Nov. 16, 2022
IoT Standard Updated
The Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) has updated its Matter 1.0 in October and, since then, 190 products have received certification or are in queue for testing and certification. Matter is a unified open-source connectivity standard for IoT devices that was developed in 2002 as the Zigbee Alliance with 15 companies. It is now the CSA and has 500 companies worldwide devoting their time and talent to deliver simple, secure, and reliable connectivity and interoperability. The transition from standards development to standards adoption is accelerating, with 4,400 downloads of the new Matter specification since its release and 2,500 downloads of the Matter software development kit (SDK) from GitHub. With the launch of the Matter certification program for both hardware and software products, there are now eight authorized test labs in 16 locations across nine countries. A variety of smart home product categories are supported including lighting and electrical, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) controls, window coverings and shades, safety and security sensors, and door locks. Work has begun and is ongoing for new device categories including home appliances, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and ambient motion and presence sensing.