11 Apr '11, 3pm

Redwood Systems Expanding From Lights to Building Control: In the future, your movements might be followed by

Redwood Systems Expanding From Lights to Building Control: In the future, your movements might be followed by

In the future, your movements might be followed by Redwood Systems. The startup -- which came out of stealth last year with a network for LED lights -- is in the midst of expanding the applications for its technology. One retailer is looking at Redwood's ceiling networking as a way to monitor traffic in stores and at check-out counters, said CMO Sam Klepper. If too many customers are waiting in line, Redwood's sensor network could ping someone in facilities or management to open another counter. Office building owners are also looking at ways of exploiting the technology to make better use of their conference rooms. The network, equipped with motion sensors, will be able to determine whether a conference room is currently being used, as well as whether the whole room is being used or just a portion of it. Historical data can then be mined to optimize this real estate. Anot...

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