1. BlackBerry and ZTR partner to revolutionize the rail industry
4/7/2020 12:00:18 PM
BlackBerry and ZTR partner to revolutionize the rail industry
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BlackBerry and ZTR partner to revolutionize the rail industry

BlackBerry and ZTR partner to revolutionize the rail industry



Freeman Lightner Freeman Lightner in Enterprise Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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ZTR and BlackBerry team up to launch a new digital railcar solution. They are combining their proven technical expertise to offer railcar owners, operators, and suppliers a powerful new digital monitoring solution.

ZTR and BlackBerry Limited have announced they are combining their proven technology expertise to offer railcar owners, operators, and suppliers a powerful new digital monitoring solution.

Recognizing there was an immediate industry need for a remote railcar monitoring solution that could withstand the rugged conditions of the railway, provide greater fleet insights and operate with extended battery life, the two companies decided to leverage their mutual strengths. The partnership combines ZTR's decades of railway industry expertise, world-class technical support and Railway IoT experience with BlackBerry's industry-leading communication technology, battery management, security, and hardware capabilities.

It was an easy decision for ZTR to work with BlackBerry, according to Sam Hassan, CEO, and President of ZTR. "We're always looking ahead to anticipate customer needs and improve availability, reliability, and efficiency through innovation, so it made sense to join together to deliver greater customer value," he said.

The new monitoring product is an end-to-end solution that helps railcar customers achieve increased efficiency. Available now through an intuitive online dashboard, the service includes location, utilization, and mileage data for railcars and other non-powered railway assets.

"Known as the railway experts, ZTR is the perfect partner to help expand the reach of our asset monitoring solution in an otherwise underserved market and one in which visibility and fleet insights can make a major difference in railway profitability. Together with ZTR, we share a vision to bring digital transformation to the railroads so that they can make better, data-driven decisions that lead to greater fleet efficiency," said Christopher Plaat, Senior Vice President and General Manager of BlackBerry Radar.

Backed by the strength of partnership and expertise, the new railcar product is the solution customers have been waiting for. Now with solid location information, they'll be able to realize huge efficiency gains through analytics and reporting and get unparalleled visibility into their operations, allowing them to optimize asset utilization.

To see this solution in action, email ZTR at railwayinfo@ztr.com or visit ZTR railcar monitoring for more information.

About ZTR

ZTR is a global technology company that develops solutions for the rail and construction industries. The company is known as a pioneer in the development of locomotive modernization solutions and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) technology. It designs products and services aimed at improving the performance and reliability of aging locomotives and delivers railway and industrial telematics solutions that allow companies to remotely monitor and manage mobile as well as fixed assets. With more than 400,000 telematics-enabled assets under contract, ZTR serves over 125 industrial Original Equipment Manufacturers, many top rental houses, and major railroads worldwide. For more information, visit ZTR Railway or follow us @ZTR_ Solutions.

About BlackBerry

BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world. The company secures more than 500M endpoints including 150M cars on the road today. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company leverages AI and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, safety, and data privacy solutions and is a leader in the areas of endpoint security management, encryption, and embedded systems. BlackBerry's vision is clear - to secure a connected future you can trust.

BlackBerry. Intelligent Security. Everywhere. For more information, visit BlackBerry.com and follow @BlackBerry.