Silver Spring Announces StarfishDeveloper Day Winners

Innovators from Across Bay Area Selected by City of San Jose Officer and Other Local Influencers For Development of Applications Leveraging Silver Spring’s Proven IoT Platform

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE:SSNI) today announced the winners of its Starfish™ Developer Day in San Jose. Starfish is Silver Spring’s public cloud Internet of Things (IoT) network and data platform that helps entrepreneurs, device makers, and academics support and accelerate the development of new IoT devices and services. Leveraging Silver Spring’s Starfish Hardware Developer Kit and secure access to Silver Spring’s data platform, each team showcased prototypes for smart city, smart energy, resource conservation, and other applications for public and commercial uses to three local judges: Shireen Santhosham, Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Jose; Michael Pachos, Investor, Samsung Ventures; and Sebastian Duesterhoeft, Silver Lake Kraftwerk.

"We’re impressed by the early prototypes created using Starfish, and are encouraged by both the creativity and enthusiasm from developers in wanting to develop applications on Silver Spring’s platform in the future,” said Philippe Gaglione, EVP of Internet of Things/Starfish Platform, Silver Spring Networks. “By focusing on proven, secure, and reliable open standards-based technology, we believe that applications that have the potential to help solve some of our most pressing 21st century challenges can be realized."

The winning teams are:

  • X2 Biosystems, Inc. for its project to use Starfish across stadiums, sports facilities, schools, and public parks combined with its Head Impact Management System to monitor, assess and action appropriate care for athletes in high-impact sports in real-time.
  • Rahul Dubey, an independent developer, for his proof of concepts around energy theft detection using smart grid data without extra hardware, and acoustic sensors attached to smart streetlight networks for increased security, better traffic management and emergency response.
  • Seevider, Inc. for its vision sensor-based all-in-one smart city application for parking, automated enforcement, surveillance monitoring and lighting management, using off-the-shelf cost effective hardware components combined with customized algorithms and data analytics.

"We’re thrilled to leverage Starfish to help expand the reach of X2 Biosystems’ innovative sensor and data analytics platform to help reduce the risks and occurrence of concussions and head impact injuries in high-impact sports," said John Ralston, CEO, X2 Biosystems. "For developers looking to accelerate the proliferation of their devices and services, Silver Spring offers a connectivity solution that is secure, high performing and has low latency backed by its experience in building some of the world’s largest IPv6 IoT networks."

"I’d like to thank Silver Spring for helping the developer community drive new innovation in growing application categories such as smart city and smart energy through Starfish," said Dubey. "Through its open standards-based technology, the opportunities for creation of new devices and services for public entities, the citizens they serve, enterprises, small businesses, and consumers are limitless."

Starfish, which is being deployed in San Jose, 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.

In addition to San Jose, Silver Spring intends to engage third parties for Developer Days in other cities where Starfish will be deployed including Bristol, Chicago, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Kolkata, London, and San Antonio.

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Silver Spring Networks is a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks. Silver Spring’s pioneering IPv6 networking platform, with over 23.6 million Silver Spring enabled devices delivered, is connecting utilities to homes and businesses throughout the world with the goal of achieving greater energy efficiency for the planet. Silver Spring’s innovative solutions enable utilities to gain operational efficiencies, improve grid reliability, and empower consumers to monitor and manage energy consumption. Silver Spring Networks’ customers include major utilities around the globe such as Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth Edison, Consolidated Edison, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Progress Energy, and Singapore Power, among others. To learn more, please visit

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This press release contains forward-looking statements about Silver Spring Networks’ expectations, plans, intentions, and strategies, including, but not limited to statements regarding the performance, capabilities and benefits of Silver Spring’s Starfish platform and IoT technology generally; and the future availability of Starfish. Statements including words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” or “future” and statements in the future tense are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions, which, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include those described in Silver Spring Networks’ documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Silver Spring Networks as of the date hereof. Silver Spring Networks assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


Silver Spring Networks
Amy Cook, 669-770-4183
Global Communications


Silver Spring Networks
Amy Cook, 669-770-4183
Global Communications