Matter IoT Alliance

Silicon Labs has provided the first circuit and board solutions to support the new Matter-IoT standard. In addition to circuit manufacturers, the new IoT standard will be supported by Apple, Huawei, Google and Amazon. The Finnish-Swedish lock company Asso Abloy is also bringing Matter technology into its products.

The launch of the Matter project also marks the end of the Zigbee Alliance. In addition to Silicon Labs, NXP, TI and STMicroelectronics-style component makers,Apple and Huawei, as well as online players Google and Amazon, will be involved in the new CSA community. Their Alexa, HomeKit and Google solutions will also be supported.

More in Finnish:

Silicon Labs tuo Matter-yhteydet kotiautomaatioon
https://www.uusiteknologia.fi/2021/05/14/matter-tuo-yhteydet-kotiautomaatioon/

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The Matter branding, which emerged from what was formerly known as Project Connected Home over IP (CHIP), will help you figure out which smart devices are compatible with the Matter standard, which already works with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant. Soon those devices will be branded with a symbol that looks like three arrows all pointing at one another—think of the Spider-Man meme, but make it smart home.
    https://gizmodo.com/matter-is-a-new-smart-home-standard-to-make-apple-goog-1846871507

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Cryptocurrencies and NFTs may be catching everyone’s attention, but there are better uses for blockchain.

    Forget Cryptocurrencies and NFTs—Securing Devices Is the Future of Blockchain Technology
    https://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/standards/forget-cryptocurrencies-and-nftssecuring-devices-is-the-future-of-blockchain-technology

    Cryptocurrencies and nonfungible tokens (NFTs) may be all the rage right now, but they’re overshadowing better uses for blockchain and other distributed-ledger technologies. Rather than using them to disrupt financial systems or the art world, distributed ledgers can be used to create trust among Internet of Things devices, which is essential for any successful IoT network.

    Trust among devices can enable scenarios like an autonomous security robot checking the security clearances of drones flying overhead, or a self-checkout register at a grocery store that flags recalled meat when someone tries to buy it. Unfortunately, these use cases exist in primarily theoretical or pilot stages, while flashy crypto applications garner the most attention. But finally, an upcoming smart-home standard is using blockchain to create trust among devices.

    The new standard, put forth by the Project Connected Home over IP (CHIP) working group in the Zigbee Alliance, an organization developing the ZigBee wireless standard, focuses on improving IoT-device compatibility. That includes making sure devices from different manufacturers can securely interact with one another. Project CHIP’s ledger is one of the first scaled-out blockchain efforts outside of cryptocurrency launches.

    CHIP’s standard describes a blockchain-based ledger that contains each CHIP-certified device, its manufacturer, and facts about that device, such as the current version of its software and whether or not it has received a particular update. The standard also includes other basic security features such as encryption among devices.

    What’s great about this blockchain approach is that it eliminates the need for users to track and monitor the security of all their devices. Depending on how the ledger is set up, it could also alert people to device vulnerabilities. The ledger could even be used to automatically quarantine those vulnerable devices.

    CHIP hasn’t shared a lot of details on the ledger yet

    While CHIP’s ledger may not be as flashy as an NFT selling for over US $60 million, it’s an important step toward a more useful approach to distributed ledgers. A device’s ability to establish its bona fides and list its software patches over its lifetime is invaluable for device security.

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Älykoti saa standardin: kohta laitteet ymmärtävät toisiaan paremmin
    23.5.202108:31
    Älykodin laitteille kehitetään parhaillaan uutta Matter-standardia, jonka on määrä olla valmis vuoden 2021 loppuun mennessä.
    https://www.mikrobitti.fi/uutiset/alykoti-saa-standardin-kohta-laitteet-ymmartavat-toisiaan-paremmin/169131d1-3bde-48f9-95a6-969eb6b07a11

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  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Esimerkiksi Philips on puolestaan luvannut, että uusien tuotteiden lisäksi myös vanhoista laitteista saadaan tehtyä Matter-standardin mukaisia yksinkertaisen ohjelmistopäivityksen avulla.
    https://www.mikrobitti.fi/uutiset/alykoti-saa-standardin-kohta-laitteet-ymmartavat-toisiaan-paremmin/169131d1-3bde-48f9-95a6-969eb6b07a11

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  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Monica Chin / The Verge:
    Apple says HomeKit accessory makers will be able to integrate Siri voice control into their devices later this year

    Apple introduces Siri for third-party devices
    Plus, new features for the HomePod Mini and Apple Watch
    https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/7/22523045/apple-wwdc-siri-third-party-devices-ecobee-watch-tvos-tv?scrolla=5eb6d68b7fedc32c19ef33b4

    Siri is finally coming to third-party devices. Apple announced at its WWDC keynote that HomeKit accessory makers will be able to integrate Siri voice control into their products starting later this year. The voice assistant will be routed through a HomePod if the devices are connected to your network.

    Apple hasn’t released a comprehensive list of devices and brands that will support Siri. The company demoed it on an Ecobee thermostat during its WWDC keynote presentation. It also announced support for Matter — a new interoperability standard that has big players like Amazon, Google, and Samsung on board — will come with iOS 15.

    Apple also revealed a number of smaller smart home features. Home Keys, which allow you to remotely lock and unlock doors by tapping your iPhone or Apple Watch, are coming to Wallet app, as are work keys and hotel keys.

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