Silver Spring Networks Inc, a leader in smart street lighting for Smart Cities, has signed a partnership with UK-based urbancontrol Ltd to give a boost to the country’s rapidly expanding lighting and city asset management market.
The UK is currently at the forefront of Europe for adoption of Smart City technologies such as intelligent street lighting.
Analysts expect this trend to continue. According to the ‘Future of Smart’ report by Arup, London alone may benefit from £8.9B of total global spending for Smart City technologies by 2020.
“The UK has been an innovator in adopting connected infrastructure programmes, as evidenced by mature Smart City programmes in Bristol and Glasgow,” said a Silver Spring official.
“We are pleased to be working with urbancontrol to offer Silver Spring platform and solutions that can help councils and contractors maximize their benefit from investments in Smart City infrastructure throughout the region.”
Silver Spring’s platform includes Gen5 IPv6 networking platform and Streetlight. Vision 6 (SLV6) device control and management software.
The urbancontrol development team will build enhancements to meet the specific requirements of UK local authorities and contractors.
Silver Spring has delivered more than 22.9 million critical infrastructure devices across five continents, including projects in major global cities such as Bristol, Chicago, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Melbourne, Mexico City, Paris, Sao Paulo, San Francisco, Singapore, and Washington DC.