AtHoc, Inc., which provides net-centric mass notification solutions on an enterprise level, has made a strategic investment in eViglio, a startup firm specializing in national-level citizen mass notification systems. The value of the investment wasn’t disclosed although it is for a minority stake. Terms of the deal call for Guy Miasnik, AtHoc’s president and CEO, to join eViglio’s board of directors. “Recent natural disasters and rising threats of violence have prompted national governments around the world to develop citizen and government agency alerting capabilities,” says Miasnik. “AtHoc’s investment in eViglio and the formation of a business alliance is targeted at addressing this growing demand. eViglio’s unique innovation in cell-broadcasting, highly talented team and experience in citizen-alerting, combined with AtHoc’s expertise in unified enterprise alerting for government and corporations, will deliver an unmatched solution to national and local governments alike.” AtHoc says its IWSAlerts will be integrated with eViglio’s Alert Aggregator Integrated Alert Distribution Center to enable government authorities to initiate controlled, location-based emergency alerting to first responders, senior leaders, personnel and surrounding communities.