Schneider Electric, an industry leader in energy management and automation, has announced the imperative need for Matter-compliant smart home solutions. Schneider has committed to being among the first to have Matter-compliant devices. They plan to add, Matter-connected systems to their Wiser smart home ecosystem. Being a board member of the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) and a contributor to the Matter’s development, Schneider believes that interoperability is the key for intelligent buildings and smart homes.
Matter uses market-proven practices & technology and intends to unify the industry standard. This will provide consumers with greater interoperability in their smart homes and buildings, creating a simplified connected experience. Technologies such as renewable energy generation and EV charging are rapidly being adopted. Matter along with Schneider Electric’s sentiment can pave the way towards a sustainable future, that reduces e-waste, improves circularity and is self-sufficient.
“By ensuring smart home technology supports Matter – anticipated to be a widely accepted connectivity language – we will achieve much more than device compatibility and effortless comfort for the homeowner. Interoperability among connected products will be at the heart of making our homes, offices, and entire cities more sustainable, more energy-efficient, and more resilient in the face of the global threat of climate change. I firmly believe that Matter is an important project for the future of the smart home, and we are committed to making it successful in the long run, while innovating at scale. Open, global standards such as Matter are essential for improving the consumer experience while ensuring a smart and sustainable connected future.”said Jai Thampi, SVP for Strategy and Innovation in the Home and Distribution Division, Schneider Electric .
A Brief Look At The Road Ahead:
- Innovation for Matter-compliant smart home products.
Schneider Electric will be one of the first companies to offer Matter solutions.
- Connecting the existing and new systems.
Existing and new Wiser devices based on Zigbee will connect to the Matter ecosystem via the ‘bridge’ functionality (of upgraded Wiser Hubs). This ensures the current installed base of devices does not become obsolete. The new standard brings forth a sustainable approach.
- Supporting more Matter-compliant interoperability .
The interoperability and usage of any smart products starts with an industry-wide collaboration to include Matter as a connectivity standard.