Keep Connected and Carry On



The City of Westminster is home to many famous landmarks in London—Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament,  Big Ben and Westminster Abbey—that inevitably get destroyed in natural disaster movies and other Hollywood blockbusters.

Soon, it will also be home to more than 4,000 connected light signals and traffic poles.

Silver Spring Networks, a Redwood City, Calif.-based provider of smart grid products, recently announced that it will deploy its Internet of things network service, Starfish, in London.  “City departments, public lighting operators, highway and transportation administrations, utilities, commercial enterprises and developers can access a public IoT network platform backed by service level agreements (SLAs) to connect industrial IoT devices,” Silver Spring Networks said.

The connected light signals and poles, launched as a part of Westminster’s “Smart Signs” program, will reduce costs and improve public safety, according to Silver Spring Networks.

In addition to London, the company said that it is planning on deploying Starfish in Bristol, Chicago, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Kolkata, San Antonio and San Jose.

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