|[January 29, 2013]
Silver Spring Networks Expands Global Partner Program With 10 New Partners and Introduces Additional Tools to Speed Integration and Interoperability
SAN DIEGO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Silver Spring Networks, a leading networking platform and solutions
provider for smart energy networks, today welcomed 10 new members to its
global partner program as it continues to expand its geographic and
technical reach, including BEC Technologies (News - Alert), Chameleon Technologies,
DigitalGrid, Intwine Energy, Millenium Electronic PTY LTD, MMB Networks,
Phasefale, Sophos, Telescada, and Wireless Glue. Silver Spring's IPv6
networking platform has connected more than 13 million homes and
businesses worldwide and its standards-based technologies underpin a
diverse and growing open ecosystem.
Today, Silver Spring also introduced a new Network Test Kit for ISV
partners to help speed integration and interoperability testing. This
new kit complements the previously released Home Area Network Test Kit
for DSM (News - Alert) partners, Distribution Automation Test Kit for DA partners, and
Software Development Kits for Advanced Metering, DA, and DSM partners.
The new Network Test Kit delivers a high-performance networking and
meter hardware environment to enable end-to-end testing from the back
office to the premise, simplifying performance testing and integration.
For more information on the Silver Spring Partner Program visit www.silverspringnet.com/partners.
"The industry has embraced standards-based smart grid infrastructure and
the open ecosystems that power them," said Eric Dresselhuys, Executive
Vice Presient of Global Development, Silver Spring Networks. "Robust
ecosystems lower risk and cost for utilities while simultaneously
creating new opportunities for innovation by partners. Silver Spring is
thrilled to welcome these new members to our broad partner community and
work with them to deliver even more value to the energy network."
The new Network Test Kit enhances the numerous existing interoperability
and integration toolkits developed for Silver Spring partners:
The Home Area Network (HAN) Test Kit for Demand-Side Management (DSM)
Partners: This kit enables HAN device vendors to certify
interoperability of ZigBee SEP 1.x commands between their in-home
device and the Silver Spring Communications Module.
The Distribution Automation (DA) Test Kit for DA Partners: This kit
enables DA device makers to verify that DNP3 traffic is successfully
traversing Silver Spring Bridges.
A series of Software Development Kits for Advanced Metering
Infrastructure (AMI), DA, and Demand-side Management Partners: These
kits include software testing environments for a variety of Silver
Spring UtilityIQ modules and technical support time to verify
interoperability between the partner's software and the UtilityIQ
Silver Spring and more than 30 of its partners are showcasing their
innovations at DistribuTECH, the utility industry's leading smart grid
conference and exposition. To learn more about growing smart grid
opportunities, Silver Spring Partner Program benefits, and
next-generation technologies, visit Silver Spring at Booth # 1412,
Exhibit Hall G.
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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 13 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, CPFL Energia, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks
Limited, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Pepco
Holdings, Inc. among others. For more information please visit www.silverspringnet.com.
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