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The Matter 1.0 standard is finally officially published

The initial release of Matter will support a variety of common smart home products, including lighting and electrical, HVAC controls, safety and security sensors, door locks, and more.

DAVIS, Calif. — After many delays, the Matter 1.0 wireless specification is finally here. The Connectivity Standards Alliance, the international community of more than 550 technology companies committed to open standards for the Internet of Things, announced the publication of the Matter 1.0 specification and the opening of the Matter certification program.

Member companies that make up all facets of the IoT now have a comprehensive program to bring to market the next generation of interoperable products that work across brands and platforms with greater privacy, security and convenience for consumers. .

As part of Matter version 1.0, authorized test labs are open for product certification, test harnesses and tools are available, and the open-source reference design software development kit (SDK) is complete , all to bring innovative new products to market. . Additionally, Alliance members with already deployed devices who are considering updating their products to support Matter can now do so, once their products are certified.

“What began as a mission to unravel the complexities of connectivity has culminated in Matter, a unique, global IP-based protocol that will fundamentally change the IoT,” said Tobin Richardson, President and CEO of the Connectivity Standards Alliance. “This release is the first step in a journey our community and industry are on to make IoT simpler, more secure, and more valuable no matter who you are or where you live. With global support from businesses, leading and small, today’s Matter 1.0 release is more than a milestone for our organization and our members; it’s a celebration of what is possible.

More than 280 member companies – including Amazon, Apple, Comcast, Google, Samsung SmartThings and Signify – have brought together their technologies, experience and innovations to ensure that Matter meets the needs of all stakeholders, including users, product manufacturers and platforms. Collectively, these companies paved the way through requirements and specification development, reference design, multiple test events, and final specification validation to achieve this industry milestone.

“We would not be where we are today without the strength and dedication of Alliance members who have contributed thousands of engineers, intellectual property, software accelerators, security protocols and financial resources to accomplish what no company could ever do alone. says Bruno Vulcano, Chairman of the Alliance Board and R&D Manager of Legrand Digital Infrastructure. “With members evenly distributed around the world, Matter is the embodiment of a truly global effort that will benefit manufacturers, customers and consumers, and not just in one region or continent.”

Matter 1.0 testing certification

More than just a specification, the Matter 1.0 standard is launched with comprehensive test cases and test tools for Alliance members and a global certification program comprising eight authorized test labs that are ready to test not only Matter, but also Matter’s underlying network technologies, WiFi and Thread. .

Wi-Fi allows Matter devices to interact over a high-bandwidth local area network and enables smart home devices to communicate with the cloud. Thread provides an energy efficient and highly reliable mesh network within the home. The Wi-Fi Alliance and Thread Group have partnered with the Connectivity Standards Alliance to help bring Matter’s comprehensive vision to life.

“Matter and Thread are solving interoperability and connectivity issues in smart homes so manufacturers can focus on other value-added innovations,” said Vividh Siddha, Chairman of Thread Group. “Thread creates a self-healing mesh network that becomes more responsive and reliable with each device added, and its ultra-low-power architecture extends battery life. Together, Thread with Matter is a powerful choice for product companies and high value for consumers.

“Matter leverages the sophisticated efficiency of the Wi-Fi network, the global ubiquity of more than 18 billion devices in use today, and a solid standards-based foundation to help bring the vision of the ‘IoT,” says Edgar Figueroa, president and CEO of Wi-Fi Alliance. “Together, WiFi CERTIFIED and Matter bring simple and secure interoperability for a better user experience with a wide range of IoT devices.”

Matter is also innovating with security policies and processes using distributed ledger technology and public key infrastructure to validate device certification and provenance. This will help ensure users are connecting genuine, certified, and up-to-date devices to their homes and networks.

This initial version of Matter, running on Ethernet, WiFi and Thread, and using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for device commissioning, will support a variety of common smart home products, including lighting and lighting. electrical, HVAC controls, window coverings and blinds, safety and security sensors, door locks, media devices including TVs, controllers as devices and apps, and bridges.

CSA has several accredited testing labs: Allion Labs, Bureau Veritas, Dekra, Element, Eurofins Digital Testing, Granite River Labs, TUV Rheinland and UL Solutions.

The Connectivity Standards Alliance, formerly the Zigbee Alliance, was formed in 2002 with the goal of creating and evolving universal open standards. The Connectivity Standards Alliance Board of Directors is comprised of executives from Amazon, Apple, ASSA ABLOY, Comcast, Google, Huawei, IKEA, Infineon Technologies AG, The Kroger Co., Latch Systems, LEEDARSON, Legrand, LG Electronics, Lutron Electronics, Midea, Nordic Semiconductor, NXP Semiconductors, OPPO, Resideo, Samsung SmartThings, Schneider Electric, Signify, Silicon Labs, Somfy, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Tuya and Wulian.

Learn more about the Alliance at www.csa-iot.org and about Matter at www.buildwithmatter.com.


This article first appeared on SSI’s partner site, CEPro.com.