BlackBerry has launched its own Internet of Things (IoT) platform, providing businesses with a cloud-based service that makes it easier to manage IoT applications and devices. The BlackBerry IoT platform will initially be targeted at the automotive and asset tracking industries.
As well as taking advantage of BlackBerry’s secure network infrastructure, the new BlackBerry IoT Platform will use technology from BlackBerry subsidiary QNX Software Systems.
Matt Hoffman, VP of Strategy and Marketing for BlackBerry Technology Solutions, said “The BlackBerry IoT Platform blends the technologies that have enabled BlackBerry to become a leader in both the mobile data security and embedded systems industries. By combining the BlackBerry global network and device lifecycle management proficiency with the embedded software experience of QNX, we have built a modular, cloud-based platform that gives customers the chance to build IoT applications in a secure, efficient and scalable way. Looking ahead, we will extend the platform with other BlackBerry technologies to give developers additional control over the flow of information to devices on the network’s edge.”