WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 1, 2013) - BlackBerry® (BBRY)(BB.TO) today announced that MAKO Surgical Corporation (MAKO) has chosen BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 as their single enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution because it provides the highest level of control required to handle all the mobile data requirements and security issues unique to the medical device manufacturing environment.
"MAKO Surgical Corp. is committed to the new BlackBerry 10 platform and we're very impressed with the unique enterprise benefits the platform brings to our organization," said Ernie Wittyngham, Senior Director of Information Technology at MAKO Surgical. "Having secure and reliable support provided by BlackBerry makes sense as BlackBerry is a trusted partner and has been for a long time."
Founded in 2004, MAKO Surgical Corp. is an innovative medical device company that markets both its RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System and proprietary RESTORIS® family of implants to surgeons for a procedure called MAKOplasty® knee resurfacing and total hip arthroplasty. The MAKOplasty® solution is comprised of technologies enabled by an intellectual property portfolio including more than 300 U.S. and foreign owned and licensed patents and patent applications. MAKO Surgical markets to hospitals and surgeons in the U.S. and Europe through a direct sales force and independent orthopedic product agents and distributors.
MAKO Surgical Corp. already has BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 set up in their environment. "Technology is moving fast, and we needed a solution that could manage our complex fleet of devices and operating systems through a single platform and management console. We're confident that our investment in BlackBerry 10 is the best technical solution for our mobile workforce," commented Mr. Wittyngham.
Multiple operating systems and personal use on corporate devices is increasingly common in today's workplace. MAKO Surgical chose to capitalize on the easy user experience of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, which complements their existing mobile investments, without compromising security.
"Many of the world's top healthcare organizations are upgrading to BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 due to the rich capabilities to manage complex multi-device environments," said Taher Behbehani, Head of Enterprise Verticals at BlackBerry. "As an enterprise mobility management solution, BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 provides the capability to manage and secure BlackBerry 10 smartphones, as well as iOS® and Android™ devices, and companies like MAKO Surgical can trust it to keep their enterprise data safe and secure."
BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 builds on more than a decade of enterprise mobility management expertise and BlackBerry is the most widely deployed mobility solution in enterprises today. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 offers enterprise mobility management, mobile application management and secure mobile connectivity, and delivers a cost-efficient and reliable solution for business customers and government agencies.
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