Silver Spring Networks Expands Global Partner Program With 10 New Partners and Introduces Additional Tools to Speed Integration

  Silver Spring Networks Expands Global Partner Program With 10 New Partners
  and Introduces Additional Tools to Speed Integration and Interoperability

Silver Spring’s Broad Open Smart Grid Partner Ecosystem Showcases Innovations
                   at DistribuTECH 2013 Conference and Expo

DistribuTECH 2013

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- January 29, 2013

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, 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
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
President 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 modules.

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 isaleadingnetworking 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
throughoutthe worldwith 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 includingBaltimore 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 informationplease
visitwww.silverspringnet.com.

Contact:

Silver Spring Networks
Noel Hartzell, 650-298-4184
Global Communications
nhartzell@silverspringnet.com
 
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