Internet-of-Things Networking Pioneer Introduces a Series of New Strategic Features for its Multi-Application IPv6 Smart City Platform; Adds New Smart Lighting Partners
Barcelona, Spain – November 18, 2014 – Today at the Smart City Expo World Congress, Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) unveiled the next generation of its multi-application, smart city networking platform. Key advancements to Silver Spring’s IPv6-based networking platform include smart city extensions in the Streetlight.Vision Central Management System (CMS) software, integrated GPS, a migration path for those dependent on antiquated GPRS, and successful interoperability testing with multiple smart city CMS solutions in advance of certification for the TALQ outdoor lighting protocol. Silver Spring also announced new partners EnLight and Lumnex, who are integrating their smart lighting technologies with the Silver Spring networking and software platform.
“Our secure, reliable, and globally proven IPv6 smart city platform gives cities and critical infrastructure operators the confidence and economics they need to make long-term investments on behalf of their citizens,” said Brandon Davito, Vice President of Smart Lighting and Cities, Silver Spring Networks. “As the sophistication, diversity, and quantity of sensors skyrockets, we are committed to helping these operators easily deploy, connect, and manage a vast array of devices and data, helping improve the livability of their cities.”
Introducing New Capabilities for IPv6-Based Smart City Networking Platform
Silver Spring’s IPv6-based smart city networking platform enables operators to deploy multiple applications atop a single, standards-based network. Today Silver Spring introduced several platform advancements including:
- Smart City Extensions for Streetlight.Vision CMS Software – In 2014, Silver Spring acquired Streetlight.Vision, a leading supplier of control and management software for smart outdoor lighting applications. Streetlight.Vision is now extending the scope of its solution to provide support for strategic smart city applications such as environmental sensors, motion sensors, electrical vehicle charging stations, parking meters, weather stations, and more.
- Integrated GPS – Location awareness of network-controlled sensors provides network operators with:
- Easy provisioning of devices such as street lights and traffic lights, greatly simplifying deployments and improving ROI;
- Near real-time and constant physical asset management and tracking, dramatically reducing inaccuracies, improving maintenance, and lowering costs and field losses; and
- Establishing a foundation for additional geo-location services such as those for emergency services, noise and pollution sensing, and parking and traffic management applications, amongst others.
- GPRS Migration Path –A broad range of city assets such as street lights and traffic light controllers, electric vehicle chargers, advertising and city information panels, and bike rental stations are often controlled by legacy cellular GPRS communications, which can suffer from unreliability, high costs, and carrier abandonment. With its innovative Network-as-a-Service offering, Silver Spring offers an easy migration path for those dependent on GPRS. Under this offering, Silver Spring will deploy, manage and operate smart city networks on behalf of cities, allowing them to reduce upfront capital equipment and deployment costs, leverage forward compatible technology, and reduce operational and management expenditures.
- Successful TALQ Testing – A long-time leader in open standards, Silver Spring has successfully tested its platform for TALQ interoperability with the Citegestion, subsidiary of the group Citelum, MUSE and the Streetlight.Vision CMS solutions to help ensure seamless integration of LED and conventional street lights with its IPv6 smart city network. This will enable increased interoperability, greater device diversity, lower integration and deployment costs, and acceleration of the introduction of citywide street light networks which can be leveraged for expanded smart city applications and services over time.
Adding New Lighting Partners to Help Connect Critical Smart City Infrastructure
Silver Spring today also introduced several new partners who are integrating their smart city technologies with Silver Spring’s IPv6-based networking platform.
- EnLight – lighting control nodes that allow operators of public lighting and street light infrastructure to remotely control on/off, dimming, manage assets, and outage tracking, leading to greater reliability, improved service, and increased energy efficiency.
- Lumnex – lighting controls that allow real-time and centralized remote management of lighting devices, down to the individual end point.
Continued Growth and Expansion of Silver Spring’s Smart City Networking Platform
Silver Spring’s award-winning smart city platform is already being deployed in some of the world’s most iconic cities:
- Florida Power & Light has selected Silver Spring and Streetlight.Vision for North America’s largest networked street lighting program deployment under contract, to connect and control 75,000 street lights in Miami-Dade County.
- Silver Spring, in partnership with Citelum, is deploying a citywide network canopy across Copenhagen connecting 20,000 street lights, and providing the city the opportunity to add additional smart city applications in the future.
- Silver Spring was selected by Glasgow, UK to integrate LED street lights, traffic cameras, and sensors into two adaptive lighting systems in the city center and along the River Clyde’s “Clyde Walkway” to help reduce energy costs, increase road safety, and promote cycling uptake to help drive health benefits. Silver Spring is also streaming noise and air quality data to the city’s Open Data platform, including a custom interface enabling the city’s operations center to illuminate lighting for first responders.
For more information on Silver Spring’s Smart City solution visit www.silverspringnet.com/smartcities
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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 20 million Silver Spring enabled devices delivered, is connecting utilities to homes and business 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, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Progress Energy, and Singapore Power. To learn more, please visit www.silverspringnet.com.
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