BlackBerry’s ‘Intrinsically Safe’ Devices Aid Hazardous Materials Carriers

BlackBerry is launching a series of BlackBerry Radar devices – H2M IS- to aid hazardous materials carriers. Backed by an Intrinsically Safe certification designation, the asset the tracking solution targets transportation and logistics companies moving hazardous materials, including fuel haulers, tank carriers, railroads, and ocean shipping lines.

C1/D1 levels of certification provide the highest level of safety available for transporting hazardous goods, and the devices are compliant with the IECEx/ATEX Zone 0/UL913 safety class, allowing safe operation in hazardous and explosive environments.

Given the number of increased U.S. high-profile safety incidents, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) is mandating that any telematics device installations on Class 1railroads after January 1, 2024, must be minimally safe in line with American National Standard Institute (ANSI) recommendations.

BlackBerry Radar devices are reliable in extreme conditions, including dirt, snow, and high temperatures. They also aid hazardous materials carriers in the oil and gas, chemicals, and agricultural sectors. Several potentially dangerous segments are natural for digital transformation technology. Incorporating the existing capabilities of the company, Radar H2 device: The new devices have multiple new features and capabilities, including sensor readings providing valuable information on cargo status, railcar brake status, and impact events.

According to the company, BlackBerry Radar is easy to install, taking only minutes to set up. It provides near-real-time information via an intuitive dashboard, and all data is transmitted and stored securely on a cloud platform.

Early access versions of the new devices are available now to select customers, and general availability is scheduled for Fall 2023.

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