BlackBerry launches ‘autonomous and intelligent’ flood risk monitoring solution

Published: Tuesday, 10 August 2021 08:27

BlackBerry Limited has announced the launch of a ‘first-of-its-kind flood risk and clean water monitoring solution’. Based on  the BlackBerry AtHoc, critical event management platform, the new solution provides autonomous year-round monitoring and an intelligent early warning system, collecting and processing large amounts of sensor data, and generating alerts based on the data insights.

“BlackBerry is pleased to deliver this critical innovation, based on BlackBerry AtHoc, as the climate change crisis escalates. Climate change is one of the most pressing threats to our everyday lives, and tackling it requires the urgent and combined effort of governments, organisations, and individuals,” said Neelam Sandhu, Senior Vice President & Chief Elite Customer Success Officer. “BlackBerry is committed to delivering advanced technologies, that turn real-time data into intelligence and leverage our leadership in communications, to enable the safety and security of people around the world.”

BlackBerry has partnered with the University of Windsor to deploy the solution in Canada.

“Globally, societies must increasingly rely on the autonomous monitoring of air and water to inform our understanding of the environment and to alert us to impending danger. The BlackBerry solution delivers on this need,” said Mike McKay, Executive Director, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor. “Autonomous early-warnings and real-time monitoring are critical to provide enough time to address the risks communities around the world are currently facing. We are proud to have partnered with BlackBerry on this important and unique technology.”

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