Blackberry Radar enables fleet of Caravan Smart Trailers

WATERLOO, ON. BlackBerry Limited announced that BlackBerry Radar, its end-to-end asset tracking solution, has been deployed with Caravan Transport Group Inc., one of Canada’s cross-border transportation carriers. BlackBerry Radar is a ‘Smart Trailer’ software and hardware solution built on the company’s cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) software platform. The platform includes an intelligent array of self-powered sensors that collects and reports readings real time. Trailer and cargo status details include the location of trailers and cargo, the status of the trailer door being opened or closed, whether the trailers are empty or loaded, temperature, humidity, and more, enabling Caravan to receive rich information to help improve efficiency and overall utilization of its fleet.

All data is communicated securely to the IoT cloud platform. Caravan’s fleet operation managers, load planners, and dispatchers can securely access this information stored in the cloud from a notebook, desktop, tablet, or smartphone equipped with a web browser for immediate analysis, decision-making, and reporting.

“The current method of obtaining information about a trailer or intermodal container no longer works in today’s connected world, because this data is typically not real-time or updated frequently enough to make timely decisions,” said Derek Kuhn, senior vice president of IoT for BlackBerry. “To solve this issue, BlackBerry leveraged its extensive technology portfolio and deep expertise in security, mobility and enterprise software to innovate and develop BlackBerry Radar, which is designed to bring decision makers and operators near real-time information, analytics and reports to boost operational efficiencies.”

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