BlackBerry Launches Project Ion for Internet of Things

Initiative will focus on developing applications and platform for Internet of Things.

BlackBerry has launched a series of initiatives, titled Project Ion, to connect businesses, people, devices and machines. The project is part of BlackBerry’s plan to offer end-to-end solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Project Ion will center around developing a host of Internet of Things resources, including:

  1. A secure public application platform powered by QNX technology that supports a new generation of IoT applications that access large amounts of data from multiple sources.
  2. Facilitation of an IoT ecosystem containing partners, carriers and application developers  wanting to collaborate.
  3. Strategic partnerships, such as the Industrial Internet Consortium, a non-profit organization that looks to drive standards-based technology for industry, academia and government.

“As connectivity costs continue to fall and connected technologies become pervasive, a new market is emerging – the Internet of Things,” said John Chen, executive chairman and CEO, BlackBerry. “Billions of connections, generating trillions of transactions and exabytes of data daily, will require platforms that can operate securely on a global scale. No other company is in a better position than BlackBerry to provide the technological building blocks, applications and services needed to enhance productivity, improve real-time decision making and deliver on the vision of the Internet of Things.”

For more information, visit BlackBerry Project Ion.

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