Silver Spring Networks, Inc. provides networking platform and solutions that enable utilities to transform the power grid infrastructure into the smart grid. The companys networking platform provides two-way communication between the utility back office and devices on the power grid. Its networking platform consists of hardware, such as access points and relays, as well as UtilOS, a network operating software, and GridScape management and security software. The companys analytic platform enables its customers to use the data generated by devices on the network to provide insights for decision making. It also offers various solutions, including advanced metering solution, which provides utilities with two-way communication, enabling utilities to perform functions, such as reading meter usage, capturing time-of-use consumption data, connecting and disconnecting service, and detecting power outages; distribution automation solution that provides two-way communication from distribution devices along the power grid to the back office or substations, providing utilities with real-time information for grid monitoring and control; demand-side management consisting of energy efficiency solutions, demand response, and electric vehicle charging solutions; and street light solutions. In addition, the company provides professional services that include network design and optimization, deployment support, software and systems integration, program management, consulting, and training services; managed services and software as a service; and technical, network, and product support at various service levels. It operates in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Asia, and Europe. The company was formerly known as Real Time Techcomm, Inc. and changed its name to Silver Spring Networks, Inc. in August 2002. Silver Spring Networks, Inc. was founded in July 2002 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.