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 IoT network and data platform.
Silver Spring Networks is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices in [], San Antonio, [Diego], [], [], [], [], and the United Kingdom. Founded in 2002 backed by venture capital, Silver Spring Networks went public on the [York Stock Exchange] on March 13, 2013.
History Silver Spring Networks was founded in July 2002 as Real Time Techomm in [Wisconsin], near []. Original founders included Eric Dresselhuys who had worked on related technology since 1995, and Keith Burge. In 2002, funding came from Denver [investor] Jack Thompson. The company adopted the name of the street in Milwaukee of its original office and was relocated to [City, California] in 2003. At this time, [Capital] invested $8 million in the company and Raj Vaswani joined the founding team. Ray Bell became interim CEO and chief technology officer, but left to found [Net] in 2005. Other investors included Northgate Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and []. The company moved its headquarters to San Jose in 2016. The first large pilot deployment was started in 2007 with Florida Power & Light (FPL) in southern Florida. In 2008, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) signed an agreement to provide the company's smart meters, and remained the largest customer for at least several years. On July 7, 2011, Silver Spring Networks filed with the [Securities and Exchange Commission] (SEC) to raise up to $150 million in an [public offering]. Silver Spring Networks went public under the listing symbol SSNI on the New York Stock Exchange on March 13, 2013, raising about $81 million. In 2017, Silver Spring’s footprint includes more than 25.5 million connected devices for IoT networks on five continents including utility customers [], CESC India, CitiPower & Powercor, [Edison], [Edison], [Energy], [Electric and Water Authority], [], Florida Power & Light Company, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, [Gas & Electric], Pacific Power, [Holdings], [Power] and United Energy. Silver Spring has also deployed networks in Smart Cities including Copenhagen, Glasgow, Paris, Providence, and Stockholm. Technology Silver Spring Networks provides end-to-end vertical solutions for enterprise [of Things] customers. Silver Spring’s technology connects critical infrastructure devices using a [mesh network] that enables real-time data transfer and control across a wide variety of intelligent sensors and devices. Silver Spring also provides back office software solutions, including an integrated data platform and applications that enable utilities, cities and enterprise customers to manage critical infrastructure and optimize resource use. Silver Spring offers the broadest industry ecosystem with 125+ global partners to help enable end devices including smart electric, water and gas metering, smart street lights, smart parking stations, intelligent transportation systems, EV charging stations, digital signage, environmental and lighting sensors, substation monitors, and other critical IoT infrastructure. Silver Spring began its technology offering with a smart grid network based on Internet Protocol (IP) technology, which was advocated for the smart grid by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other smart grid experts. Silver Spring expanded on the network with smart grid application software that includes demand response (DR), demand management  and other services for utilities and their customers. In 2014, Silver Spring entered the smart city space. Key advancements to their IPv6-based networking platform included smart city extensions in the Streetlight.Vision Central Management System (CMS) software, integrated GPS, a migration path for those dependent on antiquated GPRS, and successful interoperability testing with multiple smart city CMS solutions in advance of certification for the TALQ outdoor lighting protocol. Silver Spring also announced new partners enLight and Lumnex, who integrated their smart lighting technologies with the Silver Spring networking and software platform.  Silver Spring has smart street light programs in Paris, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Halifax, and networks 500,000 street lights across South Florida with FPL for the world’s largest connect street light program.  In January 2015, Silver Spring introduced several new Gen5-based products, including the “Milli 5”, which removed many of the cost, power, and size limitations to enabling reliable communications for small form factor, low- powered devices. In December 2015, Silver Spring announced Starfish, a service that delivers on-demand connectivity and application hosting for enterprise IoT customers. Starfish was first available in the North American cities of Chicago, San Antonio, and San Jose; the European cities of Bristol, Copenhagen, and Glasgow; and in Kolkata, India. In 2016, Starfish rolled out to extend coverage to London, Ireland, and Rhode Island with more future expansion planned. References 1. Rebecca Buckman (February 25, 2009). "Silver Spring's Smart Look At Power". Forbes. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 2. Michael Kanellos (October 19, 2010). "Silver Spring Gets Into Demand Response: It will take on OPower and others in a software cavalcade". Greentech Media. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 3. "Silver Spring Networks, Inc.". NYSE Listings Directory. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 4. Tom Still (July 16, 2011). "Capital is needed to keep success stories in state". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 5. "Notice of Sale of Securities". Form D. US Securities and Exchange Commission. August 2, 2002. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 6. Edward Robinson (August 14, 2009). "EnerNOC Returns 260% From Lowering Lights in 2009's Power Grid". Retrieved September 3, 2011. 7. Spencer E. Ante (February 18, 2009). 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Greentech Media. 2011-02-14. 21. Silver Spring Unveils the Next-Generation of Its Smart City Networking Platform. . 2014-11-18. 22. Florida Power & Light Selects Silver Spring Networks for North America’s Largest Networked Street Light Deployment. . 2014-03-06. 23. Silver Spring Networks Unveils its Fifth Generation Networking Platform, Gen5 . 2015-01-28. 24. Silver Spring Networks Introduces Starfish™ – International Wireless IPv6 Network Service for the Internet of Things. . 2015-12-09. External links • "Silver Spring Networks Smart Grid Solutions - Energy Efficiency & Utility Networking Technology Company". Official web site. Categories: • Wireless networking • Companies based in San Jose, California