CommScope and Redwood Systems have formed a partnership through which Redwood's building-performance lighting system is part of CommScope's Intelligent Building Infrastructure Solution (IBIS) platform. Redwood's platform runs over low-voltage networking infrastructure. It deploys a fine grain sensor network that measures temperature, occupancy and light levels. Data from Redwood's network is available to facility professionals and can be integrated with building automation systems to positively impact areas such as heating, cooling and security, CommScope notes.
When the partnership between the two companies was announced, CommScope's senior vice president of enterprise solutions, Morgan Kurk, stated, "Information technology in buildings does not only refer to PCs and telephones. It also includes a building's automation system. With lighting accounting for as much as 35 percent 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."
Customers interested in the Redwood system can contact Redwood, CommScope or one of CommScope's BusinessPartners as a first step. "Our teams will help connect the right BusinessPartner or Redwood representative for a follow-up consultation," explained Joe Depa, corporate communications manager with CommScope. "The Redwood system can be integrated into our IBIS through our BusinessPartners network."
Redwood's chief executive officer Dave Leonard said the collaboration with CommScope "will help accelerate our goal of making building-performance lighting a reality for customers. 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."