Commscope acquires Redwood Systems

The acquisition is intended to strengthen CommScope’s position in intelligent building infrastructure solutions, enabling the company to provide one of the industry’s most comprehensive and automated infrastructure management platforms. With upcoming enhancements to optimise its operation over twisted pair cabling, the Redwood Systems platform can be deployed over CommScope’s readily available standardised structured cabling infrastructure. This can help CommScope’s data centre and intelligent building customers maximise their investment in cabling infrastructure and move towards more integrated IT and building systems, thus reducing installation costs and ongoing operational expenses.

‘By adding Redwood’s innovative solutions, we expect to better meet our customers’ desire for improved energy efficiency and provide a cost-effective platform for enabling truly intelligent buildings,’ said Kevin St. Cyr, senior vice president of Enterprise Solutions, CommScope. ‘Tremendous insight on building usage can be obtained from analysing the centrally stored data from the sensor network enabling additional efficiency improvements and enhanced capabilities well beyond efficient lighting.’

‘Redwood Systems brings a legacy of pioneering systems and offerings that make commercial facilities more intelligent and efficient,’ said Dave Leonard, chief executive officer, Redwood Systems. ‘We share in the values, such as innovation, held by the people at CommScope and feel it is the best fit for us to leverage their global capabilities as a leader of intelligent infrastructure solutions.’

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