What is Matter 1.0.0?
Matter was formerly Project Chip, managed by the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA). It is a new connectivity standard or a networking protocol. The primary goal of Matter is to enable interoperability between different devices and platforms and is a huge step forward as it will make it easier for a manufacturer to create connected devices without worrying about what protocol or standards the other devices use. Furthermore, Matter will ensure flawless communication even if different devices run on different protocols. For instance, Matter-compliant products will ensure that appliances or apps built on Amazon, Google Home, Apple Home, or any other platform will work seamlessly with each other.
Based on the existing Zigbee 3.0 standard, Matter uses the Thread Networking Protocol. It is an application layer on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and ethernet technology.
All Matter-compliant devices will work together irrespective of which brand makes them. Here are some of the key traits:
This standard also provides a certification program to IoT device manufacturers to ensure that their products meet the requirements for interoperability and ease of use on different devices and platforms. In addition, it will help the users to choose the models based on their features and price rather than their compatibility with other systems.
• User Friendly
Whenever a user buys IoT devices, brings them home, and finds out some have set up complications and some do not work with already installed widgets. To overcome this issue, Matter has defined some commands to control Matter devices. This way, users do not have to learn new interfaces. Instead, they can control these devices using their voice or a mobile app.
One insecure device in the intelligent home system is enough for a cyber-attack. Unfortunately, today’s smart homes are still complicated, incompatible, and not appropriately secure. Matter uses layered security with authentication and cutting-edge security measures, so when a customer purchases a matter device will not have to worry about security concerns.
• More Options
To avoid drawbacks, device manufacturers can focus more on innovation and accessibility. It means that more focus is on creating solutions that meet customer needs. In addition, creating devices that work and connect well with each other without any complications or unnecessary extra steps will benefit making more options.
Why Matter is the need of the hour for the IoT Industry?
As the consumer IoT market is growing, it is crucial to take the necessary steps regarding security. Data is generated in massive quantities daily, which needs to be secured. Unfortunately, device manufacturers and systems use their thing and adhere to different standards and procedures, creating more issues and making the data less secure. A hacker would need one insecure device to take on the entire network system. Therefore, designing products that meet industry-related standards is essential. Matter uses comprehensive, strong, easy-to-use, robust, and resilient architecture to build secure IoT devices and make it easy for device manufacturers to implement.
Matter also adds a few features to be more suitable for innovative home applications, including secure connectivity, simplicity, event notification, and support for device discovery. A simple use case could be one where you can control your fire TV (from Amazon) using Siri (from Apple).
Another example could be where Matter-compliant smart home devices such as CCTV cameras, doorbells, and fire alarm sensors have a safer and more reliable connection. Devices can connect locally on the home network using thread, making the connection secure, reliable, and easily discoverable by other devices.
Benefits of Matter-enabled interoperability for IoT Devices
One common issue with devices that depend on the cloud is that they stop working when they lose internet connectivity. Matter will allow IoT devices to work offline by using threads for increased security, which makes them less reliant on the cloud. Making the innovative home experience more seamless and hassle-free than ever before for the end user.
The Matter connectivity standard will change the IoT industry with its intelligent features and interoperability, creating a seamless, innovative home user experience. eInfochips, with its years of solid experience and in-depth knowledge of connectivity protocols, home automation systems, and industry standards, will help achieve the connectivity and interoperability challenges and provide solutions for a truly integrated home automation experience. To learn more about our key offerings, contact us: https://www.einfochips.com/contact-us/.