Based on BlackBerry AtHoc, the autonomous and intelligent
solution has helped a municipality save nearly $1 million in operating expenses
WATERLOO, ON, Aug. 3, 2021
/CNW/ -- BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today
announced a first-of-its-kind flood risk and clean water monitoring
solution. Based on BlackBerry® AtHoc®, a critical event management
platform, the innovative technology 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 has partnered with the University of Windsor to deploy the solution in
Canada, where Indigenous Peoples
are disproportionately impacted by these issues. Its proven
benefits include its ability to identify seasonal and unseasonal
water related risks, and generate significant cost savings for
governments, utility companies and local communities. Using
the solution, local municipalities could each save up to
$1,000,000 or more annually in
operating expenses, in addition to the environmental, safety,
health, and other benefits of early warning flood mitigation and
"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, organizations, 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. Furthermore, we are on-track to be carbon
neutral this year."
"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 announced today 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
Over two billion people globally lack access to clean water,
with the lives of children under the age of five most
threatened. Almost one and a half billion of the world's
population faces a flood risk. Both issues are exacerbated by
climate change. To learn about BlackBerry's commitment to be
carbon neutral in 2021 click here.
For more information on BlackBerry AtHoc click here.
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