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Acuity Brands, Inc. Offers News Street Lighting Network Solution Using SSN Platform

(GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --ATLANTA - September 11, 2017 -  Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) announced today its Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. subsidiary has selected Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) as a technology and channel partner for its smart street light and smart city solutions. Acuity Brands has developed and will market its DTL® DSN intelligent photocontrol, which will operate on a wireless network platform managed by Silver Spring Networks. The solution offers municipalities and utility companies enhanced functionality and adaptive control of their LED street lighting systems.

LED street lighting is an ideal infrastructure platform for delivering secure and reliable connectivity for smart lighting, smart metering and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Lighting system operators can leverage their lighting infrastructure assets by enabling IoT connectivity for smart lighting, smart grid and future smart city applications.

This new solution takes advantage of the reliability of the DLL Elite(TM) long-life, LED-compatible photocontrol from Acuity Brands, improves its functionality and combines it with the performance of the Silver Spring Networks standards-based, IPv6 networking platform and Streelight.Vision control management software. A cloud-hosted management environment centralizes monitoring and control of the lighting system and provides access to data through open APIs, allowing developers to create new value for operators and their customers. The networked lighting control solution is backed by service level agreements, 24x7 monitoring and over-the-air access to firmware updates.

"This innovative solution, which combines the DTL DSN intelligent photocontrol and  Silver Spring Networks multi-application platform, brings together two market leaders to provide smart lighting control and networking to large-scale lighting operators. This solution will enable these customers to leverage their smart lighting canopy to easily and cost-effectively deploy additional smart city applications over time," said Trevor Palmer, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President, Product Management Controls.

See Acuity Brands outdoor controls systems for more information, or visit www.acuitybrands.com, or visit us at the IES Street and Area Lighting Conference, Booth #40, September 10-12, Austin TX.

About Silver Spring Networks

Silver Spring Networks enables the Internet of Important Things(TM) by reliably and securely connecting things that matter. Cities, utilities, and companies on five continents use the company's cost-effective, high-performance IoT network and data platform to operate more efficiently, get greener, and enable innovative services that can improve the lives of millions of people. With more than 26.7 million devices delivered, Silver Spring provides a proven standards-based platform safeguarded with military grade security. Silver Spring Networks' customers include Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, ComEd, Consolidated Edison, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, and Singapore Power. Silver Spring has also deployed networks in Smart Cities including Copenhagen, Glasgow, Paris, Providence, and Stockholm. To learn more, visit http://www.ssni.com/.

About Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is the North American market leader and one of the world's leading providers of lighting and building management solutions. With fiscal year 2016 net sales of $3.3 billion, Acuity Brands currently employs approximately 12,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The Company's products and solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Peerless®, Gotham®, Mark Architectural Lighting(TM), Winona® Lighting, Juno®, Indy(TM), Aculux®, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street Lamps(TM), Sunoptics®, Distech Controls®, Acuity Controls(TM), nLight®,ROAM®, Sensor Switch® and Atrius(TM). Visit us at www.acuitybrands.com.

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