|Type of project||Smart home|
|Established||18 December 2019|
Matter, formerly Project Connected Home over IP (CHIP), is a proprietary, royalty-free home automation connectivity standard. Announced on December 18th, 2019, Matter aims to reduce fragmentation across different vendors, and achieve interoperability among smart home devices and Internet of things (IoT) platforms from different providers. The project group was launched and introduced by Amazon, Apple, Google, Comcast and the Zigbee Alliance, now Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA). Subsequent members include IKEA, Huawei, Schneider, among others. Matter-compatible products and software updates for existing products are expected to release in 2021. Although the Matter code repository is open-source under the Apache license, the Matter specification is licensed by CSA.
In December 18, 2019, Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung SmartThings and the Zigbee Alliance announced the collaboration and formation of the working group of Project Connected Home over IP. The goal of the project is to simplify development for smart home products brands and manufacturers, while increasing the compatibility of the products for consumers.
The standard is designed to be based on Internet Protocol (IP). It is designed to enable smart home devices, mobile apps, and cloud services to communicate and to define a specific set of IP-based networking technologies for device certification.
The project group is also expected to be joined by board member companies of Zigbee Alliance, including IKEA, Kroger, LEEDARSON, Legrand, MMB Networks, NXP Semiconductors, Resideo, Samsung SmartThings, Schneider Electric, Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), Silicon Labs, Somfy, and Wulian.
- Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) – a service layer protocol that is intended for use in resource-constrained internet devices
- Thread - mesh network wireless protocol primarily designed for low-power battery-powered devices which Matter is partially based on
- Z-Wave - mesh network wireless protocol primarily designed for low-power battery-powered devices for home automation
- 6LoWPAN - protocol to make network packets small and simple enough for low-power battery-powered devices
- Amazon Alexa - Smart Home home control system
- HomeKit - Apple home control system
- Weave - Google
- SmartThings - Samsung Home control system
- Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS)
- OMA LWM2M
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