BlackBerry is Ready for the Internet of Things


As discovered from a link in BlackBerry World, BlackBerry has posted on line descriptions and documentation for it’s BlackBerry IoT Platform. This is basically the infrastructure for developers to develop intelligent connected devices for the coming Internet of Things. With it’s real time OS, server infrastructure and scalable QNX operating system, with inherent security capability, BlackBerry is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this huge opportunity.

The foundation of the BlackBerry IoT Platform is a highly reliable, scalable messaging system used for instantaneous data indexing and storage.

Included in the Platform are Device Software Data Generators, Cloud Services, Data Interfaces, core secure messaging services, Business Logic, Application modules.

These modules provide pre-integrated, tailored tools to simplify and enable the rapid implementation of IoT solutions.

Components of the platform are Data Collection, Lifecycle Management, Device Management, and Federated Identity.

A federated identity in information technology is the means of linking a person’s electronic identity and attributes, stored across multiple distinct identity management systems.

Applications of IoT in enterprise include automotive management and asset tracking.

To learn more visit this link.




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  • Robert

    I don’t think people have realized the importance of this. Tomorrow’s technology is being established today. BlackBerry is in an excellent position to place itself at its center.

    Can you imagine Apple handling everything in your house?

    Me – Siri.
    Siri – “Yes Robert”
    Me- Turn on the lights, set room temperature to 72F, play recorded movie, close garage door, read received messages, schedule preventive maintenance with Acura dealership, call mom, boot laptop,
    Siri – :(
    Siri – wait, wait, wait. What do you think I am? I’m not BlackBerry and I sure as hell can’t do what QNX can. I’m still trying to figure out how to turn on the lights without any hands.

  • razrrob

    I’m glad to see John Chen, et al keep pounding away at the IoT. BlackBerry needs to be synonymous with the IoT as a leader or trusted partner

  • jrohland

    refrigerator talking to iOS: Order 2 a liter container of Shenandoah’s Pride skim milk.
    iOS talking to the refrigerator: Shenandoah Dairy products are unavailable.
    iOS talking to home owner: Remind Shenandoah Dairy they must pay Apple to be automatically ordered.

  • bartron

    Great summary. When you look at what BlackBerry has put into their IoT platform this early, you see that they’re experienced in building such an infrastructure and the really know what they’re doing. I’m really looking forward to seeing it in action.