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Silver Spring Networks to Expand Its IoT Services in Silicon Valley

By ESOutlook | Thursday, June 30, 2016

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SAN JOSE, CA: Silver Spring Networks, a provider of networking platform and solutions for smart energy networks, announces the opening of its new headquarters. Executives from Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and other local public officials were present to demonstrate the IoT facilities and other services to be deployed in the San Jose.

StarFish deployment in New Headquarters

Silver Spring announces the latest deployment of Starfish –Silver Spring’s public cloud IoT network service – and its deployment across San Jose. It is beginning deployment of IoT and smart city applications in San Jose.

Starfish is robust, scalable and secure IoT networking solution, designed to meet the requirements for any application. Built on widely adopted, open-standards technology, Starfish provides ubiquitous public-cloud access for all users or developers, and ensures the same networking quality and performance already enjoyed by tens of millions of devices in private cloud infrastructure. 

Starfish offers a platform that includes standards-based IEEE 802.15.4g wireless interoperability standard (Wi-SUN), as well as speeds up to 2.4 Mbps, 10 millisecond latency, up to 50 miles in point-to-point range, and multiple network transports, along with industrial-grade security, reliability, and scalability.

Grid Of things for interconnection between customers' energy technologies

PG&E showcased its ‘Grid of things’ vision. A power grid equipped to maximize the use and benefits of a growing array of advanced energy technologies available to utilities and their customers, from electric vehicles and rooftop solar to smart appliances and battery storage. PG&E has worked with Silver Spring to deploy its IPv6-based platform and solutions for multiple smart grid projects, including its SmartMeter program serving more than five million PG&E electric customers across Northern and Central California.

“We are excited to welcome Silver Spring Networks to San Jose and to be partnering with this innovative company to deploy an Internet of Things network here in our city,” says Mayor Liccardo. “This partnership is a great example of how we can embrace game-changing technology and data-driven decision-making in order to help create a safer, more sustainable and productive community and enhance the quality of life for our residents. I’d like to thank Silver Spring Networks for their many, significant investments in San Jose and for being at the forefront of helping cities address some of our biggest 21st century challenges.”

Silver Spring is planning Starfish deployment in Bristol, Chicago, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Kolkata, London, and San Antonio as well.

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