London, UK and Redwood City, CA – May 9, 2016 – Today, ahead of Internet of Things World, Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE:SSNI) announced the latest deployment of StarfishTM – Silver Spring’s international Internet of Things (IoT) network service – in London. Silver Spring is working with its go-to-market partner, urbancontrol, a new company within the DW Windsor Group, beginning with deployment of IoT and smart city applications for the Westminster City Council.
The Starfish deployment will create a wireless IPv6 mesh canopy across Westminster that can be used for an expanding range of IoT applications. Westminster is home to some of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK including Buckingham Palace, Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral. As part of the Westminster ‘Smart Signs’ program, the Council will initially connect over 4,000 lighted signs and traffic poles to reduce operational costs and improve public safety.
“Westminster is taking an innovative approach to managing their assets to create even greater efficiencies and experiences by leveraging a two-way digital communication platform,” said Stuart Wilson, Director of urbancontrol. “Our hope is that other boroughs will adopt proven technology and open standards in order to provide a seamless experience for the public throughout London, as they consider their long-terms plans for additional smart city and IoT services.”
“By embracing IoT technology, cities can enhance the sharing of information between people and their city to deliver a more efficient, prosperous and economically thriving community,” said Eric Dresselhuys, Executive Vice President of Global Development, Silver Spring Networks. “We are pleased to be able to offer these solutions to Westminster through urbancontrol, and encourage other city leaders and local authorities throughout London to drive their own initiatives forward through a multi-application IoT platform that has a track record of delivering such benefits.”
With Starfish, city departments, public lighting operators, highway and transportation administrations, utilities, commercial enterprises and developers can access a public IoT network platform backed by service level agreements (SLAs) to connect industrial IoT devices. In addition to London, Silver Spring intends to deploy Starfish in Bristol, Chicago, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Kolkata, San Antonio and San Jose. Silicon Valley-headquartered Silver Spring has already delivered 24.3 million devices across five continents using its proven, scalable and secure network technology.
Silver Spring at Internet of Things World This Week
To learn more about Starfish, please visit Silver Spring Booth (# 202) at IoT World on May 10-12 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Silver Spring will also present in three sessions during IoT World:
- Mike Bell, Silver Spring’s President and CEO, will deliver a keynote address on Tuesday, May 10 at 12:20 pm PDT.
- Dresselhuys will present in the ‘Examining the Industrial IoT Opportunity’ keynote panel on Tuesday, May 10 at 2:20 pm PDT.
- Brandon Davito, Silver Spring’s Vice President of Smart Cities and Street Lighting, will present in the Smart Cities Municipal Management Track on ‘Sharing Best Practices from Successful Partnerships’ on Wednesday, May 11 at 2:20 pm PDT.
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About Silver Spring Networks Silver Spring Networks is a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks. Silver Spring’s pioneering IPv6 networking platform, with over 24.3 million Silver Spring enabled devices delivered, is connecting utilities to homes and businesses throughout the world with the goal of achieving greater energy efficiency for the planet. Silver Spring’s innovative solutions enable utilities to gain operational efficiencies, improve grid reliability, and empower consumers to monitor and manage energy consumption. Silver Spring Networks’ customers include major utilities around the globe such as Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth Edison, Consolidated Edison, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Progress Energy, and Singapore Power, among others. To learn more, please visit www.silverspringnet.com.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements about Silver Spring Networks’ expectations, plans, intentions, and strategies, including, but not limited to statements regarding the benefits of Silver Spring’s Starfish platform and IoT technology generally; the scope of Silver Spring’s engagement with urbancontrol in Westminster; and the future availability of Starfish. Statements including words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” or “future” and statements in the future tense are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions, which, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include the successful implementation of the engagement with urbancontrol in Westminster, as well as those described in Silver Spring Networks’ documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Silver Spring Networks as of the date hereof. Silver Spring Networks assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.