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TMCNet:  Silver Spring Networks Gets Wi-SUN Alliance Certification for IEEE 802.15.4g PHY Across Gen4 Portfolio [Manufacturing Close - Up]

[February 02, 2014]

Silver Spring Networks Gets Wi-SUN Alliance Certification for IEEE 802.15.4g PHY Across Gen4 Portfolio [Manufacturing Close - Up]

(Manufacturing Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Silver Spring Networks, Inc., a networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, announced the successful 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.

According to a release, 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 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. Silver Spring's early commitment to and delivery of an IPv6 standards-based networking platform has transformed the utility industry's approach to modernizing the grid.

The Wi-SUN Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable low-power, wireless Utility products based on open global standard IEEE 802.15.4g.

Silver Spring Networks is a networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks.

More information: wi-sun.org silverspringnet.com ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com)) (c) 2014 ProQuest Information and Learning Company; All Rights Reserved.

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