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Silver Spring Networks Completes Wi-SUN Alliance Certification

Silver Spring Networks, Inc. has announced the completion of Wi-SUN Alliance certification for the IEEE 802.15.4g PHY supported across its Gen4 product portfolio. As one of the first in a group of vendors to complete certification, Silver Spring has helped establish open, standards-based smart utility networks for customers to leverage.

Open communications protocols and standards are crucial to helping ensure interoperability as utilities and network operators deploy increasingly complex networks with millions of endpoint devices. IEEE 802.15.4g is a global standard that harmonizes the physical layer of a wide variety of deployed wireless infrastructure systems, and specifies standard power levels, data rates, modulations, and frequency bands for the large scale, outdoor and topographically challenging environments of smart energy networks. The Wi-SUN Alliance certification regimen helps ensure the conformance of, and interoperability between, IEEE 802.15.4g implementations.

“Open standards are critical to helping ensure interoperability, speeding deployment times, reducing cost and risk, and accelerating innovation as our customers build out the next generation of massive-scale machine-to-machine (M2M) networks,” said Anil Gadre, Executive Vice President of Products, Silver Spring Networks. “We are excited that our Gen4 portfolio is now formally Wi-SUN Alliance certified and we look forward to further collaboration with the Alliance and its membership to continue growing its ecosystem around the world.”

As a founding member of the Wi-SUN Alliance, Silver Spring is dedicated to furthering its mission of certifying wireless communications interoperability amongst the broadest possible array of smart grid devices, increasing choice and delivering more value for customers.

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