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Highlights From BlackBerry At CES 2015


BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ: BBRY) made several announcements at its CES 2015 conference Wednesday.

Company SVP Herman Li reported that Blackberry added 140 million iPhone and Android users in 2014.

With Blackberry attracting users from other platforms, Sandeep Chennakeshu noted that the company’s global network handles 45 petabytes of data per month (1 petabyte equals 1 million gigabytes or 1000 terabytes). Chennakeshu also highlighted that 400 million devices use the company’s cryptography technology.

Blackberry announced security-focused initiatives for data including the launch of the next generation of the NantHealth HBox, a portable medical device that captures and transmits secure medical data between the patient, doctor and hospital.

The company also launched its comprehensive Internet of Things (IoT) platform at CES 2015 Wednesday:

According to the company’s press release, a scalable messaging system forms the foundation of the BlackBerry IoT Platform. The system serves as the message bus for additional platform modules by delivering reusable services including: BlackBerry's gold standard security; instantaneous data indexing and storage for reliable real-time intelligence; integrated analytics for data visualization; and fine-grained permissions that enable every action, message and data object to be validated.

"The BlackBerry IoT Platform is initially targeted at industries that manage highly mobile, high-value resources, including the shipping and automotive markets. The platform's asset tracking and connected car applications targeting those markets are just the first step in BlackBerry's broad and expanding IoT strategy. The BlackBerry IoT platform will also be extended into the smart energy sector and the healthcare field."

Blackberry recently traded at $10.60, down 0.19 percent.

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