Redwood Systems, a CommScope
company providing intelligent building-performance lighting, has
released its next generation Gen-3 platform for commercial properties.
This intelligent platform delivers dynamic, real-time building
intelligence within a cost-effective lighting solution. Both facilities
and data centers can gain immediate energy savings and improve
operational efficiency around building performance.
LED (light emitting diode) lights powered and controlled by this
advanced Redwood platform are competitively priced with other commercial
lighting systems. The new Gen-3 platform includes a new Engine-3, new
environmental sensors and a director to centrally store available
building data. In addition to energy savings from lighting, Redwood’s
platform provides customers with intelligent data on space utilization
and temperature across commercial offices, data centers and schools.
Facility managers and property owners use this data to make more
informed, cost-effective decisions for lighting, heating and cooling, as
well as strategic real estate portfolio plans.
A software upgrade to a cloud-based data warehouse is in development.
This will give facilities managers and data analytics firms the ability
to analyze real-time and historic data across multiple campus locations.
The new Redwood Engine-3 delivers the optimal amount of power to an LED
fixture and simplifies in-field installation. With 70 percent more power
per channel than the previous model, one engine can power and control
significantly more lighting. New RJ45 input ports on the engine’s front
panel enables standard category cable to be quickly connected and
provide power, control and communications with lighting fixtures and
sensors. Additionally, the new architecture will be able to support two
LED fixtures on a single CommScope Category-6 cable, further reducing
the installed cost. These optimizations make the Gen-3 solution a cost
effective, superior choice to traditional fluorescent technology.
“While big data has taken the IT industry by storm, the ability to act
on this explosion of information can transform almost any industry,”
said Kevin St. Cyr, senior vice president of Enterprise Solutions,
CommScope. “This is especially true with commercial properties that use
sensors to collect data on energy and operational information. But
without a robust analytics function to make sense of the data and turn
it into something applicable, it is essentially useless. Redwood can now
offer its customers a best-in-class means to both collect and synthesize
the data for actionable insights.”
“Redwood Systems is committed to ushering in the next generation of
intelligent buildings through lighting,” said Dave Leonard, senior vice
president of Redwood Systems. “Our strong customer adoption and global
expansion has validated the increasing need for our solutions. With the
Redwood Gen-3 solution and increased support for big data, we are making
building-performance intelligent lighting solutions a clear choice for
facility managers and commercial property owners around the world.”
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