“Giving app developers direct access to data from Redwood’s open and proven building intelligence platform has led to state-of-the-art workplace solutions,” said Kevin St. Cyr, senior vice president of Enterprise Solutions, CommScope. “You know your platform has value when innovation happens on top of it and results in significant real estate savings and improvements in worker productivity.”
CommScope is introducing its Redwood® building
intelligence Application (app) Marketplace and developer program to provide
customers with enhanced office space planning, conference room/desk booking and
lighting/HVAC management applications.
The app developer program
provides access to real-time, detailed building sensor data covering occupancy,
temperature, power consumption and lighting level data points across the
facility. An application provider can then turn this data into visual,
actionable information for customers looking to maximize their intelligent
The App Marketplace offers
Redwood customers a collection of all the compatible building applications that
are enhanced with the Redwood sensor data and supported by the Redwood
Access to actual, measured usage
data from a vast network of Redwood sensors within a building helps answer
common questions about usage. Does an organization have enough conference
rooms? Do organizations have the right ratio of workers to unassigned desk
spaces? Is the new design change working? How is the furniture being used?
Customers can now get access to concrete data that provides answers to these
The Redwood platform
automatically feeds building occupancy sensor data into
compatible building management systems or cloud-based tools. This enables
end-users to find available desks and conference rooms in real time while
providing real estate leaders with insights into space utilization and optimal
space design. Integrated building
systems can also provide the capability to automatically shut off
energy-consuming assets, such as lights and HVAC, when not needed.
What Redwood app developers are
saying about the developer program:
specialized in the workplace optimization field for nearly 10 years and I can
tell you that the Redwood platform is strategic to us as it provides an
extremely detailed and valuable set of data in real time. Working with
CommScope improves our ability to visualize space utilization in order to
maximize real estate cost savings for our clients.” –Stephen Macnee, chief
executive officer of Serraview.
occupancy data from Redwood’s building intelligence platform into our
cloud-based meeting room management system automatically validates attendance
for scheduled meetings. The app can now
release rooms if meetings end early or never happen. This creates additional
conference room availability, which is always at a premium, and a significant
expense for most organizations.” –Shaun
Ritchie, chief executive officer of EventBoard.
to Redwood sensor data has allowed us to expand into new areas such as real
time dashboards for occupancy, security and temperature heat maps. These tools
enable our clients to find available meeting spaces, pinpoint breaches of
security, out-of-range temperatures and provide occupancy-based HVAC
control.”–Ian Crockford, managing director of Data Techniques.
application developers receive a new software developer’s kit, placement in a
new online application marketplace and targeted promotion to Redwood’s customer
base. The software developer’s kit also includes access to Redwood’s building
intelligence platform through a development server with test data and access to
a new application program interface that has enhanced sensor data elements.
“Giving app developers direct
access to data from Redwood’s open and proven building intelligence platform
has led to state-of-the-art workplace solutions,” said Kevin St. Cyr, senior vice president of Enterprise Solutions, CommScope. “You know
your platform has value when innovation happens on top of it and results in
significant real estate savings and improvements in worker productivity.”
Developers can sign up for the
app developer program, find a listing of current applications and other
developers at the Redwood building intelligence App Marketplace.
CommScope will demonstrate the
Redwood technology and current app developer offerings at the CoreNet Global Summit in Los
Angeles at booth #928, October 18-20, 2015.
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Our talented and experienced global team is driven to help customers increase
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