Tuesday, July 9, 2013

CommScope Acquires Redwood Systems for LED Lighting and Sensors

CommScope has acquired Redwood Systems, a start-up offering LED lighting solutions and integrated sensor networks for data centers and buildings.  Financial terms were not disclosed.  Redwood Systems is based in Fremont, California.

Redwood Systems developed what is believed to be the world’s first smart building platform that powers and controls lights with a high-density sensor grid. This platform provides granular monitoring of space utilization, temperature and power consumption.

CommScope said the acquisition advances its position in intelligent building infrastructure solutions.  The Redwood plant is being enhanced to optimize its operation over twisted pair cabling.  This will enabling it to be deployed over CommScope's readily available standardized structured cabling infrastructure.


  • Investors in Redwood Systems included Battery Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners, Index Ventures and Mitsui & Co, Ltd.