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10/08/2020

Johnson Controls launches complete suite of connected solutions

Cork, Ireland

Johnson Controls has launched Openblue - a complete suite of connected solutions and services. This open digital platform, when integrated with Johnson Controls core building systems and enhanced by Fortune 100 technology partners, will make shared spaces safer, more agile and more sustainable.

Johnson Controls Openblue is the culmination of years of research and development aimed at creating the 'blueprint for the future' to guide smart, sustainable buildings. The new suite of connected solutions enables previously unimaginable occupant experiences, respectful safety and security, and impactful sustainability, driven by cutting-edge connected technology.

Connectivity is critical to achieve this goal: building systems must work together and communicate to be effective. Openblue was designed with agility, flexibility and scalability in mind, to enable buildings to become dynamic spaces. In leveraging the Openblue platform, customers will be able to manage operations more systemically, delivering buildings that have memory, intelligence and unique identity. The platform infuses the Openblue suite of solutions and services with award-winning artificial intelligence (AI), combining data from both inside and outside of buildings.

"How we interact with our environments and how buildings and shared spaces are managed for safety and sustainability is top of mind everywhere, and now more than ever we recognise how complex these systems are. Johnson Controls has been making buildings efficient and safe for 135 years, and this year, our obligation to deliver comprehensive, best in class solutions to our customers has never been more important," said George Oliver, chairman and CEO, Johnson Controls. "The launch of Openblue reflects how we think buildings are evolving from inflexible assets to dynamic resources. As a result, this is a critical element of our business strategy, enabling us to lead customers around the world to the solutions and services required to transform their spaces for the future."

Johnson Controls OpenBlue platform brings together traditional operational technology, existing IT systems and cloud applications infused with AI and cutting-edge technology such as digital twins, enabling insight, integration and collaboration. OpenBlue will enable operating technologies to seamlessly communicate and integrate across a broad range of systems.

"Connectivity is the key to making buildings work harder for us," said Mike Ellis, executive vice president, chief customer and digital officer, Johnson Controls. "This new suite of solutions will enable previously unimaginable outcomes for our customers by connecting buildings to unique software capabilities, providing insight to deliver high customer value. We are partnering with a number of leading technology companies and thought leaders in various sectors to roll-out tailored solutions in the coming months."

"The launch of Openblue is a radical approach to dynamic spaces," said Phil Clement, vice president and chief marketing officer, Johnson Controls. "The brand identity was created with a number of factors in mind: Open refers to an optimistic future and the platform's open architecture to enable products to work with various solutions. The colour blue is core to Johnson Controls branding for the past 135 years and gives a nod to our strong heritage in the buildings space."


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