Smart energy networking firm Silver Spring Networks Inc. completed of Wi-SUN Alliance certification for the IEEE 802.15.4g PHY supported across its Gen4 product portfolio. As one of the first in a group of vendors to complete certification, Silver Spring has helped establish open, standards-based smart utility networks.
Open communications protocols and standards are crucial to helping ensure interoperability as utilities and network operators deploy increasingly complex networks with millions of endpoint devices. IEEE 802.15.4g is a global standard that harmonizes the physical layer of a wide variety of deployed wireless infrastructure systems, and specifies standard power levels, data rates, modulations and frequency bands for the large scale, outdoor and topographically challenging environments of smart energy networks. The Wi-SUN Alliance certification regimen helps ensure the conformance of, and interoperability between, IEEE 802.15.4g implementations.
As a founding member of the Wi-SUN Alliance, Silver Spring is dedicated to furthering its mission of certifying wireless communications interoperability amongst the broadest possible array of smart grid devices, increasing choice and delivering more value for customers. Silver Spring’s early commitment to and delivery of an IPv6 standards-based networking platform has transformed the utility industry’s approach to modernizing the grid.