Management, field investigators and IT support staff at the ATSB will use BlackBerry(R) Z10 smartphones, with plans to deploy BlackBerry(R) Z30 smartphones to teams in November.
As an independent government agency, the ATSB conducts investigations of transport incidents and accidents. Investigation teams use email and BBM(TM) to communicate and collaborate, and record safety data by filling in forms and taking photos that are sent to the ATSB's database. IT and support teams conduct critical analysis and research to help identify causes of occurrences - used by the ATSB to improve safety and ultimately save lives.
"Being able to securely share real-time data from accident sites is crucial to our investigative role," said
"We chose BlackBerry 10 for its trusted security, ease of migration and cost-effectiveness, which has overall helped the ATSB realise significant savings. BlackBerry's devices and management platform are helping to make investigative processes timelier and more comprehensive, while finding cost efficiencies through seamless migration and deployment."
The migration to BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 is the latest development in a relationship between BlackBerry and the
"We see this latest iteration of Blackberry's mobility platform as an enabler of our own technology future, including plans to stream live video from investigations and if we choose to, support a broader range of device types within the organization," Martin added. "We need to be as agile as possible if we're to improve the safety of Australian transport. We look forward to working with Blackberry on solutions that will continue to enable our work and deliver a platform for future innovation."
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