Smart Home Ecosystem Interoperability This Year as Project CHIP Becomes Matter

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By Jonathan Collins | 2Q 2021 | IN-6165


Zigbee Alliance Becomes CSA and Details Latest Specification


With the first Project CHIP specification finalized and ready for testing, compliant smart home devices are set for commercial availability by the end of 2021. The new timeline was announced during the rebranding announcements, which will see the Zigbee Alliance becoming the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) and in turn, rebranding Project CHIP, which it orchestrated, as Matter.

The delivery of the specification this year is significant because the rightly heralded, industry-backed application layer specification will be key to simplifying smart home device interoperability and drawing greater consumer and industry investment in smart home. Along with vendors’ expectations for 2021 product delivery, a number of features of the new specification signal new capabilities within the market.

Goodbye Zigbee Alliance, Hello CSA


As part of its transition from being the Zigbee Alliance, long responsible for the development of Zigbee, the CSA will transition to hosting the development of a number…

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