BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today at Smart City Expo World Congress, the world's leading international event on smart cities, Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) announced that it has earned certification from the TALQ Consortium for its smart city platform, Streetlight.Vision (SLV) Central Management System (CMS). The TALQ Consortium includes leading outdoor lighting controls vendors, and has established a global standard to enable interoperability between CMS interfaces and Outdoor Lighting Networks (OLN). Over the last two years, the TALQ Consortium has invested in building a robust certification tool, and Silver Spring is one of three companies globally to complete the certification process to have a product that is fully TALQ-certified. With today’s announcement, more than 500 cities in 16 countries that have deployed SLV, including London, Miami, Paris, Auckland, and Oslo, can upgrade their CMS to become TALQ compliant.
“We congratulate Silver Spring Networks on having SLV pass its interoperability testing to become one of the first TALQ-certified products,” said Nick Hewish, Facilitator, TALQ Consortium Working Group. “Silver Spring is representative of the TALQ Consortium’s mission to provide customers globally with access to the industry’s best standards-based technologies—particularly platforms that enable the deployment of services beyond lighting and into other areas of smart cities and the IoT—helping cities realize benefits such as energy savings and maintenance optimization.”
“This is an exciting development for the smart cities industry. Standards and interoperability help foster competition, which in turn accelerates the market for the benefit of customers and the areas in which they deploy,” said Dan Evans, Senior Director of Smart Cities and Street Lighting, Silver Spring Networks. “We are thrilled to become TALQ-certified and also look forward to our continued work with the consortium as the group extends the TALQ protocol into additional smart city services such as waste management and traffic analytics.”
This certification demonstrates that Silver Spring’s standards-based technology can drive interoperability for outdoor lighting networks, which have become critical in building a foundation for additional IoT services and applications for smart city programs around the world. SLV is Silver Spring’s CMS that helps customers leverage an existing street light network and transform it into a smart city platform by enabling remote command and control, along with real-time monitoring. SLV helps municipalities, utilities, energy service companies, and contractors to lower energy consumption, reduce maintenance costs, and improve lighting reliability and public safety.
A leader in connecting the Internet of Important Things™, Silver Spring has deployed technology for some of the world’s most proven smart city programs including in Bristol, Chicago, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Halifax, London, and Paris. Silver Spring also works with top North American utilities including Baltimore Gas & Electric, ComEd, Florida Power and Light Company, Jamaica Public Service Company, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, and Pepco Holdings Inc., to connect their smart street light assets.
For more information, please visit Silver Spring Networks at Booth F643 or the TALQ Consortium at Booth F649 from November 14–16 at Smart City Expo World Congress at Fira de Barcelona (Gran Via Venue) in Barcelona, Spain.
Silver Spring will also present during two sessions at Smart City Expo World Congress:
- Burak Aydin, General Manager – EMEA, Silver Spring Networks “Rethinking Urban Infrastructures in the Digital Age”; Tuesday, November 14 from 17:30 – 18:30 (more info here).
- Brian McGuigan, Sales Director, Europe, Smart City Solutions, Silver Spring Networks “Trends and Opportunities in Smart City Development”; Wednesday, November 15 from 10:15– 11:15 (more info here).
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About Silver Spring Networks
Silver Spring Networks enables the Internet of Important Things™ by reliably and securely connecting things that matter. Cities, utilities, and companies on five continents use the company’s cost-effective, high-performance IoT network and data platform to operate more efficiently, get greener, and enable innovative services that can improve the lives of millions of people. With more than 27.3 million devices delivered, Silver Spring provides a proven standards-based platform safeguarded with military grade security. Silver Spring Networks’ customers include Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, ComEd, Consolidated Edison, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, and Singapore Power. Silver Spring has also deployed networks in Smart Cities including Copenhagen, Glasgow, Paris, Providence, and Stockholm. To learn more, visit www.ssni.com.
About the TALQ Consortium
Founded in 2012, the TALQ Consortium is establishing a globally accepted standard for management software interfaces to control and monitor heterogeneous smart city applications. The TALQ Smart City Protocol is a specification for information exchange, suitable for implementation in various products and systems. This way interoperability between Central Management Systems (CMS) and Outdoor Device Networks (ODN) from different vendors will be enabled, such that a single CMS can control different ODNs in different parts of a city or region.
TALQ is an open industry consortium consisting of currently the
following member companies:
Current – powered by GE, Harvard Engineering, Philips Lighting, Schréder, Streetlight Vision, Telensa, UVAX Concepts, Bouygues Energies et Services, CAOS Computersoftware, CAPELON, Cimcon Lighting, citelum Citégestion, Continental Automotive, DimOnOff, Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronics, Future Intelligence, HEI Technology International, infomir, Itslux Limited, LED Roadway Lighting, Lightronics, Lucy Zodion, Mayflower Complete Lighting Control, ncs, novaccess, Petra Systems, Silver Spring Networks, Sinapse Energia, TRIDIUM, Trilliant, Unicoba Energia, zumtobel.
For more information visit www.talq-consortium.org.
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 of, and customer benefits from Silver Spring’s TALQ certified technology. 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.