TMCNet:  Silver Spring Networks Successfully Completes IEEE 802.15.4g Interoperability Testing

[September 05, 2012]

Silver Spring Networks Successfully Completes IEEE 802.15.4g Interoperability Testing

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Silver Spring Networks, a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, today announced it has successfully completed Wi-SUN Alliance interoperability tests for the IEEE (News - Alert) 802.15.4g wireless communications standard. IEEE 802.15.4g is a global standard harmonizing the physical layer of a number of historically deployed wireless systems, and standardizing power levels, data rates, modulations, and frequency bands for the large scale, outdoor and topographically challenging environments of smart energy networks.

Wi-SUN Alliance members conducted extensive testing demonstrating multi-vendor product interoperability in frequency bands appropriate for Japan, North America, Australia/New Zealand, Latin America, and other markets worldwide. As a founding member of the Wi-SUN Alliance, Silver Spring is dedicated to furthering its mission of certifying wireless communications interoperability amongst the broadest possible array of smart grid devices, increasing choice, accelerating innovation, and delivering more value for customers.

"Open communications protocols and standards-based infrastructure are a founding principle at Silver Spring Networks - and our approach has been to build an open network optimized for the massive-scale machine-to-machine (M2M) communications across millions of devices that are required for the next generation of smart energy networks," said Raj Vaswani, Chief Technology Officer at Silver Spring Networks. "Our recent interoperability testing for IEEE 802.15.4g provides confidence to our current customers that their extensive smart grid investment is protected; to our future customers that theirs will be; and to both that they can continu to tap the vast ecosystem of technologies that work reliably and securely together on our platform."


Silver Spring collaborates across the industry to help establish an open, standards-based smart grid platform for customers. Silver Spring's early commitment to and delivery of an IPv6 standards-based networking platform has transformed the utility industry's approach to modernizing the grid. Silver Spring delivered the industry's first IPv6-based smart grid networking platform beginning in 2006. Since then, Silver Spring has connected more than 12 million homes and businesses worldwide.

Additional Resources

For more information on Silver Spring's open standards leadership and to download the new white paper "Smart Grid Standards," please visit www.silverspringnet.com/openstandards.

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Wi-SUN: Seamless Connectivity

The Wi-SUN Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wireless Smart Utility products based on an open global standard IEEE 802.15.4g. The Wi-SUN Alliance membership comprises solution providers and original equipment manufacturers worldwide. Membership is open to all corporations. Additional information can be found at www.wi-sun.org.

About Silver Spring Networks

Silver Spring Networks is a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks. With its pioneering IPv6 networking platform, Silver Spring has connected more than 12 million homes and businesses throughout the world with the goal of achieving greater energy efficiency for the planet. Silver Spring's 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, CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth Edison, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Inc. and United Energy among others. For more information please visit www.silverspringnet.com.


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