Silver Spring Networks Bolsters Smart Energy Platform, Now Supports Commercial and Industrial Natural Gas Customers
Dec 26, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Silver Spring Networks, a networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, announced it is expanding the capabilities of its Smart Energy Platform to support commercial and industrial natural gas users.
According to the Company, the new Silver Spring Commercial and Industrial Gas IMU (Interface Management Unit) supports a broad array of C&I natural gas endpoint devices and is specifically designed for the needs of C&I customers. Silver Spring is also offering a new version of its existing Residential Gas IMU solution to support additional communications options and more cost-effective alternatives.
"Silver Spring's IPv6 networking platform connects more than 13 million homes and businesses worldwide, so it's a natural step for us to extend support to C&I natural gas customers and to broaden the communications options for residential gas users," said C.J. Boguszewski, Head of AMI Solutions, Silver Spring Networks. "We are now delivering fully encrypted two-way communications for natural gas systems, helping utilities unlock more value from their smart grid investments and deliver more advanced energy services to all of their customers."
With fully encrypted and secure two-way communications, Silver Spring said that its Gas IMU solutions enable automated real-time alerts on system status, leak monitoring, meter tampering and other critical events, cutting utility labor costs and ensuring system reliability. Based on open standards, the Silver Spring Gas IMU solutions seamlessly integrate with utilities' wider smart grid modernization efforts.
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