Matter 1.0 Smart Home Standard is Officially Launched

 If you have many smart devices in your home, you may suffer from the many complications that require setting them up, as you must follow many steps with each smart device to connect it to the Internet, and then install the appropriate application for it on your phone and link the smart device to the application to getting it to work. And with each additional smart device you own, you have to follow the same or sometimes different steps to set it up.

Well, I have some good news for you today, as at an event in Amsterdam, the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), just announced the launch of the first generation of the Matter smart home standard.

the Connectivity Standards Alliance is a group of companies aiming to create a unified global standard or specification that enables manufacturers to create interoperable  Internet of things (IoT) products that are fully compatible with each other so that they can be easily set up in the same way, and all controlled in any application on any platform of the user's choice. This standard is called "Matter", and it is involved by many big tech companies like Apple, Google, Samsung, Huawei, Oppo, and Amazon.

CSA made Matter an open-source communication standard,  and this will encourage the companies to develop it and use it in their products, and there are already 190 devices that are Matter-certified or are in queue for testing and certification, including motion blinds, occupancy sensors, weather devices, smart plugs, door locks, lighting, and gateways, with devices supporting this standard expected to hit the market this year.

In addition to this, you will also get some devices that are old or already on the market (such as the Google Home Mini, Nest Mini, Nest Hub, Nest Audio, and Nest Wifi devices, as well as Amazon Echo and eero devices, and Signify WiZ products) will receive a software update to make them support this standard, so users will not necessarily have to purchase new smart devices to take advantage of the Mater compatibility benefits.

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