Matter – The Smart Home Standard to Unify Us All
While leveraging existing technologies such as Wi-Fi, Thread, and Zigbee, Matter aims to unify disparate ecosystems. Some industry insiders predicted that Matter would fail, but this was not the case. One reason was the pandemic. It is hard to move forward with a large group of companies if they are not in agreement.
Future iterations of Matter will support robotic vacuums
Future iterations of Matter will be able to control lighting, HVAC controllers, home appliances, and energy management products. In addition to robotic vacuums, Future iterations of Matter will support wireless access points and smart speakers. As a result, it will be possible to control other devices in the home using voice commands.
Most robotic vacuums are designed to work with smartphone apps, which give users the ability to set “no-go zones” for their robot to avoid. This is particularly useful for sensitive areas such as under the desk or entertainment center. They also often connect to smart home systems like Alexa and other AI systems.
Energy management products
The Matter standard has been in the works for years. Although it was initially scheduled to be released in late 2020, the CSA has postponed its release until 2022. The team needs more time to develop and refine the software and ensure compatibility. In the meantime, Matter will be released as a series of updates.
Matter is a technology that allows different ecosystems to play nicely together. Devices that are compatible with the Matter standard will work together, regardless of the brand name or the manufacturer. The resulting platform will enable consumers to control any device and use any voice assistant.