BlackBerry Radar tracking system launched for trucking companies

BlackBerry has launched BlackBerry Radar, an asset tracking system for trucking companies and private fleet operators.

Displayed at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show, BlackBerry Radar enables customers to optimize utilization of their trailers and shipping containers, improve on-time delivery, reduce theft, and generate more revenue without making investment in costly IT infrastructure.

BlackBerry Radar is a self-powered tracking device, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform with cloud-based applications, security, and visual reports that make it easy to pinpoint the location and status of each asset.

The BlackBerry Radar tracking device takes minutes to install and generates frequently updated information that enables operations managers, load planners, and dispatchers to make the most profitable decisions for their organizations.

The device can send real-time alerts whenever a trailer has crossed a user-defined geofence or when a trailer door has opened or closed. It monitors GPS location, temperature, humidity, and the presence of cargo.

Derek Kuhn, senior vice president, BlackBerry IoT, said: “Because BlackBerry Radar is cloud-based, it offers the ultimate in convenience. All you need is a smartphone, tablet, or computer equipped with a web browser, and you can access information for real-time decision-making.”