European Smart Energy Forum, Dublin, Ireland, 11 February 2009 – Onzo, the global designer of domestic energy management systems, today announces that it has joined the Silver Spring Networks’ Technology Alliance Partner programme. As a Technology Alliance Partner, Onzo will work closely with Silver Spring Networks, the leading provider of smart grid networking technology and services, to develop products that empower consumers to manage their energy usage.
Onzo offers consumers a way to measure and monitor their energy consumption. Onzo’s first product, to be launched in mid-year 2009, includes an energy display and an intelligent web portal that will allow consumers to reduce consumption, lower their bills and cut carbon emissions. Silver Spring Networks’ Smart Energy Network allows for the secure and reliable transmission of the data that powers Onzo’s advanced energy management systems.
“Onzo is pleased to be partnering with Silver Spring Networks. Consumers will play a pivotal role in solving global energy issues by understanding and changing how they use power,’ said Ben Pirt, Chief Technology Officer for Onzo. “Silver Spring Networks’ ZigBee-enabled home area networking technology allows Onzo to interface with a secure, reliable, responsive network to deliver the energy management tools of the future.’
Silver Spring Networks launched their Technology Alliance Partner programme in April 2008 to bring together companies offering market-leading products and applications that complement Silver Spring Networks’ Smart Energy Network, allowing utilities to deliver the full promise of the smart grid. Silver Spring Networks’ partnerships with these industry-leading vendors provide utilities with a choice of best-of-breed solutions in a variety of smart grid categories, all implemented on an open, last mile network based on end-to-end use of standard Internet Protocol-based technology.
“We are delighted to have Onzo as a partner in our Technology Alliance programme,” said Silver Spring Networks’ Executive Vice President, John O’Farrell. “Onzo’s advanced and innovative energy management systems are being designed to convert data transmitted via the Smart Energy Network into a consumer-friendly context, making the benefits of the smart grid real.”
About Silver Spring Networks
Silver Spring Networks has created the technology, software and services to enable utilities to transmit and receive information from any point on the grid – also known as the Smart Grid. The Company’s unique technology enables its customers to enhance the reliability and quality of their services while at the same time giving them the potential to utilise their scarce power generating capacity better, reduce carbon emissions and improve operating efficiency. The Company’s technology, systems and services are based on the Internet Protocol (IP) suite.
Silver Spring Networks was named a Technology Pioneer at the 2008 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, was included in the 2008 Red Herring 100 and the 2008 AlwaysOn Global 250, and was a recipient of the GoingGreen and Brilliant Innovation Awards in 2007. For additional information, visit www.silverspringnet.com.
Onzo is a global designer of innovative products that play a pivotal role in empowering people through knowledge and understanding. Onzo’s first product is due to be launched in mid-2009. This includes an energy display and an intelligent web-based service. By providing a range of actionable information, it will be able to help consumers reduce consumption, lower their bills and curtail carbon emissions. Onzo combines its wealth of technological and design talent with commercial acumen to produce a unique offering that helps bridge the gap between awareness and action.
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