MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Feb 3, 2017 – FogHorn Systems, a leading developer of edge analytics and machine learning (ML) software for industrial and commercial internet of things (IoT) applications, announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Yokogawa Electric Corp. to develop and promote the use of “fog computing” solutions for IIoT. Yokogawa also made news last July for its investment in FogHorn’s series A round of funding.
Fog computing is a technology designed to dramatically reduce latency and bandwidth usage by processing massive amounts of machine and sensor data close to its source in the field and sending only essential data to the cloud for centralized processing. This technology is expected to lead to several new IoT applications for Yokogawa.
As technology partners, FogHorn and Yokogawa will showcase a joint fog computing demonstration and participate in speaking events, including an OpenFog Workshop panel at the IoT Evolution Expo in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, February 7-10.
“FogHorn’s expertise in the Industrial Internet of Things segment combined with their outstanding portfolio of fog computing technology will allow us to accelerate our development of services,” said Tsuyoshi Abe, a Yokogawa vice president and head of the company’s Marketing Headquarters.
FogHorn released its IIoT software platform FogHorn Lightning in September 2016 and more recently received recognition as a leading IoT startup by leading technology publications including CRN, HPE Matter, and Appcessories.
“Yokogawa has been strongly supportive both as an investor and as a leading industrial solutions partner,” said FogHorn CEO David C. King. “We look forward to integrating FogHorn’s breakthrough edge analytics and machine learning technology directly into Yokogawa’s industry-leading sensing and control solutions.”
Yokogawa’s global network of 114 companies spans 59 countries. Founded in 1915, the US$3.7 billion company engages in cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa is active in the industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, and aviation other businesses segments. The IA segment plays a vital role in a wide range of industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, and food.
For more information about Yokogawa, please visit http://www.yokogawa.com.
About FogHorn Systems
FogHorn is a leading developer of “edge intelligence” software for industrial and commercial IoT application solutions. FogHorn’s software platform brings the power of advanced analytics and machine learning to the on-premise 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.