BlackBerry to buy crisis-communications software firm AtHoc

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Waterloo | Published: July 23, 2015 12:52:45 PM

BlackBerry says the deal announced today will enable AtHoc to expand globally.

blackberry AtHoc dealBlackBerry Ltd has signed a deal to buy California-based software company AtHoc. (Reuters)

BlackBerry Ltd has signed a deal to buy California-based software company AtHoc, which develops emergency alert systems for government agencies, military bodies, and other organisations.

Financial terms of the deal were not released. BlackBerry said Wednesday that the AtHoc platform will be integrated with its enterprise portfolio.

AtHoc helps organisations and people to connect and share information in times of crisis.

Its clients include the US departments of defense and homeland security as well as public and private enterprises. BlackBerry says the deal announced today will enable AtHoc to expand globally.

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