real time during business continuity and life safety operations,” Blackberry said in a release.
“The platform securely connects with a set of endpoints, including mobile devices running iOS and Android, PC and Mac desktops, digital displays, radios, IP phones, sirens, fire panels and speakers to facilitate collaboration and enhance situational awareness.”
AtHoc has customers around the world in both the public and private sectors, and is the leading crisis communications provider to the U.S. Departments of Defense (DoD) and Homeland Security (DHS).
The company recently announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a component agency of the DHS, to provide crisis communications for all TSA staff across more than 200 major airports.
Blackberry said the acquisition enhances its “mission to provide secure communication offerings for the connected world.”