Smart homes are no longer science fiction concepts. Thus, companies focus their efforts to offer new options daily. One of them is Nanoleaf, a company that announced four products developed from scratch to be compliant with the Matter standard. The lamps and LED strip will hit stores in 2023.
The company confirmed the arrival of four items for its “Essentials smart lighting” line. There are three smart bulbs of different sizes and an LED strip, all using Thread wireless connection technology.
In addition, the products will be able to deliver over 16 million color choices, with temperatures ranging from 2,426 degrees to 6,226 degrees Celsius. Prices range from $19.99 to $99.99.
Gimmy Chu, CEO of Nanoleaf, said in an interview with the The Verge who believes these items will be the first to bear the Matter pattern via Thread connection:
There are lighting companies that allow the activation of lamps with this technology, but they are doing it through a bridge. We might be the ones doing this directly with our light bulbs.
However, other brands have already announced the launch of products that support Matter or have confirmed that they will update their current devices to the protocol.
Amazon and Philips will also join in the fun
During the event on Thursday (3) to celebrate the release of version 1.0 of the new standard by the CSA (Connectivity Standards Alliance), some companies confirmed support for the new protocol.
THE amazonfor example, announced that it will offer the technology over Wi-Fi to 17 Echo devices and lamps in 2022. For the following year, the company plans to bring Matter by Thread to more gadgets.
already the Philips confirmed that its Hue Bridge is one of the first to be officially certified to the CSA standard. Starting with a software update, all bridge-connected objects and all branded smart home items will be compliant with the new standard.
It is also worth noting that names such as tuya, aqara and Brilliantannounced that they will release the protocol for their gadgets and applications between the end of 2022 and the year 2023. In this way, outlets and switches from these and other brands will increasingly be compatible with version 1.0 of Matter.
In other words, initially, only firmware updates will happen, but in the near future, we will have more tangible news.
Standard wants to unite companies and bring more security
The CSA has announced that it will launch the “Product Security Working Group” for the protocol. The goal is to provide a high level of security for Matter. Therefore, the institution intends to bring together more and more companies around the standard.
Currently, more than 100 brands have embraced the technology. Because of this, it is not absurd to think that in the near future, more different devices and sensors will make use of this type of connection.
On the other hand, a smart home is still too complicated for an average user. It is up to companies to convince us that this is a good time to venture into this world.
With information: Android Police.