CommScope collaboration with Redwood Systems incorporates lighting into its Intelligent Building Infrastructure Platform
CommScope has teamed up with Redwood Systems to integrate building performance lighting into its Intelligent Building Infrastructure Solution platform.Redwood runs its platform over a low voltage networking infrastructure and deploys a fine grain sensor network that measures temperature, occupancy and light levels – an approach believed to be unique in the lighting industry. All of the data from the Redwood network is made available to facility professionals and can be seamlessly integrated with building automation systems to positively impact areas such as heating, cooling and security.
‘Information technology in buildings does not only refer to PCs and telephones,’ said Morgan Kurk, senior vice president, Enterprise Solutions, CommScope. ‘It also includes a building’s automation system. With lighting accounting for as much as 35 per cent of the energy used in commercial buildings, stringent building codes are now requiring greater energy efficiency from lighting systems. The Redwood platform’s ability to run over structured cabling and integrate with building automation systems made them a natural fit as CommScope’s lighting provider of choice.
‘By integrating Redwood’s platform with CommScope’s Intelligent Building Infrastructure Solution, facility managers can now deploy a complete intelligent platform that operates many different aspects of their buildings, including LED lighting that will also assist in reducing energy cost from lighting by an average of 75 per cent.’
Dave Leonard, CEO, Redwood Systems, said, ‘Redwood’s collaboration with CommScope will help accelerate our goal of making building performance lighting a reality for customers. CommScope is an established global leader in intelligent building infrastructure with an impressive roster of Fortune 500 customers and an extensive business partner network.
‘By combining our proven technology with CommScope’s leading infrastructure solutions and network of experts, we can together provide customers with cutting edge energy efficiency and building intelligence applications, as well as the confidence that they will be deployed in the optimal way.’