This was said in a company’s statement. The new protocol is expected to unify smart home systems, making them more accessible and user-friendly.
The initiators of the creation of such a protocol were Apple, Google and Amazon. The Connectivity Standards Alliance (formerly Zigbee Alliance) provided a platform for developers.
The working group is to develop a standard that will take into account the specifics of different countries and will be applied around the world. As a result, the production of “smart” devices should be simplified and become cheaper as they will be compatible with various services and voice assistants.
“We see great potential for smart home development in the Russian market. In particular, over the past year, the number of users of Yandex's smart home has more than quadrupled. The fact that global giants are actively investing in Matter suggests that they understand and believe that this standard is the future. And we want to be involved in this process,”- said the head of Yandex’s “smart” devices Sergey Melnik.
Currently, the working group includes more than 300 companies from all over the world. It is expected that devices based on the new protocol will appear next year.