For the construction industry, the connected city is becoming a bigger trend—one that might impact how jobs are done in the future.

Silver Spring Networks, www.silverspringnet.com, announced its first North American street lighting network-as-a-service deployment for the cities of Randolph and Fitchburg, Mass.

Silver Spring, in partnership with LightSmart, will deploy, manage, and operate the intelligent street-light networks for the cities, allowing each municipality to reduce upfront capital costs and operational expenditures.

Silver Spring’s IPv6, standards-based smart lighting solution allows cities, utilities, and energy service companies to gain additional ROI (return-on-investment) by leveraging the network for additional smart-city services and applications over time.

These new projects build on Silver Spring’s recent announcement that it has been selected by FPL (Florida Power & Light) for what is believed to be the largest networked streetlights project in the world and is initiating smart streetlights projects with other leading utilities including Baltimore Gas & Electric, Commonwealth Edison, and Pepco Holdings Inc.

Silver Spring also recently announced it is deploying a citywide network canopy across Paris to connect and manage the aboveground and subterranean cabinet-based controllers for street and traffic lights across the city.

Silver Spring’s standards-based smart-city platform supports a wide array of software and device partners, providing customers confidence in choice and interoperability.

Silver Spring also welcomes Urbiotica, www.urbiotica.com, to its smart-city partner ecosystem.

Urbiotica develops sensor-based products and solutions for smart city services for mobility (parking and traffic), waste management, and environmental monitoring.

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