ZTR and Blackberry Team Up To Launch New Digital Railcar Solution

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

April 07, 2020


ZTR and Blackberry Team Up To Launch New Digital Railcar Solution

The partnership combines ZTR's railway industry expertise, technical support, and Railway IoT experience with BlackBerry?s communication technology, battery management, security, etc.

ZTR, a market leader in delivering innovative locomotive modernization solutions, and BlackBerry Limited announced they are partnering to offer railcar owners, operators, and suppliers a new digital monitoring solution.

According to these companies, there is an industry need for a remote railcar monitoring solution that could withstand the rugged conditions of the railway, provide greater fleet insights, and operate with extended battery life. The partnership combines ZTR’s railway industry expertise, technical support and Railway IoT experience with BlackBerry’s communication technology, battery management, security, and hardware capabilities.

The new railcar solution is an end-to-end solution for owners, OEMs, lessors, shippers, and managers to increase efficiency. Available now through an online dashboard, the service offering includes location-based services, utilization, motion, mileage, and cargo capacity for railcars and other non-powered railway assets.

With solid location information, they’ll be able to realize huge efficiency gains through analytics and reporting, and get unparalleled visibility into their operations, allowing them to optimize asset utilization.

For more information, visit: http://www.ztr.com/industry/railway or https://blackberry.qnx.com/en/solutions/industries/rail-safety/index

Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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