Eric Dresselhuys, co-founder and executive vice president of global development at Silver Spring Networks, strives to make the UK a better, more cost-efficient and connected place. His company produces smart grid products, with the aim of creating smart cities across the globe.He spoke with Tech City News about the ins and outs of smart cities, what’s been done already in this area, what’s still to be done and why it is important.
US smart grid technology and networking company Silver Spring Networks has unveiled its new IoT Edge Router, created to make the deployment of devices and IoT networks by utilities and cities simpler and more secure.A Silver Spring release states that the router allows utility companies and cities to securely and cost-effectively integrate a wide array of devices and applications into their existing Silver Spring IoT networks.The IoT router provides ‘plug and play’ capabilities for new and legacy smart city devices to be used in applications such as smart street light and smart grid systems.
The IoT Edge Router enables cities and utilities to integrate an array of devices and applications into existing Silver Spring IoT networks.Silver Spring Networks unveiled its IoT Edge Router, expanding the capabilities of its Internet of things networking platform.The IoT Edge Router enables cities and utilities to integrate an array of devices and applications to their existing Silver Spring IoT networks.
For the second year in a row, Silver Spring Networks has been named as the Frost & Sullivan New Zealand Smart Grid Solutions Company of the Year. Silver Spring’s IPv6 critical infrastructure networking platform was recognized for helping energy retailers, distribution companies and Metering Services Providers (MSP) in New Zealand’s disaggregated market to provide more reliable coverage in varying topographies, give urban and rural customers up-to-date, two-way information on their usage for better energy management and cost efficiencies, and offer program flexibility to expand to additional smart grid, smart city, and other critical infrastructure applications in the future.
Australian energy company AusNet Services has selected software and services provider for utilities Silver Spring Networks to implement the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) program launched by the government of Victoria.
Silver Spring will be deploying and supporting the initial operations of a multi-application, IPv6 network that it will be setting up as a temporary arrangement to cover AusNet Services’ territory across Eastern Victoria.
The Silver Spring solution will complement AusNet Services’ existing core technology systems.
Today, Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE:SSNI) announced an expansion of its relationship with EVESA, the operator responsible for managing the street light and traffic control systems in the City of Paris, to deploy a citywide canopy network connecting the above-ground and subterranean cabinet-based controllers for street and traffic lights across the city, including such iconic neighborhoods as the Louvre, Hotel-de-Ville, Palais-Bourbon, Elysee, the Bourse, and remaining arrondissements.
The time is ripe to take advantage of a newly available talent in the smart grid space. Silver Spring Networks is spending $12 million in cash this quarter to acquire Detectent, a company providing data analytics for utilities. Meanwhile, Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire Structure, a provider of consulting, system integration and customized solutions and services to energy and utilities clients. Also, last fall Schneider Electric announced it would purchase InStep, a performance management software company.
Silver Spring Networks wants to push wireless connectivity beyond smart meters and grid sensors out to all kinds of remote devices — including those that aren’t plugged into the power grid.
That’s the purpose of the Milli 5, the new, super-small wireless node unveiled Wednesday by the Redwood City, Calif.-based smart metering giant. It’s a little bigger than a quarter, and is meant to keep all sorts of battery-powered devices connected to the network for up to twenty years, using the same IPv6 addressing that connects Silver Spring’s grid-powered devices.
As always, a lot going on in the smart grid sector lately. Read on for a sampling of projects ranging from outage management and transmission to smart water and solar. And don’t miss the awards for Silver Spring Networks and AutoGrid Systems.