Johnson Controls acquires Edge AI Provider FogHorn, expanding leadership in Smart and Autonomous Buildings

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ByChantal Polsonetti
Acquisition or Partnership

Johnson Controls has completed the acquisition of Edge AI software developer FogHorn.  The acquisition is intended to accelerate Johnson Controls' innovation and vision for Smart Autonomous Buildings by Smart Autonomous Buildingspervasively integrating Foghorn's Edge AI platform with the Johnson Controls OpenBlue environment.

As the number of sensors and amount of data in buildings continues to grow exponentially, the value of processing data and applying intelligence at the edge, without having to send data to the cloud, becomes increasingly pronounced.  The Foghorn Edge AI platform brings intelligence to the source of data inside the building, enabling secure, real-time machine learning driven solutions that address the challenges of sustainability, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and smart, secure buildings.

Johnson Controls serves industries such as healthcare, schools, data centers, airports, stadiums, manufacturing and beyond through its digital OpenBlue offering.  FogHorn's technology is designed for OEMs, systems integrators and end customers in manufacturing, power and water, oil and gas, renewable energy, mining, transportation, healthcare, retail, as well as smart grid, smart city, smart building, and connected vehicle applications.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. FogHorn's technical team will be integrated into the OpenBlue Solutions organization. FogHorn's headquarters in Sunnyvale, California will function as an 'AI Hub' for Johnson Controls.



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