The Matter standard
, formerly known as the Project Connected Home over IP (CHIP), is a new open source communication protocol that aims to make it easier for smart home devices to connect and communicate with each other. Matter is a new open source communication protocol that aims to make it easier for smart home devices to connect and communicate with each other. The Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA)
is spearheading this initiative to unify the Smart Home Ecosystem.
Why should users care about the Matter standard?
One of the main reasons why users should care about the Matter standard is that it helps to create a more seamless and interconnected smart home experience. With the Matter standard, users will be able to control and manage their smart home devices using a single app or voice assistant, rather than needing to use multiple apps or devices to control different parts of their smart home. This can save time and frustration, as well as making it easier to automate and control your smart home.
What are some gadgets that support Matter standard?
Matter is backed by some of the biggest names in tech including Amazon, Apple, Google, and Samsung. Further, Kosen Smart Home
, a leading Australian smart home technology retailer that is heavily investing in research and development into Matter standard as well. Matter is now supported by over 190 devices and there already several gadgets on the market that support the Matter standard, including motion blinds, motion sensors, weather devices, smart plugs, smart locks, and smart lighting. Matter will go live on 17 different Amazon
Echo devices starting in December, though only select smart plugs, smart bulbs, and smart switches will be compatible at first.
What should we expect in the future for the Matter of standard?
Looking to the future, we can expect to see even more smart home devices supporting the Matter standard. This will make it easier for users to create a fully-connected and automated smart home, with all of their devices working together seamlessly. We can also expect to see improvements in the technology itself, as the Matter standard continues to evolve and be refined.
Overall, the arrival of the first smart home devices to support the Matter standard is a big step forward for the smart home industry. It makes it easier for users to create a connected and automated home, and we can expect to see even more exciting developments in the future as the Matter standard continues to grow and evolve.