Rongwen and Silver Spring Networks Connect Smart Lighting in China’s Third Largest City

14-Nov-2017 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 3:02 PM Print This Post

Delivers One of China’s Major Smart City Projects Using
Standards-Based RF Mesh and IPv6 Technology in Guangzhou to Help Reduce
Energy Consumption; Announce New Joint Integrated Lighting Controller to
Drive Further Momentum in China

BARCELONA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today at Smart City Expo World Congress, the world’s leading
international event on smart cities, Guangdong Rongwen Energy Technology
Group (Rongwen) and Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE:SSNI) announced
their selection to connect smart LED street lights in Guangzhou, China.
Through its go-to-market partnership with Rongwen, one of the largest
smart LED street light providers and operators in China, Silver Spring
is planning to network more than 30,000 LED street lights in Guangzhou.
According to Rongwen, its efficient and patented LED street lights and
outdoor lighting controls, combined with Silver Spring’s
StreetLight.Vision (SLV) Central Management System (CMS), will increase
the city’s energy savings by more than 70%. The project is China’s first
smart city project using Silver Spring’s secure, reliable, IPv6 platform
and Wi-SUN® standards-based mesh technology, built on the IEEE 802.15.4g

Guangzhou, which is China’s third largest economic hub and a major
foreign trade port, has committed to reducing its carbon emissions up to
45% by the end of the decade.

“Rongwen is using Silver Spring’s pioneering smart city platform to
provide seamless IoT connectivity to more efficiently operate existing
city-wide resources to achieve immediate cost savings and speed time to
value for smart city initiatives,” said Zhixiong Lee, General Manager of
Rongwen. “As one of the early movers in smart street lighting system
integration, Rongwen is the first company in China that adapts and
deploys internationally recognized smart city technologies. We believe
that the scalability and sustainability of this system will allow cities
such as Guangzhou to grow their network to millions of devices in the

“Guangzhou is an example of a major hub deploying an IoT network to
drive sustainability, create resource efficiency and build a more
livable city, which in turn draws in new investments. We are thrilled to
connect smart city devices in our first project in China, as Rongwen
deploys our standards-based platform to connect street lights and
establish a foundation for additional smart city services for the
Guangzhou Development Zone,” said Jeff Ross, VP of Channels, Silver
Spring Networks. “By working with our partners, we continue to evolve
our standards-based platform’s capabilities, in an effort to address our
cities’ biggest challenges, such as traffic congestion, pollution and
public safety.”

Accelerating Delivery of Proven Smart City Technology with Rongwen

To further accelerate the delivery of Silver Spring’s IPv6 platform and
solution to the growing smart city industry, today Rongwen and Silver
Spring also announced the availability of the
Rongwen D-ONE Wireless Outdoor Lighting Controller
. The D-ONE
integrates Silver Spring’s network interface cards (NICs) into Rongwen’s
outdoor lighting controller to help monitor and control the brightness
of the lights based on pedestrian and vehicular traffic, time of day and
weather. The D-ONE utilizes a standardized 7-Pin NEMA Socket and
collects a variety of energy usage information including voltage,
current, lamp burning hours, and temperature. The D-ONE also integrates
with SLV for seamless configuration, monitoring and real-time control.

For more information, please visit Silver Spring Networks at Booth F643
from November 14–16 at Smart City Expo World Congress at Fira de
Barcelona (Gran Via Venue) in Barcelona, Spain.

Silver Spring will also present during two sessions at Smart City Expo
World Congress:

  • Burak Aydin, General Manager – EMEA, Silver Spring Networks
    “Rethinking Urban Infrastructures in the Digital Age”; Tuesday,
    November 14 from 17:30 – 18:30 (more info here).
  • Brian McGuigan, Sales Director, Europe, Smart City Solutions, Silver
    Spring Networks “Trends and Opportunities in Smart City Development”;
    Wednesday, November 15 from 10:15– 11:15 (more info here).

Join Silver Spring Networks’ Conversation

About Silver Spring Networks

Silver Spring Networks enables the Internet of Important Things™ by
reliably and securely connecting things that matter. Cities, utilities,
and companies on five continents use the company’s cost-effective,
high-performance IoT network and data platform to operate more
efficiently, get greener, and enable innovative services that can
improve the lives of millions of people. With more than 27.3 million
devices delivered, Silver Spring provides a proven standards-based
platform safeguarded with military grade security. 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. Silver
Spring has also deployed networks in Smart Cities including Copenhagen,
Glasgow, Paris, Providence, and Stockholm. To learn more, visit

About Rongwen

Guangdong Rongwen Energy Technology Group is an international provider
of advanced energy saving solutions. Rongwen combines “Internet of
Things” technology and energy saving technology to enhance illumination
output by more than 10%; maintaining reliability greater than 98%; and
providing energy savings of 60% and maintenance cost savings of 40%. The
system is compatible with HPS, COSMOWHITE and LED lamps to provide
multiple options for different road environments, and supports smart
city management services like environment sensing and road monitoring

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 the scope, timing and
benefits of Silver Spring Networks’ engagement through Rongwen in
Guangzhou, China. 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’ documents 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.


Silver Spring Networks
Amy Nunnemacher, 669-770-4183
[email protected]


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