BlackBerry has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire AtHoc,a crisis-communications solutions provider.

AtHoc’s software platform enables people, devices and organizations exchange critical information in real time. The platform will now be integrated with BlackBerry’s enterprise portfolio in a bid to provide customers new capabilities for secure mission-critical business communication and collaboration.

The acquisition will also allow AtHoc expand globally and increase scale and allow it deploy new applications for secure mass communication.

“BlackBerry is making strategic investments in security, privacy and the Internet of Things, and acquiring AtHoc will enable us to provide a holistic, end-to-end approach to communications,” said John Chen, BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO.

The terms of the agreement was not made public. What’s clear is that the transaction will be completed in BlackBerry’s 2016 fiscal third quarter.


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