BlackBerry Expands Embedded Software Delivery With New Partner Program
New Delhi: BlackBerry Limited announced the addition of a new specialized Value-Added Integrator (VAI) program that will build a worldwide network of experts trained on BlackBerry QNX and Certicom technologies. The VAI program allows partners to deliver integration services and build upon BlackBerry’s embedded technologies to design and develop secure, mission-critical solutions – ultimately accelerating product time to market.
“The explosion of unsecured Internet of Things devices and embedded systems has presented a tremendous opportunity for security and software solutions. As such, we are experiencing strong demand for BlackBerry QNX embedded software and Certicom Elliptical Curve Cryptography -based security solutions,” said John Wall, senior vice president and head of BlackBerry QNX.
“Our new VAI program will enable us to reach broader markets and expand our channels of distribution for a wider range of embedded applications that demand highly reliable and secure software solutions.”
BlackBerry is increasingly looking at Asian markets, particularly India for growth. For example, last month, the Canadian major announced an agreement to license its software and services used in the production of secure BlackBerry Android smartphones in Asian markets such as India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. As per BlackBerry’s agreement with India’s telecom firm Optiemus Infracom, BlackBerry will license its security and software services to Optiemus that in turn will design, manufacture, sell, promote and provide customer support for BlackBerry-branded mobile devices
VAI partners will provide support for technologies and services including BlackBerry’s QNX Neutrino Realtime OS, QNX Momentics Tool Suite, QNX Hypervisor, QNX SDK for Apps & Media, QNX Wireless Framework, QNX OS for Safety, QNX OS for Medical, Certicom Toolkits, Certicom Managed Public Key Infrastructure and Certicom Asset Management System. Applications include automotive systems, medical surgical robots, smart grids, train control systems and industrial automation.