|[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.
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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