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BlackBerry will begin proof of concept trials in November for their IoT asset tracking box

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BlackBerry will begin proof of concept trials in November for their IoT asset tracking box

If you've spent any time looking into the BlackBerry IoT Platform, you would have caught mention that one of the vertical applications that BlackBerry has plans for with the platform is asset tracking. To offer that solution, BlackBerry has created a rugged, weather-proof box that has an IP67 rating and a built-in battery that can easily last five years with the help of Dr. Sandeep Chennakeshu President of BlackBerry Technology Solutions Business Unit.

Dr. Chennakeshu, who was appointed to the position back in August of last year has been working on the box for a while now and though we've heard it mentioned many times, there has been very little real information put forward. Just hypothetical situations outlined on the BlackBerry IoT site, but according to a new interview with Dr. Sandeep Chennakeshu via The Indian Express, we've learned BlackBerry will finally begin proof of concept trials for the box starting in November.

BlackBerry introduces new IoT platform to make automotive software updates easier

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BlackBerry announces new IoT platform

BlackBerry has announced a new Internet of Things (IoT) platform that is aimed to make software updates on vehicles much easier. The new platform was unveiled in Detriot at the TU-Automotive show, and it is aimed to help cut maintenance costs, reduce recalls, and improve customer satisfaction for car manufacturers. With the BlackBerry IoT platform, manufacturers would be able to push out important updates as an over-the-air release that would be hosted on BlackBerry's secure network.