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BlackBerry, University of Windsor poised to unveil new flood risk technology

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BlackBerry Ltd., in a partnership with the University of Windsor, will unveil Tuesday what the company is calling “a first-of-its-kind” flood risk and clean water monitoring technology.

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Based on BlackBerry’s AtHoc — a critical event management platform — the new technology will allow for autonomous year-round monitoring and an intelligent early warning system through sensor data. Alerts will be generated based on the data insights.

The partnership with the university will see the new technology introduced first in Canada.

“Globally, societies must increasingly rely on the autonomous monitoring of air and water to inform our understanding of the environment and to alert us to impending danger,” said Michael McKay, executive director of the university’s Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research. “The BlackBerry solution announced today delivers on this need.

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