Silver Spring will engage with entrepreneurs and developers in the Valley who can use the network for the next wave of innovation
Silver Spring Networks (SSN) has moved into new headquarters in San Jose, California, complete with an IoT demonstration facility.
The company also announced the deployment of its Starfish cloud IoT network service across San Jose which will help further its smart city ambition of becoming America’s most innovative city by 2020.
“We are excited to be actively deploying Starfish in San Jose, where we are engaging with some of the hottest entrepreneurs and developers in the Valley who are looking to leverage a trusted IoT network to build the industry’s next big innovations,” said Mike Bell, president and CEO of Silver Spring Networks.
“This partnership is a great example of how we can embrace game-changing technology and data-driven decision-making in order to help create a safer, more sustainable and productive community and enhance the quality of life for our residents,” added Sam Liccardo, mayor of San Jose.
SSN used the opening ceremony to showcase its Grid of Things vision, which helps local client Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) better serve its customers by offering enhanced personalization while improving the safety and reliability of the energy grid.
PG&E has collaborated with Silver Spring to deploy its IPv6-based platform and solutions for multiple smart grid projects, including its SmartMeter program serving more than five million PG&E electric customers across northern- and central California.
In addition, Silver Spring hosted an inaugural ‘Developer Day’ at its headquarters where developers and academic researchers learned how to use Starfish to create smart city, smart energy, resource conservation, and other IoT applications for public and commercial use.