Johnson Controls

Smart Buildings

Johnson Controls Considers Move to Divest Non-Commercial HVAC Businesses

January 31st, 2024
Smart Buildings

10 Notable Workplace Technology Acquisitions in 2023

January 22nd, 2024
Semiconductor Smart Building Partnerships
Smart Buildings

Semiconductor Partnerships Signal Growing Maturity of Smart Building Market

“It was not so very long ago that people thought semiconductors were part-time orchestra leaders and that microchips were very small snack foods,” said US politician Geraldine Ferraro in the 1980s about a technology that has gone on to revolutionize the world. Semiconductors are so essential for the creation of computers, phones, vehicles, and almost […]

Smart Buildings

Johnson Controls Buildings Business & 2023 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Johnson Controls business, based on their 12th December Q4 earnings release, conference call, investor presentation and 10K, reporting financials year ending 30th September 2023. Johnson Controls International plc (JCI), headquartered in Cork, Ireland, is a pure-play smart buildings player, serving a wide range of customers in more than […]

Integrated Access Control
Security

Unlocking New Use Cases with Integrated Access Control

Modern technology is increasingly blurring the lines between physical and digital worlds. This shift is most noticeable in the emergence of cyber-physical systems that can interact with both real world and digital realms. In smart buildings, this transformation is represented by the convergence of Information Technology (IT), Operational Technology (OT), and cybersecurity. This triad is […]

Eptura Company
Smart Buildings

Eptura Workplace Technology and Software Business Examined

The unification of Archibus, SpaceIQ, Serraview, and iOffice to form Eptura in October 2022 was one of the major mergers in the global integrated workplace management (IWMS) sector. This Research Note examines the business, one year on. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and with large regional offices in London, UK and Melbourne, Australia, Eptura was created […]

Trane Nuvolo Workplace Management Acquisition
Smart Buildings

Trane Augments Integrated Workplace Management Portfolio with Acquisition of Nuvolo

This Research Note examines what’s behind the bolt-on acquisition of Nuvolo, the workplace management software company announced this week by Trane Technologies, the US HVAC equipment firm. Trane is considered to be a competitive second-tier supplier in the world building controls market, behind Siemens, Honeywell, Johnson Controls and Schneider Electric. In a move which emulates […]

Edge-to-Cloud Smart Autonomous Buildings
Smart Buildings

Edge-to-Cloud Platforms for Smart Buildings Gain Investment

In this Research Note, we examine recent investments by building automation players and IT vendors in startups developing edge-to-cloud platforms, which are regarded as critical technology for smart autonomous buildings. In January 2022, Johnson Controls completed the acquisition of FogHorn, a developer of edge-to-cloud AI software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. […]

Evolv Weapon Detection
Security

Evolv Technology Weapons Detection Business & Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Evolv Technology, a U.S. provider of AI-based weapons detection for security screening. This article covers the firm’s development, 2022 financials, vertical market approach and growth strategy. It is based on Evolv’s 2023 Analyst Day Presentations, Q4 Earnings Deck, 2022 10K Report and our analysis. The Boston, Massachusetts startup has […]

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