Amazon, Apple, Google, Zigbee Alliance, and board members form a working group to develop an open standard for smart home devices -
“Smart Home” Yandex has joined an international working group for the development of Matter, a unified protocol for a smart home. This was said in a statement. The new protocol is expected to unify smart home systems, making them more accessible and user-friendly.
The initiators of the creation of such a protocol were the corporation’s Apple, Google, and Amazon, and the Connectivity Standards Alliance (formerly Zigbee Alliance) provided a platform for developers.
The working group will work on a standard that will take into account the specifics of different countries and will be applied around the world. As a result, the production of “smart” devices should be simplified and cheaper, they will be compatible with various services and voice assistants.
“We see great potential for smart home development in the market. In particular, over the past year, the number of users of Yandex’s smart home has more than quadrupled. The fact that global giants are actively investing in Matter suggests that they understand and believe that this standard is the future. And we want to be involved in this process, “- said the head of” smart “devices” Yandex “Sergei Melnik.
Currently, the working group includes more than 300 companies from all over the world. It is expected that devices based on the new protocol will appear next year in 2022.
Amazon, Apple, Google, Zigbee Alliance, and board members form a working group to develop an open standard for smart home devices –
Starting in 2018, news flashed from Apple newsroom about the joint project there all alliance has decided to ready Project Connected Home over IP Intends to Simplify Development for Device Manufacturers and Increase Compatibility for Consumers
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