Matson Logistics deploys BlackBerry Radar IOT solution for containers

Blackberry Radar-M is an asset tracker designed to improve visibility over container location and status and is being deployed across fleet

BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) and Matson Logistics, a subsidiary of Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX) has deployed BlackBerry Radar-M across its entire fleet of its domestic intermodal containers.

The BlackBerry Radar asset monitoring solution will provide Matson Logistics with near real-time information such as location, motion, mileage, temperature, humidity, door open/close status, and utilised cube space through a dashboard.

Blackberry claims that the devices collect up to 100 times more data than conventional GPS-based track and trace solutions and installation takes less than 10-minutes. They also  say that the battery system is long-lasting and requires no recharging.

"Before we chose BlackBerry Radar for our containers, we tested several products," said Keith Crenshaw, AVP, Procurement & Pricing, Matson Logistics. "BlackBerry Radar proved both reliable and easy to integrate with our systems, with the added benefit of having a small profile when installed on the containers. The data tell us precise container location, whether the container is loaded or empty, and also generates notifications when the doors open or close."

He added, "The reports feature enables us to increase efficiencies and improve utilisation. This technology is a service differentiator for us, and will help us better serve our customers."

"We're proud that Matson Logistics, known for its service excellence, has selected BlackBerry Radar as its asset monitoring solution," said Christopher Plaat, SVP and GM, BlackBerry Radar, BlackBerry. "BlackBerry Radar is a secure, reliable, and easy-to-implement solution that provides fleet operators with data-driven insights into their cargo and mobile assets, enabling business owners to make smarter decisions."

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