BlackBerry has launched the Radar H2, an intelligent, data-driven asset monitoring device that can help automate operations, improve utilization of trailers, containers, chassis and other remote assets, as well as improve safety and security of those assets.
BlackBerry Radar H2 expands on the core capabilities of BlackBerry Radar-M, providing better coverage and connectivity on the latest 4G LTE cellular networks, as well as a wireless gateway that can connect to wireless sensors, such as cargo sensors, tire pressure monitoring systems, brake sensors and weigh-in motion devices. When mounted on a chassis, BlackBerry Radar H2 can detect whether a container is either on or off with no additional wires or external sensors.
“For the intermodal and trucking industries, timely and accurate information on asset location, performance, and utilization improvement has never been more important,” said Christopher Plaat, senior vice president and general manager, BlackBerry Radar, BlackBerry. “BlackBerry Radar H2 will deliver what our solution has long been known for – data you can trust, 10-minute installation, long-lasting battery life, low maintenance and the scalability that fleet owners need as business needs change.”
The Radar H2 can collect up to 100 times more data than conventional GPS-based track and trace solutions, according to BlackBerry, and provides the information in near real-time through an online dashboard. Its high-capacity built-in in lithium thionyl chloride battery provides three times the energy density of other industry deployed power sources, and operates in extreme temperatures from -40 to +185°F. No installation training is needed, and devices begin tracking without calibration.