Silver Spring Announces Starfish - an International Wireless IPV6 Network Service for IoT

By CIOReview | Tuesday, December 15, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Silver Spring Networks – a networking platform and solution provider for smart energy networks announce starfish, S an international wireless IPv6 network service for the Internet of Things (IoT) that enable commercial enterprises, cities, utilities and developers to access a secure, reliable and scalable IoT network service with service level agreements utilities that meet their needs. In addition, Silver Spring is also providing new tools for device makers and software application developers to easily build international IoT networks.

Build on the open IEEE 802.15.4g wireless interoperability standard (Wi-SUN), Starfish delivers up to 1.2Mbps in speed, 10 milliseconds latency, coverage up to 50 miles range along with limitless mesh range, multiple network transports and industrial-grade security, reliability and scalability. It also provides better device and application management and control functions, an IoT-scale data platform, and access to one of the industry’s largest open partner ecosystems.

Starfish combines a globally proven Internet of Things networking platform with full SLAs and brings industrial-grade security to every device. It offers scalable IoT network for entities like city departments, utilities, public lighting operators, highway and transportation administrations, infrastructure services companies, large campuses and port authorities, commercial enterprises, and device makers.

Currently, Silver Spring is delivering millions of connected devices for IoT networks in five continents. By incorporating Starfish, Silver Spring is extending its coverage across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand while embracing open standards and ecosystem to ensure interoperability and innovation.

Silver Spring will provide a new IoT Hardware Development Kit (HDK) and Software Development Kit (SDK) to speed integration development and testing. The new HDK and SDK will provide specifications and documentation, access to test hardware and networks, a verification process, and development support for the device makers. These SDKs serve software developers with a cloud-based development sandbox, access to APIs and documentation, reference material and sample code, a verification process, and development support