Samsung SmartThings begins testing with the Matter standard

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The technology related to the “internet of things” is constantly evolving and new standards appear on the market, such is the recent case of Matter to facilitate the interoperability of connected devices in the home. After some delays, its official launch is expected in the second half of 2022 and brands such as Samsung have already started testing on their platform SmartThings.

Basically the intention of the South Korean firm is to offer compatibility with this open source standard to simplify questions about which brand of device or accessory to buy so that it can communicate with the rest of the “intelligent home”. In addition to Samsung, brands such as Apple, Google and Amazon have joined this initiative since its inception.

Samsung SmartThing will add the Matter standard

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Matter and SmartThings join forces in an early access program

Through the association of the world’s leading technology companies, Samsung has taken the first step by launching an early access program for partners that will also will have the support of companies such as Aeotec, Aqara, Eve Systems, Leedarson, Nanoleaf, Netatmo, Sengled, Wemo, WiZ and Yale.

In this way, the different creators of models of light bulbs and other smart accessories, as well as motion sensors, smart locks and many home appliances are working to include native support for Matter from day one of its public release.

In the case of Samsung, it is intended that different manufacturers can test their devices and the interoperability of Matter when it comes to working with devices enabled with the SmartThings connection platform of the same brand as well as the existing complementary mobile application.

This initial testing process promises to be a complementary move to Matter’s official certification through the CSA regulatory body.which will be in charge of extending the Matter certifications to those connected devices that pass the corresponding tests.

To conclude, it is expected that Samsung will be able to extend its program to a greater number of partners in the industry in the following months, because although at this point it seems unlikely, there are still companies participating in the initiative that do not have official SmartThings compatibility in their products.

Via / XDA-Developers