Massive smart lighting project coming to London
Silver Spring Networks will deploy its Starfish smart lighting platform-as-a-service (PaaS) across of London
Silver Spring Networks announced that it will deploy its Starfish smart lighting platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering across the City of London and the boroughs of Barking and Dagenham. The company previously announced a London deployment in the City of Westminster.
Through urbancontrol, a subsidiary of the DW Windsor Group, Silver Spring’s Starfish is expected to connect approximately 12,000 smart lighting sites in the City of London and 15,500 smart street lights in the boroughs of Barking and Dagenham. Starfish is based on Silver Spring’s wireless network and data platform, built on the Wi-SUN internet of things (IoT) mesh technology specification.
Silver Spring’s platform was selected to provide full coverage in the dense urban setting of the City of London, including streets, lanes and alleyways where cellular technology is unavailable. The smart street lights will help the City of London achieve its energy savings goals and reduce operational costs, while also improving service reliability and helping to lay a platform for future IoT applications.
“The reliability, resilience and cyber security of the system were key requirements for us. We thoroughly evaluated technology options which were proven to connect critical devices at-scale, and guarantee highly reliable coverage, regardless of where the device is connected in the City,” said Giles Radford, highways manager, City of London Corporation. “We look forward to working with urbancontrol to deploy Silver Spring technology that will help drive smart city services for the City of London.”
Urbancontrol is one of Silver Spring Networks’ channel partners offering its platform and solutions. The reseller agreement between urbancontrol and Silver Spring Networks aims to help cities and other public lighting operators in the U.K deliver smart street lighting programs and establish a foundation for future Internet of Things (IoT) applications and services such as smart water, traffic signals, and environmental sensors.
“Our partnership with urbancontrol to expand Silver Spring multi-application technology across London demonstrates that cities are looking to upgrade existing services, with a keen eye to future opportunities for smart city and IoT initiatives,” said Silver Spring Network’s European sales director for smart cities, Brian McGuigan.
Silver Spring Networks has already deployed its technology in Bristol, Chicago, Copenhagen, Dubai, Glasgow, Kolkata, Melbourne, Mexico City, Paris, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Washington, D.C.
Some of Silver Spring Networks’ customers include Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, ComEd, Consolidated Edison, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, and Singapore Power.