Press Release

Silver Spring Networks’ Smart Cities Platform, Streetlight.Vision, Earns Certification from the TALQ Consortium

Silver Spring Boosts Standards-Based Leadership as One of Three Companies Globally to Offer TALQ-Certified Products

Barcelona, Spain—November 14, 2017—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.
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