BlackBerry Helps Modernize the G7 Operations Centers

WATERLOO, Ontario, June 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB) (TSX:BB) announced today that it is collaborating with the Government of Canada to modernize their operations centers during G7 ministerial meetings and the 2018 G7 Summit.

Using BlackBerry AtHoc, a crisis communication platform that includes AtHoc Alert for mass notification and AtHoc Collect for field reports, the operations centers are able to efficiently mobilize and secure the flow of critical information by delivering updates to targeted lists of recipients in real-time.

“We are honored that the Government of Canada has chosen BlackBerry to support their operations,” said Sanjay Saini, SVP and GM, BlackBerry AtHoc. “Whether in times of crisis or during a high-profile event like the G7 Summit, reliable and secure communications are crucial. BlackBerry AtHoc technology enables real-time information exchange across organizations, their people and devices, providing them with the necessary details to make informed and safety-critical decisions.”

Additionally, BlackBerry is one of the companies that has been selected to demonstrate its innovative solutions at the 2018 G7 Innovation Showcase.

Many G7 government departments and agencies, including the Parliament of Canada, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Defense and New Zealand Parliamentary Service, trust BlackBerry software to keep them safe and secure.

About BlackBerry AtHoc
A leading networked crisis communications platform, BlackBerry AtHoc applications run on a cloud platform to deliver a unified and secure end-to-end solution capable of real-time collaboration with anyone, anywhere and across virtually any device. BlackBerry AtHoc is a suite of integrated applications used to safeguard millions of people and thousands of organizations around the world:

  • AtHoc Alert automates alert notification
  • AtHoc Collect enables in-bound reporting
  • AtHoc Account automates personnel accountability process
  • AtHoc Connect enables secure communication with other organizations

About BlackBerry
BlackBerry is an enterprise software and services company focused on securing and managing IoT endpoints. The company does this with BlackBerry Secure, an end-to-end Enterprise of Things platform, comprised of its enterprise communication and collaboration software and safety-certified embedded solutions.

Based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry was founded in 1984 and operates in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. The Company trades under the ticker symbol “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. For more information visit BlackBerry.com, and follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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