Johnson Controls Wins “IoT Partner Ecosystem of the Year” in 2021 IoT Breakthrough Award Program

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Annual IoT Breakthrough Awards Program Recognizes Standout Internet-of-Things Companies and Products

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“A true ‘breakthrough’ IoT solution requires the work of several partners, and Johnson Controls continues to partner, co-innovate and invest with major companies in digital innovation and the broader industry”

IoT Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market, today announced that Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has been selected as the winner of the “IoT Partner Ecosystem of the Year” award in the 5th annual IoT Breakthrough Awards program. The company was honored for its OpenBlue digital platform and extensive work implementing a network of OpenBlue Innovation Centers around the world. In 2020, Johnson Controls won the coveted IoT Breakthrough “Overall IoT Company of the Year” award and in 2019, Johnson Controls won “IoT Innovator of the Year”.

The mission of the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is to recognize the innovators, leaders and visionaries from around the globe in a range of IoT categories, including Industrial and Enterprise IoT, Smart City technology, Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car, and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,850 nominations from companies all over the world.

“A true ‘breakthrough’ IoT solution requires the work of several partners, and Johnson Controls continues to partner, co-innovate and invest with major companies in digital innovation and the broader industry,” said James Johnson, managing director at IoT Breakthrough. “The company’s commitment to spearhead the creation and adoption of disruptive solutions for the built environment through its OpenBlue platform is moving full steam ahead, and we want to congratulate them again this year on winning an IoT Breakthrough Award.”

Johnson Controls OpenBlue Healthy Buildings integrated technology solutions breaks the traditional conflict of cost versus sustainability and delivers critical outcomes for healthy, smart places and experiences. Johnson Controls has developed a network of OpenBlue global innovation centers designed to accelerate the reinvention of urban living, with significant investments targeted at digital innovation. These nine digital innovation centers, based in Cork (Ireland), Milwaukee, Boca Raton, Cranston and Birmingham (USA), Wuxi (China), Pune (India), San José (Costa Rica) and Singapore pioneer, together with major partners that include the National University of Singapore and Microsoft, new technologies for safety and sustainability in connected spaces.

The centers are built on the Company's new suite of connected solutions, known as OpenBlue, a complete suite of connected solutions and services that combine Johnson Controls’ 135 years of building expertise with cutting-edge digital technology. When integrated with Johnson Controls core building systems and enhanced by ecosystem partners, OpenBlue connects what have traditionally been separate systems to create new capabilities for safer, more agile and sustainable space usages.

"Our growing network of OpenBlue digital innovation centers are all designed to accelerate the reinvention of the building landscape, unifying all aspects of an intelligent building to deliver healthy people, healthy places and a healthy planet " said Mike Ellis, executive vice president and chief customer & digital officer at Johnson Controls. "We are confident that our focus of co-innovating cutting-edge digital and connected technologies through our innovation centers and OpenBlue will spark ‘breakthrough’ innovation and true differentiation for our customers, and we are thrilled to see this recognition by IoT Breakthrough.”

In September of 2020, Johnson Controls opened its latest OpenBlue innovation center in Singapore, located within the School of Design and Environment (SDE) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The center is a living laboratory for a new breed of customizable, contact-free applications built on OpenBlue. OpenBlue Innovation centers are all designed to accelerate the reinvention of the building landscape, creating dynamic smart facilities that help businesses meet their sustainability commitments, while delivering healthy people, healthy places and a healthy planet.

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About IoT Breakthrough:
Part of the Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in Internet-of-Things technologies, services, companies and products. The IoT Breakthrough Awards program provides a forum for public recognition around the achievements of IoT companies and products in categories including Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car, Industrial IoT (IIoT) and Smart City, Consumer IoT and more. For more information visit IoTBreakthrough.com.

About Johnson Controls:
At Johnson Controls, we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. From optimizing building performance to improving safety and enhancing comfort, we drive the outcomes that matter most. We deliver our promise in industries such as healthcare, education, data centers and manufacturing. With a global team of 100,000 experts in more than 150 countries and over 130 years of innovation, we are the power behind our customers' mission. Our leading portfolio of building technology and solutions includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, YORK®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, Penn®, Sabroe®, Simplex®, Ansul® and Grinnell®. For more information, visit johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

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