Press Release: RIM Announces Wireless Achievement Award Recipients

 

Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the recipients of this year’s Wireless Achievement Awards at BlackBerry® World™ 2011.

The Wireless Achievement Awards are presented to customers who are doing business in new and innovative ways with BlackBerry products and services. These customers have mobilized corporate systems to help increase performance, impact the bottom line and simplify life for their employees.

A list of all finalists follows below, along with a brief summary of information and results provided by each award recipient. The awards fall into four categories: Attendee Choice, Business Impact, Innovation In Private Sector, and Innovation In Public Sector.

Attendee Choice Award
New this year at BlackBerry World is the Attendee Choice Award.  This award allowed BlackBerry World attendees to vote for one of the three finalists representing applications developed by a business for its customers.

Winner: The Delta mobile app has been designed to provide Delta air line travelers with a faster, more informed travel experience. Designed to make flying with Delta Air Lines even more convenient, travelers can see their SkyMiles balance and status, look-up flight schedules, complete mobile check-in, save and use e-boarding passes, track flights and view upcoming trips. With the BlackBerry® Push Service, customers get near real-time notifications, such as flight schedule and gate changes along with the capability to re-book a cancelled or delayed flight – all from within the app. The app also cleverly uses the BlackBerry smartphone camera to setup a parking reminder to help when returning from a trip. The Delta app was built in partnership with Kony Solutions.

Finalists:

  • CIBC
  • Sherwin-Williams


Business Impact
This award recognizes organizations that have deployed a wireless solution that has made a significant impact to their business.

Winner: Chiesi Farmaceutici — Chiesi Farmaceutici S.P.A. is an Italian pharmaceutical company. To show the efficacy of aspecific drug for the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chiesi began a clinical trial involving 2,000 patients in 19 countries. Working with TechMobile, a BlackBerry® Alliance Program member, Chiesi developed a BlackBerry® application that is designed to let trial patients securely submit a daily health questionnaire about their symptoms. Data is collected automatically by a central system. Chiesi choose the BlackBerry® solution because of its security features. The trial is achieving a 94% patient compliance rate and saved Chiesi €5 million verses the traditional paper process. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hydR0MEu7q8

Finalists:

  • Carmedic
  • USG People

Innovation In Private Sector
This award recognizes organizations that have used wireless solutions in innovative ways in healthcare, public safety and government.

Winner: UPMC — UPMC is a global health enterprise headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with approximately 50,000 employees and 400 outpatient sites. UPMC deployed BlackBerry® smartphones with SmartRoom technology to nurses, transporters and clinicians at UPMC Mercy, one of its 20 hospitals. The SmartRoom pulls data from the electronic medical record (EMR) to display patient room assignments, tasks and vital patient information on screens at the nurses’ stations and now on the BlackBerry smartphone. In the hospital unit where the pilot took place, health care providers have improved call-response time, reduced time looking for people or information and reduced the noise levels in and around patient rooms. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq7IiUiea8s

Finalists:

  • Emirates Group
  • LILA Asturias

Innovation In Public Sector
This award recognizes organizations that have deployed new, innovative wireless solutions to drive business productivity.

Winner: Chatham-Kent Police Service — Chatham-Kent Police Service (CKPS) is responsible for an area spanning 2,400 sq km in southwestern Ontario, Canada. They use a two-factor authentication system, with a BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader and SafeNet® Smart Card technology. The solution passed extensive threat and risk assessments before receiving approval from the Ontario Police Technology Information Cooperative (OPTIC). Confident they had a secure solution, BlackBerry® smartphones were rolled out with a suite of applications including Niche-RMS (access to criminal record and transportation databases), MPATracking (dispatch monitoring of officers’ locations), MPABeatBlog (daily briefing tool), and MPADictation (for officers to capture notes and data while on site).  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4bt6IyR97Y

Finalists:

  • Mississippi Department of Transportation
  • University Hospitals Birmingham

For more information on the Wireless Achievement Awards program, please visit http://www.blackberryworld.com/waa

About Research In Motion
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.

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