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TMCNet:  Silver Spring Networks Expands Smart Energy Platform to Support Commercial and Industrial Natural Gas Customers

[December 20, 2012]

Silver Spring Networks Expands Smart Energy Platform to Support Commercial and Industrial Natural Gas Customers

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Silver Spring Networks, a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, today announced it is expanding the capabilities of its Smart Energy Platform to support commercial and industrial natural gas users. The new Silver Spring Commercial and Industrial Gas IMU™ (Interface Management Unit) supports a broad array of C&I natural gas endpoint devices and is specifically designed for the needs of C&I customers. Silver Spring is also offering a new version of its existing Residential Gas IMU solution to support additional communications options and more cost-effective alternatives.

"Silver Spring's IPv6 networking platform connects more than 13 million homes and businesses worldwide, so it's a natural step for us to extend support to C&I natural gas customers and to broaden the communications options for residential gas users," said C.J. Boguszewski, Head of AMI Solutions, Silver Spring Networks. "We are now delivering fully encrypted two-way communications for natural gas systems, helping utilities unlock more value from their smart grid investments and deliver more advanced energy services to all of their customers."

With fully encrypted and secure two-way communicatins, Silver Spring's Gas IMU solutions enable automated real-time alerts on system status, leak monitoring, meter tampering and other critical events, cutting utility labor costs and ensuring system reliability. Based on open standards, the Silver Spring Gas IMU solutions seamlessly integrate with utilities' wider smart grid modernization efforts.

For more information on the new Silver Spring Commercial and Industrial Gas IMU and enhanced Residential Gas IMU please visit www.silverspringnet.com/products/gas.

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About Silver Spring Networks

Silver Spring Networks is�a�leading�networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks. With its pioneering IPv6 networking platform, Silver Spring has connected more than 13 million homes and businesses throughout�the world�with the goal of achieving greater energy efficiency for the planet. Silver Spring's innovative products enable utilities to gain efficiencies,�integrate renewable energy sources, and empower customers to monitor and manage energy consumption. Silver Spring Networks is used by major utilities around the globe including�Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth Edison, CPFL Energia, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Inc. and United Energy among others. For more information�please visit�www.silverspringnet.com.


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