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Silver Spring Networks Expands Smart Street Light Offerings Through New Partnership With Sunrise Technologies


Market-Leading Providers of Networking and Outdoor Lighting Controls Join Forces to Deliver Smart Street Lights Solution to Utilities and Commercial Lighting Operator

Phoenix, AZ – September 9, 2013 – Today at the 2013 IES Street Light & Area Lighting Conference, Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI), a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, announced a new partnership with Sunrise Technologies, a manufacturer of high-performance street lighting photocontrols for utilities. Silver Spring’s IPv6 networking platform will be integrated into Sunrise Technologies’ utility-grade BrownBetty® OpenGrid Light Control™ module. Sunrise Technologies is the world leader in outdoor lighting controls, serving more than 75 percent of the North American utility market.

“Silver Spring and Sunrise Technologies’ proven technology and extensive experience with the world’s largest utilities makes us natural partners to help utilities, municipalities and other street light operators control costs, improve efficiencies, and create safer cities as they modernize their public lighting systems,” said Sterling Hughes, Senior Director of Advanced Technologies, Silver Spring Networks. “The industry is definitively moving toward general purpose IP networks powering multiple applications and we are proud to extend our smart city platform with Sunrise Technologies.”

“Silver Spring Networks’ secure IP platform, proven at scale across 17 million Silver Spring-connected endpoints, enables our customers to rapidly deploy large street light networks across their service territory,” said Vance Spillman, Vice President and General Manager, Sunrise Technologies. “In addition to delivering these advanced control solutions to our Utility customers, we also look forward to extending these innovations to our commercial lighting customers.”

The Silver Spring-enabled Sunrise Technologies BrownBetty® OpenGrid Light Control™ provides network-based control in an easy to install external module, with features including on-off, dimming (energy reduction) functionality, luminaire energy measurement, remote lamp failure detection, and revenue grade light metering for LED and HID luminaires.

“The combination of Silver Spring Networks and Sunrise Technologies makes all the sense in the world,” said Rich Monsoor, utility lighting consultant, formerly General Manager with the Street and Area Lighting Department of Puget Sound Energy. “Smart street lights are definitely a part of the future – having the lights connected to a utility’s existing network is a cost effective way to optimize the technology and comply with current and future lighting ordinances. Both companies are known for their superior performance and I would be highly confident that the combined system will be world class.”

To learn more about Silver Spring’s smart infrastructure solutions and Sunrise Technologies OpenGrid Light Control™ module, visit Sunrise Technologies and Silver Spring at the IES Street & Area Lighting Conference, Sunrise Technologies booth # 34.

Silver Spring’s smart infrastructure platform supports Smart City solutions such as intelligent street lighting, traffic signal control, smart energy metering, and electric vehicle charging, among others. For more information please see

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Silver Spring Networks (NYSE: SSNI) is a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks. Silver Spring’s pioneering IPv6 networking platform, with 17 million Silver Spring enabled devices delivered, is connecting utilities to homes and business throughout the world with the goal of achieving greater energy efficiency for the planet. Silver Spring’s innovative solutions enable utilities to gain operational efficiencies, improve grid reliability, and empower consumers to monitor and manage energy consumption. Silver Spring Networks customers include major utilities around the globe such as Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth Edison, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Progress Energy and Singapore Power, among others. To learn more, please visit


Noel Hartzell
Global Communications
Silver Spring Networks
Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements about Silver Spring Networks’ expectations, plans, intentions, and strategies, including, but not limited to statements regarding Silver Spring’s engagement with Sunrise Technologies. Statements including words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” or “future” and statements in the future tense are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions, which, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include those described in Silver Spring Networks’ 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Silver Spring Networks as of the date hereof. Silver Spring Networks assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.