The Redwood Engine is the “brains” of the Redwood Platform and performs the sophisticated controls that significantly reduce energy consumption for lighting fixtures.
The Redwood Engine runs on 200V-277V AC power and efficiently converts it to low-voltage DC power. It distributes the power over 48 "channels" via category-compliant cable or 18AWG to LED light fixtures. For non-LED fixtures such as fluorescent, CFL, and HID, it does not directly power the fixture but provides control via a relay.
The Engine powers and communicates with Redwood Gateways, Redwood Sensors and Redwood Wall Switches. The Gateways profile the fixtures and receive data from sensors on light level, temperature and motion. The Redwood Wall Switches allows occupants to dim and control individual or groups of fixtures in a room. The Redwood Manager is a Web-based interface that is used to commission, control and report on lighting and sensors.
Multiple Redwood Engines can be connected in a cluster and managed via the Redwood Director. The connected engines will automatically discover each other and operate as a single system for larger configurations.