Johnson Controls | January 13, 2022
Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has completed the acquisition of FogHorn, the leading developer of Edge AI software for the industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.
"Value is increasingly being created by applying intelligence at the edge-device level to create real-time, secure, actionable insights. By pervasively integrating Foghorn's world class Edge AI throughout our OpenBlue solution portfolio, we are accelerating the pace towards our vision of smart, autonomous buildings that continuously learn, adapt and automatically respond to the needs of the environment and people."
Johnson Controls CTO Vijay Sankara
"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.
Sastry Malladi, who served as Chief Technology Officer at Foghorn, will join Johnson Controls, reporting to Sankaran as Vice President, OpenBlue Artificial Intelligence.
"We are thrilled to bring the Foghorn team and edge AI capabilities to Johnson Controls and OpenBlue," said Sastry Malladi, Foghorn's Chief Technology Officer. "By combining our respective strengths, Johnson Controls can make an even bigger impact on continuing to address some of the world's most pressing challenges of decarbonization, sustainability and energy efficiency, indoor air quality and smart, secure buildings."
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.
About Johnson Controls
At Johnson Controls we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. As the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, our mission is to reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, places and the planet.
With a history of more than 135 years of innovation, Johnson Controls delivers the blueprint of the future for industries such as healthcare, schools, data centers, airports, stadiums, manufacturing and beyond through its comprehensive digital offering OpenBlue. With a global team of 100,000 experts in more than 150 countries, Johnson Controls offers the world`s largest portfolio of building technology, software as well as service solutions with some of the most trusted names in the industry.
FogHorn is a leading developer of edge AI software for industrial and commercial IoT application solutions. FogHorn's software platform brings the power of advanced analytics and machine learning to the on-premises edge environment enabling a new class of applications for advanced monitoring and diagnostics, machine performance optimization, proactive maintenance, and operational intelligence use cases. FogHorn's technology is ideally suited 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.
Ayyeka | March 15, 2022
Ayyeka Inc. has a pioneering technology to transform smart cities from a futuristic promise to an everyday reality. The promise of smart cities--which leverages IoT technologies for digitalization of critical infrastructure—has been slow to materialize. Data quality and reliability are among the top impediments to smart cities and IoT deployments at large. Ayyeka's AI Data Curator solves this.
There are many moving parts to IoT projects, ranging from sensors through edge devices to cloud platforms, making it easy for things to go wrong. In large-scale IoT projects, it is not uncommon to have data quality and reliability issues that render the data useless. Whether it's gaps in the data, unstable readings, or the sensor is just stuck at a certain value--the user now has only two options: either clean the data or give up on it. Detecting, fixing, and overcoming those issues is a labor-intensive process. On large-scale IoT deployments, this is just not feasible and often delays or even fails the entire project.
Ayyeka has automated this process by harnessing the power of AI, delivering more reliable data, and saving enormous amounts of time and manual labor. At the click of a button, Ayyeka's AI Data Curator will detect, report, and automatically fix IoT sensor data for better decision outcomes and regulatory compliance.
In industries where decisions are anchored with data, that data must be solid. Yair Poleg, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Ayyeka, explained that "Data quality is often overlooked in the proof-of-concept (PoC) phase of IoT deployments, but it becomes a huge problem when scaling up from the PoC phase to full-size deployments. The AI Data Curator alleviates this pain point."
Ayyeka provides an end-to-end solution with the hardware, software, and artificial intelligence needed to create resilience in any type of infrastructure. Simple to launch, the plug-and-play solution is compatible with any sensor to deliver all essential data for each asset. Ayyeka's solution provides decision-makers with the visibility and situational awareness to convert data into insights and action.
SOFTWARE AND TOOLS
Anacle Systems Limited, Energy Market Authority | April 23, 2021
SINGAPORE, Apr 21, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Anacle Systems Limited ("Anacle") has been selected by the Singapore Energy Market Authority ("EMA") to develop and testbed Narrowband Internet-of-Things (NB-IoT) enabled advanced electricity meters. The future meters will be based on Anacle's leading edge Tesseract® series of hyper-smart meters.
This initiative is a collaboration between the EMA, Smart Nation and Digital Government Group (SNDGG) and utilities provider SP Group. The testbed will eventually be rolled out across 1.4 million consumer accounts (mainly households) in Singapore by 2024, as part of the national drive towards digitalization and greater efficiency.
Launched in 2017, the Tesseract® opens up a world of possibilities. An end product of many years of rigorous research and development, the Tesseract® is currently the world's most powerful edge device for electricity monitoring and analysis. It has more than 40 times more computing power than the next nearest device, FeRAM-based persistent memory that is more than 6 million times more durable than traditional EEPROM-based memory, 10GB in-device storage, built-in digital signal processing and data encryption capabilities, as well as supporting both Linux and Android operating systems, opening up infinite possibilities for applications.
"This is a huge step towards Singapore's sustainability goal as more businesses and households are now able to take charge of their own energy use. By providing consumers with detailed analysis of their energy consumption patterns, they will be able to save energy more effectively and contribute to the national sustainability efforts," said Mr Alex Lau, CEO of Anacle Systems Limited.
The Tesseract® hyper-smart meter is familiar to many, especially to the residents of Teck Ghee, Ang Mo Kio. In late 2019, the Tesseract® was installed at 1,450 household units as part of the Housing Development Board (HDB)'s Smart Green Homes Initiative program. Besides receiving the Tesseract® hyper-smart meter, residents were equipped with a smart home mobile application and three smart plugs, with which they can use to monitor their household consumption and remotely turn on and off the smart plugs.
With the limitless capabilities of the Tesseract®, businesses and households in Singapore can look forward to reap greater benefits from the consumption data that they obtain. The Tesseract® hyper-smart meter will continue to empower and bring about greater energy efficiency to the Singapore nation.
About the Energy Market Authority
The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry. The main goals of EMA are to ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore. For more information, please visit https://www.ema.gov.sg/
About Anacle Systems Limited
Anacle is a leading provider of asset and property management software, as well as smart utilities management systems. Headquartered in Singapore with research centers in Pune, India and Hangzhou, China, we are accredited by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) under the Accreditation@SG Digital program which provides an independent and rigorous third-party evaluation of the company's core capabilities such as product functionality, financial management, and operations. The accreditation affirms the quality, business sustainability and scalability of our products. For more information about Anacle, please visit https://www.anacle.com.
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CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
RAKwireless | April 07, 2022
RAKwireless, a pioneer in LPWA end-to-end solutions and IoT technology, has announced the annual Spring Launch Event. Each year, RAK showcases new innovations prepared for the IoT world. This year's slogan is "Empowering the Innovators: Making IoT Your Own."
"We envision these new IoT offerings will empower builders from around the world to think creatively." said Carl Rowan, Technical Documentation Lead at RAKwireless. "Whether starting with a prototype or adding to a final product, the newest launch opens opportunities for IoT enthusiasts and burgeoning engineers to create, tinker and invent more seamlessly. We see the new line as a way to further support our builder community to learn, build and evolve to solve the problems of tomorrow."
Improvements to inspire innovators:
RUI3 – RAK Unified Interface V3 helps streamline and simplify software development, hardware control, and 3rd party library integration. This single, unified platform utilizes some of the most powerful IDEs like Arduino and Visual Studio to support product development.
WisDM – Advanced features are being released to best support efficient fleet management. New functionalities like Network connection management, MultiWAN monitoring, and Firmware over the air have been introduced. Allowing better control over your network infrastructure.
WisGateOS 2 – The firmware that will take our commercial gateways to the next level. With an entirely new look, accommodation of the latest security updates, and exciting new functionalities to come.
A roundup of the newest additions to RAKwireless' portfolio:
WisToolBox – RAK's latest device configuration tool, available in both mobile and desktop versions for easy, user-friendly access to your RAK end devices.
Battery Plus (RAK9155) – A gateway powering solution, incorporating a solar charging system and status monitoring feature that works with WisGate Edge Pro, rendering the gateway perfect for off-grid deployments.
WisBlock – A growing selection of modules for your IoT solutions:
RAK12001 Fingerprint Sensor – Supporting both fingerprint enrollment and matching.
RAK12021 RGB Sensor – Can detect surface color by using red, green, blue, and white light-sensing capabilities.
RAK12025 Gyroscope Sensor – Detecting rotational movements in X, Y, and Z directions.
RAK12028/RAK12031 Through Beam Fork Sensor - Light-based sensor to measure motor speed.
RAK12029 Inductive Sensor – Module that can detect the proximity of metal objects.
RAK13009 QWIIC Interface – Used to connect SparkFun QWIIC and Adafruit STEMMA QT breakout boards without occupying the IO slot.
RAK13800 Ethernet Interface – Adding wired Ethernet communication to the WisBlock platform.
RAK14007/RAK14013 Joystick Interface – By combining a joystick and buttons, this module is a Human-Machine Interface (HMI) suitable for many solutions.
RAK14008 Gesture Sensor – Gesture recognition sensor can detect 9 human hand gestures.
RAK14012 RGB LED Matrix - Intuitive light matrix that can be used to build visual panels that can provide information, warnings, or even a digital clock.
RAK19001 Dual IO Base Board – With 2 IO slots for large modules and 6 sensor slots for sensors, GNSS modules, and similar, this baseboard allows for more complex applications than before.
RAK19007 Base Board 2nd Gen – The 2nd generation of the WisBlock Base Board RAK5005-O but with several improvements.
RAK3172-SiP – Low-Power Long Range Transceiver System-in-a-Package (SiP) based on a STM32WLE5CC chip
RAK4630 Stamp Module – The module introduces an AT command interface for setup of LoRa/LoRaWAN credentials and supports custom firmware development with RUI3.
RAK3272-SiP Breakout Board – It makes it easy to evaluate the power of the RAK3172-SiP module by giving access to all pins.
RAKwireless is a multinational technology company established in June 2014, headquartered in Shenzhen. RAK is changing the IoT landscape by eliminating design complexity and accelerating time-to-market for underserved and emerging markets, including open-source and industrial communities. Creating easy-to-deploy solutions and modular IoT products, RAKwireless is working to grow a community of system integrators, IoT solution providers, and tech enthusiasts who are passionate about taking IoT solutions further than ever before.