MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2017) -  FogHorn Systems, a leading developer of edge analytics and machine learning software ("edge intelligence") for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized FogHorn with a 2017 CRN Tech Innovator Award. These annual awards honor standout hardware, software or services that have helped to move the IT industry forward. In compiling the 2017 Tech Innovator Award list, CRN editors evaluated 216 products across 32 technology categories using several criteria, including technological advancements, uniqueness of features and potential to help solution providers solve end users' IT challenges. FogHorn's Lightning ML platform took top honors in the Internet of Things category. 

FogHorn is leading the fundamental shift from cloud-based data processing, analytics and computing to on-premise, edge intelligence. By moving compute to the edge, actionable insights are generated in real-time on streaming data from IoT devices and sensors. This dramatically reduces cloud-related transport and hosting costs, cybersecurity risks and operational latencies.

According to Gartner's latest projections, more than 6 billion hours of worker productivity and $2.9 trillion of business value will be coming from AI by 2021. FogHorn's technological leadership in small footprint, machine learning at the edge can potentially increase a company's productivity and business value exponentially. It also makes the power of machine learning accessible to operational technologists, who can now create, test and run machine learning algorithms on real-time streaming data without prior programming experience. FogHorn has been further cemented as the leader in edge intelligence, including machine learning and advanced analytics at the edge, with this award announcement, spearheading IIoT innovation.

"Receiving the CRN 2017 Tech Innovator Award is a great honor and acknowledgement of our role as a champion for advancements in edge intelligence," said David C. King, CEO of FogHorn Systems. "Our team's approach to advanced analytics and machine learning at the edge is enabling systems integrators and IT resellers to deliver the innovation and productivity which is fast becoming the hallmark of Industrial IoT."

"The vendors and products on CRN's Tech Innovator list represent some of the most creative and forward-thinking achievements yet seen in the IT channel," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "We are honored to celebrate their ingenuity and the growth they are driving across the industry, from increased worker productivity and sales to expanded solutions for complex problems and trailblazing innovation."

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at

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About FogHorn Systems
FogHorn is a leading developer of "edge intelligence" software for industrial and commercial IoT application solutions. FogHorn's Lightning 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, oil and gas, power and water, transportation, renewable energy, mining and agriculture, as well as Smart Building, Smart City and connected vehicle applications. FogHorn was recently included in the "Cool Vendors in IoT Edge Computing, 2017" report by Gartner, Inc.

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