TechAmerica Foundation Recognizes Innovative Gen4 Networking Technology, Silver Spring’s Fourth Generation of Proven IPv6 Networking Platform
Redwood City, CA, June 14, 2012 — The TechAmerica Foundation announced last night that Silver Spring Networks, a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, was awarded a 2012 American Technology Award for its groundbreaking Gen4 networking technology. Silver Spring’s Gen4 technology is the latest advancement in smart grid networking, building on the company’s nearly decade-long series of innovations across its widely deployed networking platform, which has already connected more than 11 million homes and businesses worldwide.
“We are honored to be recognized by the TechAmerica Foundation for our contributions to technology leadership and innovation on behalf of customers,” said Scott Lang, Chairman, President and CEO of Silver Spring Networks. “Our fourth generation of networking technology raises the bar for the industry, delivering even more value for our customers as they build out the next-generation of smarter, highly reliable, and more efficient energy networks.”
“We congratulate Silver Spring Networks for their outstanding work and thank them for their contribution to the growth and innovation of our vibrant tech industry,” said Jennifer Kerber, President of the TechAmerica Foundation.
Silver Spring’s Gen4 networking technology is focused on increasing performance and improving the flexibility needed to meet utilities’ demanding requirements across disparate service territories, deployment approaches, and application needs. Gen4 provides customers with communications choices of cellular and mesh, the innovative Micromesh™ software that combines the two transports for cost-effective deployment, and triples the network’s performance. Unified network management across all communications simplifies deployment. Silver Spring designed Gen4 technology to provide a platform for additional communications options enabling utilities to efficiently cover their territory, from sparse to dense populations, and support multiple smart grid applications on an integrated, centrally managed IPv6 network. For more information please visit www.silverspringnet.com/gen4.
The ATA awards, also known as the “Termans” in honor of the widely credited father of Silicon Valley, Frederick Emmons Terman, are awarded on the basis of a thorough evaluation by industry experts and technology leaders. The ATA’s span the technology industry, recognizing innovative products and services like Gen4. The winners were announced at the TechAmerica Technology and Government gala dinner last night in Washington, D.C.
About TechAmerica Foundation
TechAmerica Foundation educates industry executives, policy makers and opinion leaders on the promise of technological innovation to advance prosperity, security and the general welfare. Launched in 1981, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, which is the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. The Foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, and other areas of national interest. It also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the Foundation’s findings. Learn more about TechAmerica Foundation at www.techamericafoundation.org.
About Silver Spring Networks
Silver Spring Networks is a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks. We have networked over 11 million homes and businesses throughout the world with the goal of achieving greater energy efficiency for the planet. Our innovative products enable utilities to gain efficiencies, integrate renewable energy sources and empower customers to monitor and manage energy consumption. Silver Spring Networks is used by major utilities around the globe including Baltimore Gas & Electric Company, CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth Edison Company, Florida Power & Light Company, Jemena Electricity Networks, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, and Pepco Holdings among others. For more information please visit www.silverspringnet.com.
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