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Johnson Controls Announces The Launch Of Openblue Digital Platform To Support Smart And Sustainable Buildings
Johnson Controls Announces The Launch Of Openblue Digital Platform To Support Smart And Sustainable Buildings

Johnson Controls, a global provider of smart and sustainable buildings, is launching OpenBlue - a complete suite of connected solutions and services that combine the Company’s 135 years of building expertise with cutting-edge technology. 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 by the Company’s industry renowned engineers and data scientists around the globe, to create 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. Artificial intelligence 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. Safety and sustainability The launch of OpenBlue reflects how we think buildings are evolving from inflexible assets to dynamic resources" “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 recognize 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.” Indoor air quality By combining traditionally separate systems, OpenBlue will enable the connection of every part of a building to create new possibilities for smarter, more efficient and sustainable spaces. OpenBlue customers will be able to: Respond with dynamic flexibility: OpenBlue will enable buildings to switch into different modes to address various critical situations. Modes can include management of building access, air flow, elevator movement, door locks, lighting, and open collaboration, as well as other environmental and safety settings. Deploy COVID-19 solutions: OpenBlue connects Johnson Controls products, technology and services to help customers get back to work as safely and efficiently as possible. These solutions and services include contact tracing, social distance monitoring, thermal cameras, clean air, touchless environments, compliance and reporting management, energy optimization, advanced safety monitoring and more. Select from tiered services for their needs: OpenBlue will contain a suite of tiered, AI-infused service solutions delivering advanced capabilities such as remote diagnostics, predictive maintenance, advanced risk assessments, compliance monitoring and more. Security at the center of the solutions: OpenBlue was designed with safety at its core and will enable customers to access secure by design solutions. Each of the OpenBlue offerings are developed with robust design protocols for security and privacy process. Increase energy savings and improve indoor air quality (IAQ): By connecting HVAC equipment with new data and AI, users of the platform can expect 20-60 percent cost savings by optimising the performance of the full HVAC system across energy costs and IAQ parameters. Traditional operational technology 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. Unique software capabilities Open refers to an optimistic future and the platform’s open architecture to enable products to work with various solutions" “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 color blue is core to Johnson Controls branding for the past 135 years and gives a nod to our strong heritage in the buildings space.” Open data platforms OpenBlue technology experts will lead proprietary ‘OpenBlue - Blueprint of the Future’ customer workshops, thought leadership webinars and insight sessions to help customers reimagine the possibilities of built environments and map out capabilities for spaces and places to power a unique customer mission. Johnson Controls partners with global Fortune 100 companies to bring together leading expertise with open data platforms, leading software applications and AI, core building systems and smart edge devices. The new technology ecosystem delivers new vision, while reimagining the future of workplaces, including hospitals, schools, stadiums, cities and more.

Johnson Controls Provides Solutions To Safeguard Patients, Staff And Visitors From COVID-19
Johnson Controls Provides Solutions To Safeguard Patients, Staff And Visitors From COVID-19

Since the inception, Johnson Controls has delivered products, services and solutions to keep the communities - safe, sustainable and healthy. As an “Essential Products, Services and Personnel Provider,” Johnson Controls says it will continue to support the mission during the current crisis and beyond. Committed to Healthcare Healthcare facilities are facing a large influx of patients, staff and visitors as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds. Johnson Controls can help immediately mobilize and staff, mitigate the impact, and increase safety. Specific solutions are: Healthcare overall solutions and capabilities. Healthcare security solutions. Healthcare fire solutions. Healthcare HVAC solutions. Healthcare facilities are facing a large influx of patients, staff and visitors as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds. Johnson Controls can help immediately mobilize and staff, mitigate the impact, and increase safety. Working together to lessen the impact of COVID-19 From setting up alternative care facilities for crisis response, to helping customers accelerate construction or address deferred maintenance issues in empty buildings. Johnson Controls teams are actively supporting customers and communities. Ready to Mobilize Johnson Controls’ experts can rapidly mobilize technical resources to help customers and communities meet their needs, protect staff, lessen the impact of the current issues, and get ahead of the crisis. Johnson Controls also offers financing options to help one preserve valuable cash and improve the safety of one's facility. Here are some ways Johnson Controls can help: Solutions and Capabilities for K-12. Solutions and Capabilities for Higher Education. Solutions and Capabilities for Public Housing. Solutions and Capabilities for State Government. Solutions and Capabilities for Cities and Municipalities. Solutions and Capabilities for Airports and Transportation.

Johnson Controls Announces The Launch Of LUX CS1 To Make The Benefits Of Smart Technology Accessible Than Ever Before
Johnson Controls Announces The Launch Of LUX CS1 To Make The Benefits Of Smart Technology Accessible Than Ever Before

Johnson Controls announced the latest addition to its suite of LUX Products: the LUX CS1 Smart Thermostat. When paired with the LUX App, the LUX CS1 provides a variety of easy-to-use features for effortless comfort, control and savings. At $99 MSRP, the Energy-Star certified LUX CS1 is priced well below comparable thermostat models to make the benefits of smart technology even more accessible for homeowners and building operators alike. “The LUX CS1 Smart Thermostat is all about accessibility. Its price point, approachable design and intuitive technology make it one of the most affordable, feature-packed smart thermostats on the market today,” said Rob Munin, General Manager, Thermostats and Sensors at Johnson Controls. Internet of Things For smart technology beginners, it’s the perfect gateway to connected comfort, control and savings" “The LUX CS1 perfectly marries traditional thermostat functionality such as large digits with advanced features including geofencing powered by the LUX App. For smart technology beginners, it’s the perfect gateway to connected comfort, control and savings.” LUX Products, a Johnson Controls brand, is an innovator in indoor comfort. From manual to smart thermostats, the company’s range of technology includes a wide variety of well-designed and feature appropriate thermostats for every setting and budget. The LUX CS1 brings a new level of affordability to the LUX thermostat line up and features these smart capabilities: Minimal set-up: Flexible installation using either a Power Wire, C-wire or LUX Power Bridge. Then, hook it up to Wi-Fi for a secure, reliable connection. Intuitive design: The simple interface features a straightforward display including large digits, backlighting and easy access to temperature and scheduling settings. Smart tech: Connects to the Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for hands free control and voice activation. It also works with IFTTT (If This Then That), enabling LUX CS1 users to create a unique Internet of Things (IOT) experience together with other mobile applications and devices. Smart app: Compatible with the LUX App to control temperature from anywhere, plus tap into geofencing and smart scheduling for greater energy and cost savings. Peace of mind: Custom alerts provide notifications about abnormal room temperature or filter replacement requirements. Extensive compatibility: Designed for a wide range of heating and cooling systems to fit within most homes and buildings. smart thermostat capabilities Users can download the LUX App from their smart phone to monitor and adjust the LUX CS1 from anywhere, at any time. The app is compatible with the entire suite of LUX smart thermostats including the LUX KONO and LUX GEO. This user-friendly app enhances smart thermostat capabilities thanks to these features: Always-on: Monitor and adjust the thermostat’s temperature and settings from anywhere for 24/7 comfort, control and peace of mind. Energy savings: Home and Away Aware geofencing monitors occupancy and automatically makes energy efficient adjustments. Cost savings: Smart scheduling, learning and adaptive tips and demand response programs - where available - provide potential savings. Multiple thermostat connectivity: Homeowners can connect up to 10 thermostats, and businesses can take advantage of unlimited connectivity within a single app. enhanced user interface Plus, users can look forward to the release of the new LUX App coming later this summer. The new app will feature an enhanced user interface including personalized settings and smart features for energy and cost savings. The LUX CS1 Smart Thermostat is available for purchase now at LuxProducts, BestBuy and local wholesalers. It will also be available soon at Amazon. Users can download the LUX App from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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